News briefs April 20, 2018.
Participate in Mozilla’s open-source Common Voice Project, an
initiative to help teach machines how real people speak: “Now you can donate
your voice to help us build an open-source voice database that anyone can
use to make innovative apps for devices and the web.” For more about the
Common Voice Project, see the story on
Red Hat yesterday announced
the Vault Operator, a new open-source project that “aims to make it easier
to install, manage, and maintain instances of Vault—a tool designed
for storing, managing, and controlling access to secrets, such as tokens,
passwords, certificates, and API keys—on Kubernetes clusters.”
Google might be working on implementing dual-boot functionality in Chrome OS
to allow Chromebook users to boot multiple OSes. Softpedia
News reports on a
thread that references “Alt OS” in recent Chromium Gerrit commits.
is only speculation so far, and Google has not confirmed it is working on
dual-boot support for Chrome OS on Chromebooks.
Oracle recently released
VirtualBox 5.2.10. This release addresses the CPU (Critical Patch Updates) Advisory for
April 2018 related to Oracle VM VirtualBox and several other
improvements, including fixing a KDE Plasma hang and having multiple NVMe
controllers with ICH9 enabled. See the Changelog for all the
Apple yesterday announced
it has open-sourced its FoundationDB cloud database. Apple’s goal is “to
build a community around the project and make FoundationDB the foundation
for the next generation of distributed databases”. The project is now
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