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Siduction 12.2.0 RC1 – The Doors Are Alive!! / sneekylinux

Siduction "Riders on the storm" 12.2.0.rc1 XFCE

Sneekylinux Review of Siduction 12.2.0.rc1 XFCE

Here we have the new one from the comm guys at siduction, and it is a release candidate but on the whole it is nice to use and runs fast on even low end systems,(this one was the old P4 system) now this was a hardware install and video as you may gather once you watch it, and i did have quite a few probs with audio, it was like going back in time really so the need to sort that out, but on the whole being a rc it aint to bad so go give it a try. You may even see the doors….lol, super man…!!

Siduction 12.2.0 RC1 – The Doors Are Alive!!

Siduction "Riders on the storm" 12.2.0.rc1 XFCE

Sneekylinux Review of Siduction 12.2.0.rc1 XFCE

Here we have the new one from the comm guys at siduction, and it is a release candidate but on the whole it is nice to use and runs fast on even low end systems,(this one was the old P4 system) now this was a hardware install and video as you may gather once you watch it, and i did have quite a few probs with audio, it was like going back in time really so the need to sort that out, but on the whole being a rc it aint to bad so go give it a try. You may even see the doors….lol, super man…!!

Upgrade to ChiliProject 3.1.0

We have upgraded our installation to ChiliProject 3.1.0. Our congratulations go to the people behind ChiliProject.

In short a cite from their release announce:

ChiliProject 3.1.0 includes some new features and bugfixes for ChiliProject 3.0.0 as well as some critical security fixes. It is suitable for use on production websites and we recommend that all users download the release as soon as possible.

What’s included

3.1.0 includes 20 bug fixes including one security fix and 5 new features for 3.0.0.

The security fix addresses several the mass assignment vulnerabilities in ChiliProject. These allowed users to write certain pieces of data which they should not have been allowed to. However users could not grant themselves access to data they can’t normally access. It was also not possible for non-admins to grant users additional rights.

All of the vulnerabilities existed since the start of the project, most going back to the beginning of Redmine itself. To further mitigate the issue, we are going to review the controller code and add additional means to prevent mass-assignment vulnerabilities in the future. As these changes require some architectural changes, we will spread them out over the future releases as part of our migration to Rails 3.

More information about the way mass-assignment works in Rails can be found at Michael Hartl’s tech blog.

You can download ChiliProject 3.1.0 here. A full list of changes can be found in the release announce linked above.

Liberate the Debian Administrator’s Handbook

Last week i stumbled upon a interesting project: The liberation of the Debian Administrator’s Handbook.  The goal of the project is described best with their own words:

Liberate the Debian Administrator’s Handbook

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook has been written by two Debian developers who are keen to share their knowledge. Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independent Debian GNU/Linux administrator.

It covers all the topics that a competent Linux administrator should master, from the installation and the update of the system up to building packages and the compilation of the kernel, but also monitoring, backup and migration, without forgetting advanced topics like SELinux setup to secure services, automated installations, or virtualization with Xen, KVM or LXC.

Read more at http://debian-handbook.info/liberation

Upgrade to ChiliProject 3.0.0

We have upgraded our installation to Chiliproject 3.0.0. Our congratulations go to the people behind ChiliProject.

What’s new?

  • new design, better look-and-feel
  • a flexible templating system called Liquid
  • a huge stack of smaller improvements making it more flexible, easy and fun to use

What’s included

3.0.0 includes 24 new features and 15 bugfixes over 2.7.0. It includes all bug fixes and features of the 2.7.0 release.

What’s next?

This is the first release in the 3.x series which will be fully supported with monthly bugfix releases until the next major ChiliProject version which is due around July 2012. The big goals for that major release are the upgrade to Rails 3.x and the further modularization of ChiliProject.

Upgrade to ChiliProject 2.6.0

ChiliProject 2.6.0 has just been released. It includes some bugfixes for ChiliProject 2.5.0. It is suitable for use on production websites and we recommend that all users download the release as soon as possible.

We will upgrade our Installation today, so please excuse any posbible inconveniences. This should be the last planned upgrade of ChiliProject 2.x. We are planning a Upgrade to ChiliProject 3.0 after test later this month.

What’s included

2.6.0 includes 6 new features and 8 bug fixes for 2.5.0. None of the bug fixes is security related. The major highlights of this release are:

  • ChiliProject is now fully compatible with Ruby 1.9.3
  • Plugins needed by the core and user-provided plugins should now be separated. Users are advised to install their custom plugins into vendor/chiliproject_plugins from now on. This helps to distinguish plugins during updates. Existing installations with all plugins in vendor/plugins will continue to work as they used to be.
  • Admins using LDAP as an authentication backend can now define arbitrary LDAP filters to further narrow down the elements eligible for authentication.
  • rdm-mailhandler.rb which is used for receiving mails is usable again after fixing a regression introduced in 2.5.0
  • Small bug fixes and translation improvements.