Evolution 3.13.4 Is Now Ready for Testing

Evolution, a complete solution that provides integrated mail, address book, and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop environment, is now at version of 3.13.4 and is ready for testing.

The new version of Evolution released in the current 3.13.x development cycle is one of the biggest made so far and its makers have implemented numerous improvements.

According to the changelog, named colors from themes are now used, the Send/Receive dialog now closes on errors properly, the …

GTK+ 3.13.5 Brings More Wayland Improvements

GTK+, a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces that provide a complete set of widgets, suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites, has been promoted to version 3.13.5.

This GTK+ release is a little bit smaller than the previous one, but the 3.13.x branch is pretty impressive in its entirety.

According to the changelog, the Adwaita theme integration has been improved, CSS selectors can now match state pseudo classes on all elem…

Intel Graphics Stack 2014Q2 Release Is Now Out

Intel doesn’t make a big fuss about their drivers, at least not like AMD and NVIDIA. The developers usually make the release and let people and other devs find out on their own. This is just the case with the latest 2014Q2 Intel Graphics Stack Release, which totally went under the radar.

There are a lot of users out there with Intel hardware, not to mention that numerous Linux PCs use the integrated Intel Graphics solution as their base. It’s not the most powerful that can be found on the mar…

Valve Releases New Steam Beta with More Fixes and Improvements

A new Steam Beta update has been released by the Valve developers, taking care of a number of issues that affected all the available platforms. The last few days have been full of updates for the Beta branch of the application and it looks like the developers still have to make some changes to the client. Even if a number of Beta builds have already been released, the size of the subsequent versions hasn’t diminished. According to the changelog, shift-clicking and middle-clicking on links in…

KDE Applications and Platform 4.14 Beta 3 Is Out, Final Version Just a Month Away

The KDE Project developers have announced that the third beta of Applications and Platform 4.14 has been released and they need manpower to test it properly.

The KDE developers are working to launch the final version of Applications and Platform 4.14, which will also be the last one before the project switches to KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Plasma 5.

Even when KDE 4.14 is finally out, it will take a long while until the Linux distribution developers choose to adopt any new major packages and ch…

Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates

Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices.
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Canonical Closes Multiple Oxide Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical has said that a number of Oxide vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. These particular problems have been corrected only in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and the other supported OSes haven’t been affected by this issue. “A type confusion bug was discovered in V8. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via renderer crash, or execute…

New Ubuntu Touch Releases Blocked by Bugs

Ubuntu for phones is going through a rough week and no new images have been promoted, mostly because of a few nasty bugs that prevented the release of a new stable version. The developers are working to fix the problem, but it might take a while until Ubuntu Touch users get their updates. If you are using Ubuntu on your phone, you might have noticed that no updates have arrived in a while, unless you are subscribed to a development channel. The Ubuntu developers have had problems with the rec…

GNOME 3.13.4 Officially Released

Javier Jardón from the GNOME development team has announced that GNOME 3.13.4 has been released, taking the desktop environment a little closer to the final version. The development cycle for the next iteration of GNOME is moving according to schedule and no major delays have affected the project. This branch of GNOME will eventually mature into 3.14, which is the next stable release. GNOME 3.13.4 is actually packed with a lot of interesting stuff. Some of the packages that saw some i…

Mozilla Firefox 32 Beta 1 Is Out, Lets Users See Login Metadata in Password Manager

Mozilla has announced that Firefox 32 Beta 1 has been released, marking the start of another branch for the famous Internet browser. Mozilla doesn’t waste any time when it comes to the development of the Firefox browser. The last stable release was on July 22 and now the Alpha version has been promoted to Beta, along with all the features and changes from that particular branch. The version war between Google and Mozilla continues without any breaks, and very soon the two companies will have…

Linux Kernel 3.16 RC7 Released by Linus Torvalds, Final Version Might Arrive This Week

A new Release Candidate for the new Linux kernel 3.16 has been made available by Linus Torvalds and it seems that things got back to normal, at least in terms of size. Linux kernel 3.16 has had a very rough ride so far and a couple of the releases in the series have been rather large until now. Things seem to have calmed down, at least this is what Linus Torvalds says in the latest email regarding the release of this particular kernel. The developers were confronted with a number of problems…

Trine 2: Complete Story Now on Steam for Linux with an 80% Price Cut

Trine 2: Complete Story, a 2D platformer developed and published by Frozenbyte studio, is now available on Steam for Linux with an 80% discount.

This edition of Trine 2: Complete Story is actually comprised of Trine 2, the Goblin Menace DLC, and the Dwarven Caverns level

“Trine 2: Complete Story fully integrates the Goblin Menace expansion campaign and the all-new unlockable Dwarven Caverns level into one mighty fairytale. All owners of Trine 2: Goblin Menace are automaticall…

Git 2.0.3 Version Control System Officially Released

Git 2.0.3, a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency, has been officially released.

The new Git 2.0.x branch continues the trend of large releases, integrating a big number of changes and fixes. Unlike the previous version, which was quite a hefty one, this new release is actually pretty small. Users have been advised to upgrade nonetheless.

According to the changelog, an ancient rewrite…

Salix Openbox 14.1 Is a Light Distro Based on Slackware

Salix Openbox, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the Openbox window manager, is now at version 14.1.

The Openbox version of Salix is one of the lightest in the series and it all has to do with the window manager. Because this is such a light distro it can be installed on systems with older hardware and it should perform without any issues.

“Salix Openbox 14.1 brings the Openbox window manager, teamed with fbpanel and SpaceFM to …

Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 1 Arrives from Fermilab

The first Beta version of Scientific Linux 7.0, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, has been released and is now available for testing.

The developers of Scientific Linux 7.0 don’t seem to waste any minute, and just a few days after the release of the second Alpha in the series, a new Beta version is already available. Quite a few changes have been implemented since the previous version, but it’s still a Beta and it…

CoreOS 367.1.0 Linux-Based Server Features Linux Kernel 3.15.2 and Docker 1.0.1

CoreOS 367.1.0, a Linux-based server OS built from scratch for the modern datacenter, has been released and is packed with numerous changes and improvements.

The CoreOS developers have been working very hard to launch a stable version of this new distribution and they managed to do it after a few development versions.

“CoreOS delivers supported enterprise Linux OS in a completely new way. It is the world’s first OS as a Service — patches are delivered as a continuous stream of up…

Wine 1.7.23 Brings Support for 64-bit Android Builds

A new development version of Wine, 1.7.23, has been announced by Alexandre Julliard and it comes with at least one major new features, Android support. The development build of Wine has brought some major improvements and a new feature, which should be very interesting for most of the users out there. According to the changelog, better support for drag and drop has been implemented, the HTTP cookie management has been improved, a number of fixes have been implemented to crypto certificates m…

GOGs offers up Linux games, Steam Controller speculation, and more

Back in March, the digital games distribution site GOG.com (which, believe it or not, is owned by Poland’s CD Projekt RED) announced it would be adding support for Linux. This week, ahead of schedule, 50 games were released on the site with support for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Most of the games on the list […]

GOG’s Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE

Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland. Oops, says GOG. In a thread on the GOG.com […]

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