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February 28, 2013
The federal state government of Baden-Württemberg in Germany is stopping in-house development of its Linux server solution paedML in favour of Univention's open source UCS@school product
If you are a power user who spends a lot of time with the terminal, having the weather info displayed in the terminal whenever you open it could be somehow handy. A tool to get the weather info is weathe-utils. This utility is intended to provide quick access to current weather conditions and forecasts.
February 27, 2013
The six-monthly Ubuntu Developer Summits (UDS) – held in locations such as Brussels, Orlando in Florida, Budapest, Oakland in California, and Copenhagen – will not be taking place in future, according to an announcement by Community Manager Jono Bacon. The meetings will be replaced by online events held every three months. The real world events which saw Ubuntu and Canonical developers from around the world gather at the start of an Ubuntu release cycle to plan the features of that release, are to be replaced by online gatherings using Google+ Hangouts supported by IRC, Etherpad, "Social Media sharing and links to blueprints and specs".
Chris Wilson's continued work on the SNA acceleration architecture is really beginning to pay off. In the latest SNA vs. UXA benchmarks for this 2D acceleration back-end to Intel's Linux graphics driver, SNA is delivering some heavy advantages...
The[he]nbsp[/he]OpenCourseWare Consortium[he]nbsp[/he]organized[he]nbsp[/he]Open Education Week[he]nbsp[/he]to raise awareness about open source, open education, and open educational resources. Participants include open textbook organizations, academic institutions from around the world, and other valuable open education ogranizations. All events are free and open to everyone.
It took a few months of development to get a playable demo ready and now I am finally able to show the fruits of my labor: Nebulinc - Galaxy Defender.
More features, more refinements, and more user-friendliness characterises the release of Manjaro 0.8.4. While the most immediately noticeable difference will likely be the introduction of a new look developed especially for the Manjaro desktop environments, the most significant development will be found in the official introduction of Pamac, a user-friendly Pacman interface developed in-house by the Manjaro team. Replacing the Kalu, Pacman-GUI, and Package Browser applications, Pamac makes it faster and easier than ever before to update the system, search for, and install software.
Open Recall is a space on The H for those things that are too small to package as news but are worth covering. In this edition: Linux Mint gets its own control centre, IPFire gets an ARM port, an open source game development kit and an open source adventure game engine, Tails 0.17 and identifying document authors with open source software.
A push by Red Hat kernel developer David Howells and ex-Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett to get code supporting secure boot merged into the mainline kernel to meet some of Microsoft's requirements has led to a sharp rebuke from Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
This is a Google Hangout interview with Keith Bergelt, Chief Executive Officer of the Open Invention Network (OIN), which was jointly founded by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, and Sony to share their relevant patents with all Linux and Open Source developers and users in order to prevent patent troll attacks on FOSS, such as the famous SCO vs. IBM lawsuits that hampered Linux adoption during the early 2000s.
Version 4.4 of the cross-platform open-source Phoronix Test Suite automated benchmarking software has been officially released. Developed under the "Forsand" codename, Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 brings many enhancements to furthering automated testing on Linux and other operating systems...
Canonical announced earlier today, February 26, that they have decided to replace the physical Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) event, which took place every six months at a designated location (both in Europe and US), with an online event, scheduled to run every three months, starting with next week.
This week, interesting discussions on the Java version(s) to be supported by CloudStack, updates on translation, and database changes. Also discussion on the next CloudStack Collaboration Conference, and more. Work on 4.1.0 continues, and there's much to be done before it's ready to ship.