The H Roundup for the week ending 7 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 week began with the news that a leap-second bug caused Linux computers to freeze because of permanent high CPU loads, resulting in increased power consumption and wasted electricity. A new update to the popular John the Ripper password cracker arrived, the FBI announced that it will soon be switching off the DNS server that intercepts queries from DNSChanger victims, and an official getting started guide for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was published.
- Leap second: Linux can freeze
- Leap second bug in Linux wastes electricity
- John the Ripper now able to crack office files and use GPUs
- DNSChanger victims to lose internet on Monday
- Official Ubuntu 12.04 LTS getting started guide published
- Mozilla's Boot to Gecko becomes Firefox OS
- Universal audio codec Opus proposed as internet standard
- Source code for the Zemra crimeware bot released
- Double security for Flash under Linux
- VLC Media Player 2.0.2 adds Retina display support
This week, a new edition of the Kernel Log detailed the filesystem and storage changes coming in the upcoming Linux 3.5 release, Red Hat outlined its roadmap for version 7 of its Enterprise Linux distribution, and The H took a look at why Clojure has been a relatively successful competitor to other JVM-based programming languages.
- Kernel Log: Coming in 3.5 (Part 2) - Filesystems and storage
- Red Hat's RHEL 7 roadmap
- Clojure - A pragmatic Lisp dialect for the JVM
Open Source Releases
- Glibc 2.16 supports the x32 ABI
- EURid debuts YADIFA name server
- Google Web Toolkit now under a steering committee
- SilverStripe CMS 3.0 arrives with new interface design
- VLC for Android enters public beta
- MusE 2.0 revamped with Qt 4 and JACK
- Computer vision library ccv reaches 0.1 milestone
- Apache Lucene and Solr 4.0 enter alpha phase
- Slackware-based Porteus live system update has Linux 3.4
- Tomahawk cruises to version 0.5
- Google closure frees Collide project
- Group-Office 4.0 groupware released
- Y PPA Manager 0.0.8.7 de-duplicates PPAs
- Etherpad Lite 1.1.1 emerges
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