News briefs for May 17, 2018.
AsteroidOS 1.0 is now available. Released yesterday, the open-source
operating system for smartwatches is finally available after four years in
the works. As posted on the AsteroidOS
website, “AsteroidOS is built on
standard Linux technologies including OpenEmbedded, opkg, Wayland, Qt5,
systemd, BlueZ, and PulseAudio. This makes it the ideal platform to build
any sort of wearable project you can imagine. Do you want to run Docker on
your watch? AsteroidOS can do it. Do you want to run Quake on your watch?
AsteroidOS can do that too. The sky is really the limit! Our community
welcomes anyone interested in playing with a smartwatch project.”
Yesterday the Senate voted to reverse the net neutrality repeal. As
reported by Ars
Technica and elsewhere, if the Congressional
Review Act “is approved by the House
and signed by President Trump, Internet service providers would have to
continue following rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid
prioritization.” If Congress doesn’t act, the net neutrality rules expire
on June 11.
Qt 3D Studio 2.0 beta was released
yesterday. This release includes a new runtime and viewer application,
improved data input, editor improvements and more.
Have a release party for openSUSE Leap 15. See the openSUSE
page for how
you can help the community spread the word, and see the Launch Party Wiki
to sign up and add your party to the map. openSUSE Leap 15 launches May 25,
Linspire Server 2018 was released
this week. Linspire Server is based on Ubuntu Server 16.04 and is intended
for small to medium-size businesses and schools. It is fee to download and
use under a self-support license.