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GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment to Offer Todoist Integration, Quarter Tiling



They came much faster than we expected, and it looks like more features of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distribution have been revealed.

We reported last week on the first GNOME 3.26 features, including RDP support in GNOME Boxes, photo importing from devices in GNOME Photos, new sharing framework, new Usage app, updated Display settings, debugging support in GNOME Builder, as well as an all-new Passwords and Keys application to replace Seahorse.

The list continues today with the work done by Philip Chimento to improve the JavaScript platform, which affects numerous components, including GJS, GNOME Shell, GNOME Documents, GNOME Maps, and Polari; and recurrent events will land in GNOME Calendar thanks to developer Georges Neto.

Todoist integration, quarter tiling feature in Mutter… (read more)



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Making the Business Source License Open Source Compliant


A couple of weeks ago we posted an article about MariaDB’s new Business Source License.

The BSL itself is so new that it needs to be tested in the wild a few times to figure out how effective it will be, fortunately, the MariaDB team is willing to run those tests and is starting with its MaxScale 2.1 product to expand the usefulness of the MariaDB ecosystem.

All that being said, there were some questions surrounding the claims about the license being “Open Source” when it was first announced, and because of that, Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, took a look at the license and helped tweak it to better fit the ideals of the Open Source Definition.

Not against $

You might think that the godfather of the worldwide push for Open Source was against money making schemes surrounding open development, but in the article, Perens says that he was sympathetic to the purposes of the MariaDB team in making the BSL.

He also declared that “Making Open Source shouldn’t mean you wear a hair shirt and live on handouts, while your users, often the biggest companies on Wall Street, rake in the dough”.

This lends credence to the concept that Open Source might have to find a way to live in an environment where the newest developments are pay to play initially, but that pay period has a clear expiration date.

Lack of clarity

A lack of clarity, in fact, was the biggest fault that Perens found in the BSL. The parameterization (which initially seems like an issue of freedom for the licensor) is a danger, he points out, because saying that a project is BSL 1.0 would mean virtually nothing to the users of the project.

The transition type, timeline, and commercial limitation were entirely up to the project’s discretion, even to the point that the license might transition to a non-Open-Source license after being commercially available at an exorbitant cost in the BSL environment.

The comparison he offers is to the Creative Commons licenses, which are not clear in what they mean, and each must be read in its entirety to understand the rights and limitations it offers.

A few changes required

Working with the MariaDB team, Perens was able to clarify some of these issues, and still allow freedom for the BSL licensor to provide their own terms. The transition would need to occur within four years, to a GPL 2.0 or some other better Open Source licenses, and have a baseline grant of usage rights (that can only be expanded upon).

These changes help to ensure that the license is Open Source compliant and that a common understanding of what was meant by a project being BSL is achieved.

In the end

With these changes in mind, the BSL 1.1 has Bruce Perens’s endorsement, and his declaration that it “will be a good way for developers to get paid while eventually making their works Open Source”.

MariaDB, for their part, has embraced these changes and worked to reduce mention of the 1.0 version of the license in order to favor the improved 1.1 version they are using for their MaxScale 2.1 product.

While the jury is still out on how effective this strategy will be, the BSL 1.1 provides a new avenue for Open Source development teams to grow and expand their products, and not have to worry about begging for handouts at the same time.

If you’d like to test this license out for your project, check out the documentation about adopting and developing the license from MariaDB.





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Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes



Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today, April 21, 2017, the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

Considering the fact that nearly three days have passed since the release of the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, the Linux 4.10.12 and 4.9.24 LTS kernels change a total of 78 files, with 993 insertions and 459 deletions for Linux 4.10.12 and 938 insertions and 441 deletions for Linux 4.9.24, while Linux kernel 4.4.63 LTS is again a smaller patch changing a total of 48 files, with 518 insertions and 216 deletions.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.10.12 [4.9.24 and 4.4.63] kernel. All users of the 4.10 [4.9 and 4.4] kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.10.y [4.9…. (read more)



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Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.4



As reported the other day, The Document Foundation announced that the first bug hunting session for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.4 office suite would take place on April 28, 2017, debugging the first Alpha build that’ll be released early next week.

However, as promised, in this article we’ll take a look at the upcoming features of LibreOffice 5.4, at least those that have been already revealed. These include new “Edit Section” and “Footnotes and Endnotes” entry in the context menu of the Writer, which work if the cursor is in a section, as well as in a footnote or endnote. Check out the screenshot gallery below to see them in action.

Calc can now remember CSV export settings, new “Hide All Comments” and “Show All Comments” commands are implemented in the View -> Co… (read more)



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Boostnote: Open Source Note Taking App For Programmers


Boostnote is a new Open Source note taking application focused on programmers. It is available for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is built on electron and is run offline.

Note taking app for programmers

Boostnote open source note taking software for programmers

As programmers, we usually take down lots of notes that include interesting code snippets, frequently used commands, some scribbles about the project or bug you are working on. And it all becomes more useful if the entire thing is organized in pages. This way, you know where to find the piece of information you are looking for.

At work, I have seen most of my colleagues using Microsoft’s OneNote for this purpose. It lets you organize notes in form of pages and chapters.

Boostnote is kind of Microsoft OneNote alternative for Linux. However, it doesn’t do everything the same way as OneNote does. We’ll see it in action but before that let me highlight the main features of Boostnote.

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Suggested Read
Simplenote: Best Open Source Note Taking App

Boostnote features

Boostnote is under active development and it seems like they will have more features in the coming days. As of now, Boostnote boasts of the following:

  • Built on Electron
  • Notes can be taken as Markdown or in code snippet format
  • Syntax highlight
  • Notes can be tagged
  • Search functionality
  • Notes can be grouped together in folders
  • Hotkey support
  • Dark and light UI themes
  • Plenty of themes for the editor
  • Cross-platform, available for Linux, Windows and MacOS
  • No synchronization to cloud
  • Notes can be exported to .txt or .md (Markdown).

Installing Boostnote

For Linux, Boostnote provides DEB packages for Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, elementary OS etc. Do note that it is available for 64 bit systems only. You can download the installer file from the link below:

Download Boostnote

For Arch Linux users, Boostnote is available from the AUR.

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Suggested Read
Notes: A Clean Looking Open Source Note Taking App

Using Boostnote

At first run, Boostnote asks you to define the location of “storage”. Storage is nothing but a directory where all your future notes will be saved. You can have multiple storages allowing you to save different kinds of files in different locations.

Welcome screen of Boostnote

Define the location of notes storage at first run

You can use Ctrl+N to create a new note. You can also use the GUI option for the same. When you try creating a new note, it will ask you to select the type of note:

Boostnote markdown and script

Select the type of note

If you are familiar with markdown, you can use the syntax to create rich text like this:

Markdown formatted text in Boostnote

Markdown formatted text in Boostnote

Otherwise, you can also create notes in plain text. You can create folders to group your notes together. You can also mark notes as favorites to quickly access them from the left side pane.

For the snippet, you need to save the file with an appropriate extension in order to get syntax highlighting.

You can actually save multiple code snippet files in one Snippet file. In the example below, I have one Snippet note called ‘Sample C++ programs’ that has two C++ programs in it.

Syntax highlight in script mode in Boostnote

Syntax highlight in snippet mode in Boostnote

If you do not like the default UI and the editor theme, you can change it from the settings. You can also change the fonts type, fonts size. Settings also allow you to assign custom shortcuts.

UI and editor theme change in Boostnote

UI and editor theme change

Remember that the by default the notes are saved in Boostnote’s own file type. You cannot copy the files from the storage directory directly. You can use the export feature to save your Boostnotes in normal text format.

One thing that I didn’t like was that it doesn’t support drag and drop feature. If you have to move a note to another directory, you’ll have click on the folder name on the top. It’s not a big deal, but I would have preferred a simple drag and drop for changing the folders:

No drag and drop support for moving files between folders

No drag and drop support for moving files between folders

Unlike OneNote, Boostnote doesn’t support images. So you cannot save screenshots as part of your note. This is one feature I would love to see in Boostnote in future.

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Papyrus: An Open Source Note Manager

Verdict

Boostnote is a novel concept. Most note taking app doesn’t focus solely on programmers so Boostnote is trying to carve a niche for itself here.

It is not resource-heavy and it fulfills the promise of quickly jotting down notes and code snippets and lets you organize them in a better way. I miss the option of synchronization but I believe it can be achieved by creating a storage area inside the Dropbox folder.

Altogether, Boostnote is a nice open source software that might not be suitable for everyone but programmers might find it handy.

Try your hands on Boostnote and see if it fits your need. Don’t forget to share your experience with it in the comment section below.





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Canonical Announces General Availability of Kubernetes 1.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS



Canonical, through Marco Ceppi, was pleased to announce the general availability of Kubernetes 1.6 open-source container orchestration to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes, CDK, an initiative that provides Ubuntu Linux users with a production-grade method for installing, configuring, and managing Kubernetes lifecycle operations, has been updated to support the latest and most advanced Kubernetes 1.6.1 release.

CDK is known to be highly available, deployable virtually everywhere, extensible, provide TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption support, deploy EasyRSA for PKI (Private Key Infrastructure) to encrypt all the network traffic in the cluster, and come with common operational tasks… (read more)



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Atom 1.16 Open-Source Hackable Text Editor Released with Various Improvements



GitHub’s Andrea Liliana Griffiths is pleased to announce the release of Atom 1.16 as the latest stable version of the popular, multi-platform, and open-source hackable text editor, along with the Beta of Atom 1.17.

Atom 1.16 has entered Beta a little over a month ago when Atom 1.15 launched with its improvements to duplicate selections with multiple lines, the ability to retain tabs of deleted files, always visible cursors, better handling of minified files, and several other optimizations and bug fixes.

While not on the same caliber as the previous release, Atom 1.16 is here with improvements mostly for macOS users by adding an extra layer of title bar options, which can be enabled from Settings -> Core Settings -> Title Bar. Two new options are available, namely custom-inset and hidden.

“custom-inset adds a bit more padding around the “traffic lights”. This might not seem that useful at first glance, but the “traffic lights” will look more aligned when combined … (read more)



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[Review] Mu Music Player: Looks Good, Works Not So Good


In an earlier article about less known Linux music players, a reader Gábor Bálint notified me of another obscure music player Mu.

As I like to experiment with new applications, especially if it’s open source software, I decided to give it a try and now I am sharing it with you here.

Features of Mu music player

Review of Mu music player for Linux

First of all, the music player is actually written as μ, the greek letter. But I’ll be using Mu in this article for easier reading. It is an open source software and you can find the source code on GitHub repository.

Some of the main features of Mu music player are:

  • sleek, dark-themed modern interface
  • fast search option
  • option to fetch lyrics from the internet
  • album art display
  • option to save and upload album art
  • option to change the display to main player or mini player
  • support for a variety of music files
  • cross platform, available for Windows and MacOS apart from Linux
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Relax With Natural Sounds By Using Ambient Noise Music Player In Ubuntu

Experience with Mu music player

The first thing you’ll notice is the interface. It’s dark themed and sleek. It is divided into 5 tabs, namely Songs, Artist, Album, Genre and Playlist. I liked the interface.

Mu Music player interface

interface

You can import your music files in here. Only one folder at a time is allowed. The default interface looks like this:

Mus music player interface

Default interface with music files

Once the files are added to the music player, it will stay there until you manually delete it (just from the player, not from disk). The trouble starts when you want to add more music files. There is no option to add more files.

The only way possible is to drag and drop new files to the player to add it. And you might know that drag and drop in Ubuntu Unity interface is often a pain.

There is an option to change the view to a “main player”. Mu tries to get lyrics on its own based on the song name and if it finds the lyrics, it is displayed in the main player view.

However, in the case below, the lyrics was not correct. And I didn’t see any option to stop displaying lyrics.

Main Player view of Mu music player

Main player view with automatically recognized yet incorrect lyrics

There is another view called Mini player. It basically minifies the interface and gives you a tiny horizontal strip to access the controls:

Mini player view of Mu music player

Mini player view

Sound quality is fine. I didn’t notice any difference in the audio quality between Mu and Rhythmbox. I did notice a considerable high CPU consumption, though. CPU consumption went over 90% as soon as a song was played. It was normal if there were no songs playing. This may result in overheating of your Linux laptop.

Extra-ordinary CPU usage

Extra-ordinary CPU usage

One more thing worth noting is that it didn’t blend in Ubuntu Unity environment. You cannot access the global menu. Moreover, it didn’t even integrate with the sound menu. So, no quick access through media keys on your computer.

.IRPP_button , .IRPP_button .postImageUrl , .IRPP_button .centered-text-area { min-height: 86px; position: relative; } .IRPP_button , .IRPP_button:hover , .IRPP_button:visited , .IRPP_button:active { border:0!important; } .IRPP_button { display: block; transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; width: 100%; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; background-color: #141414; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -o-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17); } .IRPP_button:active , .IRPP_button:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; } .IRPP_button .postImageUrl { background-position: center; background-size: cover; float: right; margin: 0; padding: 0; width: 30%; } .IRPP_button .centered-text-area { float: left; width: 70%; padding:0; margin:0; } .IRPP_button .ctaText { border-bottom: 0 solid #fff; color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: .125em; margin: 0; padding: 0; } .IRPP_button .postTitle { color: #ECF0F1; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 600; margin: 0; padding: 0; width: 100%; } .IRPP_button .ctaButton { background: #1ABC9C; color: #FFFFFF; border: none; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: none; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 26px; margin: 18px 14px 18px 14px; moz-border-radius: 3px; padding: 12px 0; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; text-shadow: none; webkit-border-radius: 3px; width: 80px; position: absolute; } .IRPP_button:hover .ctaButton { background: #16A085; } .IRPP_button .centered-text { display: table; height: 86px; padding:0; margin:0; padding-left: 108px!important; top: 0; } .IRPP_button .IRPP_button-content { display: table-cell; margin: 0; padding: 0; padding-right: 10px; position: relative; vertical-align: middle; width: 100%; } .IRPP_button:after { content: “”; display: block; clear: both; }

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Verdict

If I have to summarize the hits and misses of Mu music player, it would go like:

Hits:

  • Nice interface
  • Option to get and display lyrics
  • Multiple display modes
  • Simplicity
  • Cross platform

Misses:

  • High CPU consumption
  • Incorrect auto-lyrics
  • Lousy music import feature
  • No integration with streaming music services (by design)

Install Mu music player

If you decide to try Mu music player, you can download the .deb or .rpm files from its download page:

Download Mu Music Player

You can also check out the source code:

Get Mu Source Code

If you try Mu, do share your experience with it.





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Linus Torvalds Announces the Fifth Release Candidate of the Linux 4.11 Kernel



It’s Sunday again, at least in the US, which means that some of us we’ll get to test drive a new Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, the fifth in the series.

Announced a few moments ago by Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.11 Release Candidate 5 comes one week after the previous RC version and appears to be a fairly normal patch consisting of about 60% updated drivers for PCI, EDAC, sound, block, etc., approximately 30% architecture updates, especially for PA-RISC, and the rest of 10% is split between filesystem ( mostly Btrfs and NFS) improvements and core kernel and mm changes.

“The only slightly unusual thing is how over half the arch updates are for PA-RISC, but that’s just a temporary oddity from the fix to the PA-RISC user copy routines, which resulted in a fairly big patch (due to them just being written as regular assembler code rather than as a broken mess of inline assembly with some C mixed in),” said Linus Torvalds in today’s read more)



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Linux Kernel 4.9.19 LTS Has Many Updated Drivers, Some Networking Improvements



Immediately after releasing the Linux 4.10.7 kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the availability of the nineteenth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.9 kernel series.

Just like Linux kernel 4.10.7, the Linux kernel 4.9.19 LTS release comes, surprisingly, only three days after the release of the previous maintenance update, in this case, Linux kernel 4.9.18 LTS. According to the appended shortlog, this is also a major patch that changes a total 98 files, with 812 insertions and 403 deletions. As expected, most of the patch are updated drivers.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.9.19 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/lin… (read more)



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