12 November 2016

This Week - W452016

... and, here we are at Saturday. A cold, but a beautiful November's day.

So, what have been happened during the week, that deserves to be mentioned? - Well, there is plenty to write about, since 'Donald Trump presidential election' to 'Leonard Cohen Death', but this line of article isn't to talk about it.  So, here's my Top 7 for this week!

RIP Leonard Cohen.
I want to paid tribute to a Legendary Musician, which his legacy resounds across generations. 

Such a beautiful soul...

Leonard Cohen - Closing Time

Debian 9 Stretch
Developers Emilio Pozuelo Monfort and Niels Thykier announced on 5th November, that +Debian 9 Stretch had entered the Transition Freeze phase. In other words, the first phase of freezing for the future stable version of the +GNU/Linux  distribution.
The total freeze is planned for 5 February, 2017 and from there all changes that will be implemented will require approval.

There isn't yet a release date for the stable version, but everything points to Debian 9 Stretch having to see the light in early spring.

Welcome Ubuntu Budgie
Okay... Another flavour to the +Ubuntu Ecosystem?! -  But, do we really need another desktop with an distro flavor for this extended family? - Hmmm... Some flavors are introduced, while others are "expelled" ( +Mythbuntu  , +EdubuntuGobuntu ).  - For the records, this is just my personal opinion.

+Budgie Remix it's now renamed to Ubuntu Budgie, and is the new official flavor for Ubuntu. But what does official flavor mean? - Well, all the flavours will share an equal status in the wider Ubuntu family, and officially access to help sites such as; Ask Ubuntu, Ubuntu Forums, wiki.ubuntu.com, Launchpad.net and others.

PS: The official flavours are supported but not funded.They are led/developed by the community and the community is a big part of Ubuntu. They're also hosted on Canonical servers.

KaOS 2016.11
+KaOS announced the 2016.11 refresh release. As you may know, KaOS is an rolling distribution, and in this new ISO edition you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop. The image includes Frameworks 5.27.0, Plasma 5.8.3, KDE Applications 16.08.2 and not yet released ports of KDE Applications, all built on Qt 5.7.0.

Get it on: KaOS download webpage

O A.D Game
+O A.D  was updated with numerous improvements, and specially bug fixes. Among the improvements worthy to mention is the inclusion of a new faction such as the Seleucid Empire, which was in force between 312 and 63 BC, and also 11 new random world maps.

Although Linux isn't the preferred platform, the multi-platform development allows us to enjoy on our favorite environment.
0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy game under development by Wildfire Games. It is a historical war and economy game focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 1 B.C. for the first part, and a planned second part for the years 1 A.D. to 500 A.D

Take a pic of O A.D Alpha 21 "Ulysses" trailer

A bug present in all platforms was recently found in +Spotify music application, which would lead to excessive writing on SSD disks. The bug was discovered more than five months ago. Spotify's team appears to have discovered the cause of the problem, and will fix this problem in the next version. The update should be made available within the next few days, for all users.

Fedora 25 release
+Fedora 25 is a NO-GO, or rather, the result for the Go/No-Go meeting for the final version of Fedora 25 is delayed due to a boot menu bug, that was not visible in a dual boot installation of Mac OS X.
Last week, Fedora 25 entered in Final Freeze, the most important step in its development cycle, as we mentioned in the 'This Week - W442016'  article.

China Cyber Security Law
Chinese government has recently approved a new law, which may have an big impact on the various aspects of the Internet in the country.

The new law, according to the Daily Mail portal, exacerbates censorship policies already in place in China. One of the topics that is marking the same lies in the ban on Internet browsing on anonymous media.

Take a look at our article, released on 9th of November

... and, that's all for this week!

Have a nice weekend, and we meet again next Saturday!

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