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+  <img class="face" src="/images/icons/newsletter.png" width="85" height="85" 
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+
+  <h2>Frugalware Linux Newsletter - Issue 82</h2>
+
+  <p>…to inform…to educate…to entertain</p>
+
+
+  <h2>:)</h2>
+
+  <p>&quot;One <strong>K</strong> to rule them all, one <strong>K</strong>
+  to find them,</br> One <strong>K</strong> to bring them all and in the
+  darkness bind them&quot;</br></br> <em>Frugalware developer Melko,
+  promoting the KDE Software Compilation</em></p>
+
+
+  <h2>Welcome</h2>
+
+  <p>Welcome to another issue of the Frugalware Linux community’s newsletter,
+  which highlights the latest events and activities of the Frugalware Linux
+  community.</p>
+
+  <p>Features of this issue include:</p>
+
+  <ul>
+    <li>Frugalware Release Party was "up in the air"</li>
+    <li>Slown is officially a developer</li>
+    <li>Cedynamix is back!</li>
+    <li>Tips and Tricks - "Bash shell aliases" and "Tell me when you're 
finished"</li>
+    <li>Focus on Packages - Gource and Duplicity</li>
+    <li>Frugalware Exam #3 - Answers</li>
+  </ul>
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Events etc
+  </div><img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/calendar.png" width="85"
+  height="85"><br>
+
+  <p>Here’s a selection of recent events and other items that you might find
+  interesting:</p>
+
+  <h4>Frugalware Linux version 1.5 released</h4>
+
+  <p>On 15 August 2011, developer VMiklos <a href=
+  "http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.frugalware.announce/114";>announced
+  </a> the release of Frugalware Linux version 1.5, code name "Mores".
+  Although a stable release is made every six months, this was a significant
+  release with some major changes, including: systemd now being the default
+  init system and an initial ARM port. It was also the first release for
+  several of the newest members of the development team. Congratulations to
+  everyone involved.</p>
+
+  <h4>Frugalware Release Party was "up in the air"</h4>
+
+  <p>In accordance with tradition, a party was held to celebrate the latest
+  Frugalware Linux release. The French team members had prepared a banquet
+  at the top of the Eiffel Tower and everyone drank, ate and generally
+  enjoyed themselves. Unfortunately someone had forgotten that the very top
+  of the tower is very narrow and so only three team members could be at the
+  top at the same time. It all worked out well, though, because Devil505 had
+  brought his new netbook and /dev/random was used to choose when everyone
+  went to the top.</p>
+
+  <p>A highlight of the celebrations was a parachute jump high above Paris.
+  While free-falling, everyone arranged themselves in formation to represent
+  the Frugalware logo. <em>Someone</em>, whose name is to be kept a secret,
+  started to make the <em>Fedora</em> logo instead but was quickly corrected
+  by the other team members. They claim that anyone could have confused the
+  Fedora 'f' with our 'F' but it still seems a little suspicious. Anyway,
+  the logo appeared briefly in the bright blue Parisian sky and everyone
+  landed safely. We haven't decided how we might celebrate the release of
+  Frugalware Linux version 1.6 but maybe we'll keep our feet on the ground.
+  </p>
+
+  <h4>Slown is officially a developer</h4>
+
+  <p>Frugalware user Slown had recently submitted a number of FrugalBuilds
+  for new packages. After some initial reviews, VMiklos realised that his
+  work no longer need review and so invited Slown to become an official
+  member of the Frugalware development team. Congratulations to Slown and
+  we look forward to many more packages in the future.</p>
+
+  <h4>Cedynamix is back!</h4>
+
+  <p>Just as we welcome Slown to the team, developer Cedynamix has returned
+  after a break. We're not sure just what he's been doing but we've searched
+  other Linux distributions' activity and are satisfied that he's not been
+  working elsewhere. Welcome back Cedynamix.</p>
+
+  <h4>Balint is helping with German translation</h4>
+
+  <p>Frugalware user Balint (AKA Sigo) is helping with the translation into
+  German of the various Frugalware projects. Help in this area is always
+  welcome because we would like Frugalware to be accessible in everyone's
+  native language. Even if someone is already providing translations you can
+  help because it's good to have someone review the work of others and point
+  out problems or raise questions, whether it's code or translation.</p>
+
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">New Packages</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/package-new.png" width="85" 
height="85" alt="" /><br />
+
+  <p>This section of the newsletter features packages which have been added
+  since the previous issue.</p>
+
+
+  <table rules="all" width="80%" frame="border" cellspacing="0" cellpadding=
+  "4">
+    <col width="33%">
+    <col width="33%">
+    <col width="33%">
+
+    <thead>
+      <tr>
+        <th align="left" valign="top">Package</th>
+
+        <th align="left" valign="top">Description</th>
+
+        <th align="left" valign="top">Maintainer</th>
+      </tr>
+    </thead>
+    <tbody>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">converseen-0.4.6</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">A batch image conversion tool written in C++ with 
Qt4 and Magick++.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">centuri0</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">clinica-0.1.1</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">A simple medical records manager.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Slown</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">libqtpascal-2.4</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">The Free Pascal Qt4 binding allows Free Pascal to 
interface with the C++ Library Qt.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">kikadf</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">libbluray-20110920</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Blu-Ray access library.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Devil505</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">google-music-frame-0.2</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">An application that runs Google Music web interface 
in its own window.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Devil505</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">minus-uploader-1.5</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">The Minus desktop app allows you to drag-n-drop 
photos and files into the taskbar and instantly upload onto Minus.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Devil505</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">rhash-1.2.8</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Utility for verifying hash sums (SFV, CRC, etc). 
Supports lots of algorithms.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Slown</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">laptop-mode-tools-1.59</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">A kernel mode that allows you to extend the battery 
life of your laptop.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Devil505</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">pymp-1.1</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Lean and flexible frontend for MPlayer, written in 
python.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Pingax</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">pigz-2.1.6</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">A gzip implementation that can use parallel 
threads.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">James Buren</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">google-musicmanager-1.0.13.9715</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">A simple application for adding the music files on 
your computer to your Music library.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Devil505</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">rsyslog-5.8.4</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Enhanced system logging and kernel message trapping 
daemon.</p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table">Miklos Vajna</p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table"></p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table"></p>
+        </td>
+
+        <td align="left" valign="top">
+          <p class="table"></p>
+        </td>
+      </tr>
+    </tbody>
+  </table>
+
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Tips and Tricks</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/terminal.png" width="85" 
height="85" alt=""><br>
+
+  <h4>Bash Shell Aliases</h4>
+
+  <p>If you often type the same command or series of commands in a shell,
+  then aliases will save you time. An alias replaces a user-defined command
+  with other shell commands. The idea is that typing a short command and
+  having either a longer command or several commands occur saves you time
+  and effort. Here is a very simple Bash shell alias:</p>
+
+  <code>alias pu='pacman-g2 -Syu'</code>
+
+  <p>With this alias defined, when you enter the command "pu" in a
+  Bash shell, "pacman-g2 -Syu" will actually be run instead. Keep in
+  mind that aliases are simply shorter versions of commands you
+  would normally type.</p>
+
+  <p>If you often use the same set of options for a command, an alias is an
+  easy way of setting those as the default. For example, if you want to always
+  use the "-h" option for the "df" (Disk Free) command, you can define the
+  following alias:</p>
+
+  <code>alias df='df -h'</code>
+
+  <p>You might think that this would create an infinite loop, but it
+  doesn't. :) When you now enter the command "df", the "-h" option is always
+  added. Note that you can't use replaceable parameters in an alias but if
+  you have such a need, use a shell function instead.</p>
+
+  <p>To see a list of all currently defined aliases, enter "alias" in a
+  terminal. User-defined aliases are configured in your Bash configuration
+  file: ~/.bashrc. Changes to this file don't take effect immediately but
+  you can activate them by entering the command ". ~/.bashrc". Note the
+  space between the first full stop/period (.) and the Bash configuration
+  file. This has only been a very brief coverage of Bash aliases, so refer
+  to the Bash man page for more details. A little time learning just some of
+  its features will certainly save you time in the long run.</p>
+
+
+  <h4>Tell me when you're finished</h4>
+
+  <p>If you're running a command in a terminal emulator that you expect to
+  take a while, it's boring to sit, watch and wait for it to finish. If you
+  install the "libnotify" package you have a very useful application
+  available: notify-send. This application allows you to specify from the
+  command line a custom popup message to appear on the desktop. The content
+  of the message and for how long it remains visible are all customisable.
+  Here's an example command which will popup a message when a CLI command
+  is complete:</p>
+
+  <code>wget &lt;file&gt; &amp; notify-send --urgency=critical File
+  download is complete.</code>
+
+  <p>In this case a message with the text "File download is complete." will
+  appear after the command has exited, regardless of the result. If you want
+  the message to appear <strong>only</strong> if it's been successful then
+  use two apersands (&amp;) between the two commands. You could even have
+  two different messages appear, one for successful completion and another
+  if an error occurred but this is out of the scope for this tip. I can't
+  remember what happens under Xfce or KDE but on GNOME 3 a message with an
+  urgency of "critical" stays visible until you click on it. Messages with
+  other urgency ratings will hide again after a brief delay. notify-send
+  doesn't have a man page but you can see all available parameters by
+  entering "notify-send --h".</p>
+
+  <p>The next time you're downloading an ISO or perhaps converting video
+  files from one format to another, try notify-send and give yourself some
+  free time. :)</p>
+
+  <h4>Do you have any tips or tricks to share?</h4>
+
+  <p>If you have some tips and tricks that you would like to share, <em>
+  please</em> post them on the forums or in the comments section below.</p>
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Focus on Packages</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/package-new.png" width="85" 
height="85" alt=""><br>
+
+  <h4>Gource</h4>
+
+  <p>My knowledge of version control systems (VCS) is roughly the same as my
+  knowledge of cars: I can operate them well enough to get me from A to B
+  but don't know how to fix them if something goes wrong. When I read about
+  new utilities for VCS I get a little worried, thinking that I just might
+  do more harm than good but I can't help being curious. You run <a href=
+  "http://code.google.com/p/gource/";>Gource</a> in a terminal, providing the
+  path to a VCS repository as a parameter, with support for VCS including
+  git, Subversion and Mercurial. In a window, Gource draws bright blobs
+  which represent the objects in the repository and lines between them to
+  represent the links between the objects. It works forward through the
+  repository's history, illustrating the changes in the repository by
+  dynamically changing the displayed blobs and lines. It looks a little like
+  a fireworks screensaver but it's much more interesting to watch. Try it
+  for yourself and I'm sure you'll be entertained, possibly for hours. :D</p>
+
+  <img src="issue82_screenshot_gource.png" alt="Gource screenshot" title=
+  "Gource screenshot" />
+
+  <h4>Duplicity</h4>
+
+  <p><a href="">Duplicity</a> is a CLI backup application with two major
+  features: it encrypts the backups and uses the librsync utility, which
+  minimises the amount of disk space required. The backups themselves are
+  encrypted with GnuPG and can be stored on either a local or remote file
+  server, with options including: ftp, ssh/scp,  rsync,  WebDAV,  WebDAVs,
+  HSi, IMAP, Ubuntu One and Amazon S3. The first backup of any directory
+  will be a full backup but any subsequent backups are incremental, making
+  Duplicity very efficient on disk space. Command-line parameters allow you
+  to specify exactly what you want, allowing for a full backup if you
+  specifically want it, exclusion of specific directories, and the option of
+  verifying what's on the source is an exact copy of what's contained in the
+  specified backup. All operations are logged for review if needed.</p>
+
+  <p>Backups are useful only if you can recover what you need <em>when</em>
+  you need it. Duplicity offers plenty of options, including restoration of
+  individual files and directories, also time-based restoration. To restore
+  the directory /home/me to as it was at the most recent backup:</p>
+
+  <pre>duplicity scp://u...@other.host/some_dir /home/me</pre>
+
+  <p>To restore an individual file to as it was 3 days ago:</p>
+
+  <pre>duplicity -t 3D --file-to-restore Mail/article
+  scp://u...@other.host/some_dir /home/me/restored_file</pre>
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Frugalware Exam #3 - Answers</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/terminal.png" width="85" 
height="85" alt=""><br>
+
+  <p>Below are the answers to the Frugalware exam which featured in
+  newsletter issue 81. If you haven't yet taken the exam, please test
+  yourself <em>then</em> return here. If you cheat and look at the answers
+  before taking the exam we'll send someone to your house to steal the
+  [Enter] keys from all your keyboards. :P</p>
+
+  <p>Check your answers against the list below and for each correct answer
+  you earn 1 point. Add up all your points and compare your total against
+  the table to find out your Frugalware rating.</p>
+
+  <h4>Correct Answers</h4>
+
+  <dl> <dt><strong>What's required to become a member of the Frugalware
+  development team?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>3. Submission of enough FrugalBuild patches to have proven you know
+         what you're doing.</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>Frugalware packages are available around the world from what
+  type of source?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>2. mirrors</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>Which of the following is NOT a label commonly applied to one
+  or more
+Frugalware package repositories?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>4. almost-stable-but-sometimes-makes-your-PC-explode</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>Which of the following is NOT a recommended method of
+  communicating with
+others in the Frugalware community?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>1. ouija board</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>Frugalware's package manager (pacman-g2) is a fork of which
+  package manager?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>3. ArchLinux's pacman</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>What is the aim of the newsletter?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>3. Inform readers about recent events and activities in the
+  community.</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>Who can edit the wiki?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>3. Anyone with a wiki account.</dd></br>
+
+  <dt><strong>A Feature Request in the Bug Tracking System can be made if
+  you want what?</strong></dt>
+
+  <dd>3. A new feature or package, or an existing feature changed.</dd>
+  </dl>
+
+
+  <h4>Rating</h4>
+
+  <table  rules="all" width="70%" frame="border" cellspacing="0" cellpadding=
+  "4">
+         <thead>
+               <tr>
+                       <th>Total Score</th>
+                       <th>Rating</th>
+               </tr>
+         </thead>
+         <tbody>
+                <tr>
+                        <td>8</td>
+                        <td>Have you considered becoming a contributor?</td>
+                </tr>
+                <tr>
+                        <td>6-7</td>
+                        <td>Well done! Keep up the good work.</td>
+                </tr>
+                <tr>
+                        <td>3-5</td> <td>Maybe read the newsletters and 
documentation
+                        more closely?</td>
+                </tr>
+                <tr>
+                        <td>0-2</td>
+                        <td>Have you tried other Linux distributions? :P</td>
+                </tr>
+         </tbody>
+  </table>
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Users' Desktop Screenshots</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/desktop.png" width="85" 
height="85" alt=""><br>
+
+  <p>In this edition we have quite a large numbers of users' desktop
+  screenshots. Even better, they show just how varied Linux desktops can be,
+  featuring different desktop environments, even <em>no</em> desktop
+  environment. Thankyou to everyone who posted their screenshot to the
+  forums. If you would like your own desktop to feature in this section,
+  please submit it the Frugalware forums and I'll copy it from there. If
+  there is a large number of screenshots submitted I may not feature all of
+  them so if you don't see yours, please don't be offended because I'm not
+  judging them on their quality or whether or not <em>I</em> like them</p>
+
+  <h4>Fore</h4>
+
+  <p>Fore's screenshot was submitted on 5 September 2011 and features GNOME 3
+  with the Nord theme and, at the bottom, the Plank dock.</p>
+
+  <a id="imagebox" href=
+  "http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_fore.png"; 
title
+  ="Screenshot of Fore's desktop"><img src=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_fore_t.png"; 
alt
+  ="Screenshot of Fore's desktop"></a>
+
+  <h4>Lenezir</h4>
+
+  <p>Lenezir's screenshot was submitted on 17 September 2011, featuring an
+  interesting desktop background and at the bottom is what I believe is the
+  Tint2 panel.</p>
+
+  <a id="imagebox" href=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_lenezir.png"; 
title
+  ="Screenshot of Lenezir's desktop"><img src=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_lenezir_t.png";
 alt
+  ="Screenshot of Lenezir's desktop"></a>
+
+  <h4>Pingax</h4>
+
+  <p>Pingax's screenshot was submitted on 15 August 2011 and features the
+  Xfce desktop environment and an amazing nightscape as the desktop
+  background. Note that Pingax has two panels on the desktop, the usual one
+  at the top of the screen and one at the right-hand side with a few
+  application launchers.</p>
+
+  <a id="imagebox" href=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_pingax.png"; 
title
+  ="Screenshot of Pingax's desktop"><img src=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_pingax_t.png";
 alt
+  ="Screenshot of Pingax's desktop"></a>
+
+  <h4>Tuxgas</h4>
+
+  <p>Tuxgas' screenshot was submitted on 5 September 2011 and features the
+  KDE 4 software compilation and an amazing desktop background, apparently
+  sourced from the <a href="http://desktopography.net/";>Desktopography</a>
+  site. If you have never visited the site, please do because it features
+  some absolutely amazing artwork for your desktop.</p>
+
+  <a id="imagebox" href=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_tuxgas.png"; 
title
+  ="Screenshot of Tuxgas's desktop"><img src=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_tuxgas_t.png";
 alt
+  ="Screenshot of Tuxgas's desktop"></a>
+
+  <h4>Slown</h4>
+
+  <p>Slown's screenshot was submitted on 31 August 2011 and features the
+  Xfce desktop with an extra, transparent panel at the bottom for
+  application launchers. To be honest I'm not entirely sure of any of this
+  but that's what I <em>think</em> it is. If I'm wrong I hope Slown will
+  correct me. :D</p>
+
+  <a id="imagebox" href=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_slown.png"; 
title
+  ="Screenshot of Slown's desktop"><img src=
+  
"http://frugalware.org/images/newsletter/issue82_desktopscreenshot_slown_t.png"; 
alt
+  ="Screenshot of Slown's desktop"></a>
+
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">From the wiki to you...</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/newsletter/wiki.png" width="85" height="85" 
/><br />
+
+  <p>This new section of the newsletter highlights recent additions and
+  changes to the wiki.</p>
+
+  <dl>
+         <dt>Pacman-g2: Pacman-g2 wrapper</dt>
+
+         <dd>This is a shell script which adds some quite useful functions to
+         the pacman-g2 package manager.</dd>
+
+         <dt>Xonotic - FPS</dt>
+
+         <dd>Xonotic is a first-person shooter-style (FPS) game which has
+         recently been packaged for Frugalware.</dd>
+
+         <dt>TODO 1.6 - updated</dt>
+
+         <dd>This wiki page is used by the developers to both brainstorm and
+         track progress on improvements planned for the 1.6 release. Keep up to
+         date with this page if you're keen to track progress. Understand,
+         though, that some of what's on the page are proposals only and may not
+         feature in the final release.</dd>
+
+         <dt>Frugalware FAQ</dt>
+
+         <dd>This page contains all documented FAQs about Frugalware. The 
content
+         was previously hosted as part of the official web site but has been
+         moved to the wiki because it's then easier to maintain.</dd>
+
+         <dt>Laptop Mode Tools</dt>
+
+         <dd>This page documents a new set of applications which are for use 
with
+         laptops.</dd>
+
+         <dt>Post-Installation</dt>
+
+         <dd>"New" user Ariszlo contributed some excellent information on 
topics
+         you may need after having installed Frugalware.</dd>
+
+         <dt>Broadcomm wireless</dt>
+
+         <dd>Unfortunately wireless support in Linux is still a topic which is 
a
+         problem for many people. Broadcom is one of the most common brands of
+         wireless chipsets and so it's great that Devil505 has added some
+         troubleshooting information to this page.</dd>
+
+         <dt>XFCE</dt>
+
+         <dd>User Korrode added a tip for XFCE for getting "Open" and "Show in
+         Folder" working. I have had this problem myself but didn't know to 
fix it.</dd>
+
+         <dt>Virtualbox</dt>
+
+         <dd>User and contributor Botchchikii has added a French-language page
+         about Virtualbox.</dd>
+
+         <dt>UUID</dt>
+         <dd>Developer Devil505 has added a page about UUID, a scheme for 
persistent
+         naming of block devices.</dd>
+  </dl>
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Bug Tracker System (BTS) Activity</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/icons/bug.png" width="85" height="85"><br>
+
+  <p>The following table gives you a overview of activity on bugs and
+  feature requests as at 4 October 2011.</p>
+
+
+  <table rules="all" width="80%" frame="border" cellspacing="0" cellpadding=
+  "4">
+    <col width="33%" />
+    <col width="33%" />
+    <col width="33%" />
+
+    <thead>
+      <tr>
+        <th align="left">Activity</th>
+
+        <th align="left">Bugs</th>
+
+        <th align="left">Feature Requests</th>
+      </tr>
+    </thead>
+
+    <tbody>
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left">Open</td>
+
+        <td align="left">115</td>
+
+        <td align="left">144</td>
+      </tr>
+
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left">Opened since the previous newsletter</td>
+
+        <td align="left">31</td>
+
+        <td align="left">4</td>
+      </tr>
+
+      <tr>
+        <td align="left">Closed since the previous newsletter</td>
+
+        <td align="left">44</td>
+
+        <td align="left">31</td>
+      </tr>
+    </tbody>
+  </table>
+
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">Security Announcements</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/icons/warning.png" width="85" height="85" 
alt=""><br>
+
+  <p><strong>Remember</strong> - According to the normal support arrangements
+  for Frugalware, the release of 1.5 ("Mores") means that no further security
+  or bug fixes will be released for Frugalware 1.4 ("Nexon") or earlier.</p>
+
+  <p>Here is a list of <a href="/security">security issues</a> which have
+  been discovered and fixed in the 1.5 release since the previous newsletter.
+  </p>
+
+  <table border=1 cellpadding=5 
cellspacing=0><tr></tr><th>FSA</th><th>Package</th><th>FSA 
Description</th><th>Upgrade 
To</th></tr><tr><td>FSA745</td><td>django</td><td>Some vulnerabilities have 
been reported in Django, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose 
certain system information, manipulate certain data, conduct cache poisoning 
attacks, and cause a DoS (Denial of 
Service)</td><td>django-1.3.1-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA744</td><td>librsvg</td><td>A vulnerability has been reported 
in librsvg, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial 
of Service) and potentially compromise an application using the 
library</td><td>librsvg-2.34.1-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA743</td><td>mantis</td><td>Some vulnerabilities have been 
reported in MantisBT, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct 
cross-site scripting attacks and disclose potentially sensitive information and 
by malicious users to compromise a vulnerable 
system</td><td>mantis-1.2.8-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA742</td><td>apache</td><td>Kingcope has discovered a 
vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server, which can be exploited by malicious people 
to cause a DoS (Denial of Service)</td><td>apache-2.2.20-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA741</td><td>foomatic-filters</td><td>It was found that 
foomatic-rip filter used insecurely created temporary file
+    for storage of PostScript data by rendering the data, intended to be sent 
to
+    the PostScript filter, when the debug mode was 
enabled</td><td>foomatic-filters-4.0.1-6mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA740</td><td>phpmyadmin</td><td>Some vulnerabilities have been 
reported in phpMyAdmin, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct 
script insertion attacks</td><td>phpmyadmin-3.4.4-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA739</td><td>stunnel</td><td>A vulnerability has been reported 
in Stunnel, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial 
of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable 
system</td><td>stunnel-4.42-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA738</td><td>krb5</td><td>1) A vulnerability has been reported 
in Kerberos, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial 
of Service)</td><td>krb5-1.7.2-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA737</td><td>mantis</td><td>A vulnerability has been discovered 
in MantisBT, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site 
scripting attacks</td><td>mantis-1.2.7-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA736</td><td>roundcube</td><td>A vulnerability has been reported 
in RoundCube Webmail, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct 
cross-site scripting attacks</td><td>roundcube-0.5.4-1mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA735</td><td>xpdf</td><td>Some vulnerabilities have been 
reported in Xpdf, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially 
compromise a user's system</td><td>xpdf-3.02-7mores1</td></tr>
+    <tr><td>FSA734</td><td>flashplugin</td><td>Multiple vulnerabilities have 
been reported in Adobe Flash Player, which can be exploited by malicious people 
to disclose sensitive information and compromise a user's 
system</td><td>flashplugin-10.3.183.5-1mores1</td></tr>
+  </table>
+
+
+  <br />
+  <div class="postheader">About the newsletter</div>
+  <img class="face" src="/images/icons/newsletter.png" width="85" height="85" 
alt=""><br>
+
+  <h4>Author</h4>
+
+  <p>The Frugalware newsletter is written and edited by Russell Dickenson (AKA
+  phayz). Credit for the Frugalware distribution goes to the development
+  team.</p>
+
+  <h4>Release</h4>
+
+  <p>To allow time for review and corrections, each newsletter is written ahead
+  of its release date. Therefore it may not mention events which occurred in
+  the few days before its release - e.g. security fixes. To be sure that 
you’ve
+  got the very latest information on these topics, go to the appropriate page
+  of the Frugalware web site.</p>
+
+  <br />
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