The H Roundup for the week ending 28 July
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 new beta version of Firefox 15 arrived with improvements that should reduce the browser's overall memory consumption, and the Cinnamon desktop interface used by the popular Linux Mint distribution came to Fedora via the project's package repositories.
An Arduino was programmed for use as a master key to unlock hotel rooms (and the long awaited Arduino Leonardo began to ship to customers).
Linux 3.5 was released - look out for it arriving in your Linux distributions in the coming months as it brings better support for hybrid graphics hardware, updated performance monitoring components and support for FireWire Target Disk Mode. Check out the detailed feature "What's new in Linux 3.5" too.
The Rekonq browser reached version 1.0, FreeNAS brought back plugins in its 8.2 release, Microsoft did a patent deal with another Linux user, Intel's open source graphic drivers got a helping hand from Valve and Barcelona's LinuxCon Europe started shaping up.
- KDE's Rekonq browser turns 1.0
- FreeNAS 8.2 brings back plugin support
- Microsoft licenses patents for Linux server data centers
- Intel and Valve collaborate to develop open source graphics drivers
- Torvalds and Shuttleworth to speak at LinuxCon Europe
This week, Thorsten Leemhuis opened the lid on latest Linux kernel release, 3.5, and explains whats new this time round. Regular columnist Glyn Moody discussed the how developers could be paid for creating free software and The H also published its Community Calendar for August.
Open Source Releases
- Xfce edition of Linux Mint 13 released
- PhoneGap App Framework reaches version 2.0
- Arch Linux 2012.07.15 drops AIF
- Google packages web apps for the desktop
- Linux Mint 13 KDE released
- Zsh gets new stable release after four years
- First Flex release from within Apache incubator
- NetBeans 7.2 offers smoother development
- Intel updates its open source Linux drivers
- Project Neon provides daily builds of KDE modules
- Vert.x 1.2 introduces modules and Python support
- Wireshark updates fix DoS vulnerabilities
- Wayland 0.95.0 brings API stabilisation
- Google making spaces interactive
- CUPS 1.6 arrives with native Bonjour support
- Bodhi Linux 2.0.0 stable release arrives
- Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 unifies user menus
- First incubator release for Apache OpenMeetings 2.0
- Transmission 2.61 moves to GTK+ 3
- Microsoft warns of Oracle holes in Exchange and SharePoint
- Oracle's file converter holes endanger many server services
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