Jan 212019
 

News briefs for January 21, 2019.

Orange Pi 3 SBC is now available. Linux
Gizmos
reports that the open-source hardware platform, Allwinner H6-based Orange Pi 3 SBC
is now available for $30, or for $40 with 2GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC. Also,
other highlights include “GbE, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, WiFi-ac, and
mini-PCIe.” For more info, visit the Orange
Pi 3 AliExpress page
.

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 have discovered
malware that targets Linux servers to mine cryptocurrency. According to
the Softpedia
News post
, this malware was launched by a group named “Rocke” to
“infiltrate into Linux systems and look for five different cloud
security products that could block further malicious activities on the
compromised hosts”. The article mentions that “Flaws in Apache Struts 2,
Oracle WebLogic, and Adobe ColdFusion are being used.”

Google recently released Chrome OS 73 for the Dev Channel, and the
new version has “quite a few new items related to Project Crostini, for
Linux app support”, according to the About
Chromebooks post
. One new feature is the “choice of running Linux
apps in either high or low density”, and another is “a new flag that
will enable backups of your Crostini container data files”. And, you now
can “share Android’s Google Play Files, My Files and even
Google Drive with Linux in the native Chrome OS Files app.” See also the
changelog
for more details.

Inkscape is finally reaching the 1.0 milestone after 15 years of
development. Softpedia
News
reports that Inkscape 1.0 will feature “an updated user
interface that offers better support
for 4K/HiDPI screens and theming support, the ability to rotate and
mirror canvases, new options for exporting to the PNG image format,
variable fonts (requires pango 1.41.1 or higher), as well as much faster
path operations and deselection of a large amounts of paths.”
You can download the pre-release alpha as an Appimage from here
and see the release notes here.

Linux
5.0-rc3 was released yesterday
. Linus writes that “This rc is a bit
bigger than usual. Partly because I missed a
networking pull request for rc2, and as a result rc3 now contains
_two_ networking pull updates. But part of it may also just be that it
took a while for people to find and then fix bugs after the holiday
season.” He concludes his release message with “Nothing particularly odd
strikes me.”

Orange Pi 3 SBC Now Available, New Malware Targeting Linux Servers to Mine Cryptocurrency, Chrome OS 73 for the Dev Channel Released, Inkscape Nearing Version 1.0 Milestone and Linux 5.0-rc3 Is Out
Source: Linux Journal

Jan 212019
 

Inkscape is quality SVG editor that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems and can be used to create or edit vector graphics like logos, diagrams, illustrations, charts, and anything else in between. InkScape 1.0 is a major release that all fans of the open source software have expected for so long, and it finally brings long-anticipated features and improvements.

Highlights of Inkscape 1.0 include an updated user interface that offers better support for 4K/HiDPI screens and theming support, the ability to rotate and mirror canvases, new options for exporting to the PNG image format, variable fonts (requires pango 1.41.1 or higher), as well as much faster path operations and deselection of a large amounts of paths.

Among other changes coming to the Inkscape 1.0 release, which should be available later this year, we can mention the ability to control the width of the PowerStroke tool with pressure sensitive touch gestures on graphics tablets, support for fillet/chamfer LPE and lossless boolean operation LPE, and optional placement of Origin in the top left corner of the window.

A first alpha pre-release version of Inkscape 1.0 is now available for download as an AppImage for Linux-based operating systems. A source package is available as well if you want to compile the software on Mac or Windows OSes.

Source: https://news.softpedia.com/news/inkscape-1-0-open-source-vector-graphics-editor-is-finally-coming-after-15-years-524596.shtml

Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

Inkscape 1.0 Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor Is Finally Coming After 15 Years
Source: Full Circle Magazine