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CGit Maintainer Disappears, Security Hole Found

The maintainer behind the open-source CGit project, the popular web front-end to viewing Git repositories, disappeared some months ago. Since then a new maintainer has taken over work on this widely-used software while also discovering a nasty security hole that allows arbitrary command execution. A new CGit release has now occurred under the new leadership to address this problem.

15 November 2012 - Disappearance - 6 Comments
Canonical Releases Upstart 1.6

While most Linux distributions have moved on to using systemd as their init daemon replacement, Canonical is still investing in their Upstart init daemon for Ubuntu. Upstart 1.6 has now been released and it presents several new features.

15 November 2012 - Ubuntu Job Supervisor - 69 Comments
Haiku Release 1 Alpha 4 Is Now Available

For those into the Haiku operating system, an open-source re-make of BeOS, the fourth alpha of its first release is now available. It's been nearly one and a half years since the Haiku Release 1 Alpha 3, so there's a lot of changes with this latest installment.

12 November 2012 - Haiku OS - 12 Comments
Lightworks Is Not As Open As Some Would Like

Lightworks has been talked about for the past two years as an open-source video editor and the Linux client was delayed multiple times. Lightworks ended up beginning a very limited alpha last month, but not everyone is happy.

11 November 2012 - Lightworks - 34 Comments
E17 Release Day Set For 21 December 2012

Following the first E17 Alpha release earlier this week, more details have emerged about the future direction of Enlightenment and the long-awaited official release.

10 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 6 Comments
Opera 12.10 Browser Improves Extensions

The Norwegians have released Opera 12.10 this morning. While Windows and Mac OS X improvements are the primary focus of improvements for this release, an updated Linux version is also available.

6 November 2012 - Opera Web - 22 Comments
Tizen's Dawati Shell Has Gone Dormant

Dawati was an interesting desktop shell for the Tizen operating system that was pulled from the MeeGo project, but work on the project has more or less been halted for the past six months.

3 November 2012 - Dawati - Add A Comment
There Might Be Another EXT4 Corruption Bug

It was only days ago that an EXT4 file-system corruption bug affected the stable Linux kernel, which was finally patched yesterday. Now though it looks like there may be another EXT4 corruption bug affecting the stable kernel.

1 November 2012 - EXT4 Corruption - 33 Comments
Open-Source Flash Player Continues To Advance

While Adobe is no longer actively developing their Flash Player plug-in for Linux, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to advance. Lightspark 0.7.0 was released today.

28 October 2012 - Lightspark 0.7.0 - 35 Comments
DirectFB Continues To Gain New Features

While Wayland is sitting in the public limelight, DirectFB continues to exist as another means of handling Linux displays and input. DirectFB continues to quietly march on with new capabilities.

25 October 2012 - DirectFB - 5 Comments
Waffle 1.1 Gets EGL + GBM, Android Toppings

Chad Versace of Intel released Waffle 1.1.0 on Monday, which is a cross-platform library for deferring selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. Waffle makes it easy to switch between X11 with GLX or EGL, Wayland with OpenGL ES 2.0, and other windowing / GL API options.

16 October 2012 - Waffle 1.1 - 7 Comments
Zenwalk Continues Banging The BFS Scheduler

Zenwalk 7.2 was released last week as the latest release of the interesting Slackware-based distribution. This latest Zenwalk release continues to patch its Linux kernel to drop in the BFS scheduler for providing better interactivity on the Linux desktop.

15 October 2012 - Zenwalk - 6 Comments
One Week To LinuxDays In Prague

Coming up next weekend is the first-ever LinuxDays event in Prague, which will happen alongside a Gentoo mini-conference, an openSUSE conference, and the SUSE Labs conference.

13 October 2012 - Prague - 1 Comment
E17 Does A Desktop Shootout, The Winner Is....

The E17 release manager has done a "desktop shootout" where he compares the start-up speed and resource consumption of the KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, Unity, and Unity 2D desktops. He also ended up throwing in E17 and TWM too.

10 October 2012 - TWM Manager - 54 Comments
Git 1.8 Is Being Readied With New Features

Version 1.8.0 of the popular Git revision control system is nearing. With this version bump also comes new features to this popular open-source project started by Linus Torvalds.

2 October 2012 - Git 1.8 - 7 Comments

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