Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.46 LTS (long-term support).
Linux kernel 3.4.46 comes with just a small number of improvements and changes, just like the previous version.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.46 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade.”
“The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stab… (read more)
Mozilla has officially announced that the second release in the Firefox 23.x branch is now available for download on the Linux platform.
The Linux binaries for Mozilla Firefox 23.0 Alpha 2 have been made available and you can download it now, without having to install anything.
The new Firefox 23 Alpha 2 (Aurora) features mixed content blocking, consolidated search default preferences, better about:memory’s functional UI, and a much more.
The Mozilla deve… (read more)
Wifislax 4.4, a new version of the Slackware-based live CD with a good collection of useful security and forensic tools, has been released. This release represents five months of development work, not only on the live CD, but also on additional modules for various specialist purposes that can….
Overview of changes in Glib 1.300 (stable): Stable release to coincide with the release of Perl 5.18.0; Since 1.28x (The previous stable release); Ensure timely destruction of initial wrapper of custom subclasses; Start changing module version numbers in all Perl modules in the distribution, not just lib/Glib.pm; (Bugzilla #690464); Make Glib::Object subclassing more robust; This should in particular fix issues revealed by the change to hash randomization introduced in perl 5.17.6; Correctly handle utf8-encoded strings in GPerlArgv. This should fix issues seen with utf8-encoded strings in @ARGV with, for example, Gtk2->init. View the source in the Gtk2-Perl git repo at http://git.gnome.org/browse/perl-Glib/tag/?id=rel-1-30-0 or download the source release at http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gtk2-perl/Glib-1.300.tar.gz
After launching the original Half-Life on Steam for Linux, Valve has now started to push updates for this very old game.
Even if more than a decade has passed since the release of Half-Life, Valve still found some bugs that needed to squash.
Here are some highlights for the new Half-Life update:
• “con_mono” convar has been added;
Tails, a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity and that helps you use the Internet anonymously, is now at version 0.18.
Tails 0.18 is a rather big release, featuring a new Linux kernel and a lot of other updates.
Highlights of Tails 0.18:
• obfs3 bridges are now supported;
There’s some fantastic new flora for high-level farmers to grow this week, yielding a bounty of XP and hearty, homegrown produce – including Saradomin, Guthix and Zamorak grapes for fortifying your god brew and rest potions!
Name: Seif Lotfy Email: seiflotfy (at) gmail.com Affiliation: None I have been a GNOME contributor since 2007. And served on the board of directors the past year. If elected, I would try to push for more initiatives to get communications across all gnome teams solidified as well as push for more outreach and marketing support from the community as well as the Advisory board. cheers, Seif _______________________________________________ foundation-announce mailing list foundation-announce< at >gnome.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-announce
Name: Marina Zhurakhinskaya Email: marinaz< at >redhat.com Affiliation: Red Hat Blog: http://blogs.gnome.org/marina Dear Foundation, I have been working on GNOME for the last five years, as a developer of online-desktop and gnome-shell and as a lead of our outreach efforts. With the help of so many people in the community, three and a half years ago I created the Outreach Program for Women which enabled 49 women to do internships with GNOME and significantly increased participation of women in the community. This program has grown to include internships with 18 Free Software organizations this summer. I applied my experience in organizing outreach to women to improving our outreach and engagement with all new contributors. I made the mentors list we started for the program a general resource and introduced first patch and blogging requirements for our Google Summer of Code students. I follow other outreach efforts in Fr ee Software and try to bring the best practices to GNOME. For example, after seeing OpenHatch workshop participants learn a lot by following step-by-step missions, I created, with the help o f others, a newcomers tutorial for GNOME that 40 new contributors have completed so far. I would like to serve on the board to have a broader view into how we can ensure that GNOME is thriving as a project and a community, and to find the most effective ways I can apply my abilities and experience to help make it happen. Thanks, Marina
NetBSD, a free, fast, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source OS available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices, is now at version 6.1.
NetBSD 6.1 is the first major update in the 6.x branch, and implements quite a few critical fixes, either with regard to security or for stability reasons, plus some new features and enhancements.
Highlights of NetBSD 6.1:
• A kernel pa… (read more)
Sam Geeraerts has announced the availability of the initial beta release of gNewSense 3.0. gNewSense is a Debian-based distribution sponsored by Free Software Foundation and built strictly from free (“libre”) software only. This version is based on Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” (with GNOME 2). From the release announcement: “The….
Name: Ekaterina Gerasimova (kittykat) Affiliation: none I have experienced the difficulties that are encountered by our local teams when organising events and I agree with Joanie that the Foundation's processes need to become more efficient. These responsibilities need to be clarified and followed to reduce friction and improve collaboration within the GNOME community. Our existing processes are missing defined fallbacks and resolution paths. When decisions become stuck or blocked on, opportunities fall through and the Foundation loses out when its members cannot attend conferences and hackfests. However, fallbacks and resolution paths should be a last resort. For instance, GUADEC, our annual flagship conference, would benefit from more continuity and consistency. This will help organisers, attendees and supporters of GNOME events. My time as the GNOME Board liaison for the Desktop Summit 2010 in Berlin and helping out with the GNOME booth at events has given me an insight into the workings of events, which I want to use to improve the experience for the community. _______________________________________________ foundation-announce mailing list foundation-announce< at >gnome.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-announce
At long last the third major version of Mageia, the popular community fork of Mandriva Linux, is now available. There’s a lot of new stuff to Mageia 3 like a new version of RPM and updated systemd, but the distribution is still not shipping GRUB2 by default…
Name: Sriram Ramkrishna Email: sri< at >ramkrishna.me Affiliation: Intel I have decided this year to continue to increase my participation in GNOME. I joined GNOME in 1997, working on GNOME Summaries that led to the GNOME Journal. We expanded from a one man contributor to a full 4-5 person team writing professional level articles on GNOME. I am currently very active in the marketing team working on community outreach and volunteer management. I worked dilligently during the initial two releases of the GNOME 3 release by presentations at Linuxcon America and Northwest Linuxfest. I worked as a community manager during this time engaging with individuals from random people on the internet to pillars in the Free Software community. I've made people who criticized GNOME to contributors. I have helped the marketing team by organizing regular meetings, posting agenda, and following up on action items and making sure things are on track. I am also part of the sysadmin team, although Andrea does such a good job that I don't really do much other than cheer lead. I have been a mentor for OPW for the past year as well will be working with the current round of OPW. I am standing for board elections because I believe that I can be an asset in volunteer management and outreach. In order for our project to continue to succeed we need to be able to attract and keep talented people from all walks of life to our project. They are our life blood. I want to continue to improve volunteer experience in GNOME as well as make sure that GNOME projects the right image to the community and beyond. In these days of social media a bad experience can be magnified a thousand fold without proper engagement and communication. My background - I am engineering manager at Intel Open Source Technology Center in charge of release management of Tizen the open source Mobile OS. Before that I worked in IT for 17 years in an embedded IT group that directly supported Intel's microprocessor business. In the past 5 years, our IT environment was considered one of the top 500 supercomputers in the world. _______________________________________________ foundation-announce mailing list foundation-announce< at >gnome.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-announce
The NetBSD project has announced the simultaneous releases of NetBSD 6.0.2 and NetBSD 6.1, with the latter introducing new features to the open-source operating system…
Linux graphics drivers have come a long way in recent years for both the open and closed-source solutions from AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel. In this Sunday article, a Phoronix reader has shared his experiences in going from failing to setup two monitors under Linux just a few years ago with NVIDIA to now successfully driving six monitors on a single system using the AMD Linux driver…
Olivier Larrieu has announced the release of Hybryde Linux 13.04, a rather unusual distribution which ships with 11 desktop user interfaces (Enlightenment, GNOME 2, GNOME 3, KDE, LXDE, Openbox, Unity, FVWM, Xfce, MATE and Cinnamon) and which provides a way to seamlessly switch between them without a need….
On Friday there was the controversial news about the Linux “ondemand” cpufreq governor no longer being fit for best performance and power-savings on modern processors. Fortunately, for better handling the CPU frequency stage changes on modern Intel CPUs, Intel recently introduced the new P-State kernel driver…
Trish Fraser has announced the release of Mageia 3, the third official release of the community distribution that was created by former developers and contributors of the once highly popular Mandriva Linux in late 2010: “All grown up and ready to go dancing – Mageia 3 is out…..
The FreeBSD camp continues to develop pkgng, a next-generation binary package manager for the operating system…