First COVID-19 cases in Mauritius

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, P. K. Jugnauth held a press conference tonight to announce that three persons, all of them Mauritians, have been tested positive to the new coronavirus, COVID-19.…

Herold 🌀

Herold is the eighth tropical storm of this cyclonic season. It was named last night after the system situated close to Madagascar, at about 800 km away from Mauritius, developed into a tropical storm.…

DevCon is free to attend. How to register?

DevCon attendance is a free of charge. It is an event full of business opportunities and professional networking. Attendees can learn about latest software development technologies, methodologies, as well as cloud features and infrastructure.…

openSUSE community welcomes new board member

The results of the openSUSE Board election were published on 1 February 2020. However, ten days later, Sarah stepped down, leaving a vacant seat on the board. Under such circumstance and the board election rules, the sitting board may appoint someone until the next board election.…

DRM Plugin crashes after openSUSE Tumbleweed update

Netflix requires the DRM plugin in Firefox to be able to play encrypted videos. The plugin would crash due to a bug in Firefox 73. While this bug affected not just openSUSE users, but everyone using Firefox 73, it became apparent to TW users as v73 landed in the Tumbleweed repo.…

DevCon 2020 is just about a month away

The annual Developers Conference of Mauritius is happening on 2 - 4 April. A bunch of DevCon regulars met today during Code & Coffee at Mugg & Bean, Bagatelle, to attend to tasks related to the website, discuss about sponsorship, review talk proposals etc.…

Anatomy of a generic function in Rust

It can handle different input types and thus it's called a generic function. The generic type is represented by the capital letter T in this example. T is an arbitrary placeholder. It could be have been another letter, X, Y or V...…

oSLO Conference 🐧

oSLO is short for openSUSE + LibreOffice. The two projects are celebrating their 15ᵗʰ and 10ᵗʰ anniversary respectively in 2020.…