News briefs for August 2, 2019.
Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Cinnamon
was officially released today. This is a long-term support release that will be supported until 2023, and it brings updated software and many improvements. Go here to
read about all the new features.
IBM yesterday announced it has transformed its software to be cloud-native
and run on any cloud with Red Hat OpenShift. From the announcement: “Enterprises can now build mission-critical applications once and run them
on all leading public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
Platform, Alibaba and IBM Cloud and on private clouds.
The new cloud-native capabilities will be delivered as pre-integrated
solutions called IBM Cloud Paks.” IBM also announced Red Hat OpenShift on
IBM Cloud, Red
Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxOne, and consulting and
technology services for Red Hat.
Icinga Web 2.7.0
was released this week. Improvements include Japanese and
Ukranian language support, bonus functionality for Modules, an enhanced UI
and much more. You can get the official packages from packages.icinga.com.
Google begins rolling out new Android Auto design updates. ZDNet
reports that “the new Android Auto starts playing media and Google Maps
as soon as the car starts. Maps will also show suggested locations. If a
route has already been planned on a phone, Android Auto automatically adds
the directions and displays routing information….Android Auto now also can
use widescreen displays to give extra space for step-by-step navigation,
media playback, and call controls. Changes to improve visibility include
easier-to-read fonts and a new dark mode.
Overall, the design changes are meant to get users on the road faster and
allow easier management of apps with fewer taps.”
Greg Kroah-Hartman recently
announced that Linux kernel 5.1 has reached end
of life: “Everyone should be
moved to the 5.2.y kernel at this point in time. 5.1.y is now