Adding a Simple GUI to shell scripts with kdialog

Shell scripts are incredibly useful things. They allow you to do something as basic as creating an easy command to replace a more difficult one with lots of flags, to batching up many complex commands to run from a cron job. They’re great because you can quickly fire them off in your favorite terminal, but in some cases they require you to remember specific combinations of flags or options. If you find yourself in this situation, you can add some simple GUI dialogs to help you speed your way through the task at hand.

From: LXer


It’s All Aboard for Linux Gamers at The Final Station

By David Jones

Recognizing the growing market for The Final Station in the open source community, the developers have made their hot-selling title available for the Linux OS. The indie game, which Do My Best Games and TinyBuild launched for PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this summer, became available for Linux last week. Although the post-civilization genre is fairly crowded space, the zombie-killing horror ride has earned generally positive reviews from veteran games critics, who appreciated its narrative and level of detail.

From: Linux Insider


Ubuntu-Based Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 “Flidas” Enters Development with MATE 1.12.1

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind Trisquel GNU/Linux, a 100% libre distribution based on the Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of the first Alpha images for the upcoming Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 release.

Dubbed Flidas, Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 is powered by a Linux-Libre 4.4 based kernel and built around the lightweight MATE 1.12.1 desktop environment. The inclusion of MATE, which is a fork of the old GNOME 2 desktop, should enchant many of the old-school Trisquel users, and it looks like the team also did some polishing job to both the control center and file manager components.

“This decision comes from the current editions of GNOME requiring 3D acceleration even in fallback mode, a requirement that in many cases forces the user to choose between a degraded user experience and performance, or the usage of non-free graphics drivers. Instead, we aim to provide a fully functional, highly performing desktop for all users,” reads the read more)

From: Softpedia


IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX6UL, offers Thread and ZigBee

NXP’s Volansys-built, highly secure “Modular IoT Gateway” reference design runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and offers Thread, ZigBee, WiFi, and NFC. NXP has released a Modular IoT Gateway reference design for large-node, 250+ wireless IoT networks. The gateway provides pre-integrated, tested, and RF-certified 802.15.4 mesh networking modules connected via MikroBus connectors, including Thread […]

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