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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]
Many Fedora users listen to music through their laptops and desktops. In fact Fedora offers a wide range of media players, such as Rhythmbox, Banshee, and GNOME Music. Some of these players, like GNOME Music, provide notifications that appear when… Continue Reading →
Canonical is excited to announce that Meteorite BI has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modelling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Meteroite BI will be contributing their Saiku solution to the Juju Charm […]
It’s here: Maker Party starts today! From July 15 – July 31, Mozilla community members around the globe will come together to teach the Web through fun, creative and hands-on activities. In past years, we’ve created everything from robots and … Continue reading
New portables for Fletching, Firemaking and Crafting training.
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Unity 8 for the desktop is still pretty far away from a working version that you can use on a daily basis, but progress is being made. It might now feel like it’s happening fast enough, but it’s happening nonetheless.
Canonical announced a while ago that it’s planning to replace the current Unity 7 version with the next generation of the famous desktop environment named Unity 8. They might just change more than the version number because the differences between the two tech…
Canonical’s cloud business continues to grow at great speed. Driven by the adoption of Ubuntu as the preferred operating system at both the infrastructure and guest level, partners and customers alike value the automation, interoperability, ease of use and professional services that we offer. We provide the fastest, most reliable, most up-to-date path the cloud, […]
A new set of OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been identified, and all Linux distributions have been quick to implement patches in order to close these issues. As it turns out, none of the supported Ubuntu OSes has been affected, and no patch has been released.
Quite a few members of the Ubuntu community have been asking why their OS hasn’t been patched against the recently discovered OpenSSL issues. They were right to ask that question since Ubuntu is using OpenSSL, but as it …
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Semplice Linux 7 and the vera desktopNews: Details of openSUSE 42, Debian begins migration to GCC 5, FreeBSD gains a port of Docker and the OpenBSD Foundation receives a donation from MicrosoftQuestions and ans…
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival game developed by Creative Assembly, a studio mostly known for its Total War series. From the looks of it, a Linux version might just be in the works.
Some Total War games already have Linux support, so getting a triple-A title like Alien: Isolation on Linux is not something inconceivable. On the other hand, it’s sort of funny that users found out about the possible porting of this title from the Steam Database. This doesn’t usual…
Building local FLOSS communities isn’t that easy! It requires first communicating in a very clear and sincere way our motivations, the nature of possible contributions, their global impacts, and the technical and social benefits we potentially get back. Then, we need systematic and effective means to generate culture, support newcomers, identify their strengths, and help them to overcome the many barriers they usually face. Ultimately, we must keep such a social-technical organism alive, establishing mid- and long-term goals, learning from the ups and downs, and handling the challenges of building thriving communities in places with continental dimension such as Brazil and Latin America.
The KDE Latin America Summit – LaKademy – has found its way towards establishing a regular and consolidated venue for discussing actions, making contributions of many facets, and supporting newcomers for KDE in Brazil and Latin America. The 3rd edition of LaKademy took place from 3rd to 6th June, 2015, at the Information Technology Offices of Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
For the first time, we ran a fund-raising campaign in the weeks leading up to the meeting, which covered part of the expenses for having LaKademy 2015. Once again, we would like to thank those who contributed to the campaign, we greatly appreciate your support! Fifteen participants, from veterans to newcomers, met in those four days of sprints. Unfortunately, our fellows from Argentina and Peru were not able to attend LaKademy 2015, making this resembling more like an Akademy-BR, reinforced by the fact that it happened in Salvador – the place where this series of KDE meetings began five years ago. As well as those who have been contributing to KDE before, nine newcomers joined us in development, translation, and promotion activities.
Daniela, Alana, and Filipe worked at removing KDELibs4Support dependency from Cantor. Aracele did some porting of translation tutorials to the new KDE Brazil website and updated some old KDE3 stuff. Lamarque worked on the triage of PlasmaNetworkManager bugs and Ícaro, Rodrigo, and Fernando made their first steps towards KDE contribution by implementing a feature for increasing the ball size as game runs in Kollision. Simone, who is doing her PhD on software ecosystems, participated doing interviews and surveys about several technical and social aspects of being a KDE contributor. Rafael, our sys-admin master, presented a short-talk about the KDE infrastructure and areas of contribution. As usual, the promo meeting raised plenty of work to be done. We also better organized such tasks in the KDE Brazil kanboard, reviewed our finances, and decided about some actions for FISL, Latinoware, and the continuous presence of KDE in Brazil and Latin America.
One of the outcomes of the promo meeting is Engrenagem (gear, in Portuguese) – a video series about KDE that is going to run on a regular basis, initially aimed at the Brazilian community. The first episode – named Everything you’d like to know about KDE (not meant to be overly pretentious, but to feature a quite general first episode) – has already been recorded on the 20th of June and the second one, devoted to “The role of Qt in the KDE Community”, is scheduled for 18th July. It’s notorious how the roles, relationships, and dependencies among Linux, Qt, and KDE are still obscure for a general audience and for some young CS students and practitioners. We hope Engrenagem will contribute to shed some light on such misunderstandings and make the motivations and roadmap to KDE contribution more widely communicated.
We would like to thank KDE e.V. and LaKademy 2015’s donators for the financial support and Programa Onda Digital and UFBA’s Superintendência de Tecnologia da Informação for the valuable help in organizing and hosting LaKademy 2015.
Check out the LaKademy 2015 photos
Oracle has just released a new major version for VirtualBox, which is one of the most used and powerful applications of its kind for Linux users. The 5.0 version has been in the making for quite a while, and the stable version has finally landed.
The VirtualBox 5.0 update is one of the biggest releases ever made, and it’s certainly one of the most important in the past couple of years. The developer has chosen to change the branch of the application, but it was right to do …
Using Juju in Docker for your projects Early this year the juju-solutions team has been experimenting with Juju in Docker – namely for isolation, and portability reasons. The Vagrant image gives a nice isolated and rebuildable environment – however the…
The Wine development release 1.7.47 is now available.
Text drawing in Direct2D.
RuneFest tickets can now be bought for £99. Bonds purchases are coming next week.
WordPress 4.3 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
Canonical has announced that a few vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the Linux kernel of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system.
The problems that affected Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system are described in the security notifications: CVE-2015-1420, CVE-2015-4001, CVE-2015-4002, and CVE-2015-4003.
“A underflow error was discovered in the Linux kernel’s Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. …