The H Roundup for the week ending 7 April
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.
- Android bot attacks rooted smartphones
- Linux 3.4 goes into testing
- Udev will become part of systemd
- Ubuntu 12.04 to come with MAAS driver
- Linux Tycoon lets players "manage" a Linux distribution
- Red Hat donates $100,000 to "the future of open source"
- OSADL experimentally analyses Linux's real-time capabilities
- Oracle and Google will go to trial over Android dispute
- 23-year-old hacker accessed 200,000 PayPal accounts
This week, Chris Von Eitzen laid out a selection of open source applications which you can take anywhere, be it Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. Meanwhile Thorsten Leemhuis took a look at how Intel fixed the hibernation bugs and other Linux kernel news in the wake of the first release candidate of Linux 3.4. He also commented on how Microsoft's position in the "Who does what" Linux league tables says more about statistics than about Microsoft.
Open Source Releases
Big releases include OpenGamma 1.0, Jitsi 1.0 and OpenStack Essex, while there are also updates to Rails, VirtualBox, LibreOffice and KDE SC. Ones to watch include the Qt 5.0 alpha, Apache's Sqoop, Adobe's malware classifier and the freshly Apache-licensed CloudStack from Citrix.
- Rails 3.2.3 makes mass assignment change
- Gentoo Linux 12.1 LiveDVD arrives
- Rust 0.2 brings FreeBSD port and new language features
- Build status displayer XFD open sourced
- Puma: open source web server for Ruby
- OpenGamma 1.0 released
- Yahoo open sources MVC framework Mojito
- First release of Tiny Issue
- Citrix becomes platinum Apache sponsor
- VirtualBox 4.1.12 arrives with bug fixes
- Adobe open sources Malware Classifier tool
- Hadoop data transfer tool Sqoop now an Apache Top-Level Project
- Qt 5.0 Alpha released
- First commercial release of ownCloud adds client synchronisation
- Joomla! 2.5.4 closes more security holes
- TorqueBox 2.0 adds WebSockets support
- Wikipedia Mobile for iOS gets a "full re-write"
- Second KDE SC 4.8 update adds simultaneous folder encryption
- Jitsi telephony client reaches 1.0 milestone
- First WordPress 3.4 beta released for testing
- OpenStack launches "Essex" release
- Ringmark mobile browser test suite open sourced
- Further fixes arrive in LibreOffice 3.5.2
- PostGIS 2 brings new features for geographic objects to PostgreSQL
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