‘Planet Gentoo Universe’ Archive

GIMP 2.9.6 now in Gentoo 2017-08-26 No Comments

Here’s what upstream has to say about the new release 2.9.6. Enjoy 🙂

Expat 2.2.4 released 2017-08-23 No Comments

Expat 2.2.4 has recently been released. It features one major bugfix regarding files encoded as UTF-8, and improvements to the build system. If you are using a more ancient version of Visual Studio like 2012, please check the post-2.2.4 commits in Git for related fixes to compilation. Also, founding of Rhodri’s work on Expat by […]

Openmailbox.org turns against existing users, drops IMAP support without prior notice 2017-08-06 No Comments

Short version: Openmailbox “upgrade”: outages, broken app, paywalled or removed features https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14935004 Longer version: Openmailbox 2.0: new owner, outages, brokenness, paywalled and removed features http://phoe-krk.tumblr.com/post/163837468388/openmailbox-20-new-owner-outages-brokenness Update: I moved to disroot.org now.

Expat 2.2.3 released, includes security fixes for Windows 2017-08-02 No Comments

Just a quick note that Expat 2.2.3 has been released. For Windows users, it fixes DLL hijacking (CVE-2017-11742). On Linux, extracting entropy for Hash DoS protection no longer blocks, which affected D-Bus and systems that are low on entropy early in the boot process. For more details, please check the change log.

Expat 2.2.2 released 2017-07-14 No Comments

(This article first appeared on XML.com.) A few weeks after release 2.2.1 of the free software XML parsing library Expat, version 2.2.2 now improves on few rough edges (mostly related to compilation) but also fixes security issues. Windows binaries compiled with _UNICODE now use proper entropy for seeding the SipHash algorithm. On Unix-like platforms, accidentally […]

Expat 2.2.1 with security fixes has been released 2017-06-18 No Comments

Expat 2.2.1 has been released. It’s a security release with a variety of security fixes, for instance: An infinite loop denial-of-service fix (that Rhodri James wrote more about), introduction of SipHash against sophisticated hash flooding, use of OS-specific high quality entropy providers like getrandom, integer overflow fixes, and more. We also got better code coverage, […]

Fwd: Issues with window.opener (HTML, not just JavaScript) 2017-06-11 No Comments

About rel=noopener (mathiasbynens.github.io)

Re-introducing app-portage/fetchcommandwrapper 2017-05-16 No Comments

Hi! When I started fetchcommandwrapper about 6 years ago it was a proof of concept: It plugged into portage replacing wget for downloads, facilitating ${GENTOO_MIRRORS} and aria2 to both download faster and distribute loads across mirrors. A hack for sure, but with some potential. Back then public interest was non-existent, fetchcommandwrapper had some issues — […]

Disqus(ting) / Fwd: What’s Wrong with Disqus? 2017-05-08 No Comments

What’s Wrong with Disqus? / Replacing Disqus with Github Comments (donw.io)

Fwd: x11-misc/safeeyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain / asthenopia 2017-04-30 No Comments

Hey there! If you are not subscribed to the new Gentoo packages feed, let me quickly introduce you to SafeEyes that I started using on a daily basis. It has found it’s way into Gentoo as x11-misc/safeeyes now. This article does a good job: SafeEyes Protects You From Eye Strain When Working On The Computer […]