Solus Gets Linux Kernel 4.1.1 LTS and UEFI Fixes

The Solus project is powering on, and they released a new daily built for their system, fixing many of the issues that affected the first version, including a nasty EFI bug.

The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release, and the daily builds are an important part of the development cycle. Not all operating systems can pull this off and we usually just get a few intermediary versions, like Beta or RC, and followed by the final version. Things are a little … (read more)

Registration for the LibreOffice Conference is now open

Berlin, Juli 1st, 2015 – Registration for the LibreOffice Conference, which will be hosted by the Danish city of Aarhus from September 23 to September 25, 2015, is now open at: http://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/registration/.

Call for Papers is still open until July 15, 2015. Details on the tracks and the call for papers are available at: http://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/call-for-papers/. Tracks are about Development, Quality Assurance, Localization, Documentation and Native Language Projects, Ease of Use, Design and Accessibility, Migrations and Deployments, Certifications and Best Practices, ODF, Document Liberation and Interoperability, and Building a Business around LibreOffice.

The conference website (http://conference.libreoffice.org/) is also including some practical info (http://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/practical-info/) about VISA, transportation and accommodation.

Of course, do not forget to pay a visit to the sponsors who have made the event possible with their generous support: CIB, Collabora, Google, Magenta and RedHat (http://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/our-sponsors/).

StratOS Kickstarter Project Claims Full Mobile Convergence with GNOME, Likely a Scam

StratOS is supposed to be a new operating system that uses GNOME, and it’s a project currently raising money on Kickstarter. Surprisingly, this is not the unusual part. Its developers are also claiming full convergence of the OS, for desktop and mobiles, which is highly unlikely.

StratOS claims to be an operating system that will be able to run on both desktop… (read more)

Ubuntu Touch Web Apps Push Notifications Are Coming Soon, Here’s a Demo Video

After having reported last week that work started on implementing push notifications for Web Apps on the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, Canonical’s David Barth now comes with more great news about the latest developments in the Web Apps area.

As you might know, Ubuntu Touch can run both native applications and … (read more)

Linux Kernel 3.10.82 LTS Is a Very Small Update with Five Fixes

Immediately after having published details about the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and read more)

antiX 15 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 “Jessie” but Without systemd

Straight from Thessaloniki, Greece, the antiX development team has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of the antiX 15 GNU/Linux operating system.

After two Beta releases and an RC (Release Candidate) version, antiX 15 is finally here, based on the latest and greatest Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating system, and powered by Linux kernel 4.0.5, which has been customized with the with fbcondecor splash.

The … (read more)

WordPress 4.3 Beta 1

WordPress 4.3 Beta 1 is now available!

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

4.3 is due out next month, but to get there, we need your help testing what we’ve been working on:

  • Menus can now be managed with the Customizer, which allows you to live preview changes you’re making without changing your site for visitors until you’re ready. We’re especially interested to know if this helps streamline the process of setting up your site (#32576).
  • Take control of another piece of your site with the Site Icon feature. You can now manage your site’s favicon and app icon from the admin area (#16434).
  • We put a lot of work into Better Passwords throughout WordPress. Now, WordPress will limit the life time of password resets, no longer send passwords via email, and generate and suggest secure passwords for you. Try it out and let us know what you think! (#32589)
  • We’ve also added Editor Improvements. Certain text patterns are automatically transformed as you type, including * and - transforming into unordered lists, 1. and 1) for ordered lists, > for blockquotes and one to six number signs (#) for headings (#31441).
  • We’ve improved the list view across the admin dashboard. Now, when you view your posts and pages on small screen devices, columns are not truncated and can be toggled into view (#32395).

Developers: There have been a few of changes for you to test as well, including:

  • Taxonomy Roadmap: Terms shared across multiple taxonomies will now be split into separate terms on update to 4.3. Please let us know if you hit any snags (#30261).
  • Added singular.php to the template hierarchy as a fallback for single.php and page.php. (#22314).
  • The old Distraction Free Writing code was removed (#30949).
  • List tables now can (and often should) have a primary column defined. We’re working on a fallback for existing custom list tables but right now they likely have some breakage in the aforementioned responsive view (#25408).

If you want a more in-depth view of what changes have made it into 4.3, check out all 4.3-tagged posts on the main development blog.

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac. There, you can also find a list of known bugs and everything we’ve fixed so far.

Happy testing!

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Tanglu 3 RC1 Has systemd 221, Linux Kernel 4.0, KDE Plasma 5.3 and GNOME 3.16

The Tanglu development team, through Matthias Klumpp, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the forthcoming Tanglu 3 GNU/Linux operating system based on Debian 8 “Jessie.”

Dubbed Chromodoris willani, Tanglu 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is distributed in the typical editions, as Tanglu KDE, Tanglu GNOME, and Tanglu Core. According to the read more)

Simplicity Linux 15.7 Comes at the End of July with Linux Kernel 4.0

David Purse from the development team of Simplicity Linux, a distribution derived from LXPup and built around the LXDE desktop environment, has announced the release of the first Beta build towards the final version of Simplicity Linux 15.7.

According to the short release notes, Simplicity Linux 15.7 Beta is now powered by Linux kernel 4.0.2, based o… (read more)

Linux Kernel 3.14.46 LTS Has ARM and ARM64 Improvements, Updated Drivers

After having announced the release of the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and Linux kernel 3.10.82 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman has also published details abo… (read more)

Debian-Based OpenMediaVault 2.1 NAS Solution Adds WiFi and VLAN Support

Volker Theile, project leader of the Debian-based OpenMediaVault NAS (Network-attached Storage) distribution, has been more than happy to inform us about the immediate availability for download of OpenMediaVault 2.1.

Dubbed Stone burner, OpenMediaVault 2.1 is here with great new features, such as WiFi support with WPA and WPA2 security protocols and security certification programs, Virtual LAN (VLAN) support, new widgets, as well as a brand-new dashboard.

“Today i am hap… (read more)

KDE Applications 15.04.3 Out Now with over 20 Bugfixes

KDE announced just a few minutes ago the immediate availability of the third maintenance release for the KDE Applications 15.04 software suite that is being distributed as part of the next-generation KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

According to the very short release notes, KDE Applications 15.04.3 is here to fix over 20 issues that have been reported by users since the previous version of the project, KDE Applications 15.04.2, as well as to update various translations.

… (read more)

New Android Malware Sprouting Like Weeds


Information stored on an Android smartphone or tablet is vulnerable to almost 4,900 new malware files each day, according to a new G Data SecurityLabs report. Cybercriminals’ interest in the Android operating system has grown, the firm’s Q1 2015 Mobile Malware Report revealed. “The report suggests that Android devices are becoming a bigger target for the bad guys and more profitable than in previous years,” said Andy Hayter, security evangelist for G Data. The number of new malware samples in the first quarter increased 6.4 percent.

July Update for KDE Applications 15.04


KDE App Dragons

Today, the KDE Community is happy to announce the release of KDE Applications 15.04.3. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

More than 20 recorded bugfixes include improvements to Kdenlive, the Kontact Suite, Kopete, the KDE Telepathy contact list, Marble, Okteta and Umbrello.

This release also includes Long Term Support versions of Plasma Workspaces 4.11.21, the KDE Development Platform 4.14.10 and the Kontact Suite 4.14.10.

To learn more about this release, refer to the full announcement.

Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download

Being July 1 and all that, the time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux 2015.07.01 has been released earlier, and you can download it right now!

Arch Linux is one of the world’s most customizable, lightweight, rolling-release distributions of GNU/Linux, an independent operating system powered by the latest Linux kernel builds and following the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) … (read more)

Opera 32 Dev Brings Bookmarks Tree View and Password Sync Improvements

On the last day of June, Opera Software announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new snapshot for the upcoming Opera 32 web browser for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Three major features landed in the Opera 32 Build 1910.0, a tree view for b… (read more)

Joomla! 3.4.3 Released

Joomla! 3.4 - Do More

Joomla 3.4.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release for the Joomla 3 series. We strongly encourage you update your sites.

Version 3.4.3 addresses a few issues:

  • The renaming of the ClassLoader.php file to classloader.php caused issues which in some isolated cases even broke the CMS.
  • When creating menus of type Smart Search or contact list for 3.4.2 invalid field warnings were displayed when trying to save.
  • The option to disable the count-join in JCategories is permanently enabled on multilingual sites, making extensions that don’t use this feature and for example don’t have a catid field in their table, fail.
  • Module, Article and Category creation applies a wrong default values for the access level. Instead of the one from the global configuration it just takes none, and thus the first in the list is selected (Guest).
  • The batch model cut the dropdown so you can’t access all items there
  • On the batch model we had some kind of scrollbar flashing

 

Thanks to the hard work of 7 different volunteer contributors, 9 bugs have also been resolved with the 3.4.3 release of the Joomla . See the list of fixed GitHub issues for details of the tracker items fixed.

For known issues with the 3.4.3 release, see the Version 3.4.3 FAQ in the documentation site.

The Production Leadership Team’s goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Joomla! Developer Network.

Cinnamon 2.6.12 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Linux Mint 17.2

Today, July 1, Clement Lefebvre released the twelfth maintenance release of the modern and open-source Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment for the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system.

According to the release notes, which have been attached at the end of the article for reference, Cinnamon 2.6.12 is here to remove the “Quality” setting from the Photoframe desklet because it was declared deprecated, as well as to remove the unnecessary URL request that appears when refre… (read more)

Incubio joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Incubio, one of the top three Big Data incubators in the world, has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on virtually any public or private cloud, as well as bare metal, at the click of a button. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready for use.

Incubio will initially be charming its open source YIELD product, which provides API’s for developers to create and run Hadoop and Spark applications. “We are excited to join the Ubuntu cloud ecosystem, offering our users quick and easy integration with the growing number of charms available through Canonical,” said Pablo Casado, CTO at Incubio.

“Incubio is one of the top three Big Data incubators in the world. Having them as partners validates our vision for Juju and the future of data applications. With YIELD making it easy to create and deploy Hadoop and Spark applications, we expect more and more startups to adopt Juju as a reference orchestration framework for their Big Data solutions,” said Samuel Cozannet, Big Data Strategic Programme Manager

To learn more about Canonical’s partner Programmes, including the Charm Partner Programme, please visit http://partners.ubuntu.com/.

Ubisoft Releases Anno Online, Its First Game for Linux

Ubisoft hasn’t expressed any interest in the Linux platform until now, but it looks like that might change, although I wouldn’t get my hope up. Anno Online just landed on Linux, but it’s a browser game published through Steam.

There are a few publishers that have shown their support for the Linux platform, but Ubisoft is not one of them. Activision is also one of the companies that hasn’t made any kind of statements regarding Linux games and neither Electronic Arts. To be f… (read more)