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FreeBSD 10.2 Lands with GNOME 3.14.2 and KDE 4.14.3

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BSD

FreeBSD, an operating system for x86, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98, and UltraSPARC architectures, has been upgraded to version 10.2, which brings this development cycle to an end.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Baloo and NodeJs
  • KDE Connect on Github

    A month ago I created two mirrors for the KDE Connect repositories in Github, and I’m really happy with it. Projects in Github are more discoverable than in our internal KDE repo (our GIT web interface is not even indexed by search engines!), and makes it easier for new developers to get involved and send contributions, like these pull requests.

  • GSOC near its end
  • GCompris goes to KDE Randa Meeting 2015

    The Randa Meeting is an annual KDE sprint that takes place in Randa, Switzerland from the 6th to the 13th of September.

  • A (or the) secret about the Randa Meetings

    This year we hold the sixth edition of the Randa Meetings and during the year we had some really important (for KDE and the users of our software and products) and far-reaching events that happened in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE PIM in Randa

    The first release of KDE PIM based on KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5, which will be part of the KDE Applications 15.08 release, is getting closer and closer. Except for porting the entire suite from Qt 4 to Qt 5 the team also managed to fix many bugs, add a few new features and do some pretty big performance and memory optimizations. And we already have some new improvements and optimizations stacked in the development branch which will be released in December!

  • Akonadi with a remote database

    The Kontact groupware client from the KDE community, which also happens to be the premier desktop client for Kolab, is "just" a user interface (though that seriously undersells its capabilities, as it still does a lot in that UI), and it uses a system service to actually manage the groupware data. In fact, that same service is used by applications such as KDE Plasma to access data; this is how calendar events end up being shown in the desktop clock's calendar for instance. That service (as you might already know) is called Akonadi.

  • KDE Is Getting A New Screenshot Utility, But No Wayland Support Yet
  • KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 Released

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Qt Input Method – Virtual Keyboard
  • Qt and KDAB at CppCon 2015
  • Pointing devices KCM: status report
  • High DPI in Plasma 5.4

    As retrofitting high DPI support into such a large range of both KDE and third party applications is risky to do without breakage, progress is deliberately slow and gradual in order to do this right.

  • August Update
  • KSnapshot-Next

    It's actually a little more complicated than that. I started to work on the KF5 port of KSnapshot (EDIT: no, contrary to what Phoronix claims this port is not my work; I simply wanted to fix anything that needed fixing) sometime in early March this year, before I realised that the codebase, while perfectly in order for being a X11-only screenshot taker for KDE (yes, KSnapshot actually has a complete and fairly decent KF5 port in its frameworks branch on KDE Git), was in need of a major overhaul if we were going to get proper Wayland support in.

  • Google Summer of Code:Update

    It has been one month exactly, since my previous update. This was due to opening fall semester of my college on mid-July, then went to participate at hackIndia, where we developed Corazon, Corazon-backend and at last conducted Mozilla Marketplace Day.

  • Incubating Snorenotify

    Now you might say we already have KNotifications, that’s right. KNotifications is awesome if you are a KDE application and running in a Plasma setup. Snorenotify aims at providing less features than KNotifications but also at being standalone and being directly integrated in an application.

KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 Officially Released with Lots of Fixes

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KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 has just been released by the KDE Community, and developers have made a large number of changes and improvements.

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Kartesio 1.0: free best fitting for science labs is now stable

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KDE
Debian
Ubuntu

Kartesio is not based on KDElibs anymore. I made this choice basically for two reasons: the main one is that I wanted Kartesio to run easily also on Windows, and KDElibs building is way too much complex for my taste. The second reason is that KDE developers seemed not particularly interested in Kartesio: maybe that's because this program is designed for science laboratories (in high schools and universities, for example) and this is a way too limited set of users for KDE Edu. Obiously, it's still a program meant to be used on KDE when possible (I'm using Oxigen icons to give that wonderful KDE feeling). But if you really want to use it without KDE, it's not a problem anymore.

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Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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KDE: SHOULD WE TARGET EGL AS THE DEFAULT?

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When we started the compositing work in KWin the only way to initialize an OpenGL context was by using GLX. In fact GLX is even part of the OpenGL library on Linux. Being an X11 window manager and an X11 compositor it was not a big problem.

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AppStream Support Moving Along For Kubuntu/Debian

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Debian

Work is underway on getting AppStream to work for Kubuntu and is stepping closer to having full AppStream support in Debian.

AppStream is the FreeDesktop.org specification for sharing of meta-data for application installers / packages between distributions. AppStream is handled well by GNOME / GNOME Software and is getting supported well by a number of different Linux distributions. Kubuntu support has been the latest focus as well as upstream Debian.

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Plasma 5.4 Beta Adds Shine

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This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta.

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LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

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How To Create Shell Scripts

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Security Leftovers

  • Thousands of FedEx customers' private info exposed in legacy server data breach

    Uncovered by Kromtech Security Center, the parent company of MacKeeper Security, the breach exposed data such as passport information, driver's licenses and other high profile security IDs, all of which were hosted on a password-less Amazon S3 storage server.

  • Correlated Cryptojacking

    they include The City University of New York (cuny.edu), Uncle Sam's court information portal (uscourts.gov), Lund University (lu.se), the UK's Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk), privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ico.org.uk) and the Financial Ombudsman Service (financial-ombudsman.org.uk), plus a shedload of other .gov.uk and .gov.au sites, UK NHS services, and other organizations across the globe.

    Manchester.gov.uk, NHSinform.scot, agriculture.gov.ie, Croydon.gov.uk, ouh.nhs.uk, legislation.qld.gov.au, the list goes on.

  • Facebook using 2FA cell numbers for spam, replies get posted to the platform

    Replies ending up as comments appears to be a bizarre bug, but the spamming seems intentional.

  • Swedish Police website hacked [sic] to mine cryptocurrency

    Remember now, it is a Police Force that allowed their website to be hijacked by this simple attack vector. The authority assigned to serve and protect. More specifically, the authority that argues that wiretapping is totally safe because the Police is competent in IT security matters, so there’s no risk whatsoever your data will leak or be mishandled.

    This is one of the websites that were trivially hacked [sic].

    It gives pause for thought.

    It also tells you what you already knew: authorities can’t even keep their own dirtiest laundry under wraps, so the notion that they’re capable or even willing to protect your sensitive data is hogwash of the highest order.

  • New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

    In a bid to help domain registrars comply with the GDPR regulations, ICANN has floated several proposals, all of which would redact some of the registrant data from WHOIS records. Its mildest proposal would remove the registrant’s name, email, and phone number, while allowing self-certified 3rd parties to request access to said data at the approval of a higher authority — such as the registrar used to register the domain name.

    The most restrictive proposal would remove all registrant data from public WHOIS records, and would require legal due process (such as a subpoena or court order) to reveal any information supplied by the domain registrant.

  • Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws

    Intel Corp said on Friday shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

  • The Risks of "Responsible Encryption"

    Federal law enforcement officials in the United States have recently renewed their periodic demands for legislation to regulate encryption. While they offer few technical specifics, their general proposal—that vendors must retain the ability to decrypt for law enforcement the devices they manufacture or communications their services transmit—presents intractable problems that would-be regulators must not ignore.

  • Reviewing SSH Mastery 2nd Ed

    It’s finally out ! Michael W Lucas is one of the best authors of technical books out there. I was curious about this new edition. It is not a reference book, but covers the practical aspects of SSH that I wish everybody knew. Rather than aggregating different articles/blogs on SSH, this book covers 90% of the common use cases for SSH that you will ever encounter.