Podcast Season 3 Episode 7


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Title: Release Party!

In this episode: Two major Linux distributions have been released. Microsoft is doing lots of things related to Linux (and open source) and there’s a new release of KDE. We’ve got some epic finds to share, a single neuron and the famously good natured Voice of the Masses.

What’s in the show:

  • News:
    • After two years of development, Debian 8 – nicknamed ‘Jessie’ – has been released. After six months of development, Ubuntu 15.04 – nicknamed Vivid Vervet – has been released. The 2015 ‘Future of open source‘ survey from Black Duck shows excellent growth in the use of open source, with 78% of respondents reporting it was integral to their business. Microsoft has teamed up with Cyanogen Inc to bundle Microsoft’s services into the Android-based mobile operating system. And KDE Plasma 5.3 has been released.

  • Finds of the Fortnight:
    • From our #linuxvoice IRC channel on Freenode:
      • <torway> (and <Hamsterjam>) Kickstarter’s WiPy; micropython on a wifi-based chip … a tiny board which can be programmed in pyhton and be connected via wifi to your
        homenetwork (or create an own network, etc.)
      • <Hamsterjam> Kubuntu 15.04. And …just had a VC with Adobe Connect using Pepperflash in Chromium, works like a charm.
      • <torway> a more related (but still not really
        Linux-based) find… ipython notebooks are awesome to teach and learn
        about coding performing literate programming and reproducable
        research. You even can give presentations (slide shows) now in which
        you can execute and change code during the presentation… if you find
        time have a quick look here: https://github.com/damianavila/RISE
      • <Hamsterjam> Network monitoring tools, UDPMon has just had a new release: http://www.hep.man.ac.uk/u/rich/net/index.html
    • Graham:
      • PrivateEyePi: A DIY home alarm system built around sensors and a Raspberry Pi.
      • And any advice on wiring such a system into a professionally installed alarm gratefully received.
    • Ben:
      • Pressing Alt and ‘.’ you can cycle through previous command arguments.
      • In March, we had 4x the number of visitors finding us through DuckDuckGo.
      • The hardest logic puzzle in the world.
    • Andrew:
    • Mike:
      • Use the command wday to tell if you if any one day is a work day (huge thanks to Gavin Jamie!)
  • Vocalise Your Neurons:
    • Thanks Huw! If you’d like yours read out next time, email them to mike@linuxvoice.com.
  • Voice of the Masses: Is the Debian release cycle too long?

Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.

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Duration: 1:01:32

Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

    • Mike Saunders

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