Samba 3.5.7, 3.4.12 and 3.3.15 Security Releases Available

Release Announcements ===================== Samba 3.5.7, 3.4.12 and 3.3.15 are security releases in order to address CVE-2011-0719. o CVE-2011-0719: All current released versions of Samba are vulnerable to a denial of service caused by memory corruption. Range checks on file descriptors being used in the FD_SET macro were not present allowing stack corruption. This can cause […]

openSUSE 11.4 RC2 Steps Out

With red carpets rolling out in Hollywood, you’d expect some applause for the openSUSE 11.4 RC2 release, which has now gone live ahead of 11.4 proper. But with much of the hard work going in behind the scenes, this superb release candidate isn’t getting the fanfare it deserves. The recent Bug Squashing day saw 132 […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 27 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 27 2011 == Gabriele Bartolini of ITPUG will present a talk on PostgreSQL 9.0 at Codemotion in Rome on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 4:10PM. More information: == PostgreSQL Product News == pgpool-II 3.0.3, a connection pooler and more, released. pgwatch 1.0beta1, a monitoring tool for PostgreSQL, […]

GNOME Hires 2 Marketing Contractors

The GNOME Foundation recently announced that we were looking for help with GNOME marketing activities and were looking to hire a contractor to fill the position. I’m pleased to announce that the GNOME Foundation has hired Allan Day and Sumana Harihareswara to fill this role. Allan and Sumana will be working with the GNOME community […]

Fedora Weekly News 264

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 264[1] for the week ending February 23, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. This week’s issue begins with details on this week’s Graphics Test Week and how to participate. In Development announcements, an update from the Docs team in Fedora 15 alpha release notes readiness, and […]

FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. This is the third release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.1 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: – Xen HVM support in FreeBSD/amd64 and Xen PV support in FreeBSD/i386 improved – ZFS […]

FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE. This will be the last release from the 7-STABLE branch. Some of the highlights: – Gnome updated to 2.32.1 – KDE updated to 4.5.5 – Many misc. improvements and bugfixes For a complete list of new features and known problems, please […]

Cloudmin GPL for KVM released

Hi Webmin users, A new version of Cloudmin GPL is now available, for managing KVM instances on a single host system. Cloudmin is a virtual machine management tool built on top of Webmin that lets you create, manage, image, expand and destroy virtual systems using a variety of different virtualization technologies. The new installer can […]

PrestaShop v1.4 RC5

We’re still approaching the final version of PrestaShop 1.4, we publish this week the RC5 version of our solution! Several optimizations have been made, such as: •    PrestaShop’s core has been improved to facilitate override (more than 40 methods have been declared obsolete – the attributes and methods “private” are now “protected”) •    Added a contextual help […]

WordPress 3.1, lots of fun

The long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress is now available. WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” is named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Version 3.1 is available for download, or you can update from within your dashboard. This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an […]

GNOME 3 Beta 1 (2.91.90) released!

GNOME 2.91.90 Development Release ================================= One more important step towards the great GNOME 3 release! It’s pretty clear that things are getting much more stable release-wise. Thanks everyone! This release has got a quite a lot of updates including bugs fixes and user-visible improvements in GNOME Shell. The Network Manager bits are going through a […]

Xvid 1.3.0 is available!

Hello! This is Xvid 1.3.0 release. This is the Xvid 1.3.0 feature release. It is API compatible with the previous 1.2.2 stable release. Changes since 1.3.0-rc1: * xvidcore – Disabled late-promotion of S_VOP to N_VOP coding type – Makefile fixes for macho64 target * VFW frontend – Minor GUI cosmetics – Decoder support for lower-case […]

SMS version 1.5.6 Released!

Superb Mini Server version 1.5.6 released (Linux kernel Well it’s that time again… SMS-1.5.6 comes again with a longterm release of linux kernel, version This release upgrade packages to slackware-current and brings the latest stable versions of several packages. New packages in this release are db46 (this the default bdb for SMS from […]

Wary Puppy 5.1 final

Wary Puppy 5.1 has been released. Brief announcement: Wary Puppy is our Puppy Linux variant that targets support for older hardware, especially in the areas of video and analog modem dialup. Wary Puppy 5.1 is a bugfix and minor upgrade of Wary 5.0. The default kernel is now the long-term-supported The PET package repository […]

PrestaShop v.1.3.7 is available, and now we’re just waiting for the final version of 1.4!

Yesterday our team published PrestaShop v1.3.7, our latest stable version to date. This version brings together several improvements and optimizations added just recently to our solution. Don’t wait any longer- download our latest version while waiting for the final version 1.4 Download PrestaShop v.1.3.7!

Python 3.2 Released

A major update to Python is now available. With Python 3.2 there are improvements spanning from the Python Debugger to its SSL module and behavior fixes for numeric operations. The list of major changes for Python 3.2 can be found at, along with the download links. Some of the key highlights jumping on the […]

Background: German Foreign Office drops Linux

The German Foreign Office will migrate its desktop computers from Linux back to Windows. However, no truly compelling reasons for the decision appear to exist. Various German Foreign Office documents leaked, for instance, to netzpolitik.orgGerman language and then in part published, demonstrate that the German Foreign Office has no compelling reasons for its recent decision […]

QEMU 0.14 Improves Linux Virtualization

While it was not long ago that QEMU 0.13 was released, QEMU version 0.14 is now available with more improvements to this open-source processor emulator. New in QEMU 0.14 is an emulation layer for the Intel ICH-9 AHCI controller, USB support for remote wake-ups, preparations for USB 2.0 support in QEMU, improved PCI Express support, […]

The Document Foundation welcomes Canonical contribution

The Document Foundation has publicly welcomed Canonical ‘s contribution to the development of LibreOffice. The Foundation notes that Canonical has added a full-time team member Bjoern Michaelsen, who recently left Oracle, to work with the LibreOffice developers. Michaelsen is described as having a “deep expertise on the LibreOffice core”. Canonical’s work is expected to have […]

Follow Ubuntu Progress at a Glance, or Not

News came across the wire today about a new Ubuntu Launchpad feature that allows users to track bug and feature progress with a graphical at-a-glance layout. Color-coding and placement aid the ease-of-use aspects of this online tool. While the actual tool isn’t new, regular user access was. There’s just one problem. LeanKit Kanban is an […]