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Action required: Password reset on all Gentoo services

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

Recent versions of OpenSSL were found to be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability related to TLS heartbeats, nicknamed Heartbleed. It allows attackers to read up to 64kb of random server memory, possibly including passwords, session IDs or even private keys.

After the public disclosure on April 7, we have confirmed that several services provided by Gentoo Infrastructure were vulnerable as well. We have immediately updated the affected software, recreated private keys, reissued certificates, and invalidated all running user sessions. Despite these measures, we cannot exclude the possibility of attackers exploiting the issue during the time it was not publicly known to gain access to credentials or session IDs of our users. There are currently no indications this has happened.

However, to be safe, we are asking you to reset your passwords used for Gentoo services within the next 7 days. You need to take action if you have an account on one of the following sites:

  • blogs.gentoo.org
  • bugs.gentoo.org
  • forums.gentoo.org
  • wiki.gentoo.org

After 7 days, we will be removing all passwords to avoid abuse. For more information and the full announcement, visit http://infra-status.gentoo.org/notice/20140413-heartbleed.

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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - March 2014

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

The March 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
  • Tracking the history of Gentoo: Gentoo Galaxy
  • Latest Gentoo news, tips, interesting stats and much more.
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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - February 2014

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

The February 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Sven Vermeulen (swift)
  • Latest Gentoo news, job openings, interesting stats and much more.
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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - January 2014

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

The January 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Meet up with Gentoo developers and users at this years FOSDEM'14 event.
  • Give back by helping the proxy-maintainers project.
  • Latest Gentoo news, job openings, interesting stats and much more.
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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - December 2013

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

The December 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Sergey Popov. A Gentoo developer and the team leader of Qt, proxy-maintainers and desktop-effects teams.
  • Overall Gentoo activity status with bugzilla, portage and developer statistics.
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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - November 2013

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

The November 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Richard Freeman. A Gentoo developer, Council and Trustees member.
  • Gentoo as a development environment for newcomers.
  • Overall Gentoo activity status with bugzilla, portage and developer statistics.
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Imagination Technologies donates MIPS64 build systems

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

Imagination Technologies has donated two MIPS64-based Ubiquiti ERLite-3 routers, plus resources to aid Gentoo in providing up-to-date root file system builds for MIPS.

Imagination Technologies is a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies. The company creates and licenses market-leading IP solutions for graphics, video and vision, CPU/general purpose processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform voice and video communications. Imagination's MIPS CPU cores and architectures range from solutions for ultra low-power 32-bit microcontrollers to high-performance 32/64-bit advanced applications and network processing. MIPS is supported by a broad ecosystem of tools and software including open source Linux distributions like Gentoo.

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Gentoo at LinuxTag 2013 in Berlin

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

LinuxTag 2013 runs from May 22nd to May 25th in Berlin, Germany. With more than 10,000 visitors last year, it is one of the biggest Linux and open source events in Europe.

You will find the Gentoo booth at Hall 7.1c, Booth 179. Come and visit us! You will meet many of our developers and users, talk with us, plus get some of the Gentoo merchandise you have always wanted.

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Gentoo at FOSSCOMM 2013

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

What? FOSSCOMM 2013

Free and Open Source Software COMmunities Meeting(FOSSCOMM) 2013

When? 20th, April 2013 - 21st, April 2013

Where? Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Website?http://hua.fosscomm.gr

FOSSCOMM 2013 is almost here, and Gentoo will be there!

We will have a booth with Gentoo promo stuff, stickers, flyers, badges, live DVD's and much more! Whether you're a developer, user, or simply curious, be sure and stop by. We are also going to represent Gentoo in a round table with other foss communities. See you there!

Pavlos Ratis contributed the draft for this announcement.

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Gentoo Linux releases 20121221 LiveDVD - End Of World Edition

Gentoo Linux - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00


Figure 1.1: End of World



Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers, ready to rock the end of the world (or at least mid-winter/Southern Solstice)! The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.

A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.

  • Packages included in this release: Linux Kernel 3.6.8, Xorg 1.12.4, KDE 4.9.4, Gnome 3.4.2, XFCE 4.10, Fluxbox 1.3.2, Firefox 17.0.1, LibreOffice 3.6.4.3, Gimp 2.8.2-r1, Blender 2.64a, Amarok 2.6.0, Mplayer 2.2.0, Chromium 24.0.1312.35 and much more ...
  • If you want to see if your package is included we have generated both the x86 package list, and amd64 package list. There is no new FAQ or artwork the 20121221 release, but you can still get the 12.0 artwork plus DVD cases and covers for the 12.0 release; and view the 12.1 FAQ (persistence mode is not available in 20121221).
  • Special Features:
    • ZFSOnLinux
    • Writable file systems using AUFS so you can emerge new packages!

The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20121221 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20121221 version is for x86_64 only.

If you are ready to check it out, let our bouncer direct you to the closest x86 image or amd64 image file.

If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.

Thank you for your continued support,

Gentoo Linux Developers, the Gentoo Foundation, and the Gentoo-Ten Project.

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Will Open-Source Money Prevent the Next Heartbleed?

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:00

eWEEK: The OpenSSL Software Foundation is now asking for money to help fund its efforts. Will it make a difference or is a different model needed?

Categories: linux, news, open source

PPCG 0.02

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:56
PPCG is a parallel code generator using the polyhedral model.

Release Notes: This release supports OpenCL output, multiple scops, member accesses, live range reordering, and some forms of dynamic control.

Licenses: MIT

Categories: open source

barvinok 0.37

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:51
barvinok is a library for counting the number of integer points in parametric and non-parametric polytopes based on polylib. For a parametric polytope, the number of points is represented by either a piecewise quasi-polynomial or an Ehrhart series.

Release Notes: This release supports NTL 6.0.0 and fixes some minor bugs.

Licenses: GPLv3+

Categories: open source

Rising food, housing costs push up U.S. inflation

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course.






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VMware fires up vCloud Disaster Recovery service

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:43
Anti-Godzilla tech saves precious bit barn data from unforeseen stomping

The main thing VMware has that its cloud rivals lack is a widely deployed, fundamental bit of data-center technology – its ESX hypervisor – and the virtualization company is beginning to play on this advantage with new products.…

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Zebra Tech to buy Motorola Solutions' enterprise business

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:33
(Reuters) - Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp said it would buy Motorola Solutions Inc's enterprise business, which makes rugged mobile computers, tablets and barcode scanners, for $3.45 billion in its biggest deal ever.
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Coca-Cola sales beat estimates as China volumes soar

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:07
(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as it ramped up spending on marketing and advertising, boosting sales in emerging markets such as China.
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:07
McGruber (1417641) writes "Return-free filing might allow tens of millions of Americans to file their taxes for free and in minutes. Under proposals authored by several federal lawmakers, it would be voluntary, using information the government already receives from banks and employers and that taxpayers could adjust. The concept has been endorsed by Presidents Obama and Reagan and is already a reality in some parts of Europe. Sounds great, except to Intuit, maker of Turbotax: last year, Intuit spent more than $2.6 million on lobbying, some of it to lobby on four bills related to the issue, federal lobbying records show."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Linux Top 3: Nussbaum Remains Debian Project Leader

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00

LinuxPlanet: Lucas Nussbaum successfully ran for re-election as the Debian Project Leader (DPL). In this election, Nussbaum defeated challenger Neil McGovern.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling in murder trial

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:54
PRETORIA (Reuters) - The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.






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