Firefox 31 has been released. This version adds a search field to the new
tab page, adds support of Prefer:Safe http header for parental control, and
it will block malware from downloaded files. See the release
notes for more information.
Rick Spencer introduces
Ubuntu's community team. "First, we created the role Community Team
Manager. Notice the important inclusion of the word “Team”. This person’s
job is not to “manage the community”, but rather to organize and lead the
rest of the community team members. This includes things like project
planning, HR responsibilities, strategic planning and everything else
entailed in being a good line manager.
Dan Walsh looks at
container security, on Opensource.com. "I hear and read about a
lot of people assuming that Docker containers actually sandbox
applications—meaning they can run random applications on their system as
root with Docker. They believe Docker containers will actually protect
their host system [...] Stop assuming that Docker and the Linux kernel protect you from malware."
Fedora has updated cups (F20:
privilege escalation), dpkg (F20: two file
modification via path traversal flaws), java-1.7.0-openjdk (F20: multiple
vulnerabilities), kernel (F20: privilege
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced
a project to create a new distribution for wireless home routers.
The 3.16-rc6 release is out, and Linus is
starting to think that things are still too active. "Anyway, rc6
still isn't all *that* big, so I'm not exactly worried,
but I am getting to the point where I'm going to start calling people
names and shouting at you if you send me stuff that isn't appropriate
for the late rc releases. Which is not to say that people did: while
rc6 is bigger than I wished for, I don't think there's too much
obviously frivolous in there.
OpenSUSE board chair Vincent Untz has announced that he will be stepping
down from the position to free time for other priorities.
"I'm stepping down with regrets because these two years as chairman have
been totally awesome, and I would love to keep contributing to the
project that way.