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, […]

Ruby 1.9.3 arrives with licence change

The Ruby development team announced the release of version 1.9.3 of its open source programming language. Described as basically being “an implementation-improved version of Ruby 1.9.2”, the first release of the new stable series of Ruby improves library loading performance and brings changes to the Ruby licence. Read more at H-online

GCC 4.6.2 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.6.2 has been released. GCC 4.6.2 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.6.1, with over 110 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 […]

PHP 5.4 and Zend Framework 2.0 Gearing up for Release

It has been more than two years since the last major release of PHP, with PHP 5.3 debuting in June of 2009, which means it’s almost time for a new major release. PHP 5.4 is currently in beta and will make multiple improvements over the current PHP 5.3 release. “There are a lot of improvements […]

GTK+ 3.2.0

GTK+ 3.2.0 is now available for download at: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.2/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.2/ bce3c1a9be6afd7552c795268656d8fdd09c299765a7faaf5a76498bb82ed44c gtk +-3.2.0.tar.xz b285074ffefb4ff4364f6dd50fe68c7e85b11293e0c1dd3bdeac56052344dadb gtk +-3.2.0.tar.bz2 What is GTK+ ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites. GTK+ has been designed from […]

The State Of GCC 4.7.0: Still Months Away

Red Hat’s Jakub Jelinek has issued a new status update concerning the state of the GCC 4.7 compiler. From Jakub’s message, the trunk code for GCC 4.7 should be done with state one by the end of October, if the same 4.6 schedule roughly follows. He’s called out on various branch maintainers to see if […]

Python 3.2.2

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m happy to announce the Python 3.2.2 maintenance release. Python 3.2.2 mainly fixes `a regression <http://bugs.python.org/12576>`_ in the “urllib.request“ module that prevented opening many HTTP resources correctly with Python 3.2.1. Python 3.2 is a continuation of the efforts to improve and stabilize the Python 3.x line. Since the […]

PHP 5.3.8 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.8. This release fixes two issues introduced in the PHP 5.3.7 release: * Fixed bug #55439 (crypt() returns only the salt for MD5) * Reverted a change in timeout handling restoring PHP 5.3.6 behavior, which caused mysqlnd SSL connections to hang (Bug […]

PHP 5.3.7 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.7. 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 5.3.7: * Updated crypt_blowfish to 1.2. (CVE-2011-2483) * Fixed crash in error_log(). […]

GTK+ 3.1.12

GTK+ 3.1.12 is now available for download at: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.1/ http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.1/ 7638343115cc845170ff9a2222c5b456efdc301d26a8f6a39c222afe2041a3db gtk +-3.1.12.tar.xz aefdfa7222792197aa542a79ae11df16fa600f80454d6feda51309a5ebe015aa gtk +-3.1.12.tar.bz2 Another release in the 3.1 development cycle. ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites. GTK+ […]

Apache Alternatives for Serving PHP

Do you have problems serving more than two pages per second on your WordPress or Drupal blog? Do the sites of your competitors serve pages faster than yours? Their secret weapon may be a different web server and PHP combo than Apache and mod_php. But don’t worry – you can turn to one of these […]

Python 3.2.1

On behalf of the Python development team, I am pleased to announce the final release of Python 3.2.1. Python 3.2.1 is the first bugfix release for Python 3.2, fixing over 120 bugs and regressions in Python 3.2. For an extensive list of changes and features in the 3.2 line, see http://docs.python.org/3.2/whatsnew/3.2.html To download Python 3.2.1 […]

One-Stop Shopping for Open Source Manuals

Every so often, we at OStatic compile documentation and guidance resources for popular open source platforms and applications, and one of the best ongoing projects for producing free open source-related documentation is FLOSS Manuals. It’s an ongoing and ambitious effort to build online guides for open source software that we initially covered in this post. […]

PHP 5.4.0 alpha 1 released

Hello! The PHP Development Team would like to announce the release of the first alpha version of PHP 5.4.0. This alpha release exists to encourage users to identify bugs, and to ensure that all new features and backward compatibility breaks are evaluated and documented before PHP 5.4.0 is released. Please report findings to the PHP […]

Zend Server 5.5 Beta Advances PHP Automation

Enterprise PHP vendor Zend is now testing a new version of its Zend Server in an effort to improve PHP application deployment automation. Zend Server 5.5 will be the first major update to the PHP middleware platform since the 5.0 release in October of 2009. The Zend Server 5.5 release has a key focus on […]

GCC 4.6.1 Compiler Released

As expected when mentioning the GCC 4.6.1 release candidate one week ago, GCC 4.6.1 has been officially released this Monday morning. GCC 4.6.1 is now available from their source mirrors and the changes can be found on this GNU.org web-page. GCC 4.6.1 consists of just bug-fixes, regression fixes, and documentation updates to this dominant open-source […]

Perl 5.14.1 and 5.12.4 arrive

The Perl developers have updated the current stable development branch of Perl, version 5.14, with Perl 5.14.1. While the developers recommend that users of version 5.12 upgrade to 5.14 when convenient, it has not stopped them producing 5.12.4, a maintenance update for what was the previous stable development branch. Perl 5.14.1 is an update to […]

GCC 4.6.1 RC Arrives; Official Release Not Far Off

Version 4.6.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is imminent. A 4.6.1 status report issued this morning signals there are no outstanding P1 regressions and that this point release branch is now frozen. The GCC 4.6.1 release candidate was subsequently issued. From this morning’s report, there are no P1 regressions known for 4.6.1, which are […]