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Netatalk returns to open source

NetAFP, the Netatalk developers, have announced that they are to resume open development of Netatalk and have updated the project&#39;s git repository with the latest source. In early July, NetAFP, the Netatalk developers, <a href="http://www.h-online.com/news/item/Current-Netatalk-code-only-with-cash-s... they were only making the source code for Netatalk 2.2.0 available to paying customers.

KDE 4.7 released

&quot;KDE is <a href="http://kde.org/announcements/4.7/">delighted to announce</a> its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform that provides the foundation for KDE software. Version 4.7 of these releases provide many new features and improved stability and performance.&quot;

Lightspark 0.5.0 released

After the last round of bug fix&shy;ing and improve&shy;ments over the release can&shy;di&shy;date I&rsquo;m happy to announce that ver&shy;sion 0.5.0 of Lightspark, a FOSS flash player imple&shy;men&shy;ta&shy;tion aimed at sup&shy;port&shy;ing newer flash files (SWF 9+), is <a href="http://allievi.sssup.it/techblog/?p=749">finally released</a>.

Finnix 102 released

Ryan Finnie has announced the release of <a href="http://distrowatch.com/finnix">Finnix</a> 102, a Debian-based live CD for system administrators: &quot;Today marks the release of Finnix 102, the eighteenth release of Finnix since its beginnings over ten years ago. Finnix 102 includes Linux kernel 3.0, a smaller distribution size, new Xen pvops and 486 support, and minor bug fixes.

Linux kernel 3.0 is out

It could not have been foreseen when <a href="http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Linux-2-6-39-1242910... 2.6.39 was released</a> in mid-May, but it has now happened: Linux 3.0 is here. The big jump in version number, however, is not there to reflect major changes &ndash; Linux 3.0 is simply what would have otherwise been called 2.6.40.

CentOS 6.0

<a href="http://distrowatch.com/centos">CentOS</a> 6.0, a Linux distribution built from source RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, has been released: &quot;We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 6.0 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

Lightspark 0.5.0 RC1 is out

This is a great day for lightspark: the mod&shy;ern, open source, flash player imple&shy;men&shy;ta&shy;tion. I&rsquo;m very happy to announce that the first release can&shy;di&shy;date for the 0.5.0 release (code&shy;named Bac&shy;chus) has been just released. There are many new fea&shy;tures in this release (see below for a detailed changelog). For the end user the most vis&shy;i&shy;ble changes are:
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For YouTube: Play/Pause/Enlarge but&shy;tons are now work&shy;ing correctly</li>

Iceweasel 5 in Debian Squeeze

&nbsp;The versioning of Mozilla&rsquo;s Firefox web browser, and the rebranded Iceweasel browser in Debian, going from 3.6.x to 4.x and now 5.x and 6.x has Linux users (and Debian users in particular) constantly messing with their sources to make sure they&rsquo;ve got the version of Iceweasel they want.

As I explain below, the <a href="http://mozilla.debian.net/">Debian Mozilla team APT archive</a> has got you covered. But first a little more informational whining:

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Website upgraded to Drupal 7

Dear readers,

Time hurries on and sometimes we need to adapt to the new situation. You are now confronted with a totally new layout. The underlying code which is used by Linux on your Apple Mac has changed. The old site used Drupal 6, the new one is based on Drupal 7. I had to change the theme as well. Sky, which was the default theme in Drupal 6, was too simplistic to my idea. The new website uses a theme called Corolla.&nbsp; I hope you all like it.

Debian "Squeeze" updated to 6.0.2

&nbsp;&quot;Squeeze&quot;, the current stable version of <a href="http://distrowatch.com/debian">Debian</a> GNU/Linux, has been <a href="http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110625">updated to version 6.0.2</a>. As always, this is just a minor update that fixes security issues and critical bugs, and it does not provide new versions of any of the included applications.

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