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tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 16:56
  • SMC Malayalam fonts updated in Fedora 30

    The Fedora package smc-fonts has a set of Malayalam fonts (AnjaliOldLipi, Kalyani, Meera, Rachana, RaghuMalayalamSans and Suruma) maintained by SMC. We used to package all these fonts as a single zip file hosted at https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/smc. These fonts were last updated in 2014 for Fedora, leaving them at version 6.1.

    Since then, a lot of improvements were made to these fonts — glyph additions/corrections, opentype layout changes, fontTools based build system and separate source repository for each font etc.. There were lengthy discussions on the release management of the fonts, and it was partially the reason fonts were not updated in Fedora. Once it was agreed to follow different version number for each font, and a continuous build+release system was put in place at Gitlab, we could ensure that fonts downloaded from SMC website were always the latest version.

  • How Volkswagen Tests Autonomous Cars with GPUs and OpenShift

    When Volkswagen AG arrived at the Red Hat Open Innovation Lab two years ago, the company was looking for a solution to help them build self-driving autonomous cars. The venerable German automaker had all the internal pieces required to build those cars and write that software, but sometimes the trouble with self-driving cars is that last step through which all software must pass: testing.

  • mintCast 312 – Remote File Mount

    This is Leo and with me today is Joe, Tony Watts, and Moss, with Special Community Guest, Oliver Kelly.We’re recording on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

  • Ubuntu 19.10 Indeed Working On "Experimental ZFS Option" In Ubiquity Installer

    It looks like in July we could finally see an "experimental ZFS" option within Ubuntu 19.10 and its daily images for those wanting an easy-to-use ZFS On Linux based installation of Ubuntu.

    We've been anticipating Canonical to add this easy-to-use option for setting up a ZoL (ZFS on Linux) root file-system configuration when installing Ubuntu. We figured it would be rolled out to coincide with their long talked about revamped desktop installer, but it looks like such an experimental option will go straight into the existing Ubiquity installer.

  • Microsoft wakes up, stretches, remembers: Oh yeah, we do Windows too. And lo, SQL Server 2019 Windows-based container emerges [Ed: Misleading. Like the image Microsoft spreads that says "SQL Server Linux Linux". MSSQL Server DOES NOT run on GNU/Linux but DrawBridge. It's a scam. it's a lie. Microsoft marketing on steroids. A ploy.]

    Windows Server containers turned up in preview form on Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in May bringing with it the risk of a lift-and-shift box-ticking exercise.

  • Why time series databases are exploding in popularity

    Over the last two years, time series databases like TimescaleDB and InfluxDB have exploded in popularity, according to DB-Engines data, with AWS also jumping into the market with its Amazon Timestream database in late 2018. In so doing, it's an open question whether all databases begin to look like time series databases and if, in this way, "niche" becomes mainstream and databases like TimescaleDB, InfluxDB, and Amazon Timestream become the MySQLs and PostgreSQLs of the future.

  • Some thoughts on the future of OpenPGP and GnuPG

    The problem is that a) there's no revenue model for email security, so the big companies are reluctant to work on it for profit, and it's not sexy, so the talented youngsters aren't willing to work on it for fun. That will be true of any replacement, which is why despite people suggesting a modern replacement for over a decade, nobody has actually made one. And while starting from scratch may look tempting because it gets rid of all the technical debt, it also gets rid of all the technical assets.

  • 3 easy ways to remove backgrounds from images

    Gnu Image Manipulation Program or GIMP for short, is an open-source image editing program, oh, and it’s free! Given that it costs nothing it’s pretty great. It’s got tonnes of features, and supports every file format I can think of, I’ve certainly never been left wanting more.

    All those complex features come with a learning curve, though. Removing a background with GIMP will yield better results, but requires more skill.

    First off, open your image in GIMP.

  • How to support open-source software and stay sane

    Scientists writing open-source software often lack formal training in software engineering, which means that they might never have learnt best practices for code documentation and testing. But poorly maintained software can waste time and effort, and hinder reproducibility. Biologists who use computational tools routinely spend “hours and hours” trying to get other researchers’ code to run, says Adam Siepel, a computational biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, and a maintainer of PHAST, a tool used for comparative and evolutionary genomics. “They try to find it and there’s no website, or the link is broken, or it no longer compiles, or crashes when they’ve tried to run it on their data.”

    But there are resources that can help, and models to emulate. If your research group is planning to release open-source software, you can prepare for the support work and the questions that will arise as others begin to use it. It isn’t easy, but the effort can yield citations and name recognition for the developers, and improve efficiency in the field, says Wolfgang Huber, a computational biologist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. Plus, he adds, “I think it’s fun.”

  • Robots.txt is 25 years old

    The first public mention of "a proposed standard that will allow WWW server maintainers to indicate if they want robots to access their server, and if so which parts" was on 25 Feb 1994, to the www-talk@www0.cern.ch mailing list (msg): [...]

  • IPFire 2.23 - Core Update 134 released

    This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.23 - Core Update 134. This update ships security fixes in the Linux kernel for the "SACK Panic" attack as well as some other smaller fixes.

  • [bobulate] lives!

    Well, it’s been a long six-to-eight months. But [bobulate] is back, and some of the pent-up blogging needs are ready to be unleashed on Planet KDE and wherever else.

    Late last year there were some hiccups with my hosting provider, which led to SSL issues. Those were solved, and I carried on with the existing hosting. Then in february or so the MySQL server at the hosting provider went down, and I filed some tickets, grumbled a bit, and figured it would resolve itself. After all, this blog isn’t a staggeringly important piece of internet infrastructure, and I could let off notifications through the Calamares announcements for my major work, and through Twitter for KDE packaging on FreeBSD.

    And february dragged on into april, may, with no resolution of the issues in sight, and then a letter arrived from the Dutch internet authority saying that my hoster was no longer an official registry and that my domains were now floating around.

    That’s when some form of panic struck – although in the end I only lost one of them to a domain-hijacker in Hong Kong. I’ve switched hosting to another Free-Software-friendly place, switched out Wordpress for the much easier-to-manage Jekyll, and will be re-building the archives as I go along.

  • Topsy-turvy 5th Week

    Finally, I can write myself off as a professional developer, cause for the first time I got paid, that also by cash, for writing code. So after the boost battle of last month, it was time to test the algorithm out in the wild and not limit it to the confined boundary of the tests.

    Didn’t play much with the code, this week, took a break and just relaxed. To point out a couple of things, I did get hold of the mouse events, how they are passed and evaluated by the tool subsystem of Krita. A couple of discussions around how it would be implemented. And a little bit of optimizing the algorithm. And for all, I got a small gif of the tool in action which I requested 4 years back, though it still needs a lot of work. Not that accurate to be honest and at the same time there are places where it can be optimized

  • Announcing the LPC 2019 registration waiting list

    As registration spots open up, the Plumbers organizing committee will allocate them to those on the waiting list with priority given to those who will be participating in microconferences and BoFs.

  • Preliminary schedule for LPC 2019 has been published

    The LPC committee is pleased to announce the preliminary schedule for the 2019 Linux Plumbers Conference.

    The vast majority of the LPC refereed track talks have been accepted and are listed there. The same is true for microconferences. While there are a few talks and microconferences to be announced, you will find the current overview LPC schedule here. The LPC refereed track talks can be seen here.

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Stable kernel updates

LWN.net - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 15:52
Stable kernels 5.1.16, 4.19.57, and 4.14.132 have been released. They all contain important fixes and users should upgrade.

Security updates for Wednesday

LWN.net - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 15:44
Security updates have been issued by Debian (pdns), Fedora (kernel and kernel-headers), Mageia (cgit and firefox), Oracle (libssh2 and qemu-kvm), Red Hat (openstack-ironic-inspector, openstack-tripleo-common, and qemu-kvm-rhev), Scientific Linux (libssh2 and qemu-kvm), SUSE (bzip2, cronie, libtasn1, nmap, php7, php72, python-Twisted, and taglib), and Ubuntu (thunderbird and znc).

Programming Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 15:15
  • What’s the point: OpenAPI-to-GraphQL, TensorRT, Jenkins, GNU Rush

    In time for its first major release, IBM decided to rename OASGraph to OpenAPI-to-GraphQL. The project is meant to automatically generate GraphQL wrappers for RESTlike APIs and was open sourced last year.

    The new name should be a clearer indicator of the project’s function and align with other libraries that follow the “x-to-y naming convention”. Other than that the tool has moved from the StrongLoop organisation to GitHub, making it more accessible and dispelling the notion it would only work with LoopBack.

  • Parse arguments with Python

    If you're using Python for any amount of development, you have probably issued a command in a terminal, even if only to launch a Python script or install a Python module with pip.

  • Python 3.6.9 security-fix release is now available

    Python 3.6.9 is now available. 3.6.9 is the first security-only-fix release of Python 3.6. Python 3.6 has now entered the security fix phase of its life cycle. Only security-related issues are accepted and addressed during this phase. We plan to provide security fixes for Python 3.6 as needed through 2021, five years following its initial release. Security fix releases are produced periodically as needed and only provided in source code form; binary installers are not provided. We urge you to consider upgrading to the latest release of Python 3.7, the current fully-supported version.

  • Python 3.7.4rc2 is now available for testing

    Python 3.7.4rc2 is now available. 3.7.4rc2 is the second release preview of the next maintenance release of Python 3.7, the latest feature release of Python. Assuming no further critical problems are found prior to 2019-07-08, no code changes are planned between this release candidate and the final release.

  • DjangoCon Australia 2019: Tickets on sale

    For the 7th year running, DjangoCon Australia is coming up on August 2nd. Just like last year, the sibling conference to DjangoCons EU and US, is on in Sydney at the International Convention Centre.

    DjangoCon Australia is a one-day event, organized as a specialist track as part of PyCon AU. Packed with talks about best practices, communities, contributions, and the present and future of Django, DjangoCon Australia 2019 will be bigger than ever.

  • LibreOffice Appliances project (GSoC 2019): Report 5

    I managed to sort out the blog not building. The problem was a case of incorrect syntax in the _config.yml on this site.

    I passed the evaluation and I’ll be here for another two months by the looks of it. We’ve now got a working program which starts and control LibreOffice just like planned, however it is quite rough and the next two months will be spent making it smoother and better-looking mainly, I reckon. Apart from any other work my mentors might throw at me.

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With An Out-Of-Tree Kernel Patch You Can Finally Read/Write To The SSDs On Newer Macs

Phoronix - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 15:02
While Apple computers once ran well with Linux, that's not been the case in recent years particularly for MacBook Pros but now really all newer Apple computers have become a mess on Linux. There's been really messy issues in trying to run Macs on Linux. With MacBook Pros from recent revisions, it's now only finally possible for Linux to read/write to the solid-state drive if using an out-of-tree patch...

Rapid Ascent of Linux

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 14:27
  • You should really get an Android or iPhone, says Microsoft: No more app updates for Windows Phone 8.x holdouts

    Another milestone was reached today in the long, drawn-out death of Windows Phone: Microsoft has stopped distributing app updates to the dozen or so Windows Phone 8.x devices not already consigned to the recyclers.

    To be fair, mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 was switched off almost two years ago, on 11 July 2017, and Microsoft really cannot be bothered to let developers who are still supporting apps on the platform use its store to distribute updates.

    The company had already axed the ability for developers to submit new apps for the doomed platform at the end of October last year. Today brings the Windows 8.x saga to an end – with developers no longer able to shovel out updates ... to say there'll be no more updates.

  • Microsoft Says Linux Surpassed Windows on Azure [Ed: Microsoft boosters such as Bogdan Popa keep pushing that "Microsoft loves Linux" lie because they know that this lie is actually useful to Microsoft and contributes to brand dilution]

    “Microsoft loves Linux” is something that we hear every once in a while, especially from Microsofties who try to get the software giant more involved into this world that they once hated.

  • Linux is now beating Windows on Microsoft’s own turf, and Azure is better for it

    A Linux kernel developer working with Microsoft has let slip that Linux-based operating systems have a larger presence on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform than Windows-based ones. The revelation appeared on an Openwall open-source security list in an application for Microsoft developers to join the list, and was apparently part of an evidently credible argument that Microsoft plays an active-enough role in Linux development to merit including the company in security groups.

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Graphics: AMD and Intel

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 14:25
  • AMD’s unannounced Navi 14 GPUs enabled in new Linux kernel patches

    We’re just a few days away from the launch of the new AMD RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards on Sunday, and we can’t wait to talk about how the new Navi RDNA GPUs perform. But we’re not allowed yet. What we can say, however, is that the Navi 10 silicon inside them is being joined by upcoming Navi 14 chips. Well, according to AMD’s own Linux submissions anyways.

    Yesterday kernel patches for the as-yet unannounced Navi 14 GPU were posted, presumably in order to get into the new Linux 5.3 kernel update cycle instead of having to wait for the 5.4 version. AMD has already provided Navi 10 support for the Linux 5.3 kernel that’s getting merged in Autumn of this year, enabling the RX 5700-series cards, but you will still be able to use the new Navi-powered Radeon GPUs on Linux distributions that are compatible with the Radeon Software for Linux software.

  • Intel SVT-AV1 0.6 Released With AV1 Decoding, SIMD Optimizations

    Intel's open-source developers working on their Scalable Video Technology video encoders (and decoders) on Tuesday released SVT-AV1 0.6 as their latest work on high-performance AV1 support using CPU-based encoding/decoding.

    SVT-AV1 has been seeing remarkable progress on bettering its performance since Intel open-sourced the effort a few months back along with SVT-VP9 and SVT-HEVC. It was just in April that Intel then formally announced these encoders and acknowledged Netflix is among the customers planning to use them.

  • Libdrm 2.4.99 Released With Navi Support, AMDGPU Changes

    AMD's Marek Olšák released a new version of the Mesa DRM library (libdrm) on Tuesday.

    This libdrm update is notable as it contains the basic bits needed for Navi support. Having those bits in a released version of Libdrm is a prerequisite for landing the RadeonSI Navi 10 support. Now that the libdrm release is out there, hopefully this RadeonSI merging into Mesa 19.2 is imminent.

Newsboat – A Command line RSS/Atom Feed Reader For Text Consoles

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 14:20

Newsboat, a fork of Newsbeuter, is a free, open source RSS/Atom feed reader for text consoles. It supports GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like operating systems. Compared to other slow and huge amount of memory consumed RSS feed readers, Newsboat is the best choice for anyone who are looking for a simple, slick and fast feed reader that can be completely managed via keyboard.

Also: SQL Buddy – A Web Based MySQL Administration Tool

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New Run-Throughs: Xubuntu 19.10 and SwagArch 19.07

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 14:16
  • Xubuntu 19.10 Daily Builds with XFCE 4.14 Pre Release Run Through
  • Xubuntu 19.10 Daily Builds with XFCE 4.14 Pre Release

    Today we are looking at the long-awaited XFCE 4.14, which is still in development but it should be released in August, so we will get the Stable release of XFCE 4.14 in Xubuntu 19.10 which is really exciting, but we can already enjoy it in Xubuntu 19.10 we can already enjoy XFCE 4.14. So it is a great way to look at it and enjoy it!

  • SwagArch 19.07 Run Through
  • SwagArch 19.07

    Today we are looking at SwagArch 19.07. It is based on Arch and is a rolling difference. The main change in the release is that it is no longer uses a highly modified version of XFCE but a more vanilla version of the Budgie Desktop and it really looks good for me! It uses about 1GB of ram when idling and uses Linux Kernel 5.1. Enjoy!

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Mozilla: State of Performance Test Engineering, Socorro Engineering and Supreme Court Intervention

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 14:14
  • State of Performance Test Engineering (H1/2019)

    Late in 2018 I stepped out of the familiar position of automation engineer, and into the unknown as an engineering manager. A new team was formed for me to manage, focusing on performance test engineering. Now here we are, just over six months in, and I’m excited to share some updates!

  • Socorro Engineering: June 2019 happenings

    Socorro is the crash ingestion pipeline and Crash Stats web service for Mozilla's products like Firefox.

  • Mozilla joins brief for protection of LGBTQ employees from discrimination

    Last year, we joined the call in support of transgender equality as part of our longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion and fostering a supportive work environment. Today, we are proud to join over 200 companies, big and small, as friends of the court, in a brief brought to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Debian: Debian Installer Buster RC 3, a live-wrapper fork, Buster Days Away and DebConf19 Has Cheesy Plans

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 13:56
  • Debian Installer Buster RC 3 release The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the third release candidate of the installer for Debian 10 "Buster". Foreword ======== This release candidate of the installer is meant to validate some very last changes, making sure Recommends of the Linux kernel packages are properly installed. That's also a way to double check the setup for generating installation images is ready to prepare official Buster images in a few days. Installation reports for this specific D-I Buster RC 3 release are welcome as always, but users may want to join the fun of testing the official installation images on Saturday! https://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2019/06/msg00024.html Improvements in this release ============================ * base-installer: - Enable installation of Recommends while installing the kernel (#929667). * debian-installer-utils: - Always set APT option if --{with,no}-recommends options are used (#931287). * debian-cd: - Include Buster release notes on DVD, 16G USB and BD images. * grub2: - Add shim-signed to Recommends for grub-efi-{arm64,i386}-signed packages (#931038). Localization status =================== * 76 languages are supported in this release. * Full translation for 39 of them. Known bugs in this release ========================== * There seems to be no known major bug as of yet. See the errata[2] for details and a full list of known issues. Feedback for this release ========================= We need your help to find bugs and further improve the installer, so please try it. Installer CDs, other media and everything else you will need are available at our web site[3]. Thanks ====== The Debian Installer team thanks everybody who has contributed to this release. 1. https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team 2. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata 3. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer Cheers,
  • Debian Installer Buster RC3 Brings Last Minute Improvements

    While Debian 10.0 "Buster" is due to be released this weekend, a seemingly last release candidate of the Debian Installer is now available.

    Debian Installer Buster RC3 was issued this morning with just a couple of changes. With this update, the Debian Installer ensures that the package "Recommends" of Linux kernel Debian packages are properly installed, the Buster release notes have been added to the larger images, and the SecureBoot shim-signed is now added to the grub-efi-signed packages.

  • Enrico Zini: live-wrapper fork

    I sometimes need to build Debian live iso images for work, and some time ago got into an inconvenient situation in which live-wrapper required software not available in Debian anymore, and there was no obvious replacement for it, so I forked it and tried to forward-port things and fill the gaps.

  • Debian 10 Buster expected this week, but not for Linux on Chromebooks (unless you manually upgrade)

    It’s a big week in the Linux world as Debian 10 Buster is expected to arrive on July 6. What does that have to do with Chromebooks? Thanks to Project Crostini, Chrome OS devices can run Linux, using the current default version of Debian 9 Stretch.

  • DebConf19 Cheese and Wine Party

    This C&W is the 15th official DebConf Cheese and Wine party. The first C&W was improvised in Helsinki during DebConf 5, in the so-called "French" room. Cheese and Wine parties are now a tradition for DebConf.

    The event is very simple: bring good edible stuff from your country. We like cheese and wine, but we love the surprising stuff that people bring from all around the world or regions of Brazil. So, you can bring non-alcoholic drinks or a typical food that you would like to share as well. Even if you don't bring anything, feel free to participate: our priorities are our attendants and free cheese.

    We have to organize for a great party. An important part is planning - We want to know what you are bringing, in order to prepare the labels and organizing other things.

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11 Best Free Linux Desktop Genome Browsers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 13:54

In the fields of molecular biology and genetics, a genome is the genetic material of an organism. It consists of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). Each genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain that organism. In humans, a copy of the entire genome—more than 3 billion DNA base pairs—is contained in all cells that have a nucleus.

In bioinformatics, a genome browser is a graphical interface for display of information from a biological database for genomic data. They are important tools for studying genomes given the vast amounts of data available. They typically load very large files, such as whole genome FASTA files and display them in a way that users can make sense of the information there. They can be used to visualize a variety of different data types.

Genome browsers enable researchers to visualize and browse entire genomes with annotated data including gene prediction and structure, proteins, expression, regulation, variation, comparative analysis, etc. They use a visual, high-level overview of complex data in a form that can be grasped at a glance and provide the means to explore the data in increasing resolution from megabase scales down to the level of individual elements of the DNA sequence.

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Projects Using Arduino

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 13:51
  • 6 of the Best IoT Projects Using Arduino

    If you’re an electronics hobbyist, chances are you’ve heard of the Arduino. It’s a tiny computer that you can use to do surprisingly complex things. It also happens to be behind a fair number of Internet of Things projects.

    While some people reach a for Raspberry Pi or something even more powerful, an Arduino or Arduino Uno might be all you need. We’ve put together a list of IoT projects that prove this to be true.

  • 5 Bluetooth Low-Energy Products You Should Consider Buying

    If you are working with Arduino projects, you require good Bluetooth controller modules. Adafruit, the parent company of Arduino, offers an official BLE module called “Bluefruit LE UART Friend.”

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Slimbook is offering a new laptop called Slimbook PRO X

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 13:11

Slimbook launched the PRO X, which is the best Linux notebook in its pro category.

Slimbook is a Spanish company which sells laptop computers with a variety of supported operating systems, including several Linux distributions.

Slimbook PRO X is the best Labtop for Linux users in terms of price, quality, benefits and features compared with other high-end equipment, manufacturers such as DELL or ASUS.

The Laptop body is made of metal alloy based on aluminum and magnesium. It comes with 1.1 kilogram of weight with battery included.

Also: Linux apps can now access Android devices over USB with Chrome OS 75

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Za nami je najtoplejši izmerjeni junij

Slo-Tech - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 13:09
Za nami je najtoplejši izmerjeni junij Slo-Tech - Letošnji junij je poskrbel za nekaj temperaturnih rekordov, poročajo iz Copernicus Climate Change Service v okviru Evropska centra za srednjeročne vremenske napovedi. Program Copernicus je del programa za satelitsko opazovanje Zemlje in vremena, ki ga izvaja Evropska unija. Največje odstopanje od dolgoletnih povprečij smo zabeležili v Evropi, ki jo je v drugi polovici meseca doletel močan vročinski val zaradi vročega zraka, ki ga je prineslo iznad Sahare. V petih dneh vročinskega vala (25.-29. junij) so bile v zahodni in srednji Evropi (Francija, severna Španija, severna Italija, Švica, Avstrija, južna Nemčija) temperature tudi do 10 °C višje od dolgoletnega povprečja....

Več na Slo-Techu.

Games: MayHemCars, Space Mercs, Planet Explorers, ATRIUM, Supraland and Index VR

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 12:37
  • Race Stupid With AI In MayHemCars

    Hello Linux gamers! Today, I’ll be covering a car racing game called MayHemCars. The game is unique and hilarious too. Instead of trying to win, the other racers bump and crash on each other.

    You better watch out or they’ll try to ram you off the tracks too. If you are looking for a hilarious car racing game instead of “winning” as the sole objective, then this game is a must try.

  • Extreme space shooter "Space Mercs" looks pretty incredible in the latest footage

    Releasing on Steam on July 31st, Space Mercs is an extreme space shooter from Bearded Giant Games we've featured here a few times and for good reason. It's made on Linux and it looks like a lot of fun.

  • Planet Explorers goes free as Pathea Games lose the multiplayer code

    Argh! I can't believe it's the middle of 2019 and I'm writing about something so ridiculous. Pathea Games, developer of Planet Explorers and My Time At Portia have lost the multiplayer code for Planet Explorers.

    As a little reminder, Planet Explorers was funded on Kickstarter way back in 2013 with the help of over four thousand backers providing them well over one hundred thousand dollars. When it released in 2016 it was…rough. It had a lot of promise, some elements of it were interesting but it also had a lot of bugs.

  • Strategy game ATRIUM releasing on Steam later this month, already available on itch

    ATRIUM could be interesting, a strategy game that plays like a board game with you building and expanding the board as the game goes on. The developer, Black Potion, recently had a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter which was unsuccessful. They had already released it on itch.io before this, with the extra funding to further expand the game.

  • The impressive first-person metroidvania puzzler "Supraland" now has Linux support

    After promising Linux support for Supraland with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for a sequel, Supra Games have now delivered!

  • Valve have released the CAD files for the Index VR system, enabling some fun modding

    Just like Valve did with the Steam Controller, they've gone and released the CAD files for the Index VR system under a Creative Commons license.

    It's really nice to see Valve continue to do more out in the open, as releases like this will allow dedicated tinkerers to make all sorts of changes and adjustments to suit their needs. It would also allow accessory makers to easily design around it all, however if you do wish to sell anything you will need to speak to Valve first.

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WireGuard 0.0.20190702 Released For This Cross-Platform Open-Source VPN Tunnel

Phoronix - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 12:26
WireGuard 0.0.20190702 has been released as the newest snapshot for this increasingly popular open-source network VPN tunnel that has showed much potential and has now been ported to all major platforms...

Debian Installer Buster RC3 Brings Last Minute Improvements

Phoronix - Sre, 07/03/2019 - 12:11
While Debian 10.0 "Buster" is due to be released this weekend, a seemingly last release candidate of the Debian Installer is now available...
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