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,…

BTS Video | Waterfall Fishing & Double XP

Mod Liam takes us fishing, and JMods give their top Double XP tips.

Write Juju Charms, we’ll pick up the tab

I am happy to announce the start of Juju Charm Developer program. It’s a simple premise, if you are interested in working on Juju charms, we will pay for your cloud time on Amazon Web Services. All we ask is that you share this work with the community. Download and install Juju Visit developer.juju.solutions and fill […]

Ubuntu Touch Could Power the Fairphone

Ubuntu Touch is presently available on four devices, two from Bq, one from Meizu, and the Nexus 4 from LG. Other parties are already interested in bringing this operating system to their users, and it looks like the Fairphone is one of them.

The Fairphone is an interesting phone because it doesn’t aim to have the same goals as all the other mobile devices out there. It doesn’t want to be the fastest, the most beautiful, or anything in this category. This is what you might c…

FreeType Vulnerabilities Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Details about some FreeType vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been revealed in a new security notice.

A new version of FreeType has been pushed into the repositories and it’s actually fixing a number of security issues. FreeType 2 is a font engine library, so it’s not exactly an inconspicuous library.

“It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed font files. If a user …

The future of access networks

IoT, Docker, Big Data, Cloud, mobile apps, Video on Demand, etc. It seems like innovation is accelerating but without a roadmap, business plan or strategy. Google and co. seem to have their eye set on taking over the telecom business. Google’s global fiber network, SDN, Fiber, Fi, OnHub, Android, Hangout, Brillo, White Spaces Spectrum Database, Loon, etc. are […]

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Help us test DrupalCI

DrupalCI is the next generation testing infrastructure for Drupal. After years of development, DrupalCI has been rolled out for testing Drupal 8 Core and Contrib projects – and will soon be taking over testing Drupal 7 Core and Contrib as well and for Drupal 6 for the duration of its long term support window.

But we need your help!

At this time, DrupalCI is running in parallel with the existing PIFT/PIFR testing architecture. Before we retire the old testing infrastructure we want to ensure that there are no feature regressions in the new DrupalCI system, and that core and contrib developers have had time to learn the new testing architecture and try it out thoroughly.

If you are a maintainer of a contrib module with testing enabled, we will enable DrupalCI testing for your project. At this time, DrupalCI supports testing in D8 Core and Contrib, but D7 and D6 testing will be enabled soon. If you see that DrupalCI testing has been enabled for your project, please provide your feedback in the issue linked below.

To learn more about how to use DrupalCI for automated testing of your project on Drupal.org, please consult this documentation page.

How can you provide feedback?

We are collecting feedback on the new testing architecture in this issue: #2534132 – Disable Legacy Testbots and use drupalCI as our testing infrastructure. Please focus your feedback on:

  • Feature regressions from current testbots
  • Unexpected test failures
  • User interface issues
  • Test result parsing and display

Though DrupalCI is a more flexible and extensible testing architecture, we are not collecting additional feature requests at this time.

If you are a module maintainer, and you are a satisfied that the new DrupalCI tests are meeting your testing needs, you can return to the Automated Testing tab for your project and choose to disable PIFT/PIFR testing, by deleting the specific releases you no longer need tested in the old system:

Delete unneeded release from old testbots

Learn how to add automated testing to your project…

If you would like to add automated testing to your projects on Drupal.org you can learn more about writing tests with this tutorial.

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WordPress 4.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.3.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This release addresses three issues, including two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential privilege escalation. WordPress versions 4.3 and earlier are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags (CVE-2015-5714). Reported by […]

Google, Twitter Forge Open Source Publishing Partnership

Google and Twitter reportedly are collaborating on an open source project that focuses on helping publishers bring instant articles to mobile phone subscribers. Facebook launched its Instant Articles feature earlier this year. Apple and Snapchat reportedly have similar tools in development. The Google and Twitter team-up “is a very important development,” said Zebra Social CEO Jordani Sarreal.

Black Lab Linux 2015.12 Gets New Beta with LibreOffice 5.0, Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Roberto J. Dohnert from Black Lab Software had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia earlier today, September 14, about the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Beta build of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 2015.12 OS.

Dubbed Black Lab NEXT 2015.9 Beta, the release is based on the latest point release of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system and uses its Linux 3.19 kernel packages. The LibreOffice 5.0 office suite, GCC (GNU Compiler C…

Development Release: Black Lab Linux 2015.9 (Beta)

The Black Lab Linux project has released a new beta image called Black Lab NEXT 2015.9. The testing image ships with version 5 of the GNU Compiler Collection along with LibreOffice 5 and offers improved support for booting on UEFI enabled computers. "Today we have released Black Lab….

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Takes Place on November 3-5, 2015

The upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event is a great opportunity for Ubuntu developers and users to gather together and discuss the features that will be implemented in the next major release of the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux. November’s Ubuntu Online Summit event is for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the next long-term supported

Antergos Is Getting Its Own Package Manager and It Looks Great

Antergos is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux, and its developers are preparing a new package manager that should really change everything about the way packages are handled in this distro, and, why not, in other operating systems as well.

Make no mistake about it, there are a ton of package managers in the Linux world, and most of them are very good at what they do. Some are better than others, and some are better suited for certain distros. It’s hard to say that a …