X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration
Xorg continues to run fine on Solaris, since Oracle pays developers (including myself) to make sure Xorg continues to work and to contribute fixes upstream.
Xorg continues to run fine on most BSD's, since BSD developers continue to contribute fixes upstream to make that happen.
Of course, neither of those platforms get all the features, such as those requiring systemd/udev, because no one has stepped forward to write the code for them.
The Xorg server has never run on AIX, HPUX, or IRIX, since no one who used those platforms ever cared enough to port it. (Isn't IRIX EOL'ed by SGI now anyway?)
Freetype Lands In... Microsoft Office?
I don't know who wrote TrueType but MS using FreeType must burn them up. I know it would tick me off.
Well, I guess it's the Apple software team that should be ticked then, but, I doubt there's any love lost between the Apple and Microsoft guys.
The Apple software team that just had to put out iOS 4.0.2 to fix the FreeType security hole that allowed people to jailbreak their phones (or get hacked by a more evil website with a malicious PDF)? If it's good enough for the company that originally developed TrueType and held the key patents, why not use FreeType?
European Commission Approves Oracle-Sun Merger
Oracle already posted a FAQ [PDF] about its plans many of Sun's products, including those, a while ago, and has more information posted at http://www.oracle.com/sun with a promise of more details to come in next Wednesday's webcast.
The FAQ says:
What are Oracle’s plans for the GlassFish Enterprise (Java EE) Server after the transaction closes?
Oracle plans to continue evolving GlassFish Enterprise Server, delivering it as the open source reference implementation (RI) of the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specifications, and actively supporting the large GlassFish community. Additionally, Oracle plans to invest in aligning common infrastructure components and innovations from Oracle WebLogic Server and GlassFish Enterprise Server to benefit both Oracle WebLogic Server and GlassFish Enterprise Server customers.
What are Oracle’s plans for NetBeans?
Oracle has a strong track record of demonstrating commitment to choice for Java developers. As such, NetBeans is expected to provide an additional open source option and complement to the two free tools Oracle already offers for enterprise Java development: Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. While Oracle JDeveloper remains Oracle’s strategic development tool for the broad portfolio of Oracle Fusion Middleware products and for Oracle’s next generation of enterprise applications, developers will be able to use whichever free tool they are most comfortable with for pure Java and Java EE development: JDeveloper, Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, or NetBeans.
Ian Murdock Joins Sun
Solaris Express (the current development release) already has GNOME 2.16, HAL, D-BUS, and Xorg 7.2. An update to GNOME 2.18 is in progress.