OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 72

Ubuntu Kylin, Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu 16.10 releases are available now
Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:55 AM

In association with release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, various Ubuntu community developers has announced availability of Ubuntu Kylin, Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu. New releases are also available for other community flavors like Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Studio, however, no explicit release announcement is available for these releases. Ubuntu MATE 16.10 release was announced prior to

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak released withi Unity 8 developer preview
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 PM

The Ubuntu team has unveiled Ubuntu 16.10, latest stable release of worlds most popular open source operating system that powers a wide variety of devices around the earth. This release comes with hybrid cloud operation support and unity 8 developer preview. The Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is a regular 6 month release of Ubuntu and will be supported for coming 9 months unlike Long Term Supported(

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 released with MATE Desktop 1.16.0
Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:42 PM

The Ubuntu MATE team has announced release of Ubuntu MATE 16.10, latest stable release of official Ubuntu community flavor featuring MATE desktop. This release includes several updated packages and improvements. Major highlight in this release is availability of MATE desktop 1.16 which completely compiled using GTK 3.x libraries. Ubuntu MATE is the first distribution to offer completely GTK 3.x

Carleton University builds Research Cloud with Ubuntu OpenStack on IBM
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:30 PM

The Canonical has announced completion of its work with Carleton University of Ottawa, to build a Research Cloud using Ubuntu OpenStack on top of IBM power servers. This cloud system will provide rapid, self servicing computation resources to handle complex scientific inquiries. These resources will be available to researchers inside university campus and other innovative projects running in

Fedora 25 beta released with GNOME 3.22
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:52 PM

The Fedora team has announced immediate availability of Fedora 25 beta, development image for upcoming stable Fedora release which is expected to arrive on November 25. This release includes Fedora workstation, server and atomic edition and also, other fedora spins and lab editions. Fedora 25 workstation ships several updated packages including recently released GNOME 3.22 which makes Fedora

FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is available now
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:38 AM

Finally, the FreeBSD project has announced release of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE, first stable release in projects 11.x series. This release of FreeBSD comes with several improvements and updated packages to provide a more stable operating system for users of various expertise. Some of the highlights in FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE can be summarized as follows: OpenSSH DSA key generation has been

GoboLinux 016 alpha released; first 64 bit release of project
Monday, October 10, 2016 10:03 PM

The GoboLinux team has announced availability of GoboLinux 016 alpha, first preview of projects upcoming stable release. This is going to be first 64 bit release of project since it's beginning on 2002. GoboLinux is a modular GNU/Linux distribution which approaches packages in an alternative way. Instead of having parts of a program thrown at /usr/bin, other parts at /etc and yet more parts

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 beta released; Final release will be coming soon
Monday, October 10, 2016 9:34 PM

The Bodhi Linux team has announced availability of bodhi linux 4.0.0 beta, another milestone in the development of upcoming bodhi linux 4.0.0 stable release. This release has fixed almost all known bugs and the only known bug is associated with theming of file chooser. If the developers are able to track down this bug as per schedule, the final release will be available by end of the month.

Kodi 17 Krypton Beta 3 released
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:17 AM

The Kodi(Formerly XBMC) project has released Kodi 17 Krypton Beta 3, latest development release for upcoming stable v17. This release ships fixes for various bugs reported in previous development releases. Kodi 17 is doing major reworks in key areas like video playback, live TV, PVR/DVR, the music library ..etc. Also it features a new default skin and a touch screen specific skin to capture

WINE 1.8.5 stable released with various bug fixes
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:05 AM

The Wine(Originally recursive acronym for Wine Is Not Emulator) team has announced availability of Wine 1.8.5, latest maintenance release in Wine 1.8.x stable release. This release fixes many bugs reported in 1.8.5 series and enhance offers more stability. Wine is a compatibility layer for running windows binary executable files on POSIX compatible systems like GNU/Linux, Unix and BSD operating

AryaLinux Xfce 2016.08 released with bug fixes and ehancements
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:39 AM

The AryaLinux team has announced release of AryaLinux Xfce 2016.08, latest stable release of independently developed, general purpose GNU/Linux distribution built from scratches, offering Xfce desktop environment. AryaLinux Xfce 2016.08 is basically a bug fix release with a few enhancements. Though the main motive of this release was to provide a more stable system with less bugs, it also ships

Comparing memory usage of LXQt Desktop with LXDE, Xfce and others
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:06 PM

It is often told that, Qt is a bloated framework and anything that make use of it will be bloated and will require considerable amount of memory. But a study conducted by LXDE/LXQt team shows this is not a valid statement and comparing to the benefits offered by Qt it does not consume much memory. What is LXQt Desktop LXQt is a lightweight and user friendly desktop environment built using Qt

Linux Lite 3.2 released, includes numerous improvements
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:49 PM

The Linux Lite team has announced availability of Linux Lite 3.2 beta, development release for upcoming stable release of Ubuntu based lightweight, user friendly GNU/Linux distribution. This release ships numerous improvements, especially on user interface and experience level, over previous stable release, ie, v3.2. Linux Lite 3.2 introduces a new small, yet significant widget called Linux

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