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