By Marius Nestor The GNOME Chess app of the GNOME desktop environment has also been updated as part of the GNOME 3.16 Beta 1 release, which was announced by Matthias Clasen this past weekend. GNOME Chess (formerly glChess) is a software that lets users play the game of chess under GNOME and other open-source desktop environments.
By ris The Beautiful Queen Marya Morevna is a Russian folk tale. The Morevna
Project makes anime videos about Morevna, using free software. This progress
report covers the status of their newest episode. “Our main
animation tool is Synfig Studio and for the past years it was improved a
lot. I guess it’s needles to say, that the new episode will be produced
using the latest development version of Synfig. For current stage of the
project it is important to ensure that the tool is stable enough for
production, so last weeks we were concentrated on fixing the critical
bugs. As result of this work, we
have published the first Release Candidate for the new stable version
of Synfig Studio, which is going to be numbered as 1.0 by the way.”
(Thanks to Paul Wise)
By ris The first beta in the GNOME 3.15 development series has been
released. GNOME 3.15.90 features a new GNOME shell theme, redesigned
notifications in GNOME shell, codec installation integrated in
gnome-software, a login screen on Wayland, and more.
After what seems like an eternity, a new release of Xfce is finally just around the corner.
From: Linux Today
By Silviu Stahie Manjaro is a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch. A new version based on the upcoming Xfce 4.12 has been released in anticipation of the actual launch.
FOSSforce: HP’s Monty Taylor, accompanied by his rubber duck, gave an insightful talk on the direction of Open Source
From: Linux Today
By Libby Clark
The OpenChain work group at The Linux Foundation aims to create a set of compliance best practices for companies to follow internally.
By Dan Goodin The list of software known to use the same HTTPS-breaking technology recently found preinstalled on Lenovo laptops has risen dramatically with the discovery of at least 12 new titles, including one that’s categorized as a malicious trojan by a major antivirus provider…… Web searches for many of these titles uncover forum posts in which computer users complain that some of these applications are hard to remove once they’re installed. Richard noted that he was unable to find documentation from any of the publishers explaining what effect Komodia software had on end-user PCs such as its ability to sniff passwords and other sensitive data from encrypted Web sessions.
CentOS has updated samba (C7; C6: root
code execution), samba3x (C5: root code
execution), and samba4 (C6: root code execution).
Debian has updated e2fsprogs
(incomplete fix for code execution), eglibc (multiple vulnerabilities), ruby-redcloth (cross-site scripting), samba (root code execution), sudo (information disclosure), typo3-src (authentication bypass), and xdg-utils (command execution).
Fedora has updated apache-poi (F21: XML-handling flaws), apache-poi (F20: denial of service), cups (F21: buffer overflow),
drupal6-views (F21; F20: multiple vulnerabilities), e2fsprogs (F20: code execution), sudo (F21: information disclosure), and tomcat (F21: multiple vulnerabilities).
Mageia has updated bind (denial of service).
openSUSE has updated glibc (13.2,
13.1: multiple vulnerabilities).
SUSE has updated java-1_6_0-ibm
(SLES10 SP4: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities),
java-1_7_0-ibm (SLE11 SP3; SLES11 SP2: multiple unspecified
vulnerabilities), and samba (SLE12: root code execution).
By Dmitri Popov This project provides brief instructions on how to build a Raspberry Pi-based cable shutter release and deploy a simple web app that can be used to control it.