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  • AOSCC 2017 Now Up for Sign Up!JUNE 14, 2017

    After several months of hard work by our community members, we have finally settled on a venue and a date for this year’s AOSCC, so…

    Welcome to our 4th annual community gathering in Guangzhou, from July 14th to 16th!

    AOSCC 2017’s venue is generously sponsored by the Guangdong University of Technology on their campus location at the H.E.M.C. (Higher Education Mega Center; 大学城). The gathering will take place in Experiment Building 4, Room 304(实验四号楼 304 实验室), here are some maps to the location…

    • Google Maps
    • Gaode Maps

    While we are still preparing for other documentations and details for the event, here’s the information we are able to produce so far…

    Already made up your mind? Just sign up here! There’s no need to provide your full name (though recommended) - it is required for all participants to sign up here so we could keep track on the amount of people coming, as this could be limited due to our venue.

    We could say at present that we could hold 50 at our venue, but this could go up if it ended up going above this amount.

    Again, please sign up here.

  • AOSA-2017-0042: Update FirefoxJUNE 14, 2017

  • zh_CN Localization Guide 1.5.4JUNE 14, 2017

    Just a quick announcement that version 1.5.4 of our zh_CN (Simplified Chinese, China) Localization Guide is released.

    This revision of the guide introduced a new section discussing the translation of Desktop Entry files (.desktop) files, more details could be found on the actual released document, zh_CN L10n Guide, version 1.5.4.

    If you have any suggestions for future revisions or found any errors in our documentation, please report it here.

  • AOSA-2017-0041: Update IrssiJUNE 10, 2017

    Please update your irssi package to version 1.0.3 (PowerPC 32/64-bit big endian users: please move away from AOSC OS for the summer as we are unable to provide package update until September, see our last post for more information).

    A new version of Irssi IRC/Web Chat Client has recently been released to address two security vulnerabilities:

    CVE-2017-9468, CVE-2017-9469.

    Relevant documentation:

  • Core 4.2.2: Fin.JUNE 7, 2017

    With the release of Core 4.2.2, we have reached the end of the “Series 4” of AOSC OS Core.

    This point release updated Linux API Headers to version 4.11.3 in order to retain compatibility of the new Chromium/Google Chrome 59 browser - which contains a great deal of security updates/fixes. With July closing in, we are getting ready to unveil the collection of features and updates coming in Core “E” - our fifth Core release series - coming this summer.

    With the hint “E” - yes, we are about to start a call-for-codename for this new series of AOSC OS Core releases, we will vote for the next codename on the first day of AOSCC 2017 - details coming in the following week or so.

    Just a short announcement to tell you what’s up with the new version - and moreover, to thank you for using AOSC OS and staying supportive of our development effort.

    Core 4.2.2 is now available for amd64 users, this update will come for armel (ARMv7) and arm64 (ARMv8, AArch64) users in the coming week.

    For mipsel (MIPS-II), mips64el (MIPS64r2), powerpc (PowerPC 32-bit), ppc64 (PowerPC 64-bit, big endian) users however… Please don’t wait around, as none of these architectures will support the Chromium browser family, we have elected to skip this release. Core “E” will come in time, however, so look out for that!

    Lastly, as we have no PowerPC device available for development at the moment, we have decided to suspend all updates - and that includes security updates - for both PowerPC architectures.

    We do apologise for the inconvenience and we would further recommend that you move away from AOSC OS for this summer, in our hope to keep you safe from cyberattacks and existing bugs.

    — Mingcong Bai

  • AOSA-2017-0040: Update to Chromium and Google Chrome

  • AOSA-2017-0039: Update Sudo

  • Cinnamon 3.4 Now Available!

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