The H Roundup - CDE open sourced, LibreOffice 3.6.0 and GNOME OS
Welcome to The H Roundup, your rapid review of the week with the most read news on The H, the security alerts and open source releases, and the essential feature articles – all in one quick-to-scan news item.
The CDE classic desktop for Unix was open sourced, version 3.6.0 of LibreOffice was released with various incremental improvements, goals were set for a GNOME OS initiative, and Google had problems with its copy protection system for Android apps.
- CDE Unix desktop open sourced
- LibreOffice 3.6.0 arrives with incremental improvements
- GNOME OS plans laid out
- Google forced to temporarily deactivate copy protection for Android apps
Meanwhile, developers at Linux Mint forked GNOME's Nautilus file manager, popular minimal distribution Damn Small Linux resurfaced with a release candidate, version 4.3 of the OpenGL graphics programming interface was published, and the latest version of the Burp Proxy added support for analysing encrypted SSL connections on Android phones.
- Linux Mint team forks Nautilus
- Damn Small Linux resurfaces
- SIGGRAPH: OpenGL 4.3 includes compute shaders
- New Burp Proxy cracks Android SSL
Mat Honan detailed how attackers gained access to his Twitter account through attacks on Amazon and Apple iCloud. Version 7 of Debian will default to the Xfce desktop due to size constraints on the first installation CD, NVIDIA closed a security hole in its proprietary graphics driver for Unix systems, and Digia acquired Qt from Nokia.
- iCloud attack began with Amazon hack
- Debian to use Xfce as its standard desktop
- NVIDIA closes hole in proprietary Unix driver
- Digia buys Qt
This week,Thorsten Leemhuis looked at Linux desktop fragmentation, Glyn Moody asked if open source can be democratic, and a new edition of the Kernel Log detailed major changes to Nouveau and more.
Open Source Releases
- First beta for Debian 7.0's installation media
- VirtualBox 4.2 enters beta testing
- Pixar opens beta on open source subdivision
- Adafruit launches educational distro for Raspberry PI
- LDTP 3.0 automates GUI testing on Linux
- IPFire drops Reiser4 filesystem support
- Ember.js moves to prerelease with 1.0 feature set
- KDE delivers August stabilisation update
- dotCloud open sources its Hipache WebSocket proxy
- ClearOS 6.3 includes Zarafa groupware
- Katello system management software hits version 1.0
- Kolab 3 groupware enters alpha test
- Riak clustered NoSQL database adds official FreeBSD support
- Instantbird updates with important changes inside
- RHEL clone Scientific Linux 6.3 released
- Halide: a new programming language for image processing
- First stable release of CyanogenMod 9.0 arrives
- Open source tools for accessing FileVault-encrypted Macs
- TextMate 2 open sourced
- WordPress for iOS gets major UI refresh
- jQuery 1.8 introduces modularisation
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