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15 June 2013, 13:11

The H Roundup - Classic Mode for RHEL 7, Business Source & BrickPi

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The H Roundup logo Welcome to The H Roundup, your 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. This week: Business Source, GNOME Classic Mode in RHEL 7, users warned to remove the Debian Multimedia repository, German hoster Hetzner hacked, GlassFish 4.0, the BrickPi, and a sophisticated Android trojan.

Top News

Red Hat has confirmed that it will use GNOME 3's Classic Mode in the upcoming version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Debian project warned that the domain for the unofficial Debian Multimedia repository is now owned by an unknown entity, the latest version of Ubuntu Tweak was released, and LibreOffice 4.1.0 is approaching.

German web hoster Hetzner has been hacked and a very sophisticated Android trojan was discovered that has been described as akin to Windows malware in complexity.

The latest version of Calibre can convert DOCX documents for use on e-readers, a new release of VLC fixes regressions, and version 4.0 of the GlassFish application server has been released as the reference implementation of Java EE 7.

For robotics enthusiasts, Dexter Industries has had a successful Kickstarter campaign for a project that couples Lego's Mindstorms kits with the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.


The H's DJ Walker-Morgan examines Michael "Monty" Widenius's proposal of an alternative business model for open source companies and finds multiple problems with the approach.

Open Source Releases

Open source releases this week included a new release from ROSA Laboratory, a re-release of the Mageia 3 ISO images, a new version of the FLAC codec, and version 3.2 of the Ardour audio workstation, which includes support for video.

Security Alerts

Security-related events that should be noted are Microsoft's and Adobe's Patch Day fixes, vulnerabilities in two of HP's management applications, and a zPanel vulnerability.

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