GCC 4.7.1 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.7.1 has been released. GCC 4.7.1 is the first bug-fix release containing important fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.7.0 with over 100 bugs fixed since the previous release. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly regarding questions […]

PHP 5.3.14 and PHP 5.4.4 Released!

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.4 and PHP 5.3.14. The releases fix multiple security issues: A weakness in the DES implementation of crypt and a heap overflow issue in the phar extension. PHP 5.4.4 and PHP 5.3.14 fix over 30 bugs. Please note that the use of php://fd streams is […]

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with PHP5 (through PHP-FPM)
and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative
PHP FastCG…

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed
for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install
Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 12.04 server…

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On CentOS 6.2

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On CentOS 6.2

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid
and PHP5 on CentOS 6.2. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the
older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts wi…

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (LAMP)

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (LAMP)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.
This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL su…

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 11.10

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid
and PHP5 on Ubuntu 11.10. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the
older mod_fastcgi.

It lets you execute PHP scr…

Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

We’re bursting with enthusiasm to announce the immediate availability of Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3. These releases included several security fixes. Note: Virtualenvs created with older releases in the 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, or 3.2 series may not work with these bugfix releases. Specifically, the os module may not appear to have a urandom function. […]

GCC 4.7.0 Released

Today the GCC development team celebrates the 25th anniversary of the GNU Compiler Collection. When Richard Stallman announced the first public release of GCC in 1987, few could have imagined the broad impact that it has had. It has prototyped many language features that later were adopted as part of their respective standards — everything […]

Second release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

We’re chuffed to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3. The only change from the first release candidates is the patching of an additional security hole. The security issue fixed in the second release candidates is in the expat XML parsing library. expat had the same […]

GCC 4.4.7 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.4.7 has been released. GCC 4.4.7 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.4.6. This release marks the end of the maintainance of the GCC 4.4 series. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly […]

PHP 5.4.0 Release Announcement

The PHP development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.0. This release is a major leap forward in the 5.x series, and includes a large number of new features and bug fixes. The key features of PHP 5.4.0 include: New language syntax including Traits, shortened array syntax and more Improved performance […]

GCC 4.6.3 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.6.3 has been released. GCC 4.6.3 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.6.2, with over 70 bugs fixed since previous release. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly regarding questions or comments about […]

Release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3 . The main impetus for these releases is fixing a security issue in Python’s hash based types, dict and set, as described below. Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3 include the security patch and the normal set of bug fixes. […]

Critical PHP vulnerability being fixed

The PHP developers are working to fix a critical security vulnerability in PHP that they introduced with a recent security patch. The current stable release is affected; however, it is not yet clear whether the questionable patch was also applied to older versions. The cause of the problem is the security update to PHP 5.3.9, […]

Perl Foundation receives $100,000 donation

The Perl Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language, has announced that it has received a $100,000 donation from the craigslist Charitable Fund. The donation will be used by the Foundation to “improve the Perl 5 Core” and to sponsor Perl-related activities. Discussing the donation, Jim Buckmaster, craigslist CEO […]

PHP 5.3.9 released with hash DoS fix

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.9. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.3.x branch with over 90 bug fixes, some of which are security related. Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.9: Added max_input_vars directive to prevent attacks based on hash collisions. (CVE-2011-4885) […]

Qt 4.8.0 Released

Qt has reached another important evolutionary milestone today. We are very proud to announce that Qt 4.8.0 has now been released. Many people have worked long and hard to deliver Qt 4.8.0. Today that hard work reaches final release maturity, and we are celebrating! Featuring Qt Platform Abstraction, threaded OpenGL support, multithreaded HTTP and optimized […]

Linux: 25 PHP Security Best Practices For Sys Admins

PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language and it is a widely used. The Apache web server provides access to files and content via the HTTP OR HTTPS protocol. A misconfigured server-side scripting language can create all sorts of problems. So, PHP should be used with caution. Here are twenty-five php security best practices for […]

GTK+ 3.3.4 released

GTK+ 3.3.4 is now available for download at: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.3/ http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.3/ bca709da29aecda87421eadd6762a0aac05fa5422b983b4a798957089a23a2e6 gtk +-3.3.4.tar.xz 76f08e8aae8ab18865593163c2ee0b694b9618a81536fd56c76ddf124a0df669 gtk +-3.3.4.tar.bz2 A development snapshot in the 3.3 cycle. If you are wondering where 3.3.3 went, we’re using odd-micro versions exclusively for git nowadays. ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, […]