On July 28, Alan Pope, the Community Manager of Ubuntu Engineering at Canonical, published a comprehensive tutorial showing users how easy it is to port online games written in the HTML5 language to the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that powers several known Ubuntu phone devices.
The Ubuntu Touch platform might not have a lot of apps, but it's making up by having a handy framework that can be used for webapps. In this case, it's about a webapp for the famous wunderground.com weather service.
On July 27, Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, announced on one of their Twitter accounts that they launched a new campaign targeted towards movie directors.
Canonical Patches Two BIND Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes, Update Now
On July 28, Canonical, through Marc Deslauriers, published details about the availability of a new important update for the BIND packages in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.
Move over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system.
This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, the KDE community had a long-term vision of convergence. Plasma 5 on the desktop has a “converged shell” that can switch between different interfaces for different device types. KDE even attempted to release tablets with their Plasma software preinstalled, but this never worked out.
Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later.
Second Release Candidate of NetBSD 7.0 Brings Latest OpenSSL and BIND Updates
On July 28, the NetBSD Project, through Soren Jacobsen, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated NetBSD 7.0 distribution.