The Register covers an
. "The attack exploits subtle differences in the way
SSH software reacts when encountering errors during cryptographic
processing. By directing specially manipulated packets at the application,
an attacker has a one in 262,144 chance of recovering 32 bits of plaintext
from an arbitrary chunk of ciphertext. While those are extremely limited
odds, the design flaw still poses a significant threat given the way many
applications that employ SSH work.
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ars technica plays with the new Moblin beta
. "Moblin uses an unusual task management paradigm that is well-suited to mobile devices. Applications are organized into "zones," which are loosely analogous to virtual desktops. When I launch an application, the shell will automatically create a new zone in which to house the program's windows. When all of the windows in a zone have been closed, the shell will automatically remove the Zone. The zones tab on the Moblin panel will display thumbnail previews of all of the windows in each zone. You can switch to a certain zone or window by clicking, and you can move windows between zones by dragging and dropping the thumbnails. The zones tab in the shell is Moblin's replacement for the conventional taskbar.
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Linux Journal takes
a look at Fedora's naming scheme
. F12 nominations are open.
"The method for choosing the the nom de plume for the behatted distro
is deceptively simple: The new name must share a link to the old name, and
that link must follow the pattern "X is a Y, and so is Z." An example, from
the last Fedora name contest: "Cambridge was a ship of the Union Navy, and
Leonidas was too." Cambridge (X) was the preceding release name, from
Fedora 10, Leonidas (Z) was the winning submission, and the connection
between the two was that both were ships in the Union Navy (Y).
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The MySQL DBMS community and enterprise binaries will now be released
on the same schedule, according to this Sun
by Giuseppe Maxia.
"We kept going, and we kept pushing, until we got the announcement at the MySQL Conference 2009, stating the end of the binary split. Now the community server binaries will be published as often as the enterprise ones. The rationale of this request is that the strength of MySQl is in its wide community. We claim that the MySQL server is tested by millions of users, and yet we were giving the GA (mature) binaries only to a handful of customers.
This looked like a privilege, but it was in fact, from an engineering standpoint, a disadvantage. As a customer, I would gladly adopt a software that has been installed by a few million people, rather than being the privileged first one to try it in production.
sums up the change:
"Merge community up to enterprise, thus ending the community-server
(Thanks to Bart Cortooms).
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Here's a look at movement in the MySQL community
from ars technica. "Some key developers in the MySQL community are launching a new coalition called the Open Database Alliance which intends to coordinate collaborative MySQL development. The alliancewhich currently consists of Monty Program Ab, Percona, and OpenQueryaims to provide an inclusive, vendor-neutral environment for moving forward MySQL development. Their efforts will attempt to insulate MySQL from Oracle's competitive interests by giving the collective MySQL community enough leverage to control the project's destiny.
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