Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2015-11-24 DSA-3402 symfony - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in symfony, a framework to create websites and web applications. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

 2015-11-22 DSA-3401 openjdk-7 - security update

It was discovered that rebinding a receiver of a direct method handle may allow a protected method to be accessed.

 2015-11-19 DSA-3400 lxc - security update

Roman Fiedler discovered a directory traversal flaw in LXC, the Linux Containers userspace tools. A local attacker with access to a LXC container could exploit this flaw to run programs inside the container that are not confined by AppArmor or expose unintended files in the host to the container.

Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2015-11-25T07:36:42Z Sprints/2016/DebianMed2016
Add KDM as an attendant
 2015-11-25T02:41:14Z ExternalEntities
 2015-11-25T00:22:40Z DebianLive/TODO
Some TODOs for live-images & live-manual   [more] [xml]
 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:00:00 -0800 Is the Web better without JavaScript?

ITworld: JavaScript has been a mixed blessing for the Web.

 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:00:00 -0800 Booting Linux In Just One Second

Phoronix: Booting Linux in one second can be useful for automotive applications -- among other scenarios -- greater energy savings rather than dealing with suspending the system, and more.

 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:00:00 -0800 Vinux Enhances Productivity for Visually Impaired Users

LinuxInsider: Vinux 5.0 is a striking example of the flexibility and usability of the Linux OS.

OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:57:22 GMT 'Microsoft's software is Malware'
Malware means software designed to function in ways that mistreat or harm the user. (This does not include accidental errors.) This page explains how Microsoft software is malware. Malware and nonfree software are two different issues. The difference between free software and nonfree software is in whether the users have control of the program or vice versa. It's not directly a question of what the program does when it runs. However, in practice nonfree software is often malware, because the developer's awareness that the users would be powerless to fix any malicious functionalities tempts the developer to impose some. Discuss.
 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:11:48 GMT Running a mainline kernel on a cellphone
One of the biggest freedoms associated with free software is the ability to replace a program with an updated or modified version. Even so, of the many millions of people using Linux-powered phones, few are able to run a mainline kernel on those phones, even if they have the technical skills to do the replacement. The sad fact is that no mainstream phone available runs mainline kernels. A session at the 2015 Kernel Summit, led by Rob Herring, explored this problem and what might be done to address it. This indeed a big problem, and I'm glad it's finally being picked up.
 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:06:58 GMT Android Studio 2.0 preview released
One the most requested features we receive is to make app builds and deployment faster in Android Studio. Today at the Android Developer Summit, we're announcing a preview of Android Studio 2.0 featuring Instant Run that will dramatically improve your development workflow. With Android Studio 2.0, we are also including a preview of a new GPU Profiler. Instant Run allows you to change the code of your program as it's running on your device or emulator, and if it indeed works as advertised, this should be a major boon for developers. TechCrunch claims Google's also improved the emulator in this release, and if there's one thing I know about programming for Android, it's that the emulator was absolutely terrible, so good to know they're working on it. News   [more] [xml]
 2015-11-24T21:01:04+00:00 Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.11
The developers of KaOS, a rolling release distribution with a strong focus on KDE software, have announced the availability of a new installation snapshot. The new installation media, KaOS 2015.11, offers a number of package updates, new artwork and experimental support for running the Plasma desktop in a....
 2015-11-24T08:16:09+00:00 Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.6.0
Klaus Knopper has announced the release KNOPPIX 7.6.0, a brand-new version of the distribution's Debian-based live CD/DVD with a choice of LXDE, KDE 5.4 and GNOME 3.18, as well as a separate edition designed for visually impaired users: "Version 7.6.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks....
 2015-11-23T23:44:24+00:00 Distribution Release: Netrunner 17
The developers of Netrunner, a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution with useful extras such as Java, Flash and multimedia codecs, have announced the launch of Netrunner 17. The new release features a number of package updates, including the Plasma 5.4 desktop, VirtualBox 5, LibreOffice 5, Firefox 42 and version 4.2....

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