Month of LibreOffice: Half way there

Yes, we’re just over half way through the May 2016 Month of LibreOffice campaign, and a lot of activity has taken place. So far we’ve awarded over 230 badges for contributions to code, translations, documentation, AskLibreOffice and social media. Take a look at that page and if you spot your name, click one of the Share buttons to tell the world about your contribution!

Want to adorn your website or blog with one of these lovely badges? Just follow these steps and help to make LibreOffice even better than ever before. And, of course, if you want to give someone …

Mozilla Expands Its National Gigabit Project to Austin, TX

Mozilla will provide $150,000 in funding, and also grow the local maker community, to spur gigabit innovation in Texas’ capital When you couple lightning-fast Internet with innovative projects in the realms of education and workforce development, amazing things can happen. … Continue reading

Ubuntu Budgie 16.10 Now in Development, Brings New Boot Splash, Welcome Screen

Budgie-Remix (soon to become Ubuntu Budgie) developer David Mohammed has informed about the availability of the project’s first-ever newsletter for the community. The newsletter is called Budgie-Remix Roundup, and the first installation is now live on the project’s website, informing users about the latest innovations implemented in the operating system, whose main design goal is

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.1

Ziliang Guo has announced the availability of ReactOS 0.4.1, a minor release of the built-from-scratch operating system which tries to clone the design of the Microsoft Windows NT platform: "The ReactOS team is proud to announce the release of version 0.4.1 a mere three months after the release….

Wine 1.9.10 Released

The Wine development release 1.9.10 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

High resolution (“Retina”) rendering option on Mac OS X.
More compatible directory enumeration.
A number of C++ r…

Portable Apps for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Now Available for Download

On May 16, 2016, was proud to announce the immediate availability of their portable applications, in the ORB format, for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Being the first time we introduce our readers to portable a…

Dev Blog | Welcome to the Arc

The first in a series of dev blogs all about the Eastern Lands, coming this summer!

Orca Screen Reader Updated for GNOME 3.20.2 with Performance Improvements

The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems has been updated today, May 16, 2016, to version 3.20.2.

As usual, we’ve managed to fetch the internal changelog to tell you what’s new in this release, which is being distributed as part of the recently announced GNOME 3.20.2 desktop environment.

As such, Orca 3.20.2 arrives today with various performance improvements, such as support for cache results for the shouldInferLabelFor() function, as well as the ability to verify setting before attempting to generate spoken indentation information.

Moreover, the findObjectInContents() function now receives smarts for embedded children, the application can cache results during filtering contents for the presentation, and it takes in…

Distribution Release: ChaletOS 16.04

Dejan Petrovic has announced the release of ChaletOS 16.04, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu and designed for Linux newcomers. The new release focuses mostly on the look and feel of the distribution’s desktop environment: "What is new in new release of ChaletOS? New LTS support, new kernel….

Wine 1.9.10 Introduces Civilization V and Microsoft Office 2007 Improvements

A new development release of the Wine open-source software, which is being used by GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users to run Windows applications and games has been announced today, May 16, 2016, version 1.9.10.

Prominent features of Wine 1.9.10 include Ret…

Forrester Research report: Accelerate your cloud expansion

Cloud is now mainstream, but what’s holding it back, what are the biggest concerns of technology decision makers? Are industry leaders choosing public, private or hybrid clouds? Canonical has commissioned Forrester Consulting to explore enterprise cloud platform trends and adoption. Learn about: Most popular cloud deployment and strategies What percentage of enterprises are already utilizing […]

eBook: CIO’s guide to SDN, NFV & VNF

Networking and communications standards and methodologies are undergoing the greatest transition since the migration from analogue to digital. The shift is from function-specific, proprietary devices to software-enabled commodity hardware. Why is the transition happening and why is it important? Read this eBook to: familiarise yourself with the three most popular terminologies today – SDN, NFV, […]

Single sign-on improvements in Fedora 24

How many times do you wish everything around you was a tiny bit smarter? A door opens automatically when you come in with bags of groceries. A light switches on when you step in. Entering a password twice in a… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Core sees the light on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 and HiKey

This week the worlds of open source and embedded development are all gathering in Austin for OSCON and the NXP FTF. This is the opportunity for Canonical to showcase the progresses done with Ubuntu Core, a slimmed down version of Ubuntu built for IoT. In a week full of talks of open source communities, Linux, […]

Raspberry Pi Zero, the $5 Computer, Now Ships with a Built-in Camera Connector

Approximately half a year after its launch, during which time every single copy was sold, the $5 computer, Raspberry Pi Zero, makes a comeback with a built-in camera connector.

Yes, you’re reading it right, Raspberry Pi Founder founder Eben Upton has just emailed everyone subscribed to the project’s marketing channels that a new version of the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero single-board computer (SBC) is now available with what appears to be the most requested “missing” feature, a camera connector.

“Happily, Mike was able to take advantage of the resulting production hiatus to add the most frequently demanded ‘missing’ feature to Zero: a camera connector. Through dumb luck, the same fine-pitch FPC connector that we use on the Compute Module Development Kit just fits onto the right-hand side of the board,” reads today’s announcement.

A custom six-inch adapter cable is also a…

New features in GNOME To Do

GNOME To Do is an application that manages a simple set of to-do lists. To Do was built by Georges Stavracas, a frequent contributor to GNOME software including Calendar and Nautilus, during Google Summer of Code. It’s designed to be the best tool to… Continue Reading →

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of May, 9th, 2016

= Minutes for Monday, May 9th 2016, 19:30 UTC =

Next meeting date Monday, May 16th, 19:30 UTC


== Attending ==

* Alexandre Franke
* Jeff F. T. (chairing)
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Cosi…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 661

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreeBSD 10.3’s new featuresNews: Manjaro’s website certificate expired once more, exploring Unity 8, OpenMandriva switches to Clang, PCLinuxOS has dropped 32-bit support, Debian packages ZFS and Linux is turnin…

Pack Yak Plushie Pre-Order!

There’s still time to pick up a huggable RuneScape icon – baroo!

Invention Tech Trees Update | New Devices | Griffin Outfit

Push the tech level of Gielinor even further with an update to Invention.