GitHub Marketplace, Tails reaches RC status, and block.one’s open-source software for EOS — SD Times news digest: May 22, 2017

GitHub is adding more tools so developers can customize their workflow. The organization announced the GitHub Marketplace, GitHub Apps (formerly Integrations), and the GitHub GraphQL API, along with a few other platform updates. The GitHub Marketplace is a new way for developers to find apps that they can use in their development workflow. More than a dozen … continue reading

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Linux 4.12 released, Visual Studio 2017 Python tools, Google’s Project Treble — SD Times news digest: May 15, 2017

In order to give Mother’s Day his full undivided attention, Linus Torvalds decided to put out the first release candidate of Linux 4.12 a day early. On Saturday, May 13, Torvalds released Linux 4.12, which he says is dominated by the “new AMD Vega10 header files that have all the register definitions in them,” he … continue reading

New features and fixes in Linux 4.11

Despite taking an extra week with Release Candidate 8, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has officially released Linux kernel 4.11 with numerous features and fixes. In his release announcement, Torvalds said that he is “much happier” with releasing a final 4.11. He added that there were a few smaller fixes in Linux 4.11 within the last … continue reading

DockerCon: Microsoft’s Hyper-V isolation technology, Bitbucket Pipelines, Twistlock 2.0, Rancher Labs

Docker is getting more attention and exposure from companies who are integrating the container platform into their solutions. The company’s community and container industry conference, DockerCon, wrapped up today with a number of new announcements and partnerships. For instance, Microsoft announced plans to extend its Hyper-V isolation technology in order to power Linux containers on … continue reading

DockerCon: Docker announces two new collaborative open-source container projects

Docker wants containers to be the building blocks of interchangeable platforms. The company announced two new open-source projects, the LinuxKit and the Moby Project, at day two of its DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas. The LinuxKit is a container-native toolkit based on containerd for assembling and distributing a custom operating system or adapting an existing … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

The Battery Open-Source Software Index, Acquia Cloud CD, and Skytap Container Management — SD Times news digest: April 10, 2017

Battery Ventures released a new index to rank open-source projects according to their user activity, popularity, ability to create jobs, and traction among developers. The Battery Open-Source Software (BOSS) Index can also be used to offer insights into key open-source software trends. According to Battery Ventures, there are some well-known names on the list, like … continue reading

Embarcadero’s RAD Studio 10.2 released with Linux support

Embarcadero wants to help developers build cross-platform native apps faster with the latest release of its RAD Studio. According to the company, RAD Studio 10.2 is a milestone release with Linux support, improved IDE menus, new features, and enhanced C++ performance. The latest version features its first LLVM-based Linux compiler for enterprise development. The Delphi … continue reading

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OpenAI launches Distill, PyPy dual release, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 GA — SD Times news digest: March 21, 2017

There’s a new kind of journal aimed at communication of machine learning results, and OpenAI is supporting its launch. Distill is a website and a set of tools that makes it easier for people to explain machine learning concepts, according to an OpenAI blog. OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy will serve on the steering committee … continue reading

LEADTOOLS 19 delivers new DICOM Hanging Protocol SDK

LEAD Technologies announced a major update to its LEADTOOLS Version 19 SDKs. LEADTOOLS provides SDKs for document, medical, DICOM, PACS, raster, vector and multimedia image technologies. The latest release features the DICOM Hanging Protocol SDK, large image support, document format support, imaging for Linux, and updates to its recognition technologies. “This update is a great … continue reading

Manjaro-Arm Linux for embedded devices shutting down due to lack of contributors

Manjaro-Arm provided a simple out-of-the-box solution for Linux on embedded boards since 2015, but due to its lack of contributor involvement, the project’s sole maintainer announced that it is shutting down. Manjaro-Arm is a Linux-based distribution for embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 and ARM-powered embedded devices. Much like Manjaro, the user-friendly … continue reading

Linux 4.10 arrives

With more than 13,000 commits, the release  of Linux 4.10 was not as small at Linus Torvalds was expecting. Nonetheless, it arrived over the weekend, bringing with it significant changes, such as the introduction of support for virtual GPUs. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. This will … continue reading

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