GOG’s Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE

Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland. Oops, says GOG. In a thread on the GOG.com […]

GNOME: GUADEC starts today!

GUADEC, the main GNOME conference, is about to start in Strasbourg, located in the eastern part of France. It will gather users, developers, governments and businesses to talk about the status and future of the GNOME project between the July 25 and August 1.

“More than 10 years after the first GUADEC in Paris, the French GNOME community is very proud and excited to host GUADEC once again.”
- Christophe Fergeau, member of the local organizing team

Strasbourg_Cathedral

As always, the conference schedule features talks, hackfests, and social events for the attendees. Besides that, Matthew Garrett, Nathan Willis, and Jim Hall will deliver this year’s keynotes. They will discuss topics such as the place of free software in the automotive market, the future of the desktop, and usability aspects of GNOME.

GNOME.org will be updated during GUADEC, sharing the highlights of the conference with those who couldn’t be there. You can also follow what’s happening via #guadec on Twitter and Google+. More information about GUADEC 2014 is available at the official GUADEC website, including the conference’s schedule.

The GNOME Foundation wishes everyone a great conference! And a huge thank you to the local organizing team for all the time and effort they put into making this year’s GUADEC happen!

KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

KDE has released the third beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!
A more detailed lis…

How To Install ownCloud 7 On Ubuntu 14.04

How To Install ownCloud 7 On Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on Ubuntu 14.04. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server’s data with another Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and a Windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Road to Elf City – Episode 3

The Trahaearn and Crwys clans – masters of Smithing and Mining, Farming and Woodcutting – are the stars of the show in today’s Road to Elf City.

Joomla! 3.3.2 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.2. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of the Joomla! CMS.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.2 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.2 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3.2 update.

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM…

Skype for Linux Redesign Is Ugly but Functional

If you do not mind having a free non-open source Microsoft product on your Linux computer, the latest Skype for Linux release catches up to the Windows and Mac versions, providing most of the features they’ve had for some time. Microsoft rolled out Skype version 4.3.0.37 in mid June. The catch-up release has an updated user interface, some additional features, and lots of bug fixes.

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.0

Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7.0, a distribution rebuilt from source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, but featuring a custom "unbreakable" kernel: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements….

KDE’s the Best, Wallen Interview, and Why Linux Rules

Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield says the best Linux desktop continues to be KDE’s Plasma. Steven Ovadia at My Linux Rig snagged a short interview with Jack Wallen. eWeek has nine reasons Linux rules on supercomputers. And venture capitalist Sonatype says most companies don’t audit Open Source software components they’re using for vulnerabilities and […]

Libinput 0.5 Improves Pointer Acceleration, Adds A Configuration API

Libinput, the input library designed for use by Wayland compositors and other environments for having common input device handling on Linux, is out with a significant update…

World Wine News Issue 372

WWN Issue 372 was released today.

New WineHQ Server
Failing tests on test bots
AppDB/Bugzilla Status Changes

RuneFest 2014 – Tickets on Sale Monday 28th July

Get your RuneFest tickets from Monday 28th July, and secure your place at the year’s biggest and best RuneScape event!

How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7

How To Install SVN With Apache dav_svn On CentOS 7
Apache Subversion, which is commonly referred to in its abbreviated form as SVN, (named after the command name SVN) is a popular software versioning and revision control system which is distributed as …

First Commercial Web Games Launch Leveraging Mozilla-Pioneered Technology

Mozilla is proving the Web is a powerful gaming platform by creating new technologies and developer tools that enable game creators to port their popular titles to the Web. One of the trailblazers using these technologies is Trendy Entertainment, which … Continue reading

Mozilla Thunderbird 31.0 Officially Released with Lots of Fixes and Important Changes

Mozilla has officially released Thunderbird 31.0, an email and RSS client, for all the available platforms, and the developers have actually made a number of improvements to the application. The first version has been released in the Thunderbird 31.x branch, but unlike some of the previous updates, this one actually brings something interesting. It’s been a while since Thunderbird received any real improvements, but that’s not exactly Mozilla’s fault. The company announced a while ago that i…

Solomon’s General Store – Retro Armour IV – Void

Take a nostalgia trip and revisit the void with my new line of retro armour.

GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year

GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015…

Mesa 10.2.4 Gets Numerous Intel Broadwell Improvements

Mesa, an open source implementation of the OpenGL specification and a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics, is now at version 10.2.4.

Mesa 10.2.4 is the next iteration in the series and implements the OpenGL 3.3 API. This means that some drivers might not support the specifications for the latest Mesa. This build integrates quite a few fixes and changes and it’s one of the biggest releases in the last few months.

According to the changelog, a number of geometry shader memory leaks ha…

Nokia X, We Hardly Knew Ye

“I told you so” is a refrain that’s oft-heard here in the Linux blogosphere, and more often than not it refers to some fleeting Microsoft tie with FOSS that subsequently goes wrong. The latest example? It’s a doozy. Redmond not only is laying off many, many thousands — most of them in its ill-fated Nokia unit — but also abandoning its short-lived support of Android through the Nokia X line.