News briefs for April 16, 2018.
The Bassel Khartabil Free Fellowship was awarded yesterday to Majd
Al-shihabi, a Palestinian-Syrian engineer and urban planning graduate based
in Beirut, Lebanon: “The Fellowship will support Majd’s efforts in
building a unified platform for Syrian and Palestinian oral history archives,
as well as the digitizing and release of previously forgotten 1940s era
public domain maps of Palestine.” The Creative Commons also announced the first three
winners of the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund: Egypt-based The Mosireen
Collective, and Lebanon-based Sharq.org and ASI-REM/ADEF Lebanon. For all the
details, see the announcement
on the Creative
GNOME 3.28 is ready for prime time after receiving its first point
release on Friday, which includes numerous improvements and bug fixes. See
for all the details on version 3.28.1.
Apache Subversion 1.10 has been released. This version is “a superset of
all previous Subversion releases, and is as of the time of its release
considered the current “best” release. Any feature or bugfix in 1.0.x through
1.9.x is also in 1.10, but 1.10 contains features and bugfixes not present in
any earlier release. The new features will eventually be documented in a 1.10
version of the free Subversion
book.” New features include improved path-based authorization, new
interactive conflict resolver, added support for LZ4 compression and more.
See the release
notes for more information.
A new version of Mixxx, the free and open-source DJ software, was released
today. Version 2.1 has “new and improved controller mappings, updated Deere
and LateNight skins, overhauled effects system, and much more”.
Kayenta, a new
open-source project from Google and Netflix for automated deployment
monitoring was announced
recently. GeekWire reports that the project’s goal is “to help other companies
that want to modernize their application deployment practices but don’t
exactly have the same budget and expertise to build their own solution.”