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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives a New Linux Kernel Update, Users Urged to Update Now

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On July 23, Canonical posted a new Ubuntu Security Notice informing all users of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system about the immediate availability of a kernel update.

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Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

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Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it's a far-reaching change.

GCC5 has introduced more fundamental updates than previous versions, as it is the first version to fully support the latest version of C++. This new standard, released in 2011, contains numerous improvements to the previous standard, which dates back to 1998. It gives developers the tools they need to build more stable software rapidly, at all levels of the Linux ecosystem.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Include Calendar App and Dekko Email Client by Default

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We reported a few days ago that the next major update for Canonical's mobile operating system, Ubuntu Touch OTA-6, will arrive in approximately 6 weeks, around September 1, 2015 or at the end of August if we're lucky.

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LXC Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical released details about a couple of LXC vulnerabilities that have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch to Soon Get a New Mir Version

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Canonical works on a few Ubuntu Touch branches at all times, besides the current stable one that everyone can get. From the looks of it, the development one is based on the new Wily Werewolf, and it's receiving some interesting changes.

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Ubuntu on Intel Compute Stick, Riddell Intervention

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GPS Navigation App Gets New and Important Features on Ubuntu Touch

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GPS navigation is an important function for any smartphone, but there wasn't anything for Ubuntu Touch until recently. As it happens, an application that's called just that, GPS Navigation, has been released a few weeks back and now a new major update has been made available.

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Ubuntu: request to move the Canonical IP policy web page

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I'd like to request that the Community Council moves the Canonical IP
policy off the Ubuntu website.
http://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/intellectual-property-policy

It was revealed last week that is policy breached the GPL and still
leaves open numerous gaps in the ability of people to freely share,
copy and modify Ubuntu. It is hurting the reputation of Ubuntu as a
welcoming and functional free software project that respects the
licence of the upstreams we depend on.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Has Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 Now

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Today, July 23, was the last day when Canonical released security patches and software updates for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system, as the distribution reached end of life.

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Users Are Invited to Test Wi-Fi Hotspot (Internet Tethering) in Ubuntu Touch

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On July 22, Canonical's Jonas G. Drange informed us all that the Ubuntu Touch developers managed to finish the Wi-Fi Hotspot (also known as Internet Tethering) functionality for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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KDE/Qt: Qt Contributor Summit 2018, Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt, FreeBSD, and Konsole

  • Qt Contributor Summit 2018
    One bit especially interesting is the graphics stack. Back in Qt 5.0, Qt took the liberty of limiting the graphics stack to OpenGL, but the world has changed since: On Windows the only proper stack is Direct3D 12, Apple introduced Metal and recently deprecated OpenGL and Vulkan is coming rather strong. It looks like embracing these systems transparently will be one of the most exciting tasks to achieve. From a KDE & Plasma perspective I don’t think this is scary, OpenGL is here to stay on Linux. We will get a Framework based on a more flexible base and we can continue pushing Plasma, Wayland, Plasma Mobile with confidence that the world won’t be crumbling. And with a bit of luck, if we want some parts to use Vulkan, we’ll have it properly abstracted already.
  • Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt
    These days, using the cloud for predictive maintenance, analytics or feature updates is a de facto standard in the automation space. Basically, any newly designed product has some server communication at its core. However, the majority of solutions in the field were designed and productized when communication technology was not at today’s level. Still, attempts are being made to attach connectivity to such solutions. The mission statement is to “cloudify” an existing solution, which uses some internal protocol or infrastructure.
  • KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018
    It’s been a while since I wrote about KDE on FreeBSD, what with Calamares and third-party software happening as well. We’re better at keeping the IRC topic up-to-date than a lot of other sources of information (e.g. the FreeBSD quarterly reports, or the f.k.o website, which I’ll just dash off and update after writing this).
  • Konsole’s search tool
    Following my konsole’s experiments from the past week I came here to show something that I’m working on with the VDG, This is the current Konsole’s Search Bar. [...] I started to fix all of those bugs and discovered that most of them happened because we had *one* search bar that was shared between every terminal view, and whenever a terminal was activated we would reposition, reparent, repaint, disconnect, reconnect the search bar. Easiest solution: Each Terminal has it’s own search bar. Setuped only once. The one bug I did not fix was the Opening / Closing one as the searchbar is inside of a layout and layouts would reposition things anyway. All of the above bugs got squashed by just moving it to TerminalDisplay, and the code got also much cleaner as there’s no need to manual intervention in many cases. On the review Kurt – the Konsole maintainer – asked me if I could try to make the Search prettier and as an overlay on top of the Terminal so it would not reposition things when being displayed.

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Until now, The Document Foundation only recommended the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite to bleeding-edge users while urging enterprises and mainstream users to use the well-tested LibreOffice LibreOffice 5.4 series, which reached end of life on June 11, 2018, with the last point release, LibreOffice 5.4.7. Read more

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems. LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Read more Direct: The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0.5