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Python 2.7.9 released

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-12-10 23:56
The Python 2.7.9 release is out. The 2.7 series is in deep maintenance mode, but this update still includes a new SSL module (taken from Python 3.4) and validation of SSL certificates by default. This release also adds the ensurepip module, making the "pip" package manager available in all installations.
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[$] Emacs and changing documentation formats

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-12-10 23:52

The GNU Emacs project is debating the idea of changing the format in which its official documentation is written and maintained. Proposing the change is Eric S. Raymond, who argues that the Texinfo format currently used is archaic and constitutes a barrier to entry. His proposal has its supporters—including Richard Stallman—but plenty of other project members contend that whatever shortcomings the Emacs documentation may have, replacing Texinfo as Raymond suggests is not the fix.

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First Look: Fedora 21 has something for everyone

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 23:45
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Turla Trojan Unearthed on Linux

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 23:45
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Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 23:45
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Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly Snappy Core

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 23:45
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Do you need programming skills to learn Linux?

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 23:45
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[$] Snowdrift.coop: Funding for free projects

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-12-10 21:20
Funding projects in the "free and open" world is a perennial problem. "Crowdfunding" using Kickstarter and other platforms has helped to alleviate some funding issues for some projects, but it is a model that targets one-time goals, not sustained development. Snowdrift.coop, which is an organization aimed at providing long-term funding for free and open projects, has—somewhat ironically—announced a crowdfunding campaign to launch itself.

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Security advisories for Wednesday

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-12-10 18:58

CentOS has updated kernel (C7: multiple vulnerabilities) and rpm (C7; C6; C5: code execution).

Mageia has updated flash-player-plugin (multiple vulnerabilities), graphviz (format string vulnerability), iceape (multiple vulnerabilities), nodejs (multiple vulnerabilities), openafs (multiple vulnerabilities), php-pear-HTML_AJAX (code execution), and util-linux (command injection).

Oracle has updated kernel (OL7: multiple vulnerabilities) and rpm (OL7; OL6; OL5: code execution).

Red Hat has updated httpd24-httpd (RHSCL: two vulnerabilities), kernel (RHEL7: multiple vulnerabilities), and rpm (RHEL7; RHEL5,6; EUS products: code execution).

Scientific Linux has updated rpm (SL7; SL5,6: code execution).

Ubuntu has updated bind9 (denial of service) and xorg-server, xorg-server-lts-trusty (14.10, 14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), xorg-server, xorg-server-lts-trusty (14.10.14.04.12.04: incomplete fixes in previous update).

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Linux 3.18: 4 Reasons to Love a 'Diseased Newt'

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 17:45
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Qt 5.4 released

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-12-10 14:37
Version 5.4 of the Qt toolkit is now available. It provides better interaction with web-based content, improved graphics, Bluetooth Low Energy support, and a lot more, including a licensing change: "As announced earlier, the open-source version for Qt 5.4 is also made available under the LGPLv3 license. The new licensing option allows us at The Qt Company to introduce more value-add components for the whole Qt ecosystem without making compromises on the business side. It also helps to protect 3rd party developers’ freedom from consumer device lock-down and prevents Tivoization as well as other misuse."
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Linux Mobile-Desktop Convergence

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 12:30
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Fedora 21 Retools Linux for Servers

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-12-10 07:30
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Reset root password in Linux

LinuxToday - k, 2014-12-09 23:45
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