World Wine News Issue 374

WWN Issue 374 was released today.

Chrome 38 Now In Beta With Exciting Advancements

Google released the Chrome 38 Beta on late Thursday and this newest web-browser version adds in support for new HTML and JavaScript features…

Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression

As I wrote about yesterday, there appears to be a new Linux kernel power regression that’s yet to be solved by the latest Linux 3.17 code. The issue was originally tracked down to being a regression introduced during the Linux 3.15 stable cycle that disabled frame-buffer compression support by default for the Intel DRM graphics driver, but the impact it’s had on the system power draw is much greater than what was anticipated by the Intel developers. A separate Intel employee is also reporting increased power draw, so I decided to run some tests on a few local systems to see what I’m encountering in the power consumption primarily between Linux 3.15 and 3.16.

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) beta-1 released!

The first beta of the Utopic Unicorn (to become 14.10) has now been released!
This beta features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images.
Pre-releases of the Utopic Unicorn are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.
Beta 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.
While these Beta 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Utopic Unicorn. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Beta 1 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 14.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system

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Development: GNOME 3.13.91 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.13.91 beta tarballs due
* String Freeze


Tarballs are due on 2014-09-01 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.13.91
beta 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 3.13.91. 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!


No string changes may be made without confirmation from the i18n team
and notification to release team, translation team, and documentation
team. From this point, developers can concentrate on stability and
bug-fixing. Translators can work without worrying that the original
English strings will change, and documentation writers can take
accurate screenshots. For the string freezes explained, and to see
which kind of changes are not covered by freeze rules, check

https://wiki.gnome.org/TranslationProject/HandlingStringFreezes.

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:

https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,

Behind the Scenes – September 2014

Awesome RuneScape updates abound this September, with the Elf City, Grouping System, Rune Value Improvements, Pure Resets, Ironman modes and more!

Gigolo – Easily Manage Local And Remote Filesystem Connections

Article by Himanshu Arora first posted on http://mylinuxbook.com/
Sometimes a computer system is connected to so many file-systems (in parallel) that managing these connections becomes a complex task. If a user’s work involves interacting with local, external and remote file-systems then he/she would definitely feel a need for a connection management software to manage all the connections centrally.
Looking for a simple connection manager? Try out Gigolo.

Gigolo – The Connection Manager
Gigolo is a GUI based connection management front-end that lets you manage connections to local, external and remote file systems very easily. It primarily comes as a part of XFCE goodies but is still not dependent on it and can be used across desktop environments.
NOTE – Ubuntu 13.04 was used for downloading, installing and testing this software
A Brief Tutorial
Being just a front end, Gigolo opens each connection/file-system through file manager and hence very easy to use. Here is how the main window of Gigolo looks like on my machine :

So you can see that the Gigolo shows all the file-systems connected to my system. These include a couple of FTP connections, Windows OS drives and a Pen-drive.
A new remote connection can be created by pressing the Connect button present at the top-left area of the main window. When the button is pressed, Gigolo asks for the type of remote connection, server address and other optional information.

After you hit the connect button, Gigolo tries to connect to the server. Once the connection is established, an icon corresponding to that connection is created in the main window.
You can easily check the connectivity status by hovering the mouse pointer over a particular connection icon.

Gigolo also provides bookmarking feature especially for remote connections. You can bookmark a connection by selecting its icon and then clicking the bookmark button.

 
To open a connection, just select it by clicking on its icon

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Development Release: Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1

Stéphane Graber has announced the availability of the first beta release of Ubuntu 14.10, code-named “Utopic Unicorn”. Besides Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Kylin, who all took part in alpha testing, Xubuntu has now also joined the list of sub-projects that provide official CD/DVD images for beta….

Ubuntu’s Utopic Unicorn 14.10 Beta 1 Released

Participating Ubuntu Linux flavors are doing their first beta releases today of the Utopic Unicorn, a.k.a. *buntu 14.10…

LLVM 3.5 RC4 Released

A fourth release candidate for LLVM 3.5 had to be issued today over running into a pesky issue that needed to be resolved…

Genode OS 14.08 Has New GUI Architecture, Pluggable VFS

Version 14.08 of the Genode general purpose operating system is now available. Genode OS 14.08 brings with it a ton of changes but most pressing is the new GUI architecture…

Another Intel Linux Power Regression Is Being Investigated

Power regressions are still easy to come by with the Linux kernel and other areas of the open-source stack… Multiple users have been reporting of a recent power increase on newer versions of the Linux kernel, which seem to track down to the Intel i915 DRM driver…

DNF Makes It A Step Closer To Replacing Yum On Fedora

DNF 0.6.1 was released today and this updated open-source package manager picked up a few more features as it’s still in pursuit of replacing Yum on Fedora systems…

PHP 5.6 Major Update Officially Released

PHP 5.6, an HTML-embedded scripting language with syntax borrowed from C, Java, and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in, is now available for download.

The PHP 5.x branch includes a new OOP model based on the Zend Engine, a new extension for improved MySQL support, built-in native support for SQLite, and many more features. This branch of PHP has been in the works for quite some time and it’s nice to see that the stable version is now out.

According to the changelog… (read more)

74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe

Back in July we kicked-off Maker Party, our annual campaign to teach the web around the world. Throughout  this two-month campaign we have seen people on nearly every continent  increase their web literacy by writing their first line of code, … Continue reading

Squid 3 Exploit Closed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Squid 3 vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and fixed.

The Ubuntu developers have closed a small problem with Squid, which could have been made to crash, if it received specially crafted network traffic.

According to the security notice, "Matthew Daley discovered that Squid 3 did not properly perform input validation in request parsing. A remote attacker could send craft… (read more)

Joomla! will provide improved demo and a new free hosting option in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, – August 28, 2014Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites and blogs to custom apps and Intranets, announced today that SiteGround web hosting company is the RFP winner for the ongoing official Joomla Demo and the new Free Joomla Hosting option. The partnership is expected to increase the number of new users to Joomla by making it easier to get started.

The opportunity to create a temporary Joomla Demo account has been available at demo.joomla.org since 2010, but included only a short 30-day free trial. With SiteGround as the new official host, the trial period will be extended to 90-days to give users more time to evaluate all the features of Joomla CMS. Additionally the sign up process will be faster and easier. This new version of the Official Joomla Demo will replace the current offer in September 2014. The Free Joomla Hosting option is expected to be launched later this year and it will allow the users to create and maintain a free Joomla website for unlimited time.
The aim of both the extended Joomla Demo and the new Free Joomla Hosting is to make the start with the Joomla CMS easier and to increase the number of people, who choose Joomla as their favorite website platform.

The contract has been granted to SiteGround by Open Source Matters (OSM) – the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. The President of OSM, Sarah Watz says: “SiteGround has been a very active and appreciated member of the Joomla Community for a many years supporting Joomla at many events globally and providing Joomla hosting that makes it easy to get started. I’m pleased to see that this new partnership brings that great experience to all users who are just starting with Joomla. “

Lilyana Yakimova, who is the Marketing Director of SiteGround and will be in charge of the two projects, says: “We are very happy to be able to bring our Joomla hosting expertise to both these projects and to be a part of the future growth of this amazing CMS. I am also excited about the opportunity to work closely with the Joomla community, as it has always been a great example for me how the purely volunteer efforts of many people, who truly believe in an idea, can make a dent in the world, even in the IT world.”

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. Its hosting platform is optimized for additional Joomla security with the help of specific account isolation and in-house developed Joomla security plugin and proactive Joomla security monitoring. The performance of Joomla CMS and its loading speed is also enhanced on SiteGround servers with the help of a special caching solution, developed by the company. SiteGround has also been an active sponsor of multiple Joomla events, including the Joomla! World Conference 2012, 2013, and 2014, JAB 2012, 2013 and 2014 and more than 40 other local Joomla! Days for the last 3 years.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of more than a half million active contributors, helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded close to 60 million times.

Editorial Contacts:

Sarah Watz for Joomla

+46708755115

sarah.watz@opensourcematters.org

Lilyana Yakimova for SiteGround

+359885443999

lilyana@siteground.com

OS Battle: Linux Takes 1.7% Desktop Marketshare

We have another metric in showing a 1.7% Linux desktop market-share, which isn’t far off from other figures we’ve seen in the past indicating Linux desktop usage at under 2%…

How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard. Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you are […]Continue reading…The post How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu How to enable Korean language input keyboard on Ubuntu How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

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How to Install Drupal 7.31 with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

This tutorial will shown you basic step how to install Drupal 7.x with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS.

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