Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Delayed for October 19 Because of Chinese Golden Week

On September 22, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the OTA-7 software update.

According to Mr. Zemczak, the day of September 22 was fairly quiet for the Ubuntu for phones project, as no significant features or bugfixes landed for the upcoming OTA-7 update, with the exception of the dual-building version of the Unity Scopes Shell component.

However, the most imp…

Distribution Release: Absolute Linux 14.12

Paul Sherman has announced the release of Absolute Linux 14.12. Absolute Linux is a Slackware-based distribution featuring the lightweight IceWM window manager as the default desktop. This release is based on Slackware’s latest development tree: "Absolute 14.12 released. This release is based upon Slackware Current (prior to 14.2….

m23 Rock 15.2 Linux Deployment Tool Supports Debian 8, Linux Mint 17.2, and systemd

Maren Hachmann from the m23 project, an open-source deployment and management system for Linux, has sent us an email to inform our readers about the immediate availability for download of m23 Rock 15.2.

From the looks of it, m32 Rock 15.2 is a major release, bringing support for the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie), Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela), and Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) Linux kernel-based operating systems, support for the systemd init system, replacing the old SysVinit…

Treasure Hunter | Time to Train

Starts 00:00 UTC on 24th September – get prepped for Double XP Weekend!

Distribution Release: Tails 1.6

The developers of Tails, a privacy oriented live distribution based on Debian, have released Tails 1.6. The new release mostly contains minor software upgrades and security fixes. "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.6, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade….

Big Data Contest at Strata + Hadoop World

Strata + Hadoop World New York City is going to be a big week for big data. Canonical are proud to be exabyte sponsors for the upcoming event. If you’re coming to Strata + Hadoop World, don’t forget to visit our booth and discover the wonders of Juju. Juju is our service modelling tool that […]

Marketplace Updates to Highlight Contributing Organizations

We are excited to announce some big changes to the Drupal.org Marketplace. In Dries’ Amsterdam Keynote, he made a compelling case for showing the contributions of organizations that are helping build Drupal. By highlighting organizations that give their employees time to give back, we make it possible for more people to give time to making the project better.

In March, we took steps to begin collecting this information by allowing individuals that were contributing in the issue queues to attribute their contributions to organization that they are employed by or customers that funded the work. When a maintainer of a project (module, theme, distribution or Drupal Core) closes an issue as fixed, they have an opportunity to pass on credit to the individuals who helped contribute to fixing the issue—and not just code contributions, but any kind of feedback, review, designs, etc.

We called this system issue credits and it has been a huge success. We now show the last 90 days of issue credits awarded to an individual or organization on their profile.

Today, after months of collecting this data, we are taking how we highlight contributing organizations to a new level.

With this launch, we are removing the distinction of “featured service providers” versus “all service providers”. By using data about these organizations contributions, we can provide a single list of all organizations ordered by their contributions.

For now, we are using issue credits as the primary sort. The secondary sort highlights organizations that are giving back by supporting Drupal.org through the supporting partner program or organization membership. Soon, we plan to incorporate case studies submitted, DrupalCon sponsorships, and camp sponsorships to help make a more complete picture of how organizations are contributing to our community.

Give it a look and give us your feedback.

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Before Debugging PHP That’s Not Working, Consult This List of 10 Common Mistakes

PHP makes it relatively easy to build a web-based system, which is much of the reason for its popularity. But its ease of use notwithstanding, PHP has evolved into quite a sophisticated language with many frameworks, nuances, and subtleties that can bite developers, leading to hours of hair-pulling debugging. This article highlights ten of the […]

Updates to Firefox Accounts and Firefox Hello Beta

The latest Firefox update is now available. This release includes minor updates to personalize your Firefox Account and adds a new functionality to Firefox Hello Beta. Firefox Accounts provides access to services like Firefox Sync to let you take browsing … Continue reading

Fedora 23 Beta released!

The Fedora 23 Beta is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release! Want to help make Fedora 23 be the best release ever, or just want to get a sneak peek? Download the prerelease from our Get… Continue Reading →

LibreOffice merchandising is available from Spreadshirt.Net

The Document Foundation has opened a store for LibreOffice merchandising at Spreadshirt.Net. We have a few items at the moment, mostly mugs and t-shirts, but we are open to suggestions and new designs. If you want to contribute, or if you already have a design to suggest, send an email to italo@documentfoundation.org. The shop is […]

Ubuntu MATE with the Numix Theme Looks Great, Might Get Included by Default

The main developer of Ubuntu MATE, Martin Wimpress, is experimenting with the Numix icons and themes and he seems to like the result.

The Numix team of designers produce among the best themes and icon sets that you can find for Linux systems and they are available for numerous distributions. They have been around for some time and they refined their work tremendously. It’s almost impossible to find anything that even matches their level of quality.

This is probably why M…

Whoa. Microsoft Is Using Linux to Run Its Cloud

Microsoft has admitted to something that used to be unthinkable: using Linux to run some of its own operations. In a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft Azure networking principal architect Kamala Subramaniam explained how the company developed a new software system, dubbed Azure Cloud Switch, for running the networking gear that Microsoft’s cloud service depends

What’s the Game or App That Would Convince You to Drop Windows?

One of the reasons why some users are not dropping Windows right now and adopting Linux is because of a particular game they love and play. So, what is the game that’s keeping you from switching to Linux and total freedom?

When we ask people why they are not using Linux we often hear this particular one. The game that I love and play is not available for Linux and I can’t drop Windows. I, for one, I’m using Windows just for a single game, Fifa 15. The fact that Fifa 16 is c…

Made in Mageia: ISOdumper

Two events are competing for your attention in the Mageia world today: the international Software Freedom Day, and Mageia 4’s EOL, effective immediately. For the former, we want to wish you all a merry Software Freedom Day and hope that … Continue reading

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of September, 08th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 19:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, 19:00UTC

== Attending ==

* Shaun McCance
* Rosanna Yuen
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Christian Hergert

== Regrets ==

* Allan…

GTK+ Gets a Hotfix Update for the GNOME 3.16 Desktop Environment

The GTK+ project announced the release and immediate availability for download of the seventh maintenance version of the stable GTK+ 3.16 branch for the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment.

According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, GTK+ 3.16.7 is here to fix exactly seven issues reported by users since the previous maintenance release of the software, as well as to update various language translations.

Among the bugs fi…

Distribution Release: Semplice Linux 2015.2

The developers of Semplice Linux, a Debian based distribution, have announced the launch of Semplice Linux 2015.2 for Workstations. The new release is based on Debian 8.2 and includes version 4.1.7 of the Linux kernel. "It’s our pleasure to announce the first stable release of Semplice for Workstations….

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo) to Reach End of Life on November 14, 2015

Two days after the announcement of the final release of the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0r0 (Mumble) operating system, the Parsix developers have published an important announcement for users of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo). Therefore, we are reporting today, September 16, that the Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 “Rinaldo” operating system will reach end of life (EOL) on November

Distribution Release: TurnKey Linux 14.0

Jeremy Davis has announced the release of TurnKey Linux 14.0, a major new version of the project’s extensive set of highly specialised virtual appliances made for severs. The new version is for 64-bit systems only, it is based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.0,…