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Eojin Kim of the Korea LoCo reports on the Ubuntu Fest recently held in
Daejeon. He links to the slides and gives summaries of the four sessions
it had: Plant Deep-Learning in Mobile, Social Media for Machines,
Hardware Development Process in a Startup, and Code-based vs Model-based
design. The event was concluded by a gift lottery and a dinner party.
Gerry Boland (greyback) gives this week's status report. He advises of
improvements to libmiral and miral-shell, bugs fixed in mesa-kms and
Wayland support, and that a Mir 0.32.1 bug fix release candidate is now
available for testing. Further, proper xdg-shell stable support is now
being worked on.
=== KDE's Dolphin File Manager Now Has A "Share" Menu ===
Michael Larabel tells us that Dolphin has a new share option. Available
in the KDE Applications 18.08 release, the option is in the context menu
for sharing files to integrated services. Michael provides a screenshot
and a link to more information.
=== Recent Nouveau Improvements Thanks To A New Contributor ===
Michael Larabel reminds us that the Nvidia Nouveau driver continues to
be mostly a community project, with only occasional updates from Nvidia,
and Red Hat employing a few key contributors, some of which started as
community developers. But this year has brought a new contributor to it:
Rhys Perry. His first patch was back in April, with many more following
and the latest only recently landed.
=== Canonical Announces the New Minimal Ubuntu OS for Public Clouds and
Docker Hub ===
Marius Nestor tells us of a new Minimal Ubuntu variant optimized for
public clouds and Docker Hub that has just been released. Compared to
the Ubuntu Server image, this new variant is more than 50% smaller and
boots up to 40% faster. Marius goes into detail what versions of it are
available and links to download options.
=== KDE Plasma 5.13.3 Desktop Environment Released with More Than 30
Marius Nestor alerts us to the third maintenance update to KDE Plasma
5.13. Highlights of it include a fix for the QtCurve settings crash,
various stability improvements with Plasma Discover, and properly
opening timelines in Places Runner. Marius links to the release
announcement for more details, and concludes with an outlook to the next
=== This Infographic Reveals the Sheer Scale of Ubuntu’s Success ===
Joey Sneddon writes about an infographic provided by Canonical that
highlights the scale and success of Ubuntu in a number of IT sectors. He
highlights some choice stats from the infographic, noting the dominance
of the Ubuntu Desktop is overlooked, but that for every failed project
Canonical has many successes.
=== Pre-AMDGPU xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver Sees A Round Of Improvements ===
Michael Larabel notes that it's rare to report on xf86-video-ati
updates, but this week has seen a large batch of fixes and improvements
for those using the DDX driver with pre-HD7000 series hardware. He says
longtime Radeon Linux developer Michel Dänzer has been busy porting
various xf86-video-amdgpu patches to the older xf86-video-ati driver,
with most being fixes.
=== GTK+ 4.0 Likely Being Released In Spring Of 2019 ===
Michael Larabel discusses the state of GTK+ in respect to the GNOME
development. He notes what is currently being worked on in version 4.0
and projects the planning for version 5.0. Michael links to the
project’s blog for more details.
=== Mesa 18.1.4 Released With Fixes For Intel & Radeon Drivers ===
Michael Larabel reports on this stable release where the primary fixes
are to the Intel i965, ANV, Gallium3D, and R600 drivers. He notes that
most of the other patches are for Intel improvements and provides a link
to the release announcement.
=== Meet CIMON, an AI Assistant for Astronauts that Runs on Ubuntu ===
Joey Sneddon reports of CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON), an
Ubuntu-powered, space-faring colleague that is currently being tested
aboard the International Space Station. Free floating and mobile with
integration to the cloud through IBM Watson, it has a wide range of
functions and abilities. Joey provides numerous links for greater details.
=== Low-profile Apollo Lake Mini-ITX board runs Linux ===
Eric Brown reports of Axiomtek’s MANO311 board for industrial
IoT-related applications which runs on Fedora, Ubuntu, or Win 10. He
summarizes the hardware specs as upgrades from previous models and
provides a link to the product page.
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