It was another exciting month on Phoronix with having published 239 original news articles and 20 featured articles…
Dropbox Uploader is a bash script you can use to access your Dropbox files from the command line, without having to install the Dropbox client. The script can upload, download, delete, share or list the files available in your Dropbox account.The script is useful in many situations, including: automatic backups, access Dropbox from an ARM [...]
The current Linux kernel CPU hot-plugging support has been described as “an increasing nightmare full of races and undocumented behaviour”, but fortunately it’s in the process of being re-developed…
With the Radeon Gallium3D driver (and Mesa/Gallum3D drivers in generally) finally moving on to properly handling more visually demanding and modern OpenGL games and other workloads, it’s time for CS memory accounting to be implemented within the open-s…
Mobile World Congress–one of the biggest events showcasing mobile devices and platforms and applications for them–is coming up in February, and among the sights and sounds slated for the event, you can expect Firefox OS phones. Among several previews of the conference, Computerworld notes that Chinese phone [...]
RazorSQL, an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for multiple platforms, including Linux and Solaris, is now at version 6.0.3.
Highlights of RazorSQL 6.0.3:
• Editing the table tool cells now adjust margins with font size increases;
We all want more quality. We all wasted too many hours trying to fix broken software and we all know that new users struggle the most when facing crashes or other unexpected results. We probably all also agree that testing is a good idea and if it’s automated, then that’s even better. Automatically exercising large [...]
On January 30, Canonical published in a security notice details about a squid-cgi vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.
According to Canonical, squid-cgi could consume excessive system resources, leading to a denial of service attack on it and other hosted services.
It was discovered that squid’s cachemgr.cgi was vulnerable to excessive resource use. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to pe…
Liferea, a free news aggregator capable to store articles for offline reading and with full synchronization with Google Reader and TinyTinyRSS, is now at version 1.10 RC1.
Liferea 1.10 RC1 is a minor release in the development branch and it features a few changes and updates.
Highlights of Liferea 1.10 RC1:
• The application has migrated to GSettings;
MySQL, one of the most popular open source databases in the world, has just reached version 5.5.30.
As usual, any new version of MySQL brings lots of improvements and version 5.5.30 makes no exception.
Highlights of MySQL 5.5.30:
• mysql-libs and mysql-libs-advanced have been removed from the spec file;
GCC has had support for 64-bit ARM, a.k.a. AArch64, going back to last summer for using the open-source compiler with next-generation ARMv8 hardware. Being merged today is finally support for the LLVM compiler infrastructure with an experimental 64-bit…
Red Hat may finally get to developing a KMS/DRM driver for QXL/SPICE to be used in conjunction with QXL for virtualization. This is a stepping-stone to eventually supporting SPICE 3D for allowing Red Hat virtual machines to tap hardware graphics accele…
StrongSwan, an OpenSource IPsec implementation for the Linux operating system that’s based on the discontinued FreeS/WAN project and the X.509 patch, is now at version 5.0.2.
Highlights of StrongSwan 5.0.2:
• Implemented all IETF Standard PA-TNC attributes and an OS IMC/IMV pair using them to transfer operating system information;
Six weeks after releasing Qt 5.0, Digia has today declared the release of Qt 5.0.1 as the first point release of this new tool-kit…
Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 25.0.1364.58.
A new stable version of the Google Chrome browser has been made available and, as usual, it comes with a ton of fixes.
Highlights of Google Chrome 25.0.1364.58:
• An assert fix in retry login of OAuth2LoginVerifier has been implemented;
The Fedora developers are now gathering ideas for the new Fedora 19 Schrödinger’s Cat that is currently slated to launch in May, if nothing goes wrong.
Fedora 19 seems to be a crucible for new ideas and some of them are not even that crazy. One of the current proposals is to add Apache OpenOffice to the distribution.
The Linux Foundation has announced that Axis Communications, D-Link, O.S. Systems and Perforce are joining the organization.
By joining The Linux Foundation, these companies accelerate software development and build more innovative products faster.
By collaborating with the Linux Foundation workgroups, networking at events and contributing to the Linux development community, the four new members will be able to enhance their horizons and businesses.
XWiki Enterprise, a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture, has reached version 4.5 Milestone 1.
Highlights of XWiki Enterprise 4.5 Milestone 1:
• When upgrading from an old version that didn’t have the distribution wizard, the wizard doesn’t know what user interface (XAR) was previously installed (imported);
iOS 6.1 is fresh out the gate and there’s already a group which has coded the jailbreak for this particular version. The tool they provide will also be available for the Linux platform. It’s not uncommon for developers to release Linux versions for their tools and it’s nice to see that the guys who call themselves evad3rs decided to make the software multi-platform. According to the developers, the jailbreak tool, named evasi0n, will be compatible with all iPhone, iPo…
Dovecot, an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind, is now at version 2.1.14.
According to the developer, this version has now become the latest stable. “If you’ve been waiting for a fully stable release after the recent cache file troubles in v2.1.11+, this release should be the one. Hopefully there won’t be v2.1.15 anytime in near future. (v2.2.rc1 does look close though),” stated the Timo Sirainen….