Linux News TodayRed Hat Software Collections 1.0 beta released

Red Hat has started beta testing the product Red Hat Software Collections, allowing the use of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and the development of new technology components of web-stack without waiting for the next branch RHEL and installing third-party packages from unofficial external sources.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 includes packages with more recent versions of programs than are part of the regular RHEL. For example, to install the proposed Ruby 1.9.3, Rails 3.2.8, Python 2.7, Python 3.3, PHP 5.4, Perl 5.16.3, node.js 0.10, MariaDB 5.5, MySQL 5.5 and PostgreSQL 9.2. Time to support Red Hat Software Collections for three years, during which time users will be provided with all necessary updates to the elimination of security problems and critical errors. Read more

Used in SUSE and openSUSE YaST configuration tool rewritten in Ruby

OpenSUSE developers have introduced a new version of the configuration management system YaST, is completely rewritten using of Ruby. During internal testing rewritten in Ruby prototype YaST has successfully demonstrated the ability to install and administer experimental assemblies openSUSE. Code is already recognized as ready for inclusion in the fourth pre-release openSUSE 13.1, which can count on the fact that the new version of YaST can be included in the next release of openSUSE.

Earlier, the YaST configuration tool developed with the use of specific programming language YCP (YaST Control Programming Language) and supported the console interface and GUI based on Qt and GTK +. The use of non-standard programming language prevented involvement in the project of new developers, so eventually it was decided to rewrite the code of the project on a more familiar language. The main selection criterion was the presence of Ruby openSUSE Community of a large number of experienced developers who are familiar with the language.

In addition, the existing web-configurator WebYaST is written in Ruby, so use Ruby for desktop version of YaST will promote the involvement of ready-made developments, sharing common components and closer integration projects. Of confounding factors such as marked advantages Ruby, simplicity, flexibility and availability of funds for rapid development of software products. Read more

Fedora 19 installer is presented for the smartphone Nexus 4

Rob Clark, a developer of of Red Hat, which develops an open set of drivers for Freedreno OMAP chips and involved in the drafting of Linaro, prepared components to install Fedora 19 on the Nexus 4. The installer allows you to experiment with the work of Fedora 19, including the environment, you can run GNOME, leaving a full-time operational firmware on the platform Android.

As the main task of training funds for downloading Fedora said testing of open source drivers for the chip manufactured by Qualcomm Snapdragon, comes with an integrated GPU Adreno A320. Fedora runs as a complete system with its own nucleus, the integrity of the Android platform is not broken since Fedora core loading is initiated every time a debug utility fastboot, as usual continues to load platform Android. Read more