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 +Rolling Rhino, a script for using rolling updates in Ubuntu
 +06/29/2020
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 +Martin Wimpres, who served as director of development of desktop systems in Canonical, has proposed a shell script Rolling-Rhino,​ which allows Ubuntu to emulate a system with a rolling-update,​ which can be useful for advanced users or developers who need to be aware of all the changes. The script automates the translation of installations of experimental releases of Ubuntu to the use of devel-branches of repositories,​ which packages with new versions of applications are built (synchronized with Debian Sid / Unstable).
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 +It supports the conversion of daily experimental builds with Ubuntu Desktop, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Budgie, MATE, Studio and Xubuntu, which currently reflect the development of the future release of Ubuntu 20.10
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 +https://​twitter.com/​m_wimpress/​status/​1277323423652421632
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 +Open Games: Warzone 2100 and Project OpenDiablo2
 +06/29/2020
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 +After 10 months of development,​ release 3.4.0 of the free real-time strategy game Warzone 2100 is out. The game was originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and was launched in 1999. In 2004, the original code was discovered and released under the GPLv2 license. The game continued with community-driven development. It supports both a single game against bots and network games. Packages are available for Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04, Windows and macOS. Compared to the previous release, 485 changes were made!
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 +In addition, the OpenDiablo2 project , which attempts to recreate the engine of Diablo 2, released in 2000 by Blizzard Entertainment,​ is out. Currently, the development team's efforts are focused on developing the functionality necessary to launch Diablo 2 (original game resources from Diablo 2 are required), but in the future the project will be expanded with tools for creating mods and providing an engine for writing new games. The implementation code is written in Go and distributed under the GPLv3 license.
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 +https://​opendiablo2.com/​
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 +https://​forums.wz2100.net/​viewtopic.php?​f=1&​t=15905
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 +GnuCash 4.0
 +06/29/2020
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 +The release of GnuCash 4.0, which provides tools for tracking income and expenses, maintaining bank accounts, managing information about stocks, deposits and investments,​ and loan planning, was announced. It is possible to maintain accounting records for small enterprises using GNU Cash. It supports the import of data in QIF / OFX / HBCI formats and  visual presentation of information on graphs. The project code is licensed under GPLv2 +. There is also a GnuCash option for Android.
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 +This new release introduces the gnucash-cli utility, which allows you to perform various financial functions, such as updating a price list and generating reports, on the command line without launching a graphical interface. A new dialogue "​Transaction Association"​ was proposed and the possibility of adding associations to accounts, reversal postings, invoices and vouchers is implemented.
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 +https://​lists.gnucash.org/​pipermail/​gnucash-announce/​2020-June/​000324.html
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 +Need hosting for your free project?? Non-profit provider FossHost
 +06/29/2020
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 +As part of the FossHost project, the work of a non-profit provider that provides free virtual servers for free projects was organized. Currently, the project infrastructure includes 7 servers deployed in the USA, Poland, Great Britain and the Netherlands based on the ProxMox VE 6.2 platform . Equipment and infrastructure is provided by FossHost sponsors, and activities are carried out by enthusiasts.
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 +Existing free projects with an active community and a site or page on GitHub, are free to get their hands on a virtual server with 4 vCPU, 4GB RAM, 200GB storage and  IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. It is possible to register domains of the second level and organize the work of mirrors. Management is through SSH. Supports installation of CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, ArchLinux, Fedora, and FreeBSD. It is noted that such open projects as ActivityPub (W3), Manjaro, XFCE, Xubuntu, GNOME and Xiph.Org have already taken advantage of FossHost virtual servers.
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 +https://​fosshost.org/​
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 +Redis DBMS creator handed over project support to community
 +06/30/2020
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 +Salvatore Sanfilippo, creator of the Redis DBMS, announced that he would no longer be involved in project maintenance and would devote his time to something else. According to Salvatore, in recent years his work has come down to parsing third-party proposals for improving and changing the code, but this is not what he would like to do, since he likes writing code and creating something new rather than solving routine maintenance tasks. El Salvatore will remain on the advisory board of Redis Labs, but will be limited to generating ideas. Development and maintenance are handed over to the community.
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 +http://​antirez.com/​news/​133
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 +Lua 5.4 programming language release
 +06/30/2020
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 +After five years of development , the release of Lua 5.4 , a fast and compact scripting programming language, is widely used as an embedded language (for example, to determine the configuration or to write extensions). The Lua interpreter code is written in C and distributed under the MIT license.
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 +Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description capabilities through the use of associative arrays and extensible language semantics. Lua uses dynamic typing; language constructs are converted to bytecode running on top of a register virtual machine with an automatic garbage collector. The interpreter itself is designed as a library that is easily integrated into projects in C and C++.
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 +https://​www.lua.org/​news.html
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 +Shotcut video editor release 06/20
 +07/01/2020
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 +The release of the video editor Shotcut 20.06 is published, which is developed by the author of the MLT project and uses this framework for organizing video editing. Support for video and audio formats is implemented through FFmpeg. You can use plug-ins with the implementation of video and audio effects compatible with Frei0r and LADSPA . Among the features of Shotcut, we can note the possibility of multi-track editing with the composition of video from fragments in various source formats, without the need for their preliminary import or transcoding. There are built-in tools for creating screencasts,​ processing images from a webcam and receiving streaming video. To build the interface, Qt5 is used. Code written in C ++ and distributed under the GPLv3 license.
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 +https://​www.shotcut.org/​blog/​new-release-200628/​
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 +Fedora considers discontinuing BIOS support at boot time
 +07/01/2020
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 +Fedora developers are discussing the issue of stopping the boot using the classic BIOS and leaving the option to install only on systems that support UEFI. It is noted that systems based on the Intel platform have been shipped with UEFI since 2005, and by 2020 Intel planned to stop supporting BIOS in client systems and data center platforms.
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 +The discussion of the rejection of BIOS support in Fedora is also due to the simplification of the implementation of the technology of selective display of the boot menu, in which the menu is hidden by default and is shown only after a failure or activation of the option in GNOME. For UEFI, the necessary functionality is already available in sd-boot, but when using the BIOS it requires patches for GRUB2.
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 +https://​lists.fedoraproject.org/​archives/​list/​devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/​thread/​QBANCA2UAJ5ZSMDVVARLIYAJE66TYTCD/​
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 +OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 distribution release
 +07/02/2020
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 +After more than a year of development,​ the openSUSE Leap 15.2 distribution has been released. The release is formed using the basic set of packages from the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2 distribution under development,​ on top of which newer releases of user applications from the openSUSE Tumbleweed repository are delivered. A universal 4-GB DVD assembly is available for download , a stripped-down image for installation with downloading packages over the network (138 MB) and Live-assemblies with KDE (910 MB) and GNOME (820 MB).
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 +https://​www.opensuse.org/​
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 +GParted Live 1.1.0-3 distribution released:
 +07/03/2020
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 +The release of the GParted LiveCD LiveCD 1.1.0-3 distribution kit is available, aimed at restoring the system after a failure and working with disk partitions using the Parted partition editor. The distribution is based on the Debian Sid package base as of July 1. The boot image size is 382 MB (amd64, i686).
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 +The distribution package includes the GParted 1.1.0 package, in which the faster utilities minfo and mdir are used to read information about FAT16 / 32 partitions, a more accurate calculation of the JFS size is provided, recognition of drives included in ATARAID is implemented,​ and their employment status is determined. The Linux kernel has been updated to release 5.7.6. Solved the problem with the crash of the Netsurf browser on some sites.
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 +https://​gparted.org/​news.php?​item=232
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 +Google is working on Steam support on Chrome OS through an Ubuntu virtual machine
 +07/03/2020
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 +Google is developing the Borealis project, which aims to provide Chrome OS with the ability to launch gaming applications distributed via Steam. The implementation is based on the use of a virtual machine in which the components of the Ubuntu Linux 18.04 distribution kit are launched with the Steam client preinstalled and the Wine-based package for launching Proton Windows games.
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 +The environment is undergoing internal testing on hi-end Chromebooks equipped with the 10th generation of Intel processors. So far, the Crostini Linux environment offered by Chrome OS has been shipped with Debian, which is also used as the basis for Valve'​s SteamOS distribution.
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 +https://​9to5google.com/​2020/​07/​01/​chrome-os-preparing-steam-gaming-ubuntu/​
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 +Elementary OS 5.1.6 distribution update
 +07/03/2020
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 +Presented is the release of the Elementary OS 5.1.6 distribution,​ positioned as a fast, open and privacy-conscious alternative to Windows and macOS. The main focus of the project is on high-quality design, aimed at creating an easy-to-use system that consumes minimal resources and ensures high startup speed. Users are offered their own desktop environment,​ Pantheon.
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 +The original components of Elementary OS are developed using GTK3, Vala, and its own Granite framework.
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 +https://​blog.elementary.io/​updates-for-june-2020/​
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 +Ubuntu 20.10 will restrict access to dmesg:
 +07/03/2020
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 +Ubuntu developers have agreed to restrict access to the /​usr/​bin/​dmesg utility only for users in the adm group. Currently, unprivileged Ubuntu users do not have access to /​var/​log/​kern.log,​ /​var/​log/​syslog and system events in journalctl, but can view the kernel event log through dmesg.
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 +As a reason, the presence in the dmesg output of information that can be used by attackers to simplify the creation of exploits to increase privileges is mentioned. For example, in dmesg, in case of failures, a stack dump is displayed and it is possible to determine the addresses of structures in the kernel, which can help bypass the KASLR mechanism. An attacker can use dmesg as feedback, gradually leading the exploit to its proper form, watching oops in the log after unsuccessful attempts to attack.
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 +https://​lists.ubuntu.com/​archives/​ubuntu-devel/​2020-July/​041079.html
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 +MaXX 2.1 Desktop Release, an Adaptation of IRIX Interactive Desktop for Linux
 +07/05/2020
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 +The release of the MaXX 2.1 desktop is presented, the developers of which are trying to recreate the custom shell IRIX Interactive Desktop (SGI Indigo Magic Desktop) using Linux technologies. Development is under agreement with SGI, which permits the complete re-creation of all IRIX Interactive Desktop features for the Linux platform on x86_64 and ia64 architectures. The source code is available upon special request and is a mixture of proprietary code (in accordance with the requirements of the agreement with SGI) and code under various open licenses. Installation instructions are prepared for Ubuntu, RHEL and Debian.
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 +Initially, IRIX Interactive Desktop was shipped on SGI-based graphics workstations equipped with the IRIX operating system, which reached their peak in the late 1990s and were manufactured until 2006. Shell revision for Linux implemented on top of the 5dwm window manager (based on the OpenMotif window manager) and SGI-Motif libraries.
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 +https://​docs.maxxinteractive.com/​
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 +Sendmail SMTP Server Releases 8.16.1:
 +07/05/2020
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 +Five years after the last release, the Sendmail 8.16.1 SMTP server release was generated . The new version introduces a large portion of improvements related to STARTTLS support (for example, the ability to use encryption algorithms based on elliptic curves has been added), logging has been improved, new options SSLEngine and SSLEnginePath for using OpenSSL engines have been added, and initial support for DANE (DNS-based Authentication) has been added of Named Entities). The new release also fixes bugs and provides compatibility with Darwin 14-18 (macOS 10.x) and FreeBSD 12.
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 +https://​www.proofpoint.com/​us/​products/​open-source-email-solution
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 +Clonezilla Live 2.6.7 released:
 +07/06/2020
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 +Clonezilla Live 2.6.7 is available, designed for fast disk clone (coping of only used blocks). The tasks performed by the distribution are similar to the proprietary Norton Ghost product. The size of the ISO image of the distribution is 277 MB (i686, amd64).
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 +The distribution is based on Debian GNU / Linux and uses the code of projects such as DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone and udpcast in its source. It can boot from CD / DVD, USB Flash and over the network (PXE). LVM2 and FS ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, btrfs, f2fs, nilfs2, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS +, UFS, minix, VMFS3 and VMFS5 (VMWare ESX) are supported. There is a mode of mass cloning over the network, including the transfer of traffic in multicast mode, which allows you to simultaneously clone the source disk to a large number of client machines. It is possible to clone from one disk to another, as well as create backups by saving the disk image to a file. It is possible to clone at the level of entire disks or individual partitions.
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 +https://​sourceforge.net/​p/​clonezilla/​news/​2020/​07/​stable-clonezilla-live-267-28-released/​
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 +NomadBSD 1.3.2 distribution released:
 +07/07/2020
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 +NomadBSD 1.3.2 Live distribution is available, which is a FreeBSD edition adapted for use as a portable desktop loaded from a USB drive. The graphical environment is based on the Openbox window manager. DSBMD is used to mount drives (it supports mounting CD9660, FAT, HFS +, NTFS, Ext 2/3/4), and wifimgr to configure a wireless network . The boot image size is 2.6 GB (x86_64).
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 +https://​nomadbsd.org/​index.html#​1.3.2
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 +SeaMonkey 2.53.3 Integrated Internet Application Launch:
 +07/07/2020
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 +The SeaMonkey 2.53.3 Internet application suite has been released, which combines a web browser, an email client, a feed aggregation system (RSS / Atom) and the Composer WYSIWYG html page editor, all in one product. In the form of pre-installed add-ons, the Chatzilla IRC client, the DOM Inspector toolkit for web developers and the Lightning calendar planner are offered. Corrections and changes from the current Firefox code base were transferred to the new release (SeaMonkey 2.53 is based on the Firefox 60 browser engine with porting security-related fixes and some improvements from the current Firefox branches).
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 +https://​blog.seamonkey-project.org/​2020/​07/​07/​seamonkey-2-53-3-has-been-released/​
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 +Reiser5 Announces Support for Selective File Migration:
 +07/07/2020
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 +Eduard Shishkin implemented support for selective file migration in Reiser5. As part of the Reiser5 project, a substantially revised version of the Reiser4 file system, at the file system level, and not the block device, support for parallel scalable logical volumes is implemented,​ which allows efficient distribution of data across a logical volume.
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 +Previously, data block migration was carried out exclusively in the context of balancing the Reiser5 logical volume in order to preserve fair distribution on it. Now you can move the data of any file to any disk component of the logical volume. Moreover, you can mark this file in a special way so that the balancing procedure will ignore it, and, therefore, blocks of its data will remain on the specified disk.
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 +https://​marc.info/?​l=reiserfs-devel&​m=159394757714692&​w=2
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 +F3D 1.0, a compact viewer of 3D models:
 +07/08/2020
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 +Company Kitware, specializing in the field of medical imaging data and computer vision, introduced a fast and compact viewer for 3D-models: F3D 1.0. The program is written in C++, uses the VTK visualization library , also developed by KitWare, and is distributed under the BSD license. Builds for Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms should now be available.
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 +Display control and navigation on the resources proposed in the file is done through command line options or hot keys. It supports viewing 3D models in VTK, STL (Standard Triangle Language), PLY (Polygon File format), GML (CityGML), DCM (DICOM), EX2 (Exodus 2), PTS (Point Cloud), OBJ (Wavefront),​ GLTF / GLB (GL), 3DS (Autodesk 3DS Max) and VRL (VRML). For gltf / glb, 3ds, wrl, and obj formats that include scene information (light sources, cameras, textures, characters),​ the scene specified in the file is displayed, and for formats containing only geometry information,​ a default scene is generated. OpenGL or the ray tracing engines available in VTK can be used for rendering.
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 +https://​blog.kitware.com/​f3d-v1-0-a-fast-and-minimalist-3d-viewer-has-been-released/​
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 +Google and Canonical: the ability to create desktop applications for Linux in Flutter:
 +07/08/2020
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 +Google and Canonical have taken a joint initiative to support the development of graphical applications based on the Flutter desktop Linux framework. The Flutter user interface construction framework is written in the Dart language (the runtime engine for executing applications is written in C ++). It allows creating universal applications running on different platforms, and is considered as an alternative to React Native.
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 +Despite the presence of the Flutter SDK for Linux, it has so far been used only for the development of mobile applications and did not support desktop applications for Linux. Last year, Google announced its intention to add to Flutter, the ability to develop full-fledged desktop programs. Flutter is now expanded with the ability to develop desktop applications for Linux. Support for developing applications for Windows is still at the initial prototype stage.
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 +https://​ubuntu.com//​blog/​canonical-enables-linux-desktop-app-support-with-flutter
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 +SUSE Announces Rancher Labs Purchase:
 +07/08/2020
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 +SUSE, which last year regained the status of an independent company, has announced the purchase of Rancher Labs, dedicated to the development of the operating system RancherOS for insulated containers. It is also the repository of Longhorn, Kubernetes-distributions RKE (Rancher Kubernetes Engine) and K3S (the Lightweight Kubernetes),​ as well as Kubernetes-based container infrastructure management tools.
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 +Details of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to unofficial information,​ the amount of the transaction ranged from 600 to 700 million US dollars. A detailed plan for integrating Rancher Labs technologies into SUSE products will be presented after regulatory approval of the transaction.
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 +https://​www.suse.com/​c/​news/​suse-acquires-rancher/​
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 +Debian 8.0 "​jessie"​ discontinued LTS Support:
 +07/09/2020
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 +The maintenance period for the LTS branch of the Debian 8 Jessie distribution,​ released in 2015, has come to an end. The release of updates for the LTS branch was carried out by a separate group of developers of the LTS Team, formed from enthusiasts and representatives of companies interested in the long-term delivery of updates for Debian.
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 +The initiative group has already begun to form a new LTS branch based on Debian 9 "​Stretch",​ whose regular support expires on July 18, 2020. The release of updates for Debian 9 will be extended until June 30, 2022 (in the future, LTS support will be provided for Debian 10, updates for which will be released until 2024). As with Debian 8, the LTS support for Debian 9 and Debian 10 will apply only to the i386, amd64, armel, and armhf architectures,​ with a total support period of 5 years.
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 +https://​www.debian.org/​News/​2020/​20200709
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 +Minetest 5.3.0 release, an open clone of MineCraft:
 +07/10/2020
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 +Minetest 5.3.0, an open cross-platform version of MineCraft, which allows groups of players to jointly create various structures from typical blocks into a kind of virtual world is out. The game is written in C++ using the irrlicht 3D engine. To create your own extensions, use the Lua language. Minetest code is distributed under the LGPL license, and game resources are licensed under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Ready-made Minetest builds are designed for various Linux, Android, FreeBSD, Windows and macOS distributions.
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 +https://​forum.minetest.net/​viewtopic.php?​f=18&​t=25044
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 +Slackel 7.3 distribution released:
 +07/10/2020
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 +After a year of development,​ Slackel 7.3 distribution,​ built on the shoulders of the Slackware and Salix projects, and fully compatible with the repositories they offer, was released. A key feature of Slackel is the use of the constantly updated “Slackware-Current” branch. The graphical environment is based on the Openbox window manager. (So they say, but it seems more like LXDE to me) The size of the boot image that can work in live mode is 1.9 GB (32 and 64 bit). The distribution can be used on systems with as little as 512 MB of RAM.
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 +http://​www.slackel.gr/​forum/​viewtopic.php?​f=3&​t=612
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 +July KDE Application Update 20.04.3
 +07/10/2020
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 +In accordance with the monthly update publication cycle introduced last year, the July consolidated update of applications (04/20/3) developed by the KDE project is up for your perusal. In total, as part of the July update, releases of more than 120 programs, libraries and plugins were published.
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 +https://​kde.org/​announcements/​releases/​2020-07-apps-update/​
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 +Tauon Music Box 6.0 Music Player Released:
 +07/11/2020
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 +The Tauon Music Box 6.0 music player is available, combining a fast and minimalistic interface with rich functionality. The project is written in Python and distributed under the GPLv3 license. Packages are prepared for Arch Linux in both Snap and Flatpak formats .
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 +https://​github.com/​Taiko2k/​TauonMusicBox/​releases/​tag/​v6.0.0
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 +WebTorrent protocol support added to libtorrent:
 +07/13/2020
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 +Support for the WebTorrent protocol has been added to the libtorrent library, which offers an efficient implementation of the BitTorrent protocol in terms of memory consumption and CPU load. The code for working with WebTorrent will be included in the next major release of libtorrent, after the 2.0 branch. WebTorrent is an extension of the BitTorrent protocol. The project does not require external server infrastructure and browser plug-ins to work.
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 +https://​feross.org/​libtorrent-webtorrent/​
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 +New version of Claws Mail email client:
 +07/13/2020 21:24
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 +The easy and fast email client Claws Mail 3.17.6 is out. In 2005 it separated from the Sylpheed project (from 2001 to 2005, the projects were developed jointly, Claws was used to test future innovations of Sylpheed). The Claws Mail interface is built using GTK, the code is distributed under the GPL license. A Phishing warning is now shown when copying a phishing URL, (in addition to clicking a phishing URL). However, in this writer'​s opinion, it still looks like it came from 1979 and seriously needs a facelift.
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 +https://​www.claws-mail.org/​news.php
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 +IceWM 1.7 Released:
 +07/13/2020
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 +IceWM lightweight window manager release is available. Notable features of IceWM: full control through keyboard combinations,​ the ability to use virtual desktops, taskbars and application menus. The window manager is configured through a set of fairly simple configuration files, allowing you  to use themes. Built-in applets are available for monitoring CPU, memory and network traffic. The code is written in C ++ and distributed under the GPLv2 license.
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 +https://​github.com/​ice-wm/​icewm/​releases/​tag/​1.7.0
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 +Pale Moon Browser Release:
 +07/14/2020
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 +Pale Moon 28.11 web browser, a fork of the Firefox code base to provide higher performance,​ maintain the classic interface, is out. Pale Moon binaries are configured for Windows and Linux (x86 and x86_64). The project code is distributed under the MPLv2 (Mozilla Public License).
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 +The project adheres to the classic layout of the interface, without moving to the Australis interface integrated into Firefox 29, and with the provision of extensive customization options. Among the removed components are DRM, Social API, WebRTC, PDF viewer, Сrash Reporter, code for collecting statistics and tools for parental control.
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 +https://​forum.palemoon.org/​viewtopic.php?​t=24760&​p=193999#​p193999
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 +SAIL Image Decoding Library Available
 +07/14/2020
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 +A cross-platform SAIL image decoding library is published under the MIT license. SAIL is a re-branded C codec from a long-unsupported KSquirrel image viewer, but with a high-level abstract API and numerous improvements. Target audience: image viewers, game development or loading images into memory for other purposes. The library is already usable, but still under development. Binary compatibility and source code compatibility are not guaranteed at this stage of development.
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 +https://​github.com/​smoked-herring/​sail
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 +Nokia unveils SR Linux network operating system for routers
 +07/14/2020
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 +Nokia has introduced a new network operating system, Service Router Linux (SR Linux). It is focused on data center use and cloud environments. SR Linux is seen as a key component of Nokia Data Center Fabric solutions and will be installed on Nokia 7250 IXR and 7220 IXR routers. The SR Linux-based solution is already being tested at Apple’s new Danish data center.
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 +Unlike other operating systems for network equipment based on the Linux kernel, SR Linux retains the ability to access the underlying Linux environment,​ which is not hidden behind specialized APIs and interfaces. Users have access to the unmodified Linux kernel and basic system applications (bash, cron, Python, etc.), and specific applications are created using the NetOps Toolkit, which is not tied to certain programming languages.
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 +https://​www.nokia.com/​about-us/​news/​releases/​2020/​07/​09/​nokia-announces-generational-step-in-data-center-networking-new-os-and-tools-give-cloud-builders-unprecedented-ability-to-adapt-automate-and-scale/​
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 +OTOBO ticket system released, a fork of OTRS
 +07/14/2020
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 +Rother OSS introduced the first stable release of the OTOBO 10.0.1 ticket system, a fork of OTRS CE . The system is designed to solve such problems as ensuring the operation of a technical support service (help desk), managing responses to customer requests (phone calls, email), coordinating the provision of corporate IT services, managing applications in sales and financial services, all in one place. OTOBO code is written in Perl and is distributed under the GPLv3 license.
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 +Stefan Rother, now the founder and managing director of Rother OSS, joined OTRS GmbH (today OTRS AG) in 2004. In 2011, he founded his own company, Rother OSS. By 2019, Rother OSS has focused on providing business services related to open source OTRS options. In response to the changed OTRS AG release strategy and the delay in releasing new versions of the OTRS Community Edition, Rother OSS began to develop an OTOBO (Open Ticket Ours Based Otrs) application system based on OTRS version 6. OTOBO'​s business concept is to support business users and training.
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 +https://​otobo.de/​en/​
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 +NetworkManager 1.26.0 Network Configurator Released
 +07/14/2020
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 +A stable interface release has been introduced to simplify the configuration of network parameters - NetworkManager 1.26.0. Plugins for supporting VPN, OpenConnect,​ PPTP, OpenVPN and OpenSWAN are part of their development cycles.
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 +https://​www.mail-archive.com/​release-team@gnome.org/​msg08516.html
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 +Popcorn will be removed from the Ubuntu base:
 +07/15/2020
 +
 +Michael Hudson-Doyle of the Ubuntu Foundations Team announced a decision to remove the popcon (popularity-contest) package from Ubuntu'​s core team, which was used to transmit anonymous telemetry about downloading,​ installing, updating, and removing packages. Based on the collected data, reports were generated on the popularity of applications and the architectures used, which were used by developers to make decisions on the inclusion of certain programs in the base delivery. Popcon was included in the distribution since 2006, but since the release of Ubuntu 18.04, this package and the server backend associated with it have been mothballed.
 +
 +https://​discourse.ubuntu.com/​t/​popcon-to-be-removed-from-the-standard-seed/​17238
 +
 +
 +VirtualBox 6.1.12 Released:
 +07/15/2020
 +
 +Oracle has released VirtualBox 6.1.12 - virtualization patch release, which boasts 14 fixes . At the same time, updates 6.0.24 and 5.2.44 are offered. The new versions also fix 25 vulnerabilities not explicitly mentioned in the changelist.
 +
 +https://​www.mail-archive.com/​vbox-announce@virtualbox.org/​msg00206.html
 +
 +
 +Sway 1.5 user environment released:
 +07/16/2020
 +
 +The release of the composite manager Sway 1.5 , built using the Wayland protocol and fully compatible with the i3 mosaic window manager and the i3bar panel, was heralded. The project code is written in C and distributed under the MIT license. The project aims to be used on Linux as well as FreeBSD.
 +
 +Compatibility with i3 is ensured at the command level, configuration files and IPC, which allows you to use Sway as a transparent replacement for i3, using Wayland instead of X11. Sway allows you to place windows on the screen not spatially, but logically. The windows are arranged to form a grid that optimally uses the screen real estate and allows you to quickly manipulate the windows only using the keyboard.
 +
 +https://​github.com/​swaywm/​sway/​releases/​tag/​1.5
 +
 +
 +EndeavourOS distribution kit:
 +07/16/2020
 +
 +EndeavourOS 2020.07.15, which replaced Antergos, ​ (development has been discontinued in May 2019) is available. The distribution offers a simple installer for installing the base Arch Linux environment with the default Xfce desktop and the ability to install one of 9 typical desktops based on i3-wm, Openbox, Mate, Cinnamon, GNOME, Deepin, Budgie and KDE. Endeavor OS allows the user to easily install Arch Linux with the necessary desktop in the way that it was meant, by the developers of the selected desktop, without additional pre-installed programs. Installation image size 1.7 GB (x86_64).
 +
 +https://​endeavouros.com/​news/​our-first-anniversary-the-july-release-and-whats-next/​
 +
 +
 +Thunderbird 78 Email Client Edition:
 +07/17/2020
 +
 +11 months after the publication of the last major release, Thunderbird 78, developed by the community and based on Mozilla technologies,​ was released. The new release is categorized as a version with a long support period, for which updates are issued during the year. Thunderbird 78 is based on the source of Firefox 78 ESR. The release is available only for direct download, automatic updating from previous releases to version 78.0 is not provided and will be available only in version 78.2.
 +
 +https://​blog.thunderbird.net/​2020/​07/​whats-new-in-thunderbird-78/​
 +
 +
 +ClamAV 0.102.4 Free Antivirus Package Update:
 +07/17/2020
 +
 +The free anti-virus package ClamAV 0.102.4 is out, in which three vulnerabilities have been fixed: CVE-2020-3350,​ CVE-2020-3327,​ CVE-2020-3481
 +
 +https://​blog.clamav.net/​2020/​07/​clamav-01024-security-patch-released.html
 +
 +
 +Microsoft has published an open Linux version of the monitoring utility ProcMon:
 +07/17/2020
 +
 +Microsoft has, under MIT license, published the source code for the ProcMon utility (Process Monitor) for Linux. Initially, the utility was supplied in the Sysinternals suite for Windows and is now adapted for Linux. Tracing in Linux is organized using the BCC toolkit (BPF Compiler Collection),​ which allows you to create effective BPF programs for tracing and manipulating kernel structures. Ready-to-install packages are built for Ubuntu Linux. The utility provides a simple console interface for monitoring the status of processes in the system and analyzing the activity of accessing system calls.
 +
 +https://​github.com/​microsoft/​ProcMon-for-Linux
 +
 +
 +Release of CMake build system 3.18:
 +07/18/2020
 +
 +The release of the cross-platform open source script generator CMake 3.18, acting as an alternative to Autotools and used in projects such as KDE, LLVM / Clang, MySQL, MariaDB, ReactOS and Blender, is out. The CMake code is written in C++ and is distributed under the BSD license.
 +
 +CMake is noted for providing a simple scripting language, extensibility through modules, minimal dependencies (no binding to M4, Perl, or Python), caching support, cross-compilation tools, support for generating build files for a wide range of build systems and compilers, ctest and cpack utilities for defining test and build scripts, cmake-gui utility for interactively configuring build parameters.
 +
 +https://​blog.kitware.com/​cmake-3-18-0-available-for-download/​
 +
 +
 +Debian Final Update 9.13:
 +07/18/2020
 +
 +A bug-fix update has been published for the last stable branch of Debian 9, which includes cumulative package updates and fixes in the installer. The release includes 75 updates that address stability issues and 73 updates that address vulnerabilities. This is the final release of the Debian 9 branch, further building of package updates will be passed on to the LTS Team. Native support for Debian 9 ended on 18 July 2020. As part of the LTS branch, updates for Debian 9 will be released until June 30, 2022.
 +
 +https://​www.debian.org/​News/​2020/​20200718
 +
 +
 +Midnight Commander 4.8.25 File Manager Released:
 +07/19/2020
 +
 +This is a maintenance release including several new features and fixes for issues found since the last one. It is now possible to change file attributes via a graphical dialog, just like file permissions. Key bindings for radio buttons can now be redefined. Annoying subshell warning when launching standalone editor & viewer should be finally gone. Other than that, a number of changes and fixes have taken place touching various components such as the build system, syntax definitions and so on.
 +
 +https://​mail.gnome.org/​archives/​mc-devel/​2020-July/​msg00001.html
 +
 +
 +Launch of KaOS 2020.07:
 +07/20/2020
 +
 +KaOS 2020.07 is a rolling release distribution aimed at providing a desktop based on fresh releases of KDE and applications using Qt such as the Calligra office suite. The distribution is based on Arch Linux, but maintains its own independent repository, numbering about 1500 packages.
 +
 +The new release offers KDE Plasma 5.19.3 desktop, KDE Applications 20.04.3, Qt 5.15.0, Mesa 20.1.3, NetworkManager 1.26.0, Linux kernel 5.7.8, etc. The basic version includes an image editor Photoflare, music player vvave, etc. The design theme has been modernized. Support for boot process themes based on systemd-bootloader was added. Whenever possible, QAM-based modules were used in the Calamares installer, including a new QML-module for setting keyboard parameters, and a module for setting localization is being developed.
 +
 +https://​kaosx.us/​news/​2020/​kaos07/​
  
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