WordPress 4.2 Beta 4

WordPress 4.2 Beta 4 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 […]

Wine 1.7.40 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.40 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Support for kernel job objects.
Various fixes to the ListView control.
Better support for OOB data in Windows Soc…

LibreOffice 4.4.2 “Fresh” is available for download

Berlin, April 2, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 “fresh” family, with over 50 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.0 and 4.4.1. New features introduced by the LibreOffice 4.4 family are listed on this web page: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.4. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and […]

Drupal 7.36 released

Drupal 7.36, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) and several new features, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.36 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.36
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites i…

Joomla and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

New York, NY, – March 30th, 2015 Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), is proud to announce its partnership with Glip—the business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. The partnership will enable Joomla to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers, while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. For Glip, this deployment represents a milestone, serving one of the world’s most prominent open source organizations. This is the first step in Glip’s commitment to serving the Joomla community.

“We chose to work with Glip because of the breadth and depth of the offering,” said Tessa Mero, board member for Open Source Matters, Inc. “Glip’s group business chat is world class, and it includes many of the features we need to be more productive, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and task management. We can also easily integrate with other cloud point solutions, making Glip our communication hub for everything we do.”

As part of the partnership, Joomla leadership, working groups and volunteers will be using Glip to collaborate in a variety of ways, from scheduling meetings to tracking action items, to sharing and annotating text files and images, all standard features in Glip’s offering.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Joomla to serve their collaboration needs,” said Peter Pezaris, CEO of Glip. “We intend to serve and support the Joomla community with more features and upcoming integrations, making Glip the best business messaging solution for those who manage their content on Joomla. Today marks the beginning of a long term partnership.”

Joomla users can visit glip.com/joomla for more details on the benefits of using Glip and special offers celebrating our partnership.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony.

The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About Glip

Glip, Inc. is the developer of Glip, the business messaging app used by thousands of companies to plan, share and organize work. The result of more than 20 years of research and development in the area of real-time communication, Glip integrates video chat and proprietary productivity tools with secure instant messaging to deliver a fully searchable communications experience for teams.

In addition to built-in task management, file sharing with automatic version control, and shared calendar, Glip offers a growing list of industry leading integrations, to save teams time and providing context for faster, better decisions.

Glip is designed to support teams of all sizes and flexible for working with large amounts of raw data in fast-paced environments. Be it application development teams, marketing teams or teams spread across continents, Glip is the conversation platform that improves business while organizing it all for you.

Joomla Editorial Contact:
Parth Lawate
+91 9823017318
parth.lawate@community.joomla.org

Glip Contact:
Claudio Pinkus
+1 310 2547250
Claudio@glip.com

New Firefox Releases Now Available

New versions of Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android are now available to update or download. For more info on what’s new in Firefox, please see the release notes for Firefox and Firefox for Android.

GNOME Foundation: ANNOUNCE: Call for Presentations for GUADEC 2015 in Gothenburg,Sweden – August 5-9

For immediate release.

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal…

World Wine News Issue 388

WWN Issue 388 was released today.

Weekly AppDB/Bugzilla Status Changes

WordPress 4.2 Beta 3

WordPress 4.2 Beta 3 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 March, 13th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, March 13th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on March 27th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

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

GNOME: GNOME 3.16 Released

The GNOME project has released GNOME 3.16, the latest version of GNOME 3. The new version is the result of six months work, and includes 33,525 changes by 1043 authors.

Speaking on behalf of the Release Team, Javier Jardón said: “It’s great to see the fantastic results of our hard work, and it goes without saying that this could not be possible without all the effort from great the GNOME community! I definitely think this is the best GNOME release yet.”

GNOME 3.16 brings a brand new notification system and updated calendar design, which helps you to easily keep track of what’s happened, and includes useful information like world times and event reminders. Other features include overlaid scrollbars, updated visuals, improved content views in Files, and a redesigned image viewer.

Major additions have also been made to the GNOME developer experience: GTK+ support for OpenGL now allows GTK+ apps to support 3D natively, a new GLib reference counting feature will help with debugging, and GTK+ Inspector has also had a major update.

The release notes contain more details on these new features, as well as the many other improvements in the new release. If that’s not enough, a live image is available, so you can try it yourself. Additionally, more information can be found in the 3.16 press release.

Development: GNOME 3.16 released

The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.16.

This is another exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features
and improvements, including redesigned notifications, a new shell
theme, new scrollbars, and a refresh for the f…

LibreOffice to become the cornerstone of the world’s first universal productivity solution

Berlin, March 25, 2015 – LibreOffice, the best free office suite ever, is set to become the cornerstone of the world’s first global personal productivity solution – LibreOffice Online – following an announcement by IceWarp and Collabora of a joint development effort. LibreOffice is available as a native application for every desktop OS, and is […]

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.

Front page news: 

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 […]