The Haiku project team has announced the hiring of an existing contributor, waddlesplash, on a full-time basis to work on the overall improvements to Haiku. The contract was signed on 23 August 2021 and waddlesplash has been working on Haiku since Tuesday. Haiku has hired contributors as contractors for specific projects, such as package systems or work on WebKit and WebPositive browsers, but this is the first time someone has been hired in a more open position to work on overall improvements.
Imagination Technologies recently announced its financial results for the first half of 2021, with the company generating revenues of $76 million, a 55% increase compared to $49 million for the same period in 2020, and with no external third party debt. Underpinned by this year’s good results, Imagination has also formally announced its next step in expanding its reach: seeking new business growth by developing and launching a RISC-V CPU family that will address both the discrete CPU market and the heterogeneous computing sector.
For years, Google has been working to minimise the security risks posed by Chrome extensions by making it more difficult for users to manually install extensions from unknown sources, and by increasing security audits of the Chrome Web Store. Now, Google has introduced a new option for Chrome’s enterprise administrators that allows ‘managed’ Chrome users to request additional extensions as needed, and after review, the administrator can decide whether to allow the user to install them.
npm has announced that from 4 October 2021, all connections to the npm website and npm registry (including package installations) must use TLS 1.2 or later. Specific timeframes Although npm will enforce the minimum required TLS 1.2 from 4 October 2021, steps will be taken to alert affected users of this change before it is deprecated. Starting 24 August, users not using TLS 1.2 will see a notice when running the npm command that contains a link to this announcement On 22 September, TLS 1.
Jolla is a Finnish startup founded in 2011 and probably better known by the name Sailfish OS, the operating system it develops. After 10 years in business, Jolla has recently announced that it has become profitable, reaching an important milestone in the history of the company, which was founded by a group of employees who left Nokia in order to develop a Linux-based alternative to Android. Describing 2020 as a “turning point” for the company’s business, Jolla reported 53% year-on-year revenue growth and 34% EBITDA (earnings before tax, interest, depreciation and amortisation) in 2020.
Omgubuntu sources indicate that Bq, the company behind the first retail Ubuntu phone, declared bankruptcy earlier this year. According to the description, Spanish hardware company Bq (also known as Bq Readers) had some success by selling a range of Android phones and tablets in Europe. Bq is a Spanish branded company, but its hardware is made in China. However, the response to the first Bq Ubuntu phones has not been enthusiastic.
On 16 August 2021, the Go team released Go 1.17, which you can get by visiting the download page. This release brings an additional improvement to the compiler in the form of a new way of passing function arguments and results. This change shows an approximate 5% improvement in the performance of Go programs and an approximate 2% reduction in binary file size for the amd64 platform. Future versions will support more platforms.
Linux is launched and its origins are a small personal project On 25 August 2021, the 30th birthday of Linux, 30 years ago, Linus Torvalds (hereinafter Linus), a 21-year-old student at university in Helsinki, made a post on Minix Useneg, announcing for the first time that he had made a free operating system called Linux. “I’m making a free operating system, just a hobby, not as big and professional as GNU”.
A few days ago, GitLab officially released version 14.2 of its web-based Git repository manager, GitLab. The update brings more than 50 new features, including the introduction of a Build Cloud beta for macOS, a live preview of Markdown for the web IDE and editor, enhanced Gitpod integration, cloud CI/CD integration, and new DevOps adoption metrics. Major feature updates GitLab Build Cloud for macOS beta In older versions, Apple ecosystem developers on GitLab SaaS needed to install, manage, and run GitLab Runner on their macOS systems to perform CI/CD workflows.
Microsoft plans to introduce some visual updates to PowerToys Settings to bring the overall design in line with the upcoming Windows 11 operating system, and the PowerToys design team has shared an early look at the revamped PowerToys Settings app on social media platforms. According to introduction, Microsoft plans to introduce a new settings/configuration screen as part of a major update to the PowerToys interface. The upcoming update includes rounded corners, WinUI 2.
James Gosling, the Canadian computer scientist who did the original design of Java and implemented the compiler and virtual machine for the original version of Java, is also widely regarded as the ‘father of Java’. James Gosling was recently interviewed by Grigory Petrov, a technical evangelist (DevRel) at Evrone, an enterprise software development company. In this interview James Gosling talks a lot about programming languages, such as his views on the new features of modern programming languages, how he feels about the disruptive changes caused by updates to programming languages, why not all programming languages use JIT techniques and much more.
The OpenSSL Project this week officially released OpenSSL 1.1.1l, which patches a high severity vulnerability that could allow an attacker to alter the behaviour of an application or cause it to crash. The vulnerability has a CVE ID of CVE-2021-3711 and is described as a buffer overflow vulnerability related to SM2 decryption. To decrypt SM2 encrypted data, an application will typically call the API function EVP_PKEY_decrypt(). Typically, an application will call this function twice.
Starting in September, Microsoft will no longer support its Android Office apps on Chromebooks. Instead, Microsoft will recommend that these users use its web-based Office.com and Outlook.com apps from 18 September. Microsoft’s suite of Office apps arrived on Android devices back in 2015, and regular updates since then have brought a host of new features to the apps. After this date, Microsoft will continue to offer native Office apps for other Android devices, a move that is just one of the limitations Microsoft has placed on Chrome OS.
In the past few days, I switched the company’s test environment Nginx to Caddy, and there is still a little problem in the actual switching process, but I feel good so far, so I will record some details here. Why switch Most of the time we use a domain name for our production environment, and to ensure isolation we use another domain name for our test environment (test environment buy
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about the theft of $610 million in assets from the cross-chain interoperability protocol organization Poly Network by hackers. As of the latest report on the 24th, the hacker has returned all $610 million in assets (except for $33 million in USDT that was frozen). Poly Network has now decided not to pursue legal action against him and intends to hire him as the company’s chief security advisor.
I’ve been using typescript for a long time, but I don’t feel like I’ve used it completely. Because a lot of typescript features are not used, view the code written before the screen full of any, so it is easy to cause a lot of bugs, but also did not play the typescript real “type” power. This article summarizes some tips for using typescript, which can be used when using
Sourcegraph is planning to expand its universal code search platform to the cloud and in the process index millions of public repositories on GitHub and GitLab so that anyone can find them through search. sourcegraph’s move comes on the heels of a $125 million Series D funding round that now values the company at $2.6 billion. The company is now valued at $2.6 billion. Sourcegraph was founded in 2013 to “solve the big code problem” with a platform that addresses the issues raised by the growing amount and variety of source code that most companies must deal with in their projects.
Ten years ago, on August 19, 2011, the first version of Bootstrap was released and announced to be open source on GitHub. At the time, it was positioned as “a front-end toolkit for rapid web application development,” bringing together common uses of CSS and HTML with some of the latest browser technologies to provide developers with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and other needed components. Ten years later, Bootstrap is one of the most widely used open source projects and front-end toolkits on the Web.
Grafana Labs, the developer of the well-known open source project Grafana, recently raised $220 million in Series C funding, which now values Grafana Labs at $3 billion, a tenfold increase from two years ago. The round was co-led by Sequoia Capital and Coatue Management, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and GIC. Sequoia Capital partner Carl Eschenbach, who previously served as president of VMware, will join Grafana’s board of directors through this investment.