[$] A farewell to email

The free-software community was built on email, a distributed technology
that allows people worldwide to communicate regardless of their particular
software environment. While email remains at the core of many projects’
workflow, others are increasingly trying to move away from it. A couple of
recent examples show what is driving this move and where it may be headed.

Source: LWN

piwheels: Speedy Python package installation for the Raspberry Pi

One of the great things about the Python programming language is PyPI, the Python Package Index, where third-party libraries are hosted, available for anyone to install and gain access to pre-existing functionality without starting from scratch. These libraries are handy utilities, written by members of the community, that aren’t found within the Python standard library. But they work in much the same way—you import them into your code and have access to functions and classes you didn’t write yourself.read more

Source: LXer

Distribution Release: elementary OS 5.0

elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution which features the Pantheon desktop environment and a custom application store. The project’s latest stable release is elementary OS 5.0 “Juno”. There are several new improvements to the desktop, file manager and software centre in the new version: “We’re happy to debut….

Source: Distrowatch