Valve has released new Steam user survey data for March 2013. Interestingly though, the Linux usage hasn’t risen but rather appears to be stagnant or on a decline…
On March 29, Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of the Wine app, which brings assorted bug fixes and improvements. As usual, the number of new features and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is quite large, even if we don’t take the important changes into accou…
The DragonFlyBSD 3.4 release is anticipated for release in mid-April and one of the features to this next BSD operating system update is the formation of DPorts, a derivative of the FreeBSD ports collection…
Here’s a look at the criteria (see table below) we used to evaluate extensions for Magento compatibility and popularity. Read our FAQs below to learn more about the clean up process, and how it might affect you as a developer.
The new requirements will make it easier for merchants to find and download up-to-date extensions, and will increase the overall value of the Magento Connect marketplace for both merchants and developers. But “cleaning up” Magento Connect means those extensions that don’t meet the new quality control requirements will be delisted (removed from Magento Connect) on April 3rd.
So what should you do if you feel your extensions might be affected? Nothing yet. You’ll be notified next week if your extension has been delisted. If your extension is delisted on April 3, 2013, you can resubmit your extension once you’ve had a chance to make the required updates.
Why is Magento delisting extensions?
Which extensions will be delisted?
How many extensions will be delisted?
Is this a one-time initiative?
Is Magento delisting developers or extensions?
Do the new requirements apply to both industry partner and developer extensions?
I’m currently using an extension that has been delisted. Can I continue to use it?
What happens to my listing on Magento Connect when my extension is delisted?
How can I get my extensions relisted on Magento Connect?
What happens to my Ratings and Reviews if my extension is delisted?
04/01/2013 Update: The extensions that meet the delisting criteria will be removed on April 4th, 2013. Owners of the extensions that are impacted will be notified on April 4th, 2013.
04/01/2013 Update: We have received multiple questions around CE version compatibility criteria. Please note that Magento CE extensions should support either 1.3, OR any version higher than that. So if you are supporting a version higher than 1.3, you are fine and your extension won’t be delisted due to version compatibility criteria.
Install Wine 1.5.27 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/Linux Mint (New Release) Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of [...]
Zukitwo, a beautiful theme designed for Gnome 3.6 that makes use of the GTK2 engine Murrine and the GTK2 pixbuf engine, is now at version 2013.03.29.Highlights of Zukitwo 2013.03.29:• The previous release used the Zukiwi borders, but this problem was fixed;• New scrollbars and check buttons have been added for the check themes;• The theme was updated to work with Gnome 3.8. The developer has recommended that if you are using Ubuntu GNOME 13.04…
Serious Sam 3: BFE is a very serious first-person shooter, as the name suggests, and it has just received a major update that greatly improves its performance.The Croteam studio has been hard at work and it is trying its best to make Serious Sam 3: BFE one of the best shooters for Linux.The latest update for the…
It’s been decided at the last minute that “smart scopes”, a feature of the new Unity desktop, will not ship in Ubuntu 13.04…
As many of you know, part of my popularity analysis of GNU/Linux distributions includes search engine results. One thing I immediately noticed when I started analyzing the data was how fewer results Bing has compared to Google specifically for the term “Ubuntu Linux”. At first, I thought that perhaps Bing simply hasn’t indexed as much [...]
On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, Adam Conrad announces the formal EOL dates of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) desktop and server. 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server Ubuntu announced its 8.04 (Hardy Heron) release almost 5 years ago, on April 24, 2008. As with the earlier LTS [...]
Beyond LLVM 3.3 having performance optimizations, one of many other features coming to this next compiler infrastructure update is greater support for Intel’s AVX2 instruction set extensions…
The latest bi-weekly Wine development release offers up a few user-facing changes…
On March 29, Canonical published in a security notice details about a Bind vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.
According to Canonical, Bind could be made to consume memory or crash, if it received specially crafted network traffic.
It was discovered that Bind incorrectly handled regular expression checking. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Bind to consume an excessive amount of memor…
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Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.38 LTS (long-term support).
Linux kernel 3.4.38 LTS comes with a lot of changes and improvements, just like the previous version.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.38 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade.”
“The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3…
Last week, Wayland/Weston was forked by a long-time contributor, Scott Moreau. The fork of the Wayland/Weston display server ended up becoming known as Northfield/Norwood, following disagreements within the Wayland development camp. Scott Moreau was ul…
Open-source Intel developers have advanced their OpenGL geometry shaders work for Mesa, namely for the Intel DRI driver, and call it “substantial progress and definitely a reason to celebrate.” This important GL3 feature is nearing a working state but …
Snappy, an open source media player that gathers the power and flexibility of Gtreamer in a minimalistic interface, has been updated to version 0.3. Believe it or not, Snappy 0.3 is the product of two years of work. In any case, the differences between 0.2 and 0.3 are quite important. Highlights of Snappy 0.3: • The UI has been redesigned with nicer icons and layout; • Drag and drop support for media files has been added; • Supp…
While the future is with Mir and Unity Next, work on the short-term includes more performance optimizations for the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager…
Lxpup, a distribution built on Puppy Linux, a lightweight distribution based on Slacko version created by 01micko, and Precise from Barry Kauler, has been updated to version 13.01.
Lxpup 13.01 is using LXDE as default desktop environment and it’s considered a good compromise between lightness, ease and aesthetics. Openbox, Mate, and Xfce are also provided.
Highlights of Lxpup 13.01:
• Linux kernel was updated to version 3.2.33;