Cliff’s List Filter – Aug 3-9


Author: Ian Palmer

Welcome again to the usual helping of news, tips and patches from the open source mailing lists. This week: 2 penguins are better than one…Linux 2.6.8-rc3 is released as well as the final version of 2.4.27; several patches that will hopefully improve Nautilus stability for GNOME desktops; a few new software releases for KDE; and a reminder to update your Mozilla software due to a critical security bug that was found this week.

Linux Kernel



  • amaroK v1.0.2, an audio player for the KDE desktop, was released on August 6. New in this version is support for the XINE audio engine.
  • KNetworkConf v0.6 was released on August 7. It is a module for the KDE control center which is used to configure network devices and settings.
  • KDE users who have compiled Akode with a version of libltdl installed may be experiencing problem playing Ogg files. Recompiling Akode with libltdl disabled should solve this problem.


  • The libpng vulnerability, that was recently announced this past week, has been fixed in Firefox 0.9.3, Mozilla 1.7.2 and Thunderbird 0.7.3. If you haven’t already, please upgrade at your soonest opportunity.