• Better Builder

    Developers fed up with cryptic Makefiles should take a look at the new Meson build system, which is simple to operate, offers scripting capabilities, integrates external test tools, and supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Data On the Go

    Almost all manufacturers of GPS devices use proprietary formats to save routes, tracks, and waypoints. Vendors unfortunately rarely offer Linux software for uploading and downloading or processing the data. Four GPS editors keep Linux users on the right track.

  • Open Wide

    Open Speech Initiative seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.

  • Virtuoso Layering

    For the past three years, 20 developers have been working on a revamped version of the KDE libraries. The alpha release appeared in February 2014 with many new features.

News and Articles

  • Linus Addresses Criticism for Harsh Language

    Kernel king admits his tone has alienated volunteers, but says the demands of the process require directness.

  • New SSL Attack Lets a Malicious Listener Steal Session Cookies

    New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3

  • Snowdrift.coop

    Snowdrift.coop aims to solve some of the problems facing free software funding by linking the amount of an individual pledge to the number of donors willing to share the financial commitment.

  • Leading Open Source Coder Rants about Rants

    Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.

  • HP Splits into Two Companies

    Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Automatic Testing

    Instead of configuring the Jenkins continuous integration server in the browser with mouse clicks and text input for builds, programmers can store the necessary data in the source control system and let a Perl script do the work.

  • Hey, Honey

    Good traps catch mice, and honeypots catch malicious scripts. Sys admin Charly resorts to a honeypot in this issue, which, although difficult to install, is easy to manage.

  • Pi Plus

    The brand new Raspberry Pi Model  B+ is solid and tidy, with many clever improvements in detail that make this the best version so far. The desired improvement in performance will have to wait for now.

  • Docker Talk

    Run your application smoothly and portably in the cloud with the Docker container system. This workshop takes a practical look deploying Docker with the OwnCloud cloud environment.

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