Rise of the Tomb Raider Comes to Linux Tomorrow, IoT Developers Survey, New Zulip Release and More

News briefs for April 18, 2018.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration comes to Linux tomorrow! A minisite
dedicated to Rise of the Tomb Raider
is available now from Feral
Interactive, and you also can view the trailer on Feral’s
YouTube channel.

Zulip 1.8, the open-source team chat software, announces the
release of Zulip Server 1.8
. This is a huge release, with more than 3500 new
commits since the last release in October 2017. Zulip “is an alternative to
Slack, HipChat, and IRC. Zulip combines the immediacy of chat with the
asynchronous efficiency of email-style threading, and is 100% free and
open-source software”.

The IoT
Developers Survey 2018
is now available. The survey was sponsored by
the Eclipse IoT Working Group, Agile IoT, IEEE and the Open Mobile Alliance
“to better understand how developers are building IoT solutions”. The survey
covers what people are building, key IoT concerns, top IoT programming languages
and distros, and more.

Google released Chrome 66 to its stable channel for desktop/mobile users.
This release includes many security improvements as well as new JavaScript
APIs. See the Chrome Platform
Status
site for details.

openSUSE Leap 15 is scheduled
for release
May 25, 2018. Leap 15 “shares a common core with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 sources and
has thousands of community packages on top to meet the needs of professional
and semi-professional users and their workloads.”

GIMP 2.10.0 RC 2 has been released.
This release fixes 44 bugs and introduces important performance
improvements. See the complete list of changes here.

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