May 2024: Informational event of the month about the Linuxverse

May 2024: Informational event of the month about the Linuxverse

May 2024: Informational event of the month about the Linuxverse

Today, May 02, 2024, we wish you, our faithful and growing community of readers and frequent visitors, a happy and successful start to the month. Additionally, and as usual, at the beginning of each month, we offer you our great, timely and brief news summary about the Linuxverse (Free Software, Open Source and GNU/Linux) current that always offers us a lot of recent and relevant information. In order to keep up to date with the "information event for the current month of May 2024".

And just as we do at the beginning of each month, today we will be offering you 1 featured news related to each area of ​​the Linuxverse, that is, Free Software, Open Source and GNU/Linux. And finally, we will be mentioning the latest releases on DistroWatch / OS.Watch, and some interesting and useful Linux YouTube videos/podcasts. Which are worth taking into account when it comes to keeping ourselves well informed and trained with the latest for this current month that has just begun.

April 2024: Informational event of the month about the Linuxverse

April 2024: Informational event of the month about the Linuxverse

But, before starting this present publication on the «information event for May 2024», we recommend you explore the previous related post, at the end of it:

April 2024: Informational event of the month about the Linuxverse
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Linuxverse for May 2024: Free Software, Open Source and GNU/Linux

Linuxverse Briefing: May 2024

Free Software: April GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Eleven new GNU releases!

For this beginning of the month of May, the FSF has informed us, just as they have been doing month after month for many years, of the latest news related to the new releases from the GNU project during the previous month. Which leaves us with multiple new developments recorded for this month of April, including 11 new releases of free and open apps, which are the following:

  1. ed-1.20.2
  2. g-golf-0.8.0-rc-3
  3. gnubg-1.08.003
  4. ncurses-6.5
  5. parallel-20240422
  6. poke-4.0
  7. r-4.4.0
  8. shepherd-0.10.4
  9. stow-2.4.0
  10. taler-0.10.1
  11. tramp-2.6.3

GNU NCurses is a library that provides capabilities for writing text to a terminal in a terminal-independent manner. Supports pads and colors, as well as multiple highlights and character shapes. Typically used to implement user interfaces for command line applications. The accompanying ncursesw library provides extensive character support. FSF Blog

Open Source: Shared openly

In this new OSI Blog post, Simón Phipps lets us know that the new definition of “open source” in its most recent version (article 3 – subsection 48) of the Cyber ​​Resilience Act (CRA) goes beyond the Open Source Definition (OSD) administered by the OSI. And specifically it says the following: “Free and open source software is understood to be software whose source code is openly shared and whose license provides for all rights to make it freely accessible, usable, modifiable and redistributable.”

The addition of “Openly Shared” was a thoughtful and intentional addition by the co-legislators; They even checked with community members that it didn't cause any unwanted effects before adding it. While all open source communities “openly share” the source code of their projects, the same is not true for some companies, especially those with “open core” business models. OSI Blog

GNU/Linux: Release of LibreELEC 12.0.0

GNU/Linux: Release of LibreELEC 12.0.0

This April 02, the launch of the new update of the free and open operating system project LibreELEC, under the name of FreeELEC And among the most notable new features (changes, corrections, improvements and additions) of said release are the following 5:

  1. Official support for the Rasbperry Pi 5.
  2. Inclusion of Kodi (Omega) v21.0 as a core operating system application.
  3. Resumed and improved support for Amlogic S905, S905X/D and S912 devices.
  4. Full migration to 64-bit versions for many devices, for example: Rasbperry Pi 4 and 5.
  5. It is based on the GBM/V4L2 graphics stack used on ARM devices, which supports HDR on recent AMD and Intel GPUs. But, it now offers a Generic-legacy image running the previous old, for example: NUC 11th generation.

LibreELEC is a minimalist Linux-based distribution that offers a self-sufficient operating system capable of running Kodi Multimedia Center on modern digital devices (HTPC). Additionally, it includes the documentation necessary for anyone to install, configure, and use LibreELEC to run Kodi, or develop and create installation images using our build system. Therefore, LibreELEC is ideal for turning any computer into a multimedia center (movies, videos, music, photos and images and entertainment (games) in an easy and fast way. Above all, because its fundamental principle is “everything just works.” ”. About LibreElec

Related article:
LibreELEC 11.0.4 has already been released and these are its news

More breaking news

Recent releases of GNU/Linux Distros

  1. Dr.Parted Live 24.05: May 01.
  2. Mauna Linux 24.2: May 01.

Recent Videos and Podcasts about the Linuxverse

  1. ATA 590 Improve WordPress in Docker (Podcast)
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In short, we hope this new roundup of news about the start of the "Linuxverse news event in May 2024", as usual, continues to help them be better informed and trained about the Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux.

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