295: Stay and Compile a While
2 April 2019
Is there really any advantage to building your software vs installing the package? We discuss when and why you might want to consider building it yourself.
- Office Depot rigged PC malware scans to sell unneeded $300 tech support — Office Depot and a partner company tricked customers into buying unneeded tech support services by offering PC scans that gave fake results.
- Bye Bye vi: GNU/Linux Distros Drop Support
- [The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Community-led Development “The Apache Way”](https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-celebrates1 “The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Community-led Development “The Apache Way””)
- Reducing Notification Permission Prompt Spam in Firefox — According to our telemetry data, the notifications prompt is by far the most frequently shown permission prompt, with about 18 million prompts shown on Firefox Beta in the month from Dec 25 2018 to Jan 24 2019. Not even 3% of these prompts got accepted by users.
- Standardizing WASI: A system interface to run WebAssembly outside the web — Today, we announce the start of a new standardization effort — WASI, the WebAssembly system interface.
- A Real-Time Wideband Neural Vocoder at 1.6 kb/s Using LPCNet — It’s the first time a neural vocoder is able to run in real-time using just one CPU core on a phone (as opposed to a high-end GPU) with quality that is much better than existing very low bitrate vocoders and comparable to that of more traditional codecs using a higher bitrate.
- elementary AppCenter + Flatpak — We’re excited to announce that elementary will be joining the larger independent open source movement and adopting Flatpak for AppCenter and our third-party developer ecosystem.
- NGINX and F5: Our Continued Commitment to Open Source — Just to repeat that. F5 is committed to the NGINX open source technology, developers, and community.
- Raspberry Pi Keyboard and Mouse — I’m delighted to announce the official Raspberry Pi keyboard with integrated USB Hub, and the official Raspberry Pi mouse.
- DIY Pro Audio Kit for Raspberry Pi
- Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Beta 1 for Raspberry Pi — We are preparing Ubuntu MATE 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) for the Raspberry Pi. With this Beta pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version.
- What’s Free at Linux Academy — April 2019
- UK Open Source Awards — Now in their 6th year, UKOSA is a free non-profit event that celebrates and acknowledges the contributions from the community of technology experts that make open source such a powerful and unstoppable disruptive force in the current technology landscape.
- Feedback: is compiling faster?