Topic: linux

SD Times news digest: Google announces Mendel Linux 4.0, KiCad joins Linux Foundation, and Syncfusion releases Essential Studio for Flutter

Google announced Mendel Linux 4.0 for the Coral Dev Board and SoM, which offers updates to improve performance and stability.  The Mendel Linux 4.0 release is based on Debian 10 Buster and includes upgraded GStreamer pipelines and support for Python 3.7, OpenCV, and OpenCL. In addition, users can use the Dev Board’s GPU to convert … continue reading

The Linux Foundation and AWS announce new open data model

The Linux Foundation’s joint Development Foundation (JDF) is teaming up up with AWS, Genesys and Salesforce to create an open source data model that standardizes data interoperability across cloud applications. They’re calling it the Cloud Information Model (CIM).  The CIM is meant to tackle the challenge of cloud computing and creating data models. The foundation … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Topcoder’s new data science and AI features, Microsoft’s bug bounty program for ElectionGuard and Samsung’s Linux on DeX removed in Android 10

TopCoder, a Wipro company, announced that it is adding new data science and AI features to its network and on-demand digital coder talent platform.  This includes native GPU support and the ability to develop advanced analytic solutions with any tool, library or cloud application service.  “Topcoder is a bridge between IT talent and the enterprises … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Uno 2.0 released LLVM 9.0.0 released, and npm announces rate limiting for the public registry

Uno announced version 2.0 of its open-source platform and a new integration with Xamarin Forms that enables developers to extend existing Xamarin Forms apps to the Web via WebAssembly and Mono.  “With the Uno Platform support for Xamarin Forms, enterprises using Xamarin Forms-powered apps gain seamless bridge for their apps to the Web without wasting … continue reading

Reactive Foundation tackles next phase of software architecture

To accelerate reactive programming and technologies for the next generation of networked applications, the Linux Foundation announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation.  “With the rise of cloud-native computing and modern application development practices, reactive programming addresses challenges with message streams and will be critical to adoption,” said Michael Dolan, VP of strategic programs at … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coreboot

This week’s open source project of the week is coreboot (previously LinuxBIOS), an extended firmware platform that is aimed at replacing proprietary firmware (BIOS or UEFI) found in many computers. The coreboot project was started in 1999 in the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory by Ron Minnich.  Coreboot leverages NSA’s open-source project … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft adds exFAT technology to the Linux kernel, SmartBear announces acquisition of BitBar, and ActiveState replaces Readme with CLI tool

Microsoft announced that it is supporting the addition of Microsoft exFAT technology to the Linux kernel. exFAT is a file system used in Windows, as well as many SD cards and USB flash drives. “It’s important to us that the Linux community can make use of exFAT included in the Linux kernel with confidence,” John … continue reading

Red Hat rolls out Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat this morning announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, which the company said has been redesigned for the hybrid and multcloud era. In its announcement at the company’s annual Summit, Red Hat cited an IDC report showing that a large majority of respondents already deploy multicloud environments, and that 64 percent … continue reading

Rancher Labs combined Linux with Kubernetes in new OS platform

Rancher Labs today released a new operating system built for its k3s Kubernetes distribution to simplify administration and make k3s clusters even more secure. Before k3OS, users of Rancher Labs’ k3s still had to manage the underlying Linux operating system separately, Sheng LIangi, CEO and co-founder of Rancher, told SD Times leading up to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux 5.0; Automation Anywhere’s free community edition, and Google’s .dev TLD now available

Linux 5.0 has been released. According to an email sent by Linus Torvalds, there were a few issues at launch, but bug fixes are being worked on. “Regardless – all is well that ends well. We have more than a handful of real fixes in the last week, but not enough to make me go … continue reading

The Linux Foundation launches new project to enable Linux in safety-critical applications

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open-source project that will provide a shared set of tools designed to help companies build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications. According to the foundation, Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) will make it easy for companies to build systems such as robotic devices, medical devices, smart factories, transportation … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SDM 1.2.0, Apache NetBeans 10.0, and Linux 4.20

Atomist has released Software Delivery Machine (SDM) 1.2.0. The release was mostly focused on fixing bugs, the company explained. New features include an improved config command in the CLI, LazyProjectLoader for preventing eager cloning of Git projects, a convenience method for implementing ExecuteGoal instances, and more. The release is also backwards compatible and can be … continue reading

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