Ven 26 Giu 2015     

Annunciato il rilascio della versione alpha di Ubuntu 15.10

The first alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released!
This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuKylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images. Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf are not encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.
Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.

Mer 05 Ott 2011     

Rilasciata la versione beta di Fedora 16

This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. Examples include:

  • Cloud Updates. Fedora now includes a number of new and improved features to support cloud computing, includingHekaFS, a "cloud ready" version of GlusterFS, including additional auth*/crypto/multi-tenancy; pacemaker-cloud, application service high availability in a cloud environment; and IaaS implementations such as Aeolus andOpenStack.
  • Virtualization. Once again Fedora raises the bar on virtualization support, including expanded virtual network support, an improved Spice for managing virtual machines, restored Xen support, a new virtual machine lock manager, and improved ability to browse guest file systems.
  • System Boot. Fedora 16 introduces GRUB2, the long-awaited next-generation boot-loader for Linux. GRUB2 automatically recognizes other operating systems, supports LVM2 and LUKS partitions, and is more customizable than the previous version. In this release, only x86 systems with a BIOS uses GRUB2 by default. Work is ongoing for making GRUB2 the default for other architectures and systems.
  • Services Management. Fedora 15 introduced the Systemd services management program. This release features better integration of Systemd via conversion to native systemd services from legacy init scripts in many software components -- for desktop users, this means faster boot times; for system administrators it means more powerful management of services.
  • Desktop Updates. The two major desktop environments have been updated to the latest releases: KDE Software Compilation 4.7 and GNOME 3.1 development release. GNOME 3.2 is available in the updates testing repository, enabled by default in this release.
  • System Accounts. Fedora now standardizes on login.defs as authority for UID/GID space allocation, and has moved boundary between system and user accounts from 500 to 1000 to match conventions followed by several other Linux distributions. Upgrading from a existing release will not be affected by this change and you can use kickstart to override this change during installation if necessary.
  • Developer Improvements. Developers get many goodies with Verne, including updated Ada, Haskell and Perlenvironments, a new Python plugin for GCC and a number of new and improved APIs.

La lista completa delle nuove features è disponibile a questa pagina. Download della versione beta di Fedora 16 da questa pagina.

Mer 16 Mar 2011     

Le proposte di Oracle relative a Java Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) sono state approvate dalla JCP (Java Community Process, comitato esecutivo per Java SE/EE). La votazione, il cui esito è indicato a questa pagina, si è conclusa con 13 voti favorevoli su 13, 12 "Yes with no comment" e un "Yes with comment", da parte di IBM.
Una delle principali novità che si vuole introdurre in Java EE 7 riguarda il multitenancy, importante per gli ambienti cloud. Si cercherà di introdurre il supporto per HTML5

We expect the Java EE 7 platform to add first-class support for some of the recent developments in the web space, including HTML5 and Web Sockets

Alla JCP sono anche state proposte altre Java Specification Request (JSR), la 340 (Java Servlet 3.1), la 341 (Expression Language 3.0), la 343 (Java Message Service 2.0) e la 344 (Java Server Faces 2.2).
Il rilascio di Java EE 7 è previsto per il terzo trimestre del 2012. Per quanto riguarda Java EE 8 è già stata rilasciata una roadmap, ed è possibile che sia rilasciata entro il 2013.