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Linux module controls micro-helicopters

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 18, 2014 11:20 am

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Gumstix announced an “AeroCore” MAV (micro air vehicle) controller board that runs NuttX on a Cortex-M4 MCU, plus Linux on a Cortex-A9-based DuoVero COM. The AeroCore MAV control board is principally run by a separately available Yocto Linux-based DuoVero Zephyr or DuoVero Crystalcomputer-on-module (COM) that plugs into the board. The AeroCore itself includes an ARM Cortex-M4 …

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Python Software Foundation opens membership to the entire Python community

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 14, 2014 10:42 am

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During an April 13 keynote at PyCon, Van Lindbergh, chair of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) board, announced that PSF membership would now be open to the entire community. It had previously been a self-sustaining membership, with current members nominating new members, but that has now changed. Community members can sign up as PSF members by way of a …

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Upcoming Btrfs Features for Linux Containers

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 10, 2014 11:00 am

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Containers have made huge progress in the last year with the addition of user namespaces to the Kernel, the introduction of Docker, LXC 1.0, and the maturing of Check Point Restore in Userspace (CRIU). And at the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month there were a number of people talking about containers and their application in …

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ARM moves to open-source compiler

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 9, 2014 10:07 pm

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UK microprocessor-design company ARM has decided to move to an open-source compiler for the latest release of its software development tools, moving away from its own technology. Rather than adopting the Gnu compiler technology, which is covered by the Gnu Public Licence (GPL), ARM has decided to embrace the combination of Clang and LLVM partly …

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Raspberry Pi morphs into $30 SODIMM-style COM

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 8, 2014 5:02 pm

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the $30 Raspberry Pi Compute Module, an embeddable computer-on-module version of the Pi, plus a companion baseboard. With the huge popularity of the Raspberry Pi, it was inevitable that an embedded version of the Pi would eventually emerge. Now, hackers, experimenters, and embedded development pro’s have an inexpensive and robust way …

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Intel beefs up open source Raspberry Pi challenger and slashes price

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 7, 2014 5:46 pm

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Intel has beefed up its open source single-board computer and cut its price in half. The Minnowboard Max features an open hardware design and is targeted at software application development pros and enthusiasts who want to code for the “deeply embedded” market. Intel has slashed the Minnowboard price from US$199 to $99 (£60) — although distributor prices …

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Pyston – a new Python 2.7 implementation

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 4, 2014 11:20 am

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Dropbox has announced the existence of “Pyston,” a JIT-based implementation of the Python 2.7 language. “At a high level, Pyston takes parsed Python code and transforms it to the LLVM intermediate representation (IR). The IR is then run through the LLVM optimizer and passed off to the LLVM JIT engine, resulting in executable machine code. LLVM contains a …

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Open Build Service version 2.5 released

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 1, 2014 9:32 am

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Are you ready for another set of great features for your free software packaging needs? We are with version 2.5. of the Open Build Service(OBS). With this release you can plug OBS into your continuous integration/delivery chain thanks to the new token API that let’s you trigger builds from revision control systems like github. 2.5 further …

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The 3.14 kernel is out

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 31, 2014 12:25 pm

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Linus has released the 3.14 kernel. “So we had a few fairly late changes that I could have done without, but the changelog from -rc8 is still pretty small, and I’m feeling pretty good about it all.” Headline features in this release include user-space lock debugging, the deadline scheduler, event triggers in the tracing subsystem, the zram swap subsystem, and various networking …

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Best Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 27, 2014 4:13 pm

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Linux kernel developers Greg Kroah-Hartman, Jens Axboe, Dave Chinner, Matthew Garrett, and Mel Gorman participated in a panel discussion, moderated by LWN Editor Jon Corbet, at Collaboration Summit on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights. For the full session, view the video, below. For more information on what each developer is working on now, …

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