Rygel Open Source DLNA Media Server Adds PV Subtitle Support to All Resources

The developers of the open-source Rygel software, a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) media server distributed as part of the GNOME Project, have released a new milestone towards version 0.28 of the application.

According to the attached changelog, Rygel 0.27.4 improves the MediaResource copy constructor so that it is capable of copying import_uri, correctly serializes import URI in MediaResource, and adds PV subtitle support to all resources.

Furthermore, rewriting…

GNOME Control Center Gets a Major Revamp with LTE and Pyongyang Time Support

The development team behind the GNOME Project is hard at work these days preparing to release the first Beta build of the upcoming GNOME Control Center app, an essential component of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

According to the internal release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, GNOME Control Center 3.18 Beta 1 is here to add support for the new North Korean timezone, called Pyongya…

Linux Kernel 3.14.51 LTS Arrives with More ARM, MIPS, x86, and SPARC Improvements

Immediately after announcing the release of the Linux kernel 4.1.6 LTS and Linux kernel 3.10.87 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the fifty-on…

GNOME Maps Gets Support for Copying Geo URIs in GNOME 3.18

The GNOME developers are hard at work these days, preparing the release of the first Beta build of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

As part of GNOME 3.18 Beta, several core apps and components received important updates, among which we can mention GNOME Maps. The new GNOME Maps 3.18 milestone, technical version number 3.17.90, brings various new features and bugfixes, such as the ability to store and complete against rec…

Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch Get an Extremely Fast, Scalable Thumbnailing Service

Canonical’s Michi Henning wrote a very interesting article on his blog, where he explains in detail how he, James Henstridge and Xavi Garcia Mena managed to implement a fast and scalable thumbnailing service for both Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch operating systems.

The need for a fast and scalable thumbnailing service for Canonical’s desktop and mobile operating system came as a necessity that all applications required to display image thumbnails for multiple multimedia ele…

A New Django Vulnerability Has Been Closed in Ubuntu

The Ubuntu 15.04, 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems have been updated in order to fix an important Django vulnerability that has recently been identified.

This is not the first Django vulnerability that has been found in this release cycle, but it’s not a major issue. According to the report, Django could have been made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

“Lin Hua Cheng discovered that Django incorrectly handled the session store. A…

KDE Applications 15.08 Arrives with 107 Apps Ported to KDE Frameworks 5

The KDE Community has just announced that KDE Applications 15.08 has been released, which marks the start of a new cycle for this important part of the KDE project.

Even if all the glamour and fame goes to the Plasma desktop, KDE Applications and KDE Frameworks play an important role in the entirety of the project. In fact, if we take a closer look at KDE Applications 15.08, we’ll see that it’s actually full of all kind of interesting stuff that will soon hit all the distro…

Orion Trail Is a New Adventure Game for Linux

Orion Trail, a new single-player adventure developed and published by Schell Games on Steam, has been released on the Linux platform as well.

Some of you might notice the name similarity to another famous game called Oregon Trail, and this one is following the same kind of recipe for adventure, but with a much more “modern” engine and space themes.

The game is still in the Early Access program, which means that it’s still under development. There are no patches or update…

NetBSD 7.0 RC3 Is a Massive Release

NetBSD, a free, fast, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source OS that is able to run on a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices, has been upgraded to version 7.0 RC3.

The new NetBSD 7.0 branch seems to be a very big step forward and developers have implemented a huge number of changes so far, and they are not stopping either. It’s not clear whether more Release Candidates are on their way, but judgin…

Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 Brings Seven Great Games for Linux Users

The Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 has been released and all the games included in the new collection have Linux support as well. Besides that, some new titles will be added to the collection in the coming days.

It’s been a few months since we had a Humble Bundle collection that had all the games working on the Linux platform, but we can’t really complain. The Humble Bundle store is also full of games with Linux support, and users have a large library of titles at their disp…

The Linux Foundation Announces Winners of Linux Training Scholarship Program

The Linux Foundation announced the recipients of its annual Linux Training Scholarship Program, which allows a number of people from around the world to get access to free training.

The Linux Foundation gives these scholarships every year, and it seems that an ever increasing number of people get accepted. The foundation is also known for having a series of online courses that are recognized worldwide and help users get some very useful Linux skills. They have recently expa…

Latest APT 1.1 Release Has “Supercow Powers”

The APT (Advanced Package Tool) is getting ready to receive some pretty important new features and developers are saying that this is probably the best version to be released. It’s still under production, but we can only hope that it will arrive much faster than the previous 1.0 branch.

It took the APT devs almost 16 years to reach 1.0, but the version was stable long before that. When the makers of APT finally decided to move to 1.0, they also implemented some cool feature…

Major Team Fortress 2 Update Lands on Steam for Linux

The Team Fortress 2 multiplayer online shooter from Valve has been updated, and lots of fixes and balancing changes have been implemented in the game.

Valve has put a lot of money and effort into making Steam for Linux a reality, and its developers are also working on the Debian-based SteamOS, so it’s easy to imagine that the Team Fortress 2 game will receive the same kind of attention. This is also one of first major games in Valve’s catalog that’s been ported to Linux, so…

Vivaldi Web Browser Brings Better Speed, Web Panels, and Much More

Vivaldi, a new web browser built by one of the Opera founders and his team, has brought a number of new features including a web panel and lots of other improvements.

The Vivaldi developers are still working very hard to turn this new web browser into a force, and each new release from them is full of interesting stuff. However, as you can clearly see, they still have a huge amount of work left to do.

The browser feels fast, and it seems to work very well already, but pl…

Canonical’s IP Policy Is Deliberately Vague, Says Matthew Garrett

Canonical’s IP policy seems to remain a hot topic to this day, especially for developers. A conversation between Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, and Matthew Garrett, a prominent Linux developer and one of the opponents of Canonical’s IP policy, revealed some interesting information.

Canonical is protecting its assets by using a policy that has been criticized many times. A recent change has been made to the policy after talks with the Free Software Foundation, …

GNOME Boxes 3.18 Beta Adds Tests for Express Installations of Fedora 21 and 22

The GNOME Project announced the release of the first Beta build for the upcoming GNOME Boxes 3.18 open-source virtual manager software, which will be distributed as part of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment.

According to the internal changelog attached at the end of the article for reference, GNOME 3.18 Beta (technical version number is 3.17.90) adds toggle buttons to the titlebar, allowing users to easily filter the main view to display all, remote, or local v…

GTK+ 3.18 to Receive Support for Touchpad Gesture Events for Wayland

The developers of the famous GTK+ GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit are hard at work these days preparing for the final release of the GTK+ 3.18 software, which will be distributed as part of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment.

The seventh milestone towards GTK+ 3.18 has been released today, technical version number 3.17.7, which will be available for testing as part of the first Beta build of GNOME 3.18, due for release later today, August 19, 2015.

According to th…

Google Announces Smart, Linux-Powered OnHub Router for Next-Gen Wi-Fi

Today, August 18, Google had the great pleasure of revealing its latest product, OnHub, a router powered by a Linux kernel-based operating system and designed from the ground up to provide home users with a next-generation Wi-Fi network.

Promising to offer you the fastest Wi-Fi connection always, OnHub has been designed for demanding video and audio environments, so you can enjoy your favorite multimedia content at all time without interruptions wherever you are in your hom…

AppFormix newest member of Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that AppFormix has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.2 RC7, Final Release Might Come Out Next Week

Linus Torvalds has just announced that the seventh and most probably the last Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Linux 4.2 kernel is now available for download and testing.

Looking at the shortlog attached by Mr. Torvalds, we can notice that Linux kernel 4.2 RC7 is a pretty small Release Candidate that brings with it mostly updated drivers, especially for…