Joomla! 3.5 Release Candidate Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.5 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.5 release.
Joomla! 3 is the l…

Updates to Firefox Hello Beta

Firefox Hello Beta is a communication tool that lets you share tabs you’re browsing in Firefox with others and chat over video or text, free and without needing an account or login. Firefox Hello Beta in Windows, Mac and Linux … Continue reading

Joomla! 3.5 Beta 5 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.5 Beta 5. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.5 release.
Joomla! 3 is the latest major…

Installing KDE Plasma 5

KDE Plasma 5 is one of the main desktop spins in Fedora. It’s under heavy development and a lot of things are changing. There are plenty of new features, bug fixing, and optimizing code. It’s an expansive desktop environment with… Continue Reading →

Development: GNOME 3.19.91

Hi,

GNOME 3.19.91 is now available. This is our second beta release on the
way to 3.20. Please try it and let us know how well it works for you.

With the second beta our Freeze continues and deepens:

– API/ABI Freeze (No API or ABI changes should b…

BTS Video | Tales of the God Wars

An exciting piece of content lands next week, allowing you to see into the events that led to God Wars Dungeon 2.

WordPress 4.5 Beta 2

WordPress 4.5 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

Drupal 8.0.5 released

Drupal 8.0.5, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes), is now available for download.
See the Drupal 8.0.5 release notes for a full list of included fixes.

Download Drupal 8.0.5
Upgrading your existing Drupal 8 sites is reco…

Top 10 contributing customers

We spent a lot of time thinking about how to highlight the organizations in our Marketplace that are actively contributing to the project. There are some awesome Drupal shops and hosting partners out there that are making a huge difference.

Service providers that you see in the marketplace are only part of the story of how Drupal is built.

Last week, we launched a new list of organizations on Drupal.org that shows every profile that has been created for an organization. This includes companies, universities, nonprofits, governments and more. These are our customers and community organizations that use Drupal to power their web experiences. By giving their developers time to contribute code back to the community, they are helping to ensure the project gets the best ideas from the most diverse group of makers and builders.

While the new view shows all organizations, I was able to pull out the top 10 customers—organizations that do not sell Drupal services or hosting—and community organizations (e.g. community from a region).

So who have been most active among this type of organization over the last 90 days?

  1. Examiner.com – 56 issue credits
  2. Pfizer – 29 issue credits
  3. Freitag – 19 issue credits
  4. Drupal Ukraine Community – 17 issue credits
  5. ARTE G.E.I.E. – 15 issue credits
  6. University of Waterloo – 13 issue credits
  7. Card.com – 13 issue credits
  8. Gemeente Venlo – 11 issue credits
  9. Dennis Publishing – 9 issue credits (and they are Drupal Association members to boot!)
  10. NBCUniversal – 7 issue credits

Check out the full list of every organization with a profile on Drupal.org. Keep in mind, we can only track issue credits when issue participants credit an organization and when maintainers award those credits.

Only organizations with a profile on Drupal.org can be credited. Confirmed users can add new organizations.

We are all excited to see where this takes us and what we can learn about how organizations that use Drupal are giving back.

If your company or organization wants to give back in ways other than contributing in the code and issue queues, consider becoming an organization member, joining one of our supporter programs, or sponsoring a DrupalCon or camp.

Report: 3.5 Million HTTPS Servers Vulnerable to DROWN

A report released Tuesday on the DROWN vulnerability raises concerns about possible attacks that could expose encrypted communications. DROWN is a serious vulnerability that affects HTTPS and other services using SSL version 2, according to the team of security researchers who compiled the report. The protocols affected are some of the essential cryptographic protocols for Internet security.

GNOME: GUADEC 2016 to happen from August 12–14 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Schloss Karlsruhe. Photo Credit: Keiko S. (flickr @craxler)

We’re happy to announce that the 2016 edition of GUADEC will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany from August 12–14, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, a world-renowned research and educational institution.

Karlsruhe is located in southtwest Germany near the Franco-German border and is nicknamed the “fan city” because its streets are built radially around the palace tower. This beautiful and historic city is also home to the two highest courts in Germany, and several of Germany’s intitutions of higher learning.

“We are proud to have GUADEC in Karlsruhe this year and look forward to welcoming the GNOME community in our beautiful city. With the Gulaschprogrammiernacht (GPN) we have a large hacker congress in the city and having GUADEC here will further strengthen the local open source community.” — Benjamin Berg, local organizer

Join us!

Do you have an idea or project you’d like to share with the community during this year’s GUADEC? Stay tuned. We’ll announce a call for participation soon.

If your company or organization would like to sponsor GUADEC, you can find information on sponsorship opportunities in our Sponsors page at GUADEC.org, or contact us at sponsors@guadec.org and we are happy to discuss it with you.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers to help organize future GUADECs, please subscribe to the GUADEC mailinglist. We would love to have you on board!

Photo: “Nacht in Karlsruhe” by Heiko S., CC-BY-NC 2.0

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 23th, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 23th 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, March 1st, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Andrea Veri
* Jeff F. T.
* Ekaterina Gerasimova

== Reg…

Development: GNOME 3.19.91 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.19.91 beta tarballs due
* String Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2016-02-29 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.91
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which wer…

The Downside of Linux Popularity

Popularity is becoming a two-edged sword for Linux. The open source operating system has become a key component of the Internet’s infrastructure, and it’s also the foundation for the world’s largest mobile OS, Google’s Android. Widespread use of the OS, though, has attracted the attention of hackers looking to transfer the dirty tricks previously aimed at Windows to Linux.

WordPress 4.5 Beta 1

WordPress 4.5 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

Neverware Brings Windows Into Its Anti-Aging Fold

Neverware on Thursday announced the addition of dual-boot support, allowing its CloudReady operating system and Microsoft Windows to run on the same computer. The feature preserves existing data on computers. Adding it to CloudReady — which lets PCs and Apple computers function like Google Chromebooks — will let users keep their existing computer configuration or access Google’s environment.

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 16th, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, February 23th, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day
* Andrea Veri
* J…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 09th, 2016,

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 9nd 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, February 16th, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day
* Jeff F. T.

== Re…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 2nd, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, February 9th, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Jeff F.T.
* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day

== Regr…

Development: GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due
* API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period
* New APIs must be fully documented
* Writing of release notes begins

Tarballs…