Late Night Linux – Episode 58

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Does the need to fund FOSS explain its complexity? The four of us don’t seem to agree. Plus plenty of news including KDE, MariaDB, Lineage OS, and the faceless bureaucrats in Brussels are at it again.

 

News

KDE Matrix & Refactored KDEnlive & kPublicTransport

Largest open (and multilingual) voice dataset

MariaDB bossman lays in to AWS & Oracle

Lineage 16.0

EU Radio Equipment Directive

 

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Ubuntu Podcast get together

 

FOSS Complexity

The only real ways to make money from FOSS are support, services and training. So why would anyone make FOSS that’s simple to install, use and maintain, and works perfectly out of the box? Is this why everything is so over-complicated?

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 57

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Librem 5 shipping when? Todd from Purism joins us to answer that question, as well as what’s going on with the dev kits. Plus KDE, Red Hat Satellite, and Windows X86 apps on Arm Linux in a brief news segment.

 

News

KDE Plasma 5.15 & Snaps

Red Hat standardising to Postgres… no Mongo

Wine Developers Release Hangover Alpha To Run Windows x86_64 Programs On 64-Bit ARM

 

Todd Weaver from Purism

A year on from his last appearance on the show, Todd joins us to discuss the progress of the Librem 5, and how things are going for Purism in general.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 56

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What exactly does diversity in Linux and tech mean? We discuss it with Ell Marquez. Plus exciting Pine64 devices, no Pi 4 this year, gaming news, and more.

 

News

Pine64 to Launch $79 Linux Tablet, $199 PineBook Pro Laptop

Pine64 forum announcement

We won’t see a Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019

Steam For Linux Now Lets You Play Windows Games From Other Stores

HP joins LVFS

Blue Systems hires a QA manager

 

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Ell Marquez

We are joined by Ell Marquez who is organising a Global Diversity CFP Day event. We talk about her motivations for organising it, and look beneath the surface of the usual diversity discussion.

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 55

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Are you better off with the elasticity of public clouds like AWS, or should you avoid lock-in by running servers on premises? Guess what Félim thinks. Plus ZFS is in the news again, the Librem 5 is slowly getting there, another major company joins LVFS, and more.

 

News

New FOSS Forge

Librem 5 Update

Purism announces PureOS Store

Jezra has a dev kit and isn’t impressed

postmarketOS post which mentions Librem 5

Phoenix joins LVFS

KDE Frameworks Android Integration

ZFS issues with the 5.0 kernel but there’s a workaround

Amazon launches Mongo-compatible DocumentDB

MongoDB removed from major distros

 

Cloud vs on prem

Félim and Joe fight it out over whether to roll your own infrastructure or to just submit to AWS and the like.

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 54

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A new year dawns so we make some predictions for the months to come. Plus we look back at last year’s predictions, and have a look at what’s been happening in the news.

 

News

Raspberry Pi joins RISC-V Foundation

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Driver Finally Being Mainlined With Next Kernel

Kernel reaches 5.0

FreeBSD admits that Linux is better (when it comes to ZFS)

Fedora Planning A Per-System Unique Identifier For DNF To Count Users

 

 

Predictions

We look back at our predictions from a year ago and then make some new ones for 2019.

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 53

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It’s almost Christmas so it’s time to look back at 2018 and talk about some of the news stories that shaped the year.

 

January

Meltdown and Spectre

 

February

Nintendo Switch runs Linux

Plasma running on a Switch

 

March

New Raspberry Pi 3B+

The final nail in the Firefox OS coffin

 

April

Ubuntu 18.04 released

18.04 flavours also released

Clear focus on cloud and containers

Ubuntu 18.04 even runs on a Nintendo Switch

 

May

Lots of of Ubuntu flavours decided to drop 32-bit images

The other flavours could follow suit

Linux apps on Chrome OS confirmed

Huawei locks down its bootloaders

 

June

Microsoft to buy Github

 

July

SUSE acquired

 

August

Valve’s “Steam Play” uses Vulkan to bring more Windows games to Linux

 

September

Kernel Maintainer’s Summit moved continents to accommodate Linus

Linus takes a break and a new CoC for kernel devs

 

October

Linus back in charge of the kernel

IBM to Acquire Red Hat

 

November

Librem 5 slips again

 

December

Librem 5 dev kits finally shipping

Microsoft Edge to move to a Chromium base

MIPS to be open sourced

 

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FOSS Talk Live 2019 8th June

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 52

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Graham and Joe have been checking out Sailfish OS 3, and there’s a packed news segment including KDE, RISC-V, Fedora, and the FSF.

 

 

News

KDE on Necuno Mobile: Has headphone jack and …Maemo!?

kde-Itinary Update

Xubuntu to drop 32-bit ISOs

RISC-V & LF Joint Venture

FSF gets one miiiiilion dollars

Fedora 31 Will Likely Be Cancelled Or Significantly Delayed

AMI BIOS updates coming to a fwupdmgr near you!

 

 

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FOSS Talk Live 2019 8th June

Reminder that G+ is dead

 

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Sailfish OS 3

Graham was recently sent a Jolla phone by listener Matt, and Joe has been checking out an unofficial Sailfish ROM on the Oneplus One.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 51

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Yet more good KDE news, Ubuntu getting 10 years of support, WiFi improvements, a new Raspberry Pi and Raspbian, is the FOSS community really that toxic, and more.

 

News

NVIDIA Working On An EGLStreams Back-End For KDE On Wayland (Relevant email)

Accessibility starting off again in KDE

Ubuntu 18.04 to receive 10 years of support

RHEL 8 beta released

iwd: Simplifying WiFi

New mid-range Raspberry Pi launched

Raspbian updated

New kernels revert Spectre mitigation

Tomorrow’s world special

 

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What’s the FOSS community really like?

Is the FOSS community really that toxic or is it full of idealists who wear rose-tinted glasses?

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 50

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Joe’s long-awaited Pinebook has finally arrived and we have a good chat about its ups and downs. Plus a packed news section including reproducible builds, ReactOS, mobile news and the usual Plasma love-in.

 

News

Plasma updates in the pipeline from Nate Here & Here

Purism dev boards when?

Lineage OS changing update frequency

Samsung announce Linux on DeX with Ubuntu

Reproducible Builds gets 300k & joins Conservancy

ReactOS 0.4.10 released

 

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Pinebook

Joe recently bought an 11” Pinebook and delivers his verdict on it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 49

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IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat Looms large over the news but we find time to talk about the latest releases of Ubuntu and elementary OS, an interesting Kickstarter, and the promise of a KDE phone. Plus we ask whether FOSS is finally coming of age.

 

News

Pine64 working on a KDE phone

Ubuntu 18.10 released

elementary OS 5.0 Juno released

Simone Giertz launches Kickstarter for open hardware calendar

IBM to Acquire Red Hat

 

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Is FOSS finally growing up?

With everyone from GNU to Samba getting their HR houses in order, and behemoths like Microsoft fully embracing open source, is FOSS finally coming of age? Or is the community destined to always drag itself down with infighting and childish behaviour?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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