Docker’s No Flash in the Pan

Docker — the open source application container technology that has drawn broad interest from the enterprise IT industry — recently marked its second birthday. Judging by its growth and traction thus far, and the example set by such open source projects as Linux, Hadoop, Android, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, expect big things from this young open source software project and community.

Announcing The Aaron Winborn Award to honor amazing community members

In honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn (see his recent Community Spotlight), whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is coming to an end later today, the Community Working Group, with the support of the Drupal Association, would like to announce the establishment of the Aaron Winborn Award.

This will be an annual award recognizing an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. It will include a scholarship and stipend to attend DrupalCon and recognition in a plenary session at the event. Part of the award will also be donated to the special needs trust to support Aaron’s family on an annual basis.

Thanks to Hans Riemenschneider for the suggestion, and the Drupal Association executive board for approving this idea and budget so quickly. We feel this award is a fitting honor to someone who gave so much to Drupal both on a technical and personal level.

Thank you so much to Aaron for sharing your personal journey with all of us. It’s been a long journey, and a difficult one. You and your family are all in our thoughts.

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Ready, Set, Drupal 8! D8 Accelerate Fundraiser

Last November we launched Drupal 8 Accelerate, a grant program designed to eliminate Drupal 8 release blockers. Through the progam, we’ve made a small number of grants that have had a huge impact. In fact, we only have about 50 release blockers left between us and release. So now the Association is going to take it to the next level. We’ve already pledged $62,500 of our general operating budget in 2015 as matching funds for you donations. Now we are announcing that the board has partnered with 7 outstanding community supporters to “match the match” and provide another $62,500 of the program, bringing us to $125,000 available for grants.

Now it’s your turn! We’re asking you to help us raise another $125,000 to make the total amount available for these grants $250,000. You can give knowing that every dollar you contribute is already matched by the Association and these anchor donors, doubling your impact. Your donations will allow us to make more grants, faster, increasing our impact and getting D8 out the door!

This is an all-out, everyone-in effort to raise $250,000 to kill the last release blockers in our way.This is our moment – together, we are going to move Drupal 8 from beta to release with the Drupal 8 Accelerate program. We already know it works. Drupal 8 Accelerate grants have already tackled release blockers issues related to menus, entity field validation, and caching. As a donor, you will always know exactly what you’re funding because we’re making it all public

Join us today and make your donation. The sooner we get this done, the sooner we can all enjoy those launch parties!

Special thanks to our anchor donors, Acquia, Appnovation, Lullabot, Palantir.net, Phase2, PreviousNext, and Wunderkraut, for making this matching campaign possible.  These seven organizations stepped up to the plate and made this entire campaign possible. Thank them on Twitter using the #D8Accelerate hashtag.

The D8 Accelerate project is designed to help move Drupal 8 from the initial beta to a full release. This directly relates to the Association’s mission: uniting a global open source community to build and promote Drupal. This is a pilot program from the Drupal Association to put $250,000 of community funds toward accelerating the release of Drupal 8, due to the strategic impact this work has on the entire Drupal ecosystem.


Originally published at https://assoc.drupal.org/blog/holly.ross.drupal/ready-set-drupal-8-d8-ac…

Joomla! 3.4.1 Released

Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta and Helvecio Da Silva
The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.4.1. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses issues introduced i…

Wine 1.7.39 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.39 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

WinMM joystick support on Mac OS X.
Kerning support in DirectWrite.
Support for DirectX Media Objects filters.

Development: GNOME 3.16.0 newstable tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.16.0 newstable tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze ends

Tarballs are due on 2015-03-23 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.16.0
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. M…

WordPress 4.2 Beta 2

WordPress 4.2 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 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 27th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, February 27th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on March 13th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea V…

Development: GNOME 3.15.92 Release Candidate

Hello all,

We have now reached the end of the development cycle and here comes
a release candidate for you to download, build, and test. Enjoy it
as fast as you can, the final release is scheduled next Wednesday.

To compile GNOME 3.15.92, you can us…

Drupal 7.35 and 6.35 released

Drupal 7.35 and Drupal 6.35, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.35 and Drupal 6.35 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.35Download Drupal 6.35
Upg…

Now accepting Google Summer of Code student applications

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Attention prospective Google Summer of Code students: the student applications window has begun.

If you haven’t contacted the relevant KDE subproject yet (including umbrella projects Kubuntu and Calamares) to submit your proposal for review, it is high time to do so. Take a look at our Google Summer of Code project ideas page, pick one or more of our exciting project ideas, dazzle us with your proposal and hack your way to ultimate glory this summer! A nice paycheck is also part of the deal.

If you have already received feedback and you feel your proposal is in good shape, we encourage you to officially submit it now to Google Melange.

Submitting early means your proposal might get more attention, and you will be able to edit it until the end of the student applications period. The deadline for student applications is March 27, 2015.

Mentors: interest from prospective students has been significant, and we’ll need to match those students with mentors. Offering more mentors might increase the number of student slots we get from Google, so if you are an established KDE developer and you are interested in giving a helping hand with Google Summer of Code, please sign up to be a mentor on Google Melange as soon as possible.

MantisBT 1.3.0-beta.2 Released

This is the second beta release for the MantisBT v1.3. There has been a bunch of fixes (see changelog) since beta-1. Following is a list of changes that are included in v1.3 compared to 1.2.x stable release for the benefit … Continue reading

Please welcome David Bryant, Vice President of Platform Engineering

I’m excited to announce that David Bryant is joining Mozilla today as our new Vice President of Platform Engineering. David will be based in our headquarters in Mountain View, California. David was most recently at Nokia where he served as … Continue reading

GNOME: GNOME supports GPL compliance through VMware suit

The GNOME Foundation supports the Software Freedom Conservancy in its efforts to ensure compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL) through Christoph Hellwig’s lawsuit against VMware. Like the Linux kernel, the GNOME Project chooses the GPL (as well as the LGPL) to license our software. Working in Free Software is a collaborative effort where all parties benefit, but this outcome is only realized if there is cooperation. Both the GPL and copyleft make this collaboration possible. The GPL is an important tool for safeguarding Free Software and when other avenues for cooperation have been exhausted litigation is the only recourse.

Development: TARBALLS DUE: 3.15.92

Hi!

Please do your best to keep this Monday deadline, it really helps the
work of the release team.

Thank you all!

Fred

World Wine News Issue 387

WWN Issue 387 was released today.

Wine in Buildroot
Weekly AppDB/Bugzilla Status Changes

Development: GNOME 3.15.92 rc tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.92 rc tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2015-03-16 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.92
rc release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were…

WordPress 4.2 Beta 1

WordPress 4.2 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 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

e.V. President Lydia Pintscher on the Role of a Nonprofit in Open Source Development

Linux.com interviews KDE e.V. president Lydia Pintscher. She talks about what KDE’s legal body does and why it is important for open source communities to have a charity to represent them. She also discusses the difference between company and commun…

Voting is Open for the 2015 At-Large Board Elections

Voting is now open for the 2015 At-Large Board positions for the Drupal Association! If you haven’t yet, check out the candidate profiles and review the Meet the Candidate sessions (we ran three) that we held. Get to know your candidates, and then get …