Topic: linux

SD Times news digest: Altova Version 2019, European Commission approves Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, and Linux 4.19

Altova has announced MissionKit Version 2019. The new release adds a newly redesigned UI that provides support for high-PPI monitors, support for data mapping of Protocol Buffers in MapForce, new standards support, and a new add-in for Excel called Altova Solvency II XBRL. “To support developers working on high-res displays, we have given XMLSpy and … continue reading

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, issuing 60,000 patents to the organization

In an effort to help shield the Linux community from patent trolls targeting open-source technologies, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization that amasses patents and provides legal and licensing support for Linux and other open-source projects. With its joining of the OIN, Microsoft has provided 60,000 of its software patents to … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: freedesktop.org

Freshly migrated from its self-managed services to GitLab, this week’s highlighted open-source project is freedesktop.org (f.do), the umbrella project encompassing many open-source software packages for running Linux on desktop. In development since 2000, fd.o is designed to provide developers of desktop Linux distributions easy-to-access packages for getting their desktop environment up and running quickly and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New two-factor authentication approach, The LF Deep Learning Foundation and Linux 4.19-rc1

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have announced a new two-factor authentication method that uses wearables and speech signals. The method “Listening-Watch” uses wearable devices such as smartwatches, activity trackers, and browser-generated speech sounds to perform two-factor authentication. “Listening-Watch offers two key security features,” said Nitesh Saxena, professor in the UAB College of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft

Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was … continue reading

Ubuntu 18.04 focuses on security and AI improvements

Canonical has announced the release of its open-source Linux operating system, Ubuntu 18.04, which features security, multi-cloud, containers, and AI improvements. “Multi-cloud operations are the new normal” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of Ubuntu, in a statement. “Boot-time and performance-optimized images of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on every major public cloud make it … continue reading

Microsoft’s C++ library manager now available for Linux and macOS

Microsoft has announced developers can now access its C++ libraries on two new platforms. Vcpkg is now available for Linux and macOS, joining its existing support for Windows and UWP. “At Microsoft, the core of our vision is ‘Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform’ and we are committed to bringing you the most productive development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MicroStrategy 10.11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, and Facebook’s Data Abuse Bounty

MicroStrategy has announced the availability of MicroStrategy 10.11 with a new native library app for smartphones, new geospatial services and custom charts for visualizing data. In addition, the release introduces new out-of-the-box visualizations and intelligent recommendations for content. “Version 10.11 empowers teams with self-service data discovery and departmental analytics, while creating the foundation for governed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cloudflare 1.1.1.1, Drupal security vulnerability, and Linux 4.16

As part of its mission to build a faster, privacy -first Internet, Cloudflare has announced the release of Cloudflare 1.1.1.1, a new DNS service. DNS is a directory of the Internet that includes a content side and a consumer side. The new service is a consumer DNS service. The company  obtained the memorable address 1.1.1.1 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Studio 3.1, Microsoft open sources WSL sample, Valohai’s machine learning funding

Google has announced that Android Studio 3.1 is now available for developers to work with. The main areas of the release include product quality and app development productivity. New features and improvements include a C++ performance profiler, Kotlin link checks, database code editing, IntelliJ platform update, new build output window, quick boot, and C++ CPU … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Cutelyst

Cutelyst, a QT web framework, is on a mission to help developers to share code between their desktop and mobile apps. The open source project was released in October 2013 by Daniel Nicoletti. It is designed to enable the sharing of C++ code for web applications including Windows, Linux, OSX, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. “Why have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firebase Crashlytics leaves beta, BlackBerry partners with Microsoft, and Windows 10 Insider preview

Google has announced that it is graduating Firebase Crashlytics out of beta. Firebase Crashlytics is a mobile app that assists users in tracking, prioritizing, and fixing stability issues in real-time. Google first acquired Crashlytics in January of last year. The company also announced new feature integration with Analytics events, crash insights, ability to pin important … continue reading

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