The Ubuntu Release Team recently announced the End of Life of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) which was released almost 9 months ago, on October 22, 2015. All security related updates wil no longer be made available after the scheduled date “July 28, 2016. According to the announcement posted by Adam Conrad (A member of the release team): As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.
Details of a number of libxml2 vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been published Ubuntu security notice blog. According to the summary – “Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.“ libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.
Tomahawk 0.8.4 recently released, is a free, open-source cross platform social media player for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a music player that fundamentally changes the way music is consumed and shared. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from – and fulfills the request using all of your available sources. Changelog since 0.8.3 Fixed drag & drop issues on sidebar. Fixed starting Tomahawk with a filename as parameter.
Inkscape 0.91 which was released earlier this year is now available for installation on Ubuntu 15.10.1. As we know Inkscape is an multi-platform, Open-SourceVector Graphics Editor that uses SVG as its native file format. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain their ideas. Everyday people use it to create simple drawings, develop their design skills, and just have fun.
As you may know, Canonical is releasing a new Ubuntu system twice a year, in April and October. With Ubuntu 15.04 Trusty Tahr already released, the developers are working hard at getting Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf ready. Since the development cycle is coming to an end, the operating system has reached its Kernel freeze, meaning that only kernel bug-fixes will be implemented until Ubuntu Wily gets officially released. Canonical has decided to use Kernel 4.
Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 – code named “Wily Werewolf” has just been released recently and its available for testing. The new release Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2, is still under development and currently only intended for testing purposes. As announced in release note:“The second alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released! This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylinand the Ubuntu Cloud images. As noted, Pre-releases of the Ubuntu 15.