We’re pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.4

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is pleased to announce the General Availability of Rocky Linux 8.4 for the following architectures:

  • x86_64
  • ARM64 (aarch64)

Sufficient testing has been performed such that we have confidence in its stability for production systems. Free community support is available through the Rocky Linux Mattermost 41, IRC 14, and forums 14. Paid commercial support is currently available through CIQ.

Release Party
Be sure to tune into our live release party Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00 AM on YouTube 66. More details available on the forums here. Corporations come and go, their interests as transient as they are self-serving. But a community persists, and that’s who we dedicate Rocky Linux to: you. Rocky is more than the next free and open, community enterprise operating system. It’s a community. A commitment to an ideal bigger than the sum of its parts, and a promise that our principles 23–embedded even within our repositories and ISOs–are immutable.

Google’s new Fuchsia OS arrives first on old Nest Hub

Years after becoming public, Google’s new OS has arrived

Google’s long-awaited Fuchsia OS is starting to quietly roll out on its first consumer device, the first-generation Nest Hub, 9to5Google reports. Google’s work on Fuchsia OS first emerged in 2016, and the open-source operating system is notable for not being based on a Linux kernel, instead using a microkernel called Zircon. “You don’t ship a new operating system every day, but today is that day,” tweeted a Google technical lead on the Fuchsia OS project, Petr Hosek.

While the rollout on the Nest Hub (which originally released as the Google Home Hub before being renamed) begins today, the whole release process will take several months. It’ll come to users in the Preview Program first, before slowly releasing more broadly. We’ve known for a while that the operating system has been tested on the Nest Hub, and earlier this month more evidence for a release emerged thanks to a Bluetooth SIG listing that showed the Nest Hub running Fuchsia 1.0.

AWS releases tool to open source that turns on-prem software into SaaS

AWS announced today that it’s releasing a tool called AWS SaaS Boost as open source distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. The tool, which was first announced at the AWS re:Invent conference last year, is designed to help companies transform their on-prem software into cloud-based software as a service.

In the charter for the software, the company describes its mission this way: “Our mission is to create a community-driven suite of extensible building blocks for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) builders. Our goal is to foster an open environment for developing and sharing reusable code that accelerates the ability to deliver and operate multi-tenant SaaS solutions on AWS.” What it effectively does is provide the tools to turn the application into one that lets you sign up users and let them use the app in a multi-tenant cloud context. Even though it’s open source, it is designed to get you to move your application into the AWS system where you can access a number of AWS services such as AWS CloudFormation …

人口減少でツバメも減少傾向? ツバメが人通りの多いところに巣を作る理由

ツバメが飛び交う時季になりました。数千km離れた東南アジアなどから海を渡って日本にやってきて子育てをするツバメたちは、この季節の風物詩になっています。

今年から気象庁は観測を行わなくなくなりましたが、ウェザーニュースではツバメがどこまで飛んできているのかアンケート調査を行いました。結果は、西のエリアほど目撃率が高くなっており、四国では7割以上となっています。4月上旬には10%台だった関東や東北でも、目撃率が高くなっていることが分かります。今後はさらに見る機会が増えそうです。

ところで、一般的に野鳥はひと目につかない所に巣を作り子育てしますが、ツバメだけは人がたくさん出入りするところに営巣しますね。これはなぜなのか、詳しい話を公益財団法人日本野鳥の会・自然保護室の岡本裕子さんに伺いました。

Lyra – enabling voice calls for the next billion users

Google Open Source Blog: The past year has shown just how vital online communication is to our lives. Never before has it been more important to clearly understand one another online, regardless of where you are and whatever network conditions are available. That’s why in February we introduced Lyra: a revolutionary new audio codec using machine learning to produce high-quality voice calls.

As part of our efforts to make the best codecs universally available, we are open sourcing Lyra, allowing other developers to power their communications apps and take Lyra in powerful new directions. This release provides the tools needed for developers to encode and decode audio with Lyra, optimized for the 64-bit ARM android platform, with development on Linux. We hope to expand this codebase and develop improvements and support for additional platforms in tandem with the community.