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Sendmail has a terrible reputation for security. While the latest releases are very good, past releases have been less than secure and that is where the reputation has come from.
It's been more than one year since our last release and yes, we are still alive! Like always, the length of the ChangeLog clearly shows we have been lazy to release but not lazy to code.
I have some great news to report. The leading edge of Ghostscript development is now under GPL license, as is the latest release, Ghostscript 8.54.
Developers are still kicking the tires of the newly released Java Enterprise Edition 5, but early adopters say the new platform makes good on its architects' pledge to greatly simplify Java development and deployment.
Version 2.2.1 of gimp-gap, the GIMP animation package, was silently released last Friday. This release features mainly bugfixes but also some new features.
When I first used Wine to try to install Windows software on my Linux machine, I found it less than user-friendly. Fortunately there was an application called WineTools to help smooth out the process. But WineTools has not aged well, and using it increasingly causes problems for other Wine applications. Luckily a new project called Wine Doors is picking up where WineTools left off.
Here's a quick little tour from my 5 minutes of playing with Google Earth for Linux. It's kinda neato, but not as feature complete as the windows version I played with at the U.
Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Linux version available.
At the GNOME Foundation we are conducting a little, informal study of how we can make your lives easier. If you are in charge of the technical part of a GNOME deployment, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take the survey.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006, its 9th official conference. Lauded among the leading success stories in the Open Source community, the ASF stewards, incubates, and develops leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world's most popular Web server software.
Xara Xtreme LX (Xara LX), the port of Xara's flagship graphics program released under the GNU General Public License, has been developing rapidly since the first code was released in March. The patches have been coming so quickly that any review promised to be obsolete before it was published. That is still true, but, with version 0.5 being treated as a milestone by the company, the time for a first look has finally arrived.
LEADING open-source content management system, Joomla, has been upgraded to version 1.0.9 featuring 12 security and over 160 general bug fixes.
GIMP 2.3.9 is the latest and hopefully one of the last development snapshots on our way to version 2.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. There are 28 notable changes in GIMP v2.3.9, not counting all of the bug fixes and code cleanup.