05.16.15

Links 16/5/2015: MAME Free Software. Rust 1.0, New Wine

Posted in News Roundup at 11:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • MAME is going open source to be a ‘learning tool for developers’

    The folks who maintain MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) are aiming to make the project completely open source in order to expand both its pool of supporters and its utility to developers and historians.

    This is notable because MAME is seen to be the premier emulator for arcade games, and the volunteers who maintain it have done laudable work to preserve artifacts of the game industry in a playable state.

  • MAME going open-source

    Given the scale of MAME, built over nearly two decades by so many contributors, accomplishing a change in licensing is a project in itself. One contributor reports that the licensing proposed is “BSD3 for core files and BSD3,GPL2 or LGPL2 for drivers/emulators”

  • Popular arcade game emulator MAME is going open source

    Unlike most vintage console or computer games, arcade games can be both difficult to find and expensive to buy, so many arcade fans use emulators to create their own homebrewed arcade systems. The Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) has become the most popular emulator for gamers who want to play classic arcade games in their home, and now the team behind MAME has decided to make the emulator completely open source.

  • CommunityCube: Open-source, Privacy First Server

    CommunityCube is a plug-and-play open source, small server designed to build a cooperative, fair internet where users’ privacy and rights are protected. It was originally conceived of in 2013, inspired by the Edward Snowden disclosures, when the founders recognized the need for a consumer-level product to protect privacy and anonymity.

  • Web Browsers

    • Mozilla

      • Announcing Rust 1.0

        Today we are very proud to announce the 1.0 release of Rust, a new programming language aiming to make it easier to build reliable, efficient systems. Rust combines low-level control over performance with high-level convenience and safety guarantees. Better yet, it achieves these goals without requiring a garbage collector or runtime, making it possible to use Rust libraries as a “drop-in replacement” for C. If you’d like to experiment with Rust, the “Getting Started” section of the Rust book is your best bet (if you prefer to use an e-reader, Pascal Hertleif maintains unofficial e-book versions as well).

      • Mozilla-backed Rust language stabilizes at version 1.0

        New programming languages come and go. Most of them remain nothing more than academic toys or niche novelties. Rust, development of which is sponsored by Mozilla, might be one of the exceptions. The new language reached the 1.0 milestone today, marking the point at which its feature set is stabilized and developers can start to use it without having to worry too much about their code getting broken by a major change.

      • Rust 1.0 Language Officially Released
      • Firefox 38.0.5 Beta Arrives with Proprietary Pocket Integration

        Firefox 38.0.5 Beta was just released by Mozilla, and it bring a few new features that should really surprise users of this Internet browser.

  • SaaS/Big Data

    • Rackspace: Expect more of a leadership role in OpenStack community

      In this Q&A, Rackspace’s Private Cloud VP and GM discusses the state of the OpenStack community and the company’s plan to strengthen its role in it.

    • Your Very Own Cloud: Get There with ownCloud

      ownCloud has been getting a lot of attention for its flexibility, and because interest in private clouds is on the rise. You can move beyond what services such as Dropbox and Box offer by leveraging ownCloud, and you don’t have to have your files sitting on servers that you don’t choose, governed by people you don’t know. Here are our latest updated resources for getting going with ownCloud, literally in minutes.

  • Business

    • Zarafa in Movement: A Short Story about Communication, Sharing and No Outlook

      Earlier this year, we from Zarafa, have informed our ecosystem about the direction of Zarafa’s future product development. It was one, very long newsletter where we showed how we see the world of communication & sharing. Most people only remembered one thing, though: Zarafa stops Outlook. In some cases, people felt like the world has come to an end. Of course, we understand such emotions. But of course, such a big decision is not made overnight. I would like to take a moment to explain how our discontinuation of the Zarafa MAPI client is only one part of our mission to create an open source communication & sharing platform.

    • Openwashing

  • Project Releases

    • Wine Announcement

      The Wine development release 1.7.43 is now available.

      What’s new in this release (see below for details):
      - Improved support for Shell Browser windows.
      - Some more API Sets libraries.
      - Read/write operations support with built-in devices.
      - Major Catalan translation update.
      - Support for WoW64 mode on ARM64.
      - Various bug fixes.

    • Wine 1.7.43 Works On Desktop Shell Window Support
    • Wine 1.7.43 Improves Windows Explorer Functionality

      Wine developers have announced that a new version of the application has been made available and is now available for download. It’s full of interesting features and numerous fixes.

  • Openness/Sharing

    • Open Hardware

      • Autodesk’s Ember Goes Open Source

        It’s one thing to claim a commitment to an open source philosophy, and another altogether to build an open source business. MakerBot ran afoul of the maker community as they accused the company of shifting away from an open source business model. There was much gnashing of teeth directed at Bre Pettis.

  • Programming

    • LLVM’s Clang Adds Support For ARM/AArch64 v8.1a

      ARM v8.1a is a revision to ARM’s AArch64 64-bit architecture. ARMv8.1-A is a backwards-compatible revision to the ARMv8.0 architecture while native ARMv8.1-A hardware is expected by late 2015.

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