Distribution Release: Kubuntu 14.10

Kubuntu 14.10, the latest version of the Ubuntu variant made for fans of the KDE desktop, is out: “Kubuntu 14.10 is available for upgrade or install. It comes in two flavours, the stable Plasma 4 running the desktop we know from previous releases, and a tech preview of….

One of the big issues with the Ubuntu repositories, in particular “universe”, is that it’s full of old and unmaintained versions.

A member of the ownCloud security team has sent a request to Canonical asking them to remove all the packages from their repositories regarding this software stack. The problem is that things are not that simple.

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Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal

Patches have been flung out to cover vulnerabilities in PHP that led to remote code execution and buffer overflows. The flaws were detailed this week by Swiss researchers High-Tech Bridge in versions 5.4.33, 5.5.17 and 5.6.1 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and the Radamsa fuzzer.

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Development: GNOME 3.15.1 unstable tarballs due (and more) (responsible: mclasen)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.1 unstable tarballs due
* Feature proposals discussion heats up


Tarballs are due on 2014-10-27 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.1
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.15.1. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


Feature proposals discussion heats up


For more information about 3.15, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15
page:

http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:

https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,

BTS Video 123 – Broken Home

Mod Ollie and Mod Jack reveal the sinister secrets of Broken Home – RuneScape’s repeatable horror quest – in today’s Behind the Scenes video.

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) released

Codenamed "Utopic Unicorn", 14.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.16-based kernel, a new AppArmor with fine-grained socket control, and more.
Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and improvements to Unity, including improved High-DPI display support.
Ubuntu Server 14.10 includes the Juno release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86 or ARM servers, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to Ceph, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.
The newest Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtopicUnicorn/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 14.10.
To get Ubuntu 14.10
In

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Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.10

Xubuntu 14.10 has been released. Xubuntu is a desktop Linux distribution focusing on usability and performance through its classic Xfce desktop. From the release announcement: “The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.10. To celebrate the 14.10 code name ‘Utopic Unicorn’ and to….

Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4

Miguel de Icaza has announced Mono for the Unreal Engine 4 today…

Ubuntu MATE Sees Its First Release (14.10)

Along with the other flavors, Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was released today. This is an unofficial (it will most probably become an official Ubuntu flavor in the near future) MATE-based Ubuntu flavor, “ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor”, which had its very first stable release today.MATE is a GNOME 2 fork which lets you use the old GNOME 2 desktop interface and applications but it also allows you to use new applications so for instance, you can use Gedit 3 if you want, etc.Like the old GNOME 2, MATE (and thus, Ubuntu MATE) offers a traditional desktop layout with two panels and is highly customizable: themes can be installed or changed from the Appearance dialog (and there are quite a few themes available by default), the panels can be resized and they support autohide and a multitude of applets, the notifications position can be changed and so on:Control center, window preferences and notification settings, with a test notificationPanel appletsOne of the many themes shipped with Ubuntu MATE 14.10 by defaultUbuntu MATE 14.10 includes the latest MATE 1.8 which, compared to MATE 1.6 (available in the Ubuntu 14.04

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Neue Linux-Distribution: Ubuntu 14.10 veröffentlicht

Canonical hat eine neue Version seiner Linux-Distribution veröffentlicht. Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” bringt vor allem Verbesserungen unter der Haube. Noch ist zwar Upstart das Standard-Init-System, erstmals liefert die Distribution aber auch Systemd.

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GTK+ Lands Experimental Backend For Mir Display Server

GTK+ apps now run not only on X11 and Wayland under Linux with native support but the mainline GTK+ Git code now also supports running Ubuntu’s Mir Display Server. That’s right, there’s now mainline Mir support in GTK for the GNOME/GTK 3.16 release…

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Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware

It appears that Google engineers are getting ready Intel Broadwell support for future Chromebooks/Chromeboxes. Broadwell support is now present within Coreboot…

Enlightenment’s EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support

The first alpha release for the 1.12 version of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) was released this week…

Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Ships with KDE 4.14.1 – Gallery

Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) has been made available and users are now able to download the latest version of this KDE-powered operating system.

The Kubuntu devs have released the ISO images for the 14.10 version of their distribution, but they are running a little late with the release notes. That’s not really a problem, but it would have been nice to have them. We’ll post the link anyway in the hope that by the time you’re reading this they will be online.

Just like its Ubuntu base, Kubu… (read more)

FreeBSD 10.1 RC3 Has ZFS, UDPLite Fixes

FreeBSD 10.1 RC3 was a few days late but it’s out there this Thursday afternoon. FreeBSD 10.3 takes care of an API incompatibility between 10.0-RELEASE and the earlier 10.1-RC2 state (due to the libopie library) and aside from that this third release candidate has a lot of other fixes…

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Has Been Released (Screenshots)

Ubuntu team announced the availability of the final release of Ubuntu 14.10 and all other derivatives, Ubuntu Mate is not official derivative yet: The final release of Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. This release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. Utopic final includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 3.16.x Linux kernel, AppArmor improvements, oxide, and many more.New fixes and features for Unity desktop, Firefox is updated to version 33 and Chromium is updated to version 38. Gtk updated to version 3.12. Qt updated to version 5.3. Other apps LibreOffice 4.3.2.2; Thunderbird 33; Nautilus 3.10; Evince 3.14; Rhythmbox 3.0.3; Unity 7.3.1. Support for IPP Everywhere printers is added, and printers shared from Ubuntu can emulate IPP Everywhere printers. IPP printers

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Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released

The Utopic Unicorn release, Ubuntu 14.10, is now officially available…

Xubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Features a Pink Desktop – Gallery

Xubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) is now available for download, along with its Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and other flavors. The developers have made a few important changes that will definitely set this release apart.

Xubuntu 14.10 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.10 that uses the Xfce desktop environment. It’s one of the lightest flavors of Ubuntu and it all has to do with the fact that the DE is really fast and responsive. The Xubuntu devs have made sure that this is the case … (read more)

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.10

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers: “Ubuntu 14.10, the latest desktop release is today available for download from Canonical. This release focuses on the developer experience, overall quality, and brings a number of important….

Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI

The performance of the upcoming Mesa 10.4 might be better out-of-the-box for R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D driver users if a new patch is accepted to re-enable HyperZ by default…