The H Week - Linux 2.6.35 approaches, GNOME 3 delayed
Leading up to the arrival of version 2.6.35 of the Linux kernel, The H published the final two parts of the Coming in 2.6.35 series, GNOME 3 was been delayed until March of 2011 and Oracle shut down PostgreSQL test servers. Anti-virus makers offered protection against LNK malware, 170 million Facebook data sets were collected and a hole in WPA2 was discovered.
This week, as the Linux kernel 2.6.35 approaches full release, The H has published the final two parts of the Kernel Log's "Coming in 2.6.35", looking at architecture, infrastructure and drivers. A regular Kernel Log also looked at the fixing of a bug in graphics drivers and rounded up all the latest news from around the Linux community. Glyn Moody took a look at a legal case which has just gone through the UK courts that could have ramifications for free and open source software when it is written a replacement for proprietary software.
- Kernel Log: Who’s responsible for troubleshooting and quality assurance?
- Software: What Exactly Can be Copyrighted?
- Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 4) - Architecture and infrastructure
- Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 5) - Drivers
GNOME 3's release was postponed till March 2011, Perl 6 got a usable implementation in the form of Raduko Star and Oracle closed down servers which were helping test PostgreSQL. Oracle also changed the vendor entry on the latest Windows Java release, breaking Eclipse, but quickly remedied the problem. Eclipse saw the first release of version 4.0, a major reworking of the IDE, openSUSE got a new community manager and an author of Sun's DTrace monitoring tool left Oracle. Rails 3 grew closer as a release candidate appeared, GitHub passed a milestone with its millionth repository and MySociety's MapIt service was upgraded to run on all open data. Adobe bought the Java developing, Apache contributing, Day Software, Industrial Light and Magic and Sony got together to make an open source animation format and Google outlined plans for an Android licensing server.
- A DTrace author leaves Oracle
- Rails 3 nears with release candidate availability
- GitHub reaches one millionth repository
- MySociety.org's MaPit upgraded with all open data
- Adobe to acquire Day Software for $240M
- Sony and ILM release Alembic, an open source graphics interchange format
- Licensing server for Android
- No GNOME 3 till 2011
- WOFF - Now loading fonts on websites
- Commotion about current Java release
- Report: Oracle shuts down PostgreSQL test servers
- Jos Poortvliet is new openSUSE community manager
- Rakudo Star - A first usable Perl 6
Open Source Releases
- Eclipse 4.0 SDK released for early adopters
- Firefox plug-in NoScript 2.0 released
- FreeBSD 8.1 arrives
- KDE SC 4.5 third release candidate arrives
- Clonezilla Live updates underlying OS
- Linux Mint 9 KDE released
- Mozilla releases second Firefox 4 beta
AV makers moved to offer protection from the LNK malware in circulation, a web crawler gathered 170 million data sets from public Facebook data and Adobe and Microsoft agreed to cooperate in notifying security vendors about flaws. A hole for insiders on WPA2 networks was discovered, phishers found their phishing phished and an iPhone app left passwords exposed. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, ATMs were found to be badly secured, the Pwnies 2010, the Vulnerability-Oscars, were awarded and mobile apps were shown to be phoning home a little too eagerly. Browser makers offered updates with Apple fixing Safari's auto-fill vulnerability, Google closing critical holes in Chrome and Mozilla sealing a hole with Firefox 3.6.8.
- WPA2 security hole discovered
- When hackers hack hackers
- Citi Mobile iPhone banking app contained security flaw
- Anti-virus vendors offer free LNK protection
- Facebook crawler collects more than 170 million data sets
- Adobe and Microsoft to cooperate in security programme
- ATMs badly secured
- Vulnerability-Oscars awarded
- Mobile apps phone home
- Mozilla releases Firefox 3.6.8 to close critical vulnerability
- Google fixes critical vulnerabilities in Chrome 5
- Critical vulnerability in QuickTime 7.6.6
- Apple's Safari updates fix auto-complete vulnerability
- KeyView SDK bestows vulnerabilities on Symantec and IBM
- Critical vulnerabilities in TYPO3
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