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Montréal, July 25th, 2018 – Savoir-faire Linux, a leading open source software company in Canada, has launched a new release of its free and universal communication platform Ring, called “Live Free or Die“, which is also the official motto of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. This major release includes additions such as audio and video call recording, push […]

12 Oct. 2018 Reading from 2 minutes.

Because the UX is not limited to the connected world, if you go to Miami one day and you have to take the train, look no further: opt for the Brightline. This rail network has been able to include UX and the customer experience in its process and it makes the train ride extremely pleasant. […]

17 Oct. 2018 Reading from 2 minutes.

Tout le monde UX, abbreviated TLM UX, is the meeting UX (User Expericence – User Experience) of the Montreal scene. Offering conferences on the subject every 2 months, TLM UX organizes meetings between enthusiasts, professionals or just curious people about the field of User Experience. Having as partners the big names of Montreal agencies like […]

20 Aug. 2018 Reading from 3 minutes.

From July 28th to August 5th, one of our team members, Hugo Lefeuvre (also a Debian Developer on his free time), attended DebConf18, the annual Debian Developer’s Conference, in Hsinchu, Taiwan. During this week, Hugo spent time preparing and giving a talk about Ring, hacking on Debian packages, discussing free software communication and distributed networks with fellow developers and users. […]

14 Aug. 2018 Reading from 2 minutes.

Because the UX is not limited to the connected world, if you go to Miami one day and you have to take the train, look no further: opt for the Brightline. This rail network has been able to include UX and the customer experience in its process and it makes the train ride extremely pleasant. […]

17 Oct. 2018 Reading from 2 minutes.

Tout le monde UX, abbreviated TLM UX, is the meeting UX (User Expericence – User Experience) of the Montreal scene. Offering conferences on the subject every 2 months, TLM UX organizes meetings between enthusiasts, professionals or just curious people about the field of User Experience. Having as partners the big names of Montreal agencies like […]

20 Aug. 2018 Reading from 3 minutes.

From July 28th to August 5th, one of our team members, Hugo Lefeuvre (also a Debian Developer on his free time), attended DebConf18, the annual Debian Developer’s Conference, in Hsinchu, Taiwan. During this week, Hugo spent time preparing and giving a talk about Ring, hacking on Debian packages, discussing free software communication and distributed networks with fellow developers and users. […]

14 Aug. 2018 Reading from 2 minutes.

        Savoir-faire Linux and ICTC celebrate the first cohorts of the successful graduates from the Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI). The first students, the pioneers, started last January their six-month journey which can position them as the next generation of digitization talents. They went through an intense in-class training helping them understand how […]

31 Oct. 2017 Reading from 5 minutes.
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                                During August 5-12, we actively participated in DebConf17, in several professional capacities: platinum sponsor, presenter, workshop and career fair participant, as well as social event host. Debconf17 is the annual Debian Developers and Contributors Conference, with over 405 people […]

24 Aug. 2017 Reading from 5 minutes.
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The Digital Revolution is happening! The Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI) was officially launched on April 6th in Ottawa. A hundred youth from across Ontario are helping Small and Medium-size Businesses (SMBs) thrive. This exemplary collaboration between businesses, academia, young talent, and government is positioning Ontario as a world leader in the Digital Economy. SBDI […]

23 May. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.
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The first cohort of the Small Business Digitization Initiative kicked off in Ottawa. Young Digitization Leaders with diverse backgrounds are honing their skills in class and in their work placement. A terrific first cohort Our first cohort is committed to make a difference in the Ottawa region. Some students come with previous business experience, while […]

5 Apr. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.

Industry Context “Today, the magic of film and television is half visual storytelling and half technical wizardry” (SMPTE, 2017). Major broadcasters (e.g., Radio Canada) largely depend on proprietary big ticket professional digital broadcasting equipment whose standards are written and shaped by Society for Motion Pictures and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) which includes both the broadcasters and […]

4 Apr. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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             Toronto, March 29, 2017 – The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and Savoir-faire Linux Inc. have joined together to deliver the Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI). With this initiative being piloted in Ottawa, Toronto and North Bay, up to one hundred Ontario youth between the ages of twenty […]

29 Mar. 2017 Reading from 2 minutes.

             Since 2010, we have been training, coaching and accompanying a range of enterprises and organizations in their digital transformation based on Liferay Portal solutions. Having received a number of awards and observed the rising success of our clients, today, we have unreserved confidence in what we can offer and […]

16 Oct. 2017 Reading from 5 minutes.

Montreal, QC – (October 11, 2017) – Savoir-faire Linux – a Canadian leader in providing expertise on a range of open source technologies to enable digital transformation strategies – announces today its participation as a Gold Sponsor at this year’s Liferay Symposium North America, hosted by Liferay.  Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on […]

11 Oct. 2017 Reading from 2 minutes.

The Thumbnail Generator aims to improve and facilitate the generation of thumbnails provided by Liferay. This plugin was created during a project requiring a large number of thumbnails with precise dimensions in order to minimize the loading time of the web pages. Currently, Liferay is only capable of generating two different sizes of thumbnails, when […]

15 Aug. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.
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When it comes to deploying a common Java server on a common cloud infrastructure, a range of possibilities crosses one’s mind. This article presents some feedback on a particular, real-life, case of deploying Liferay Digital Experience (DXP, aka. Liferay 7 EE) on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Initial Shopping List Liferay DXP, with Enterprise Subscription, fitting […]

23 Jun. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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I’m writing this note in response to Dwight Fischer’s post on ERP trends for Education. Dwight is CIO at Dalhousie University, and IT leader among his Canadian peers. There have been conversations, also largely led by ERP vendors such as Ellucian and Oracle, about the cloudification of ERP systems (or so-called Student Information Systems). Software […]

16 Mar. 2016 Reading from 3 minutes.
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While the IT sector is propelling industry transformation, business owners are still struggling to capture the benefits of digitizing their business. What are the IT trends that really matter?

19 Jan. 2016 Reading from 5 minutes.
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The big issue at the Liferay North America Symposium this year is the upcoming final release of Liferay 7 which will be introduced for the first time here.

16 Nov. 2015 Reading from 2 minutes.
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Developed by Savoir-faire Linux’s Liferay team, this Chart Portlet is written using Vaadin 7 to be deployed on any Liferay server and provide enhanced Data Visualization.

23 Mar. 2015 Reading from 3 minutes.
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L’équipe Odoo (anciennement OpenERP) de Savoir-faire Linux a appris hier, avec beaucoup de fierté, qu’elle avait remporté le trophée 2014 du meilleur partenaire intégrateur Odoo des Amériques…

6 Jun. 2014 Reading from 2 minutes.

The LDAPCon is an international conference on LDAP technology and the issues such as identity management, authentication and empowerment. LDAPCon is a biennial event and this year it will take place from 19 to 20 October in iconic city of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where the business of the European Union and NATO is run. In the […]

19 Sep. 2017 Reading from 2 minutes.

                                               This article aims to explain how to automate the installation as well as configuration of Nexus’s Repository Manager version 3.x with Ansible. Ansible is a deployment tool, which enables playbooks to automate applications […]

5 Sep. 2017 Reading from 7 minutes.

We are happy to have completed a joint project – an informative video – with Microsoft on the relevance and significance of open source technologies in the Azure cloud environment. First Microsoft Open Source Partner in Canada We are the first “Microsoft Open Source Partner” in Canada. This partnership has been a testimony to our […]

1 Jun. 2017 Reading from 2 minutes.
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The city of Villeurbanne (France) is interested in open source technologies and has chosen Lemon LDAP::NG to control its users’ access rights. The city of Villeurbanne had many web applications where the authentication was already delegated to a central CAS server (Central Authentication Services), modified to Villeurbanne’s needs, to give access to current internal users […]

28 Feb. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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la conférence LDAPCon 2015 sur LDAP et les questions de gestion des identités, d’authentification et d’habilitation, est l’occasion de rencontrer les acteurs les plus importants du domaine…

7 Dec. 2015 Reading from 4 minutes.
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After months of negotiation, the Red Hat Microsoft cloud partnership was announced on November 4th. This agreement of historic proportions heralds radical changes in the global computing ecosystem. It will have significant impacts on many organizations in Quebec and elsewhere in the world. This partnership deals with two important elements: Public cloud with Azure Microsoft’s […]

10 Nov. 2015 Reading from 2 minutes.
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OpenStack is the de facto cloud computing standard. In many cases, organizations only need a simple version of OpenStack. Keep it simple, be safe…

26 Oct. 2015 Reading from 4 minutes.
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LDAPCon 2015, a very important event for the LDAP community which meets every two years to exchange the news and give life to this standard.

22 Oct. 2015 Reading from 2 minutes.
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Québec 24/7 (quebec247.org) est un tableau de bord public et ouvert permettant de superviser en permanence différentes métriques disponibles au Québec.

20 Aug. 2014 Reading from 2 minutes.

Savoir-faire Linux participated in the tenth edition of DrupalCamp Montréal, which was held this year at Concordia University. It was the occasion to catch up with a good proportion of the Drupal developer community in Montreal, to exchange ideas with other companies that work with this technology, and to have an overview of how Drupal […]

26 Jun. 2018 Reading from 2 minutes.

When It Comes to Websites, Page Speed Matters! This article is motivated by our website project accomplished by our Integration Platforms and AI Department using Liferay 7 (the latest version of Liferay Portal) for one of our clients– a large Canadian corporation in telecommunications and media industry. Alexis, our front-end developer, shares with you his first-hand experience […]

12 Mar. 2018 Reading from 6 minutes.
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Web Development Getting Started with Server-Side Rendering in Angular By Kévin Barralon This week we released a tutorial for developers using the Angular JavaScript framework to set them up with a pre-configured server-side rendering environment. This environment allows for the pre-rendering of an Angular site so that its contents can be made visible to robots […]

13 Dec. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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Server-Side Rendering Management: An Angular’s Novelty Imposing a Challenge Angular is a framework using the TypeScript Programming Language. Its 5th version (pentagonal-donut) was released in November 2017, containing new features and bugfixes. It is accompanied by the command line tool Angular CLI and new features such as a server-side rendering framework that has become very popular within the community of Angular […]

11 Dec. 2017 Reading from 8 minutes.
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Design What Is Design System? By Patrick Bracquart For several years now, the complexity of the websites and applications has pushed us towards rethinking the concept of design, as well as the methodologies we use in the design process. This rethink is pushed by an ever-expanding field of necessary skills and positions in design such […]

7 Dec. 2017 Reading from 2 minutes.
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PyCon 2017 (Part 2!) Talk: “Double Click: Continue Building Better CLIs” Summarized by Kévin Barralon This PyCon Canada talk was a presentation of Click, a Python package that allows you to create CLIs (Command-Line Interfaces) with only a few lines of code. Click is simple and easy to use, in that the configuration of commands […]

30 Nov. 2017 Reading from 6 minutes.
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Special Edition on PyConCa 2017 This week, we attended PyCon Canada which started on November 18 and lasted through 21. We are also proud and happy that we played a role in sponsoring this dynamic event. In this Special Edition of Press Review Inno, you find articles from our SFLers who actively participated in the […]

24 Nov. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.
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Mobility   Generic Protocols and Type Erasure in Swift By Thibault Wittemberg With Swift, you can define protocols by associating one or more generic types. These types are defined using the “associatedtype” keyword. The name “Generic Type” is a bit misused here. We should actually talk about a placeholder for a reserved type. Indeed, we will see that […]

17 Nov. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.
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Design Atomic Design By Patrick Bracquart Since the early days of the web, we talk about what goes into creating a Web “page”. This term shows how our vision of the web was informed since the 90s: it came from an architecture that was structured as a series of documents, like if they were printed […]

10 Nov. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.

Push Notifications: A New Feature Added to Ring Project Push notifications are essential part of the effective end-user experience on mobile platforms. They tend to boost the app engagement and users find them useful and handy as they ease their communications. Although push notifications are widely considered an advantage for most apps, they are regarded […]

4 Apr. 2018 Reading from 1 minute

On February 3rd and 4th, two members of Ring’s development team took part in FOSDEM 2018 in Brussels. FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting), a major event for free software developers, is held annually since 2000 during the first week-end of February at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Sébastien Blin, a Ring […]

15 Feb. 2018 Reading from 4 minutes.

Ring keeps surprising communication experts and enthusiasts! Ring is now available on Android TV box and other smart TVs. Ring has become the only  communication software available on the Google Play Store for Android TVs, since the discontinuation of support for the TV version of Skype in June 2016. This new release is quite different […]

15 Nov. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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July 21, 2017 – Savoir-faire Linux releases the stable version of Ring:  Ring 1.0 – Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Ring is a free/libre and universal communication platform that preserves the users’ privacy and freedoms. It is a GNU package. It runs on multiple platforms; and, it can be used for texting, calls, and video chats more privately, more […]

21 Jul. 2017 Reading from 2 minutes.
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Discussions constructives avec l équipe de @SFLinux qui utilise Tuleap pour le projet #Ring. Merci! #OSSPARIS16 pic.twitter.com/5QRERzOXrk — Tuleap Agile & Libre (@TuleapOpenALM) 16 novembre 2016 Last November, our Ring development team met with Enalean’s. This company develops Tuleap, the software development project management tool we use for Ring. Here is the story of our […]

27 Jan. 2017 Reading from 5 minutes.
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Ring’s beta 2 version  is now available on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). It’s not only a great step forward for Ring, an official GNU package, but a technical success for our development team. This release of the beta 2 is the work of collaborative development between Savoir-faire Linux and the community of developers all […]

20 Dec. 2016 Reading from 3 minutes.
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Blockchain technology brings on a new revolution, as its advocates write on every wall, it is likely to deeply change our verticaly-shaped society.  Savoir-faire Linux uses its mechanism to develop Ring distributed ledger and users ID management. Blockchain is the technology on which Bitcoin is based. This digital cryptocurrency displays both fear and covetness among […]

15 Nov. 2016 Reading from 3 minutes.
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Since its inception, Ring’s features and users have significantly increased. Savoir-faire Linux’s team of experts has recently released the Bêta 2 version offering without an exception new possibilities. One account, many devices This new release allows users to benefit from a new feature: multiple connection. As in centralized messaging systems, Ring now allows the connection […]

10 Nov. 2016 Reading from 2 minutes.
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Ring, a GNU projet, is improving. Test the Gaston Miron version now! Distributed under license GPLv3, Ring is available on GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac/OSX, Android and soon on iOS and UWP (Universal Windows Platform). Among the latest features in the beta 2 version, you will find: A global account identification mechanism based on blockchain implementation on […]

4 Nov. 2016 Reading from 1 minute

Recently, our ‘AI Robotics Programming’ Team has delivered a proof-of-concept robot used to explore and map unknown industrial and residential spaces while identifying floor types. The robot (with the exception of its Roomba chassis) is fully built from open-source (OS) hardware and software components. The result is an elegant blend of genetic algorithms and neural […]

19 Jul. 2018 Reading from 3 minutes.

                            Savoir-faire Linux participated at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)’s BootCamp 2017 having the overarching topic of Media in the IP Era. This bootcamp was organized by the Montreal SMPTE Committee including the main actor, CBC (Radio-Canada), and […]

26 Jul. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.

Savoir-faire Linux sent one of its experts, Julien Grossholtz, to Myanmar to teach a Linux training course at a young company specialized in industrial equipment. Learn about his testimony and his discovery of this enigmatic and picturesque country. I traveled to Myanmar to teach a course on Embedded Linux, my specialty, to our client, Amber Star […]

18 May. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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                    May 16th, 2017 – Savoir-faire Linux, a Canadian leader in Open Source technologies and Free Software, and Technologic Systems, an American embedded solutions company, are pleased to announce the completion of a one-year partnership agreement in order to provide mutual support on technological and marketing levels. This […]

16 May. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.
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The Product Engineering team of Savoir-faire Linux, along with the colleagues working on the Ring project, expanded into a new office. But they had a problem: at lunchtime, the sandwich delivery guy needed to pound on the door to get someone to let him in. Being hackers, the team realized that they actually could use […]

4 May. 2017 Reading from 5 minutes.
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It was during a discussion with my colleagues that Emeric Vigier pointed to me a software called sigrok. This software suite allows extracting data collected by various types of analyzers and displaying them or analyzing them using protocol decoder plugins.

20 Nov. 2014 Reading from 8 minutes.
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Je me suis intéressé à la façon dont les auteurs ont décidé d’implémenter le support RS-485, nécessairement du côté pilote, ce support remontant tout juste à la mi-août. Puis, j’ai trouvé un petit bogue de performance qui concerne les fins de transmissions qui représentent une étape cruciale dans l’implémentation du protocole RS-485. J’ai donc soumis un correctif au noyau de Linux; il a été accepté la semaine passée.

6 Nov. 2013 Reading from 7 minutes.
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Certains clients industriels pourraient être très intéressés par un BeagleBone supportant le standard de communication RS-485, en autant qu’on puisse garantir un délai de redressement très court. Nous avons donc récemment décidé d’investiguer cette possibilité…

15 Oct. 2013 Reading from 5 minutes.
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We have recently been looking at the Arrow Sockit (http://www.arrownac.com/solutions/sockit/) which is a development board created by Arrow Electronics. The Sockit is a development board that centers around an new Altera chip which is a single chip with an ARM + Altera FPGA together and Arrow has partnered with Yocto to help support the Arm […]

13 Oct. 2013 Reading from 2 minutes.
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