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Microsoft Promises Not to Sue Over GPLv2 Compliance Issues

LXer - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:45
Microsoft and other tech giants agree to offer open source users and developers the chance to remedy GPLv2 compliance issues rather than pursue legal action.

Textosaurus - simple cross-platform text editor based on Qt and Scintilla (news)

Reddit - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:07

Hello fellaz. Some time passed and I post here about new features/development of Textosaurus.

First of all, Textosaurus got renamed (originally was named "Textilosaurus"), because some of users requested it and I understood the reasons.

Couple of new smaller releases got out, some new features are there:

  • color-schemes support, schemes can be customized, are lexer-independent,
  • "Find results" sidebar is enhanced, now displays colorised find results,
  • added "Find all" menu item to editor context menu,
  • FS sidebar is enhanced, includes combobox with available drives/mountpoints,
  • windows binaries are built with custom Qt-build, statically-linked, LTCG-optimized,
  • automagic URL-highlighting (including e-mail addresses), working for big files too (operates only on visible lines),
  • auto-indent (switchable per-document),
  • current-line highlighting,
  • some minor UI stuff etc.



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How to Install and Configure Webmin on Debian 9 and Ubuntu Server

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:00

LinuxTechi: Webmin is web based interface for managing UNIX systems.

Chrome 66 Beta Delivers On Async Clipboard API, Web Locks API

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:41
Following the Chrome 65 release earlier this month, Google developers have now catapulted the Chrome 66 beta...

What is the biggest difficulty you had with Linux in the past year that you fixed and what was the biggest difficulty you had that you didn't fix yet?

Reddit - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:39

The biggest difficulty I had with Linux that I fixed was getting AMDGPU to work on Debian 9. The biggest difficulty in Linux that I didn't fix yet is packaging a few programs I want for myself.

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Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues

LXer - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:36
Microsoft is one of 10 companies now committed to work through open-source software licensing problems involving the GPL with customers before resorting to legal action.

Debian-driven DragonBoard expands to 96Boards Extended spec

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:25

Arrow has launched its $199 DragonBoard 820c, an open-spec, Snapdragon 820E based 96Boards CE Extended SBC with an audio header and a second 60-pin connector in addition to the usual 40- and 60-pin headers.

Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed DragonBoard 820c was teased over a year ago and then announced by Qualcomm last month in conjunction with the release of the Snapdragon 820E SoC. We briefly covered the SBC earlier this week as part of Linaro’s multi-board 96Boards.ai roll-out — Linaro said that it would soon qualify the 820c as compliant with its new AI-focused 96Boards.ai spec. There was no shopping link at the time, but now you can purchase this successor to the DragonBoard 410C for $199. The open-spec SBC runs Debian Linux, with planned support for OpenEmbedded.

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Downloading alt flavours

Reddit - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:20

Which website is legit: www.lubuntu.me, or www.lubuntu.net? tia.

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A new era for Linux's low-level graphics

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:07

The latest enhancements to the DRM subsystem, including atomic modesetting and Weston 4.0 have made mainline Linux much more attractive

Using A Raspberry Pi to Monitor Internet Speeds

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:00

When diagnosing internet and network connectivity, having a way to monitor issues over time is important.

Mesa 17.3.7 Released With A Bunch Of Fixes

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:36
While Mesa 18.0 should finally be out on Friday as the major quarterly update to the Mesa 3D drivers, Mesa 17.3.7 is out today and it's a rather big update for being just another point release to last month's 17.3 series...

How to Install Apache Maven on CentOS 7

LXer - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:28
Apache Maven is a software project management tool based on the POM (Project, Object, Model) concept. Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java-based projects, but can also be used to build and manage projects written in C#, Ruby, Scala, and other languages. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Apache Maven on a CentOS 7 system.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:17

  • Google Patches All Intel Chromebooks Against Spectre Variant 2 with Chrome OS 65

    Google released a new stable version of its Linux-based Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks, build 65.0.3325.167 (Platform version: 10323.58.0/1) bringing the Meltdown and Spectre mitigations to more devices and a bunch of other improvements.

  • VIDEO: Cooking With Linux: Lots and Lots of Word Processors! The Tuesday Linux Journal Show
  • How to use netstat in GNU/Linux
  • Cutelyst 2 released with HTTP/2 support

    Cutelyst the Qt/C++ web framework just got a major release update, around one and half year ago Cutelyst v1 got the first release with a stable API/ABI, many improvements where made during this period but now it was time to clean up the mistakes and give room for new features.

  • Fedora 28 and GNOME 3.28: New Features for Eastern Europe

    This time this is not fake, edited, patched, nor a custom build from COPR but the real screenshots of the unmodified downstream Fedora 28 planned to be released on May 1 this year. Here is how the default calendar widget in GNOME Shell looks in Greek, Polish, and Ukrainian:

  • Stephen Smoogen: /usr/bin/whoami
  • Debian CEF packages

    I've created some Debian CEF packages—CEF isn't the easiest thing to package (and it takes an hour to build even on my 20-core server, since it needs to build basically all of Chromium), but it's fairly rewarding to see everything fall into place. It should benefit not only Nageru, but also OBS and potentially CasparCG if anyone wants to package that.

  • Reproducible builds folks: Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #151
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 1)

    For quite some time, I have been interested in alternative operating system technologies, particularly kernels beyond the likes of Linux. Things like the Hurd and technologies associated with it, such as Mach, seem like worthy initiatives, and contrary to largely ignorant and conveniently propagated myths, they are available and usable today for anyone bothered to take a look. Indeed, Mach has had quite an active life despite being denigrated for being an older-generation microkernel with questionable performance credentials.

    But one technological branch that has intrigued me for a while has been the L4 family of microkernels. Starting out with the motivation to improve microkernel performance, particularly with regard to interprocess communication, different “flavours” of L4 have seen widespread use and, like Mach, have been ported to different hardware architectures. One of these L4 implementations, Fiasco.OC, appeared particularly interesting in this latter regard, in addition to various other features it offers over earlier L4 implementations.

    Meanwhile, I have had some success with software and hardware experiments with the Ben NanoNote. As you may know or remember, the Ben NanoNote is a “palmtop” computer based on an existing design (apparently for a pocket dictionary product) that was intended to offer a portable computing experience supported entirely by Free Software, not needing any proprietary drivers or firmware whatsoever. Had the Free Software Foundation been certifying devices at the time of its introduction, I imagine that it would have received the “Respects Your Freedom” certification. So, it seems to me that it is a worthy candidate for a Free Software porting exercise.

  • Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab Active2, a Rugged Android Tablet for Mobile Workers

    Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab Active2 rugged Android tablet designed for mobile workers conducting business outdoors in industrial locations, under harsh weather, and other difficult conditions.

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Games Leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:15

  • Atari reboots Ataribox as Atari VCS, teases April pre-order date

    Legendary game company Atari set retro hearts aflutter last year when it launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for something called the Ataribox, a living room device running Linux and supposedly combining the features of a PC with a video game console -- complete with some Atari classic games.

    But the December 14 pre-order date Atari set was abruptly canceled after an unspecified technical issue, and it looked like the Ataribox would never reach any actual customers. This week, however, the company has emerged at the Game Developers Conference with some very similar hardware, albeit with a new name.

  • The Rocket League 'Spring Fever' event is live promising lots of flower power

    Ready to earn some more cosmetic items? The Spring Fever event in Rocket League [Steam] is now live and you can earn yourself some new items using Flowers you earn while playing like this:

  • Epic Games releases the assets from Paragon, for Unreal Engine developers

    In a move that's both surprising and rather welcome, Epic Games has decided to release the assets from their FPS MOBA Paragon for Unreal Engine developers, since they're shutting it down.

    This will include 20 AAA-quality characters, with their respective skins, animations, VFX and dialogue, along with over 1,500 environment components from Paragon. Here's where it's a bit insane, this all cost Epic Games around $12 million! It's pretty insane how much it costs to make AAA-like games now—eye watering.

  • Game engine Construct 3 adds a remote preview, new runtime is coming to improve game performance

    I'm a huge fan of drag and drop creation tools like Construct 3 [Official Site], that allow you to create games by building simple events sheets and it seems they've continued making Construct 3 more awesome to use.

  • Open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 'OpenRCT2' has a fresh update

    Miss the days of playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2? Miss them no more, as OpenRCT2 [GitHub, Official Site] is alive and well with a fresh update.

    Like many open source game engines, it allows you to play RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on systems not designed for it—like Linux. Naturally, it comes with tons of improvements like user interface theming, fast-forwarding gameplay, multiplayer and so on.

  • Zombasite - Orc Schism, the expansion to the action RPG is out adding more content

    Here's one I sadly missed, released back in December (oh my!), Zombasite - Orc Schism [Steam, GOG] is an expansion to the dynamic zombie apocalypse action RPG.

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GNOME: GitLab Migration and More

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:14

  • IMPORTANT: GitLab mass migration plan

    I know some fellows doesn’t read desktop-devel-list, so let me share here an email that it’s important for all to read: We have put in place the plan for the mass migration to GitLab and the steps maintainers needs to do.

  • ED Update – week 11
  • Reflections on Distractions in Work, Productivity and Time Usage

    For the past year or so I have mostly worked at home or remote in my daily life. Currently I’m engaged in my master thesis and need to manage my daily time and energy to work on it. It is no surprise to many of us that working using your internet-connected personal computer at home can make you prone to many distractions. However, managing your own time is not just about whipping and self-discipline. It is about setting yourself up in a structure which rewards you for hard work and gives your mind the breaks it needs. Based on reflections and experimentation with many scheduling systems and tools I finally felt I have achieved a set of principles I really like and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today.


    Minimizing shell notifications: While I don’t have the same big hammer to “block access to my e-mail” here, I decided to change the order of my e-mail inboxes in Geary so my more relevant (and far less activity prone) student e-mail inbox appears first. I also turned off the background e-mail daemon and turned off notification banners in GNOME Shell.


    Lastly, I want to give two additional tips. If you like listening to music while working, consider whether it might affect your productivity. For example, I found music with vocals to be distracting me if I try to immerse myself in reading difficult litterature. I can really recommend Doctor Turtle’s acoustic instrumental music while working though (all free). Secondly, I find that different types of tasks requires different postures. For abstract, high-level or vaguely formulated tasks (fx formulating goals, reviewing something or reflecting), I find interacting with the computer whilst standing up and walking around to really help gather my thoughts. On the other hand with practical tasks or tasks which require immersion (fx programming tasks), I find sitting down to be much more comfortable.

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Continues Prepping With The Linux 4.15 Kernel

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:11
There were various calls by independent end-users voicing their two cents that Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" should ship with Linux 4.16 instead of Linux 4.15, but that isn't going to happen...

OSS, Openwashing and FUD

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:11

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Open Data (OD) for Research of Shootings

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:08

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