Plasma 5.9 Kicks off 2017 in Style

Today KDE releases this year’s first Plasma feature update, Plasma 5.9. While this release brings many exciting new features to your desktop, we[he]#039[/he]ll continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS.

From: LXer

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Open-Sourcing Google Earth Enterprise

By ris Google has announced
that Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) will be published on GitHub under the
Apache2 license in March. GEE is an enterprise product that allows
developers to build and host their own private maps and 3D globes. This
release includes GEE Fusion, GEE Server, and GEE Portable Server source
code. “Feedback is important to us and we’ve heard from our
customers that GEE remains in-use in mission-critical applications. Many
customers have not transitioned to other technologies. Open-sourcing GEE
allows our customer community to continue to improve and evolve the project
in perpetuity. Note that the Google Earth Enterprise Client, Google Maps
JavaScript® API V3 and Google Earth API will not be open sourced. The
Enterprise Client will continue to be made available and updated. However,
since GEE Fusion and GEE Server are being open-sourced, the imagery and
terrain quadtree implementations used in these products will allow
third-party developers to build viewers that can consume GEE Server
Databases.
” (Thanks to Paul Wise)

From: LWN

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Time To Upgrade Your Python: TLS v1.2 Will Soon Be Mandatory

By ris The Python Software Foundation has announced
that python.org and related sites will begin disabling the old TLS versions
1.0 and 1.1. “This change was imposed on us by our content delivery
network, Fastly, in response to a change imposed on them by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. In order to continue serving websites that take credit card payments, Fastly is required to disable the old, insecure versions of TLS. Since the PSF’s servers, including PyPI, use Fastly, the old versions of TLS will be disabled as well.

From: LWN

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