5 UX Tips for Developers (Red Hat developer blog)

On Red Hat's developer blog, Máirín Duffy has tips for developers on improving their application's user experience (UX). "Speaking of speeding things up for your users – one way you can do this is to limit the amount of choices users have to make while using your application. It’s you, my application developer friend, that users are relying on as an expert in the ways of whatever it is that your application does.

Security updates for Thursday

Debian has updated s3ql (code execution).

Mageia has updated x11vnc (code

openSUSE has updated phpMyAdmin
(13.1, 12.3: multiple vulnerabilities) and python3 (12.3: two vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated squid3 (14.04,
12.04: denial of service).

2014 Kernel OPW internship report

Sarah Sharp has posted an
update on the kernel internships
managed through the Outreach Program
for Women, with an emphasis on what past participants are doing now.
"Many people may be disappointed that those three OPW alumni aren’t
working on open source, but I’m overjoyed that these women have found jobs
in the technology sector. This fact is heartening to me because many of the
women that participate in OPW were working in retail before their

PHP 5.6.0 released

The PHP 5.6.0 release is
available. There's a number of new features, including constant scalar
expressions, a new "..." operator for both variadic functions and
sequence unpacking, an exponentiation operator, an integrated interactive
debugger, and more. See the PHP 5.6.0
migration guide
for more information.

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 28, 2014

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 28, 2014 is available.

[$] Visual legerdemain abounds in G'MIC 1.6.0

A new stable release of the G'MIC image-processing
framework was recently released. Version 1.6.0 adds a number of new commands and filters useful for manipulating image data, as well as
changes to the codebase that will hopefully make G'MIC easier to
integrate into other applications.

Click below (subscribers only) for a look at the G'MIC 1.6.0 release and
associated GIMP plugin.

Security advisories for Wednesday

Debian has updated eglibc (code execution).

Fedora has updated jakarta-commons-httpclient (F20; F19: SSL
server spoofing), krb5 (F19: code execution), mediawiki (F20; F19: multiple vulnerabilities), python-pillow (F20;

MediaGoblin 0.7.0 released

of the MediaGoblin media
publishing platform is available. New features include initial federation
support, a switch to a responsive CSS system, a "featured media" option,
bulk uploading via the command line, and more.

Cluetrain at Fifteen (Linux Journal)

Doc Searls looks
over the fifteen years that have passed since he (along with Chris
Locke, David Weinberger and Rick Levine) wrote "The Cluetrain Manifesto". "What we had in mind was much fresher to me in the Summer of 2000, when I worked with Jason Schumaker, another Linux Journal editor, on an interview about Cluetrain and its relevance to Linux.

Tuesday's security advisory

Today we have only one security advisory.
Ubuntu has updated openjdk-7 (14.04: fixes a regression in a
previous update).

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