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June 4, 2014
There a few reasons why you might want to build your own distribution. You might want to build a custom install CD to match the policy of your organisation. For example, a GNOME desktop with Chrome as the web browser might be the standard desktop where you work. That touches on another motivation for wanting to create a customised installer: sometimes the creator of the distribution makes a decision that you simply don’t like. Canonical’s decision to switch to its own UI, Unity, ranks amongst its most controversial decisions. However, by using some of the methods that we explore here, you could create a distribution that is standard Ubuntu, but with a traditional desktop that you are more comfortable with.
Want a fully open source Platform-as-a-Service cloud framework? Apache's just made Stratos a top-level project.
With fewer defects being found in major open source projects than in large proprietary software packages, what are the security strengths and weaknesses of open source development?
Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP data objects. A denial of service flaw was found in the way Squid processed certain HTTPS requests when the SSL Bump feature was enabled. A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests that could cause Squid to crash.
With Linux Mint, however, there is a particular focus on the Cinnamon desktop, which was created by the Linux Mint distribution itself. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon release.
Peter Lohrmann has been working on Valve's VOGL debugger to make it easier to use for developers looking to it for help.
Joonas Kuorilehto discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled Server Hello messages. A malicious remote server or a man in the middle could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, orpossibly execute arbitrary code.
Cavium and Canonical have expanded their partnership to support ThunderX SoC solutions on Ubuntu Linux for OpenStack and the data center, which could open new doors for Ubuntu and open source on ARM64 devices, OpenStack cloud servers and other enterprise hardware.
Piwigo is open-source photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Piwigo extensions make it easily customizable and highly flexible. Piwigo is free and open source software.
Over the last few columns, we’ve looked at some fundamental concepts in Python, concerning objects, object- oriented programming and how objects are stored in memory. This issue, let’s take a look at the Raspberry Pi and one of the unique features not usually offered on single-board computers. Of course, I’m speaking of the GPIO pins. GPIO stands for general-purpose input/ output. The pins provide an interface between the Raspberry Pi and the outside world. They can act as either inputs into the computer, or outputs to the world. With the addition of these pins, the possibilities for the Raspberry Pi explode. It goes from being simply a single-board computer to a project platform.
The KDE Applications 4.13 announcement highlighted the delightful new capabilities of Palapeli, the KDE jigsaw puzzle application. What the announcement did not mention is that the Palapeli maintainer, Ian Wadham, is celebrating 50 years of software experience. He’s ready to hand off Palapeli and his other KDE software development responsibilities. Albert Astals Cid called attention to Ian’s achievements and suggested a Dot interview.
The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was established in May 2012, by a group of public plant breeders, small seed company plant breeders, farmer-breeders, and advocates for seed sovereignty. OSSI was formed in order to enhance vigorous innovation in plant breeding by the creation of a licensing framework for germplasm exchange that would preserve the right to unencumbered use of shared seeds and their progeny in subsequent use. We had hoped that we could develop a legally defensible license for germplasm in the way that the free and open source software movement developed its licenses.
Two releases from Samsung are making the headlines this week. And the headlines are centered around the Samsung Z Tizen OS smartphone and the Samsung Tizen OS TV SDK (Software Development Kit).
You have missed the openQRM Community Summit 2014? Now worries! We have recorded the talks for you so you can view them online now!