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[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 5, 2015

Thursday 5th of February 2015 01:49:48 AM
The LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 5, 2015 is available.

Results from Fedora's FESCo election

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 08:27:25 PM
The Fedora project has announced the results from this year's election for members of its engineering steering committee (FESCo). The winning candidates are Kevin Fenzi, Adam Jackson, Tomas Hozza, Parag Nemade, and Debarshi Ray.

OPW becomes Outreachy

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:27:55 PM
The effort formerly known as the FOSS Outreach Program for Women has just been rebranded as Outreachy and moved under the Software Freedom Conservancy's organizational umbrella. "The upcoming round of internships is open to women (cis and trans), trans men, genderqueer people, and all participants of the Ascend Project regardless of gender. We are planning to expand the program to more participants from underrepresented backgrounds in the future."

[$] A look at Inkscape 0.91

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:20:41 PM

The Inkscape project released version 0.91 at the end of January, a release culminating more than four years of development. The new release incorporates a lengthy list of improvements from that time period: new tools, performance enhancements, and fixes to several longstanding bugs. Just as importantly, though, it also lays the groundwork for a 1.0 release that will signify an important milestone: full SVG 1.1 support. Over the years, though, Inkscape has evolved to be more than just an SVG editor—as version 0.91 demonstrates.


Security advisories for Wednesday

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 05:24:18 PM

Debian has updated krb5 (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated privoxy (F21; F20: multiple vulnerabilities) and vorbis-tools (F20: denial of service).

Oracle has updated mariadb (OL7: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated kernel (RHEL6.2: multiple vulnerabilities), mariadb (RHEL7: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities), mariadb55-mariadb (RHSCL1: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities), and mysql55-mysql (RHSCL1: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated mariadb (SL7: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated EC2 kernel (10.04: multiple vulnerabilities), kernel (12.04; 10.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-ti-omap4 (12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), and unzip (14.10, 14.04, 12.04, 10.04: unspecified impact).

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