Ubuntu MATE Projects Donates Money to Debian, MATE, and Syncthing Developers
The Ubuntu MATE project does something very admirable each month. Its makers contribute financially to other open source projects that are being used in the operating system, and that is something that doesn't happen all the often in the FOSS universe.
Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8
Today marks two years since the start of the Wine 1.7 development series. While it's been two years of doing bi-weekly development releases, there's no sign of Wine 1.8.0 being ready for release in the near future.
All the *mm projects now require C++11. Current versions of g++ require you to use the –std=c++11 option for this, but the next version will probably use C++11 by default. We might have done this sooner if it had been clearer that g++ (and libstdc++) really really supported C++11 fully.
I have just released version 1.13 of Obnam, my backup program. See the website at http://obnam.org for details on what it does. The new version is available from git (see http://git.liw.fi) and as Debian packages from http://code.liw.fi/debian, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.
MusicTube is a very interesting music player designed for multiple platforms using YouTube as the music source. It's not made for locally hosted music, and you can't add other online sources, but YouTube is a huge resource.
Korora 22 (Selina) available
It has been a long road to the Korora 22 (codename "Selina") release and we're sorry that it has taken so long. However, it is now finally available for download (we strongly recommend using BitTorrent).
Canonical Closes SQLite Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes
Canonical has published details in a security notice about a number of SQLite vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OSes.
Fotoxx 15.08 Is a Free and Powerful Image Editor for Linux
Fotoxx, a free, open source Linux photo editing application that is useful both beginner and experts alike, has been upgraded to version 15.08 and is now available for download.