The H Roundup for the week ending 30 June
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.
Microsoft released an update to the Windows Update function itself that caused problems on some user's systems, after which the company mistakenly deployed a Skype update over its Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). There were security concerns over over the new tab thumbnail feature in Firefox 13 as a major update, 14.0, to the Android version of the open source web browser arrived. HP worked with the community to publish the final component required to publish an open source version of webOS for the TouchPad Tablet, and the Free Software Foundation took offense when Microsoft's reputation database listed donate.fsf.org as a gambling site.
- Update for Windows Update has teething troubles
- Security concerns over Firefox's "new tab" thumbnail feature
- Microsoft installs Skype without consent
- Firefox for Android 14.0 arrives with new UI, improved performance
- HP releases "Community Edition" of webOS as open source
- Microsoft filter blocks Free Software Foundation donation site
- Adobe details its open source code editor for web developers
- Worth Reading: Exploited despite sandbox
- Researchers steal keys from RSA tokens
- Chrome 20 closes 23 security holes
- Android 4.1 arrives
- Android 4 based CyanogenMod 9 goes release candidate
This week, Richard Hillesley looked at why companies give away their code under free and open source licenses, a new edition of the Kernel Log detailed the networking changes coming in the upcoming Linux 3.5 release and Chris von Eitzen rounds up the last quarter of Linux news. The H also published the Community Calendar for July.
- Giving the code away
- Kernel Log: Coming in Linux 3.5 (Part 1) - Networking
- Linux Distro Digest
- The H Community Calendar - July 2012
Open Source Releases
- Beta for Calligra 2.5 arrives for testing
- Siduction 2012.1 update has KDE SC 4.8.4
- Opa is 1.0
- ownCloud 4 update improves security
- Node.js 0.8 performs at a higher tempo
- Second LibreOffice 3.6.0 beta arrives
- Beta testing begins for Python 3.3.0
- Eclipse Juno enters orbit
- Parted Magic update adds proprietary NVIDIA driver option
- Tiki Wiki 9.0 arrives with updated template engine
- BIKE's lightweight management tool for MySQL servers
- Twitter open sources its Iago load generator
- Groovy 2.0 introduces static type checking and compiling
- Perl web framework Mojolicious reaches 3.0
- GRUB bootloader finally reaches version 2.00
- WordPress 3.4 update closes important security hole
- Ubuntu 12.10 alpha 2 comes with Linux 3.5 based kernel
- Gummiboot is an EFI boot loader that "just works"
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