The US Government’s first open source project is becoming popular at social coding site github. The repo is already starred by more than 400 coders and forked by 50. More details on the repository can be found at White House’s Github page.
Amarok, the popular music player of KDE got most awaited update. The version 2.6 has many improvements including 640 bug fixes. More details can be found here.
KNOPPIX is a Debian based distribution shipped with light weight LXDE. A lot of changes have be introduced in this latest release. For more details, please visit this official announcement page.
As mentioned in official blog of Linux Mint, the next version of most popular open source Desktop OS will be named as “Nadia”.
Nadia is pronounced NAH-d’-yah. It will feature all major flavors, Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, Xfce.
It’s good news for system admin’s, they don’t have to reboot the system after applying an important patch to the kernel. Thanx to Ksplice, an Open source extension of linux kernel which allows admins to apply patches to running kernel.
Author: Thorsten Leemhuis
Oracle and SUSE already support Btrfs, even though the filesystem hasn’t yet been proven in a proper field test and is officially still classified as experimental. The two distributors have also pressed ahead with the Btrfsck test and repair tool, foregoing any prior testing by the Linux community.
Author: John Lea
A key part of any operating system user interface is how it enables the user to switch between multiple tasks. In most desktop operating systems tasks are encapsulated into windows, and the most frequently used method of multi-tasking is window switching. Desktop OSs have multiple methods of window switching (e.g Alt-tab, clicking on indicators, notifications, etc…)
Author: David Edmundson
It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about KDE Telepathy, we’ve got so much going on that we’ve had to delay the release so we can get everything perfect. Here’s a sneak preview of all the new stuff in this release.
The first Ubuntu flavour for tablets is now making daily builds. We even got our first bug reports from our localy Plasma Active upstreams. Images are for i386 only for now, ARMv7 should be added when we know it’s a bit more stable and have testers.Read more
Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.8 series. 4.8.1 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.8 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.8.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE’s software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come. The March updates contain many performance improvements and bugfixes for applications using the Nepomuk semantic framework. Read more.