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Etcd goes to 3.1

CoreOS updated its key value store, etcd, on Friday. This was the first full release for the Raft-based key-value store in the new year. The update focused on performance, reliability and scalability improvements. For many users, etcd is better known as the configuration storage system used by Google’s Kubernetes container-management platform. Etcd 3.1 included features … continue reading

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Oracle cans Solaris 12

Oracle has never officially said that it had plans to end Solaris, but a new road map found on the company’s Solaris systems pages intimates that Solaris 12 will likely never arrive. That road map, a small PDF on Oracle’s site, shows a focus on cloud deployments and something called Solaris 11.next. According to Oracle’s … continue reading

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As Trump moves in, Code.gov appears to leave (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Code.gov is up and apparently back to full functionality. The outage was reportedly because of a DNS issue. The Code.gov project appears to have been expunged from the Internet following the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. The project, which had run under the Obama administration’s Executive Office of the President, sought to open-source … continue reading

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GCC goes RISC-V, C++17

The GNU Compiler Collection has had a fairly busy 2017 so far. Today, David Edelsohn, CTO of GCC technology at IBM, announced that the GCC steering committee will add a RISC-V port of the collection somewhere in the 7.x release timeframe. Last week, the project announced that it is fully C++17 compatible. All planned C++17 … continue reading

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Free Software Foundation changes priorities

The Free Software Foundation has updated its High Priority Projects list. This list, originally created in 2005, keeps track of software projects and technologies that the organization would like to see built in the open-source community, rather than simply with proprietary commercial software. The list has included items like Gnash (a free software Flash player), … continue reading

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Apache Beam goes top level

The Apache Foundation this morning announced the promotion of Apache Beam to the top level. That’s good news for the many contributors and users of this unified programming model, which allows them to write batch and streaming jobs at the same time, and to run the resulting artifact on various execution engines. Within the Hadoop … continue reading

dirtycow

2016: Open source grows, but conflict remains

Depending on where you stand, 2016 was either the best year ever for open-source software, or it was a year of controversy and danger. While it’s undeniable that 2016 saw more contributors to open source and more open-source projects than any prior year, it’s also true that this was a year of strife for communities, … continue reading

Think digital

Enterprises need the digital transformation

The digital transformation is something of a dream for the corporate world. Whether executives have grown jealous of fast-moving competitors’ products, or managers are sick of broken processes and hand-driven products, the end goal of just about every business in the world these days is to increase software development budgets, and to create more products … continue reading

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In 2016, the cloud matures, and Amazon sees stiffer competition

Last year, the world was excited about the prospect of Docker lowering cloud complexity and removing the need to run virtual machines in the cloud. This year, however, the industry seemed to awaken to the need to be cross-cloud-capable to avoid vendor lock-in. That industry-wide realization came at a time when Microsoft’s Azure was turning … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: 2017 will be cloudy for Oracle

A decade ago, Microsoft and Oracle were both intent on keeping closed ecosystems and destroying competition by any means necessary. The argument could be made that, through its move into the cloud business, Microsoft has had an epiphany. Will that same transformation take place inside Oracle now that it’s entered the cloud provider market? While … continue reading

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Cycligent shows Git graphical dashboard

Developers looking to get a better handle on Git may want to check out Cycligent’s Git Tool. This graphical interface for Git allows developers to track changes, do diffs, and perform bulk actions across many branches or pull requests. The Cycligent Git Tool is available for free. The company focuses on Heroku-like PaaS services, and … continue reading

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Docker spins out Containerd runtime

Docker today announced that its core container runtime will stand alone as its own open-source project. Previously, developers had to engage with the Docker project as a whole in order to participate in the development of Containerd. Today, however, Containerd has its own repository on GitHub. In time, said Patrick Chanezon, chief developer advocate at … continue reading

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