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EFL 1.13 is Out

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After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of version 1.13 of EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic Players.
In this 12 weeks we got over 700 commits from 68 authors in EFL alone. Doing 111275 line insertions and 28292 line deletions. Elementary has another 370 commits by 48 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below.

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Second beta of Elementary OS Freya is here

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The Elementary OS team has announced the release of second beta of their upcoming Feya. The release comes six months after the first beta and packs a lot of features such as UI improvements, new apps and 600 bug fixes.

This is the last beta. Elementary OS team says that the next release will be a release candidate, which will be a ‘cleanup and details release’ where amongst other things, translators will help ready the release for worldwide consumption.

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Answering the Call for Werner Koch’s Everywhere

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Security

This past week the person who manages one of the world’s most important cryptography projects, Werner Koch, went from going broke to raising more than $100,000 for his project, GNU Privacy Guard. This is in addition to the $60,000 The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) dedicated to Werner last month. GnuPG is used not just to encrypt and authenticate email but provides the confirmation that software packages and releases are what they claim to be. Facebook, Stripe and others are answering the calls to support the individuals who are developing the world’s most critical digital infrastructure.

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GNU Health patchset 2.8.1 released

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Dear community
GNU Health patchset 2.8.1 has been released !
Priority: High
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About GNU Health Patchsets

We provide "patchsets" to stable releases. Patchsets allow quick bug fixes and updates for production systems.
Patches and Patchsets maximize uptime for production systems, and keep your system updated, without the need to do a whole installation.

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Xfce 4.12 Planned For Release In A Few Weeks

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Linux

Xfce 4.12 is running about two years behind its original schedule but there's now a concerted effort underway to get out this lightweight GTK+ desktop environment out around the end of February or early March.

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RMS Feels There's "A Systematic Effort To Attack GNU Packages"

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GNU

Richard Stallman has come out against support for basic LLVM debugger (LLDB) support within Emacs' Gud.el as he equates it to an attack on GNU packages.

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Elive 2.5.4 beta released

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Linux

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.4

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LQ Poll Results Expected and Unexpected

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Linux

Linux Questions — the place you go where you really need a Linux or FOSS question answered because, well, most of the smart FOSS folks are there answering them — released the results of its Members Choice Awards for 2015.

So when the membership of LQ speaks — or at least votes on FOSS programs — you should probably listen. Don’t take my word for it: Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols thinks so, too.

There were some expected results: For example, LibreOffice wins the Office Suite category by a ton, garnering 86 percent of the vote. To break this down, that’s nearly 9 in 10 folks favoring LibreOffice to the second-place finisher, Apache OpenOffice, and the others.

Same with categories like Browser of the Year — Firefox, need we say more? — with the blazing vulpini taking 57 percent in a crowded field. Same for Android, the Mobile Distribution of the Year which finished 40 percentage points ahead of the second-place finisher. Even vim, at 30 percent in a crowded field, heads up the Text Editor category with three times the votes of Emacs.

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Material Design + Linux = PapyrOS, Coming soon to a desktop near you!

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The upcoming PapyrOS is trying to build an entirely new Linux distro (based on Arch Linux) which will have Android 5.0's now famous material-design inspired look and feel.

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FSF JavaScript guidelines picked up by Posteo Webmail

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Over the last few months, Webmail provider Posteo has been working with the FSF to license and tag all JavaScript on their Web site and Webmail system so that it is immediately identifiable as free software. They have also done everything possible to ensure that it is 100% compatible with the GNU LibreJS browser extension, which automatically blocks any potentially nonfree JavaScript, making it easy to browse the Web in freedom. This is an outstanding effort in defense of the freedom of Posteo's users, and the company deserves recognition for it. We hope others will follow their lead.

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Korora 21

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