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An Interview with Krita Maintainer Boudewijn Rempt (Renderosity)

Friday 27th of January 2017 04:13:08 PM
Renderosity Magazine talks with Boudewijn Rempt about the Krita painting application. "Well, we make Krita for artists who want to create images. It's not an image editor with a brush engine, it's really meant for sketching, painting, illustrating. So that is what we optimize the workflow for. And people tell us that that works very well for them!"

An Interview with Krita Maintainer Boudewijn Rempt (Renderosity)

Friday 27th of January 2017 04:13:08 PM
Renderosity Magazine talks with Boudewijn Rempt about the Krita painting application. "Well, we make Krita for artists who want to create images. It's not an image editor with a brush engine, it's really meant for sketching, painting, illustrating. So that is what we optimize the workflow for. And people tell us that that works very well for them!"

KDE and Slimbook Release a Laptop for KDE Fans (KDE.News)

Thursday 26th of January 2017 09:30:40 PM
KDE has announced a partnership with Slimbook, a Spanish laptop retailer, to create the KDE Slimbook. "The KDE Slimbook allows KDE to offer our users a laptop which has been tested directly by KDE developers, on the exact same hardware and software configuration that the users get, and where any potential hardware-related issues have already been ironed out before a new version of our software is shipped to them. This gives our users the best possible way to experience our software, as well as increasing our reach: The easier it is to get our software into users' hands, the more it will be used." The laptop is available for pre-order with systems shipping mid-March.

KDE and Slimbook Release a Laptop for KDE Fans (KDE.News)

Thursday 26th of January 2017 09:30:40 PM
KDE has announced a partnership with Slimbook, a Spanish laptop retailer, to create the KDE Slimbook. "The KDE Slimbook allows KDE to offer our users a laptop which has been tested directly by KDE developers, on the exact same hardware and software configuration that the users get, and where any potential hardware-related issues have already been ironed out before a new version of our software is shipped to them. This gives our users the best possible way to experience our software, as well as increasing our reach: The easier it is to get our software into users' hands, the more it will be used." The laptop is available for pre-order with systems shipping mid-March.

The state of Jupyter (O'Reilly)

Thursday 26th of January 2017 07:46:51 PM
Here's an O'Reilly article describing the Jupyter project and what it has accomplished. "Project Jupyter aims to create an ecosystem of open source tools for interactive computation and data analysis, where the direct participation of humans in the computational loop—executing code to understand a problem and iteratively refine their approach—is the primary consideration."

The state of Jupyter (O'Reilly)

Thursday 26th of January 2017 07:46:51 PM
Here's an O'Reilly article describing the Jupyter project and what it has accomplished. "Project Jupyter aims to create an ecosystem of open source tools for interactive computation and data analysis, where the direct participation of humans in the computational loop—executing code to understand a problem and iteratively refine their approach—is the primary consideration."

Stable kernels 4.9.6 and 4.4.45

Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:10:16 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 4.9.6 and 4.4.45 stable kernels. They contain fixes throughout the tree, as normal, and users of those kernel series should upgrade.

Stable kernels 4.9.6 and 4.4.45

Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:10:16 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 4.9.6 and 4.4.45 stable kernels. They contain fixes throughout the tree, as normal, and users of those kernel series should upgrade.

Thursday's security advisories

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:51:15 PM

Arch Linux has updated ed (denial of service).

Debian has updated firefox-esr (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated ming (multiple vulnerabilities) and pdns (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated ansible (F25; F24: two vulnerabilities), firefox (F24: multiple vulnerabilities), and qemu (F24: multiple vulnerabilities).

openSUSE has updated gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad (42.1: code execution), systemd (42.2: privilege escalation), and tigervnc (42.2, 42.1: code execution).

Oracle has updated firefox (OL7; OL6; OL5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated ansible (RHOSP10.0: code execution) and kernel (RHEL6.4: code execution).

Ubuntu has updated openjdk-8 (16.10, 16.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

Thursday's security advisories

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:51:15 PM

Arch Linux has updated ed (denial of service).

Debian has updated firefox-esr (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated ming (multiple vulnerabilities) and pdns (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated ansible (F25; F24: two vulnerabilities), firefox (F24: multiple vulnerabilities), and qemu (F24: multiple vulnerabilities).

openSUSE has updated gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad (42.1: code execution), systemd (42.2: privilege escalation), and tigervnc (42.2, 42.1: code execution).

Oracle has updated firefox (OL7; OL6; OL5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated ansible (RHOSP10.0: code execution) and kernel (RHEL6.4: code execution).

Ubuntu has updated openjdk-8 (16.10, 16.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

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Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:16:28 AM
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Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:16:28 AM
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Security advisories for Wednesday

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 05:58:40 PM

Debian-LTS has updated mysql-5.5 (multiple mostly unspecified vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated audacious (F25: multiple vulnerabilities), audacious-plugins (F25; F24: multiple vulnerabilities), boomaga (F24: wrong permissions), fedmsg (F25: insufficient signature validation), groovy (F24: code execution), pdns-recursor (F25; F24: multiple vulnerabilities), w3m (F24: unspecified), and xemacs-packages-extra (F25: unspecified).

Gentoo has updated graphite2 (multiple vulnerabilities), oracle-jre-bin (multiple vulnerabilities), and xorg-server (three vulnerabilities, one from 2013).

Oracle has updated mysql (OL6: two vulnerabilities), squid (OL7: information leak), and squid34 (OL6: information leak).

Red Hat has updated firefox (RHEL5,6,7: multiple vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated firefox (SL5,6,7: multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated systemd (SLE12-SP2: privilege escalation).

Ubuntu has updated icoutils (12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

Security advisories for Wednesday

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 05:58:40 PM

Debian-LTS has updated mysql-5.5 (multiple mostly unspecified vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated audacious (F25: multiple vulnerabilities), audacious-plugins (F25; F24: multiple vulnerabilities), boomaga (F24: wrong permissions), fedmsg (F25: insufficient signature validation), groovy (F24: code execution), pdns-recursor (F25; F24: multiple vulnerabilities), w3m (F24: unspecified), and xemacs-packages-extra (F25: unspecified).

Gentoo has updated graphite2 (multiple vulnerabilities), oracle-jre-bin (multiple vulnerabilities), and xorg-server (three vulnerabilities, one from 2013).

Oracle has updated mysql (OL6: two vulnerabilities), squid (OL7: information leak), and squid34 (OL6: information leak).

Red Hat has updated firefox (RHEL5,6,7: multiple vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated firefox (SL5,6,7: multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated systemd (SLE12-SP2: privilege escalation).

Ubuntu has updated icoutils (12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

OpenSUSE board election suspended

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:09:26 PM
The election to pick two members of the openSUSE board has been suspended due to "technical problems". The problems do indeed appear to be technical in nature, with at least some voters being presented strange and confusing ballots. The election was restarted on the 21st in an unsuccessful attempt to fix the problems; now it is on indefinite hold. The current board will continue to serve, possibly deferring any major decisions, until the issue is resolved.

OpenSUSE board election suspended

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:09:26 PM
The election to pick two members of the openSUSE board has been suspended due to "technical problems". The problems do indeed appear to be technical in nature, with at least some voters being presented strange and confusing ballots. The election was restarted on the 21st in an unsuccessful attempt to fix the problems; now it is on indefinite hold. The current board will continue to serve, possibly deferring any major decisions, until the issue is resolved.

Wine 2.0 released

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:22:11 PM
Version 2.0 of the Wine Windows emulation system has been released. "This release represents over a year of development effort and around 6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on macOS."

Wine 2.0 released

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:22:11 PM
Version 2.0 of the Wine Windows emulation system has been released. "This release represents over a year of development effort and around 6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on macOS."

Firefox 51.0

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 08:04:18 PM
Mozilla has released Firefox 51.0. This version adds support for FLAC playback and WebGL 2, along with many improvements and security fixes. See the release notes for details.

Firefox 51.0

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 08:04:18 PM
Mozilla has released Firefox 51.0. This version adds support for FLAC playback and WebGL 2, along with many improvements and security fixes. See the release notes for details.

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.10

  • Linux 4.10
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    As expected, Linus Torvalds announced today the general availability of the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which add a great number of improvements, new security features, and support for the newest hardware components. Linux kernel 4.10 has been in development for the past seven weeks, during which it received a total of eight RC (Release Candidate) snapshots that implemented all the changes that you'll soon be able to enjoy on your favorite Linux-based operating system.
  • Linux 4.10 Kernel Released
    Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.10 kernel. As of writing this article, Torvalds hasn't put out anything on the mailing list but Linux 4.10 is out.

Desktop GNU/Linux/Chromebook

  • A Minimal Chrome OS Theme for Tint2
    I used to (and sort-of-still-do, I guess) run a sister site focused on Google Chrome, Chromecast and Chromebooks, i.e. the Chrome ecosystem. As such I am a fan of Chromebooks and Chrome OS, a Linux-based distribution based on Gentoo. The appearance of Chrome OS has waxed and waned in sync with Google’s ambitions and positioning for the OS, going form hyper-minimal to a full desktop clone (with the desktop-y Chrome Apps platform) through to a Material Design inspired Android + Chrome hybrid today.
  • Off-The-Shelf Hacker: Linux for Cheap Hardware, Then and Now
    Most people, don’t realize how prolific Linux has become. With the Embedded Linux Conference just a week away, I’ve been reflecting on how Linux has provided a sort of computing “circle of life” experience for me. It’s powered my computational hardware 20 years ago and continues to do so today.
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  • GParted 0.28.1
    This release of GParted restores the ability to move/resize primary partitions when an extended partition exists. The move/resize regression was introduced in version 0.28.0. This release also includes some minor bug fixes.
  • Antergos Linux : The beauty built on Arch
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Kernel Space/Linux

Leftovers: Software

  • Picard 1.4 released
    The last time we put out a stable release was more than 2 years ago, so a lot of changes have made it into this new release. If you’re in a hurry and just want to try it out, the downloads are available from the Picard website.
  • Linux Digital Audio Workstations: Open Source Music Production
    Linux Digital Audio Workstations When most people think of music programs, they’ll usually think Mac OS or Windows. However, there are also a few Linux digital audio workstations. The support and features of these programs can vary, but they’re a good choice to setup a cheap recording studio. Some of them are even good competitors for paid programs, offering features such as multitrack recording, MIDI, and virtual instruments. Keep in mind that many audio editing programs for Linux rely on the Jack backend. You’ll need a dedicated system to install these programs on, since it doesn’t work properly in a virtual machine. In the following article, we’ll cover audio editing programs that are available for Linux. We’ll talk about the available features, as well as help you decide which program to use for your needs.
  • i2pd 2.12 released
    i2pd (I2P Daemon) is a full-featured C++ implementation of I2P client. I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses.
  • 4 Command-Line Graphics Tools for Linux
    For the most part, they’re wrong. Command-line image tools do much of what their GUI counterparts can, and they can do it just as well. Sometimes, especially when dealing with multiple image files or working on an older computer, command-line tools can do a better job. Let’s take a look at four command-line tools that can ably handle many of your basic (and not-so-basic) image manipulation tasks.
  • CloudStats - Best Server Monitoring Tool for Linux Servers
    CloudStats is an effective tool for Linux server monitoring and network monitoring. With CloudStats you get whole visibility into key performance criteria of your Linux Server. You can proactively track different server metrics like CPU, disk and memory usage, services, apps, processes and more. The best thing is that you don’t need to have any special technical skills – this tool for server monitoring is very easy to install and run from any device.
  • New Inkscape 0.92.1 fixes your previous works done with Inkscape
    This blog-post is about a happy-end after a previously published blog-post named New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape published on 20 January. A lot of reactions did happen about this previous blog-post and the news get quickly viral. That's why I thought it was nice to make another blog post to "close this case".
  • Qt 5.10 To Have Built-In Vulkan Support
    With Qt 5.8 there was experimental Direct3D 12 support that left some disappointed the toolkit didn't opt for supporting Vulkan first as a cross-platform, high-performance graphics API. Fortunately, with Qt 5.10, there will be built-in Vulkan support. Going back nearly one year there has been Vulkan work around Qt while with Qt 5.10 it's becoming a reality. However, with Qt 5.9 not even being released until the end of May, Qt 5.10 isn't going to officially debut until either the very end of 2017 or early 2018.
  • Rusty Builder
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