Last week in Cambridge (UK) was the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 conference where a number of interesting GCC-related talks took place, including greater collaboration between the GCC and LLVM/Clang compiler crews…
The GNU Compiler Collection has been awarded with ACM’s 2014 Programming Languages Software Award…
While not incorporating Plasma 5 and KDE Frameworks 5 (coming later this year will be a 4/5 mix release), the third beta to KDE 4.14 is now available…
Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland. Oops, says GOG. In a thread on the GOG.com forums, users reported getting as many as dozens of free games Thursday shortly after the announcement of the Linux games support. GOG quickly fixed the Website glitch and told users they could keep whatever games they’d been given. Most ended up giving back the games anyway. In other gaming news, Jack Germain discusses the state of Linux gaming today and how we got here. Also, GamingOnLinux linked to a new video teaser of the upcoming Unreal Tournament saying that it’s looking good. Red Hatters Matt Newsome and Dan Courcy today posted that "the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has received the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 2014 Programming Languages Software Award," recognizing 27 years of compiling excellence. In other award news, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo reported today that Slackware founder Patrick Volkerding has won an O’Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON 2014. Volkerding was unable to attend
GUADEC, the main GNOME conference, is about to start in Strasbourg, located in the eastern part of France. It will gather users, developers, governments and businesses to talk about the status and future of the GNOME project between the July 25 and August 1.
As always, the conference schedule features talks, hackfests, and social events for the attendees. Besides that, Matthew Garrett, Nathan Willis, and Jim Hall will deliver this year’s keynotes. They will discuss topics such as the place of free software in the automotive market, the future of the desktop, and usability aspects of GNOME.
GNOME.org will be updated during GUADEC, sharing the highlights of the conference with those who couldn’t be there. You can also follow what’s happening via #guadec on Twitter and Google+. More information about GUADEC 2014 is available at the official GUADEC website, including the conference’s schedule.
The GNOME Foundation wishes everyone a great conference! And a huge thank you to the local organizing team for all the time and effort they put into making this year’s GUADEC happen!
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of the first beta build of Scientific Linux 7.0, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and enhanced with extra applications for scientific computing: “Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. Changes….
Epic Games has posted another video about their upcoming free Unreal Tournament game that is natively supporting Linux…
KDE has released the third beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!
A more detailed list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of August.
This third beta release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.14 team’s release effort by installing the beta and reporting any bugs. The official announcement has information about how to install the betas.
CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distribution designed for clustered deployments and depends upon utilization of Docker/LXC software containers, has experienced its first stable release…
Alex Polvi has announced the release of CoreOS 367.1.0, the first stable release of the specialist Linux distribution for servers and clusters: “First off, happy sysadmin day. We think we have a pretty good sysadmin surprise in store for you today as we are announcing the CoreOS stable….
This month:* Command & Conquer* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.* Graphics : Inkscape.* Book Review: Puppet
The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.3. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses issues introduced in 3.3.2 with the e-mail cloaking code and user configuration options not applying correctly.
If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.3 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.
Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.3 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3.3 update.
The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.24. This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of Joomla! and addresses two issues found with the e-mail cloaking code introduced into the 2.5.23 release.
The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.
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Joomla! Bug Squad
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Joomla! Security Strike Team
A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.
Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.23.2.With Rygel, users will be able to browse the media collection from the TV or PS3 on a PC running GNOME, and they will have the possibility to play any of said media.According to the changelog, the Object.uris property is now hidden, a workaround has been implemented for a failing HEAD request, and M3U playlists are now supported.Moreover, th… (read more)
Javier Jardón announced the GNOME 3.13.4 release this morning in time for some weekend testing of this GNOME 3.14 development version…
The latest bi-weekly development release of Wine has some semi-interesting features in store for those habitually updating their Wine installs for running Windows programs on Linux…
Salut à tous! Here the new GNOME release just in time for GUADEC, this time from Strasburg!! Remember this is a development release, so go ahead and test it, break it, send bug report and patches! And of course enjoy GUADEC! To compile GNOME 3.13.4, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). The release notes that describe the changes between 3.13.3 and 3.13.4 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.4/NEWS apps - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.4/NEWS The GNOME 3.13.4 release itself is available here: core sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.4 apps sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.4 WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! -------------------------- This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status. For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule Regards,
As the second part of our Linux graphics testing this week after a Radeon R600/RadeonSI performance update with the Linux 3.16 kernel and Mesa 10.3-devel are some comparative numbers that include Intel’s Haswell HD Graphics and various NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on the Nouveau driver.
GNOME Control Center 3.13.4, GNOME’s main interface for the configuration of various aspects of your desktop, is now ready for download and testing.
The GNOME Control Center allows users to configure various components of their system using a vast collection of tools. It’s the hub for all the major settings that can be done in a GNOME environment, so it’s easy to see why any update for it might be considered important.
According to the developers, the correct window icon is now used, emblems… (read more)