ProjectForge 5.0 erschienen

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Die freie Projektverwaltung ProjectForge bringt in Version 5.0 einen Team-Kalender und verbesserte Browser-Unterstützung.

Monatsansicht des Team-Kalenders

ProjectForge

Monatsansicht des Team-Kalenders

ProjectForge ist eine webbasierte Suite für die Projektverwaltung. Sie enthält unter anderem Module für Zeiterfassung, Finanzbuchhaltung, Controlling, Aufgaben und Kalender. Die in Java geschriebene Software kann zudem mit Plugins erweitert werden. Zusammen mit der LDAP-Anbindung und zahlreichen weiteren Features ist ProjectForge für kleinere und größere Unternehmen geeignet. Für Softwareentwicklungsprojekte fehlt eine Fehlerverwaltung, die Software kann aber beispielsweise mit JIRA zusammenarbeiten.

ProjectForge 5.0 enthält als größte Neuerung ein neues Modul Team-Kalender. Es ermöglicht, Termine für ganze Teams zu organisieren und kann mit verschiedenen Endgeräten genutzt werden. Er bietet unter anderem Monats- und Wochenansichten, anpassbare Filter, Drag & Drop und Bereichsauswahl, wiederholte Termine und Zugriffsberechtigungen.

Der Quellcode von ProjectForge ist jetzt auf Github zu finden. Die Browser-Unterstützung wurde verbessert und auf Mobilsysteme, insbesondere iPhone, ausgeweitet. Weitere Verbesserungen in dieser Version sind im Änderungslog zu finden.

ProjectForge 5.0 steht unter der GPLv3 und ist ab sofort zum freien Download erhältlich. Für Anwender, die nicht den Bedingungen der GPLv3 unterliegen wollen, werden kommerzielle Lizenzen angeboten. Professioneller Support ist über den Hersteller, die Micromata GmbH in Kassel, erhältlich.

Steve-Jobs-Film: Satire iSteve kostenlos im Netz

Funny or Die hat seinen Film iSteve kostenlos im Netz veröffentlicht. Der 78 Minuten lange Spielfilm ist eine Satire über das Leben von Apple-Gründer Steve Jobs.

In Apples Werbespots verkörperte Justin Long einst den Mac, in iSteve spielt er den Apple-Gründer Steve Jobs. Jobs' Kogründer Steve Wozniak wird von Jorge Garcia gespielt, der vor allem durch seine Rolle als Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in Lost bekanntwurde.

Der von Funny or Die veröffentlichte Spielfilm ist 78 Minuten lang und eine Parodie, die gar nicht versucht, korrekt oder authentisch zu sein. So kommt es, dass Steve Jobs zusammen mit Bill Gates an Mainboards aus diesem Jahrtausend herumlötet und -hämmert.

"In echter Internetmanier basiert der Film nicht auf eingehender Recherche - eher einem flüchtigen Blick in den Wikipedia-Eintrag zu Steve Jobs", scherzt iSteve-Autor und -Regisseur Ryan Perez im Gespräch mit der New York Times. Perez hat nach eigener Aussage das 81-seitige Drehbuch zu iSteve in nur drei Tagen geschrieben, die Aufnahmen dauerten nur fünf Tage. Das merkt man dem Film auf den ersten Blick an.

Der Film iSteve kann unter funnyordie.com angeschaut werden.

CCC: De-Mail bedeutet das Ende der kostenfreien E-Mail

Neben dem Aus für die kostenfreie E-Mail bringe De-Mail "unqualifizierte elektrische Makulatur statt qualifizierter elektronischer Signatur", sagen die Hacker vom CCC.

Die De-Mail soll der Zeit der kostenfreien E-Mails ein Ende setzen, die für die Deutsche Post und einige deutsche Freemail-Anbieter schon lange ein Problem darstellen. Das hat der Chaos Computer Club (CCC) zu der heutigen Anhörung zum elektronischen Rechtsverkehr im Rechtsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestages erklärt. De-Mails kosten je nach Datengröße zwischen 33 und 49 Cent. Der E-Postbrief trägt einen Preis von 55 Cent. Drei Standard-De-Mails pro Monat sind bei der Deutschen Telekom inklusive.

"In Zukunft soll jeglicher elektronischer Briefverkehr mit und innerhalb von Behörden in Deutschland nur noch über das absichtlich zu normaler E-Mail inkompatibel gehaltene Protokoll stattfinden", heißt es in der Erklärung (PDF) des Chaos Computer Clubs.

Linus Neumann, Sachverständiger des Chaos Computer Clubs im Rechtsausschuss, sagte: "Statt einer qualifizierten elektronischen Signatur soll nun mit De-Mail unqualifizierte elektrische Makulatur staatlich verordnet werden."

Der vorliegende Gesetzentwurf wolle einer einfachen De-Mail den Beweiswert einer qualifizierten elektronischen Signatur zusprechen. Mit der De-Mail-Adresse sollen rechtsverbindliche elektronische Nachrichten, ein Identifizierungsdienst und eine gesicherte Onlinedokumentenablage ermöglicht werden. Das konkurrierende rechtsverbindliche Produkt der Post ist der E-Postbrief.

Doch die Bundesregierung verzichte bewusst auf Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung und Zertifikate in Nutzerhand, wodurch die De-Mail kein höheres Sicherheitsniveau als eine herkömmliche E-Mail biete.

Die Anbieter können zudem alle Inhalte mitlesen. Statt einer soliden E-Government-Strategie betreibe die Bundesregierung kurzsichtige Wirtschaftsförderung zugunsten einiger weniger Unternehmen, wobei Rechtssicherheit und der Schutz der Bürger auf der Strecke blieben.

2.0.3 Release Now Available!

I’m happy to announce the release of pfSense 2.0.3. This is a maintenance release with some bug and security fixes since 2.0.2 release. You can upgrade from any previous release to 2.0.3.

Change List

Security Fixes

  • Updated to OpenSSL 0.9.8y to address FreeBSD-SA-13:03.
  • Fix below XSS in IPsec log possible from users possessing shared key or valid certificate
  • Below S.M.A.R.T. input validation fix isn’t security relevant in the vast majority of use cases, but it could lead to privilege escalation for an administrative user with limited rights who can access the S.M.A.R.T. pages but cannot access any of the pages that allow command execution by design.

PPP

  • Fix obtaining DNS servers from PPP type WANs (PPP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP)

Captive Portal

  • Fix Captive Portal Redirect URL trimming
  • Voucher sync fixes
  • Captive portal pruning/locking fixes
  • Fix problem with fastcgi crashing which caused CP issues on 2.0.2

OpenVPN

  • Clear the route for an OpenVPN endpoint IP when restarting the VPN, to avoid a situation where a learned route from OSPF or elsewhere could prevent an instance from restarting properly
  • Always clear the OpenVPN route when using shared key, no matter how the tunnel network “CIDR” is set
  • Use the actual OpenVPN restart routine when starting/stopping from services rather than killing/restarting manually
  • Allow editing an imported CRL, and refresh OpenVPN CRLs when saving. [#2652]
  • Fix interface assignment descriptions when using > 10 OpenVPN instances

Logging

  • Put syslogd into secure mode so it refuses remote syslog messages
  • If syslog messages are in the log, and the hostname does not match the firewall, display the supplied hostname
  • Fix PPP log display to use the correct log handling method
  • Run IPsec logs through htmlspecialchars before display to avoid a potential persistent XSS from racoon log output (e.g. username)

Traffic Shaper

  • Fix editing of traffic shaper default queues. [#1995]
  • Fix wording for VoIP address option in the shaper. Add rule going the other direction to catch connections initiated both ways

Dashboard & General GUI

  • Use some tweaks to PHP session management to prevent the GUI from blocking additional requests while others are active
  • Remove cmd_chain.inc and preload.php to fix some issues with lighttpd, fastcgi, and resource usage
  • Firmware settings manifest (Site list) now bolds and denotes entries that match the current architecture, to help avoid accidental cross-architecture upgrades
  • Add header to DHCP static mappings table
  • When performing a factory reset in the GUI, change output style to follow halt.php and reboot.php so the shutdown output appears in the correct location on the page
  • Better validation of parameters passed during S.M.A.R.T. operations for testing HDDs
  • Fixed SNMP interface binding glitch (Setting was active but not reflected when viewed in GUI)
  • Add a new class called addgatewaybox to make it easier to respect custom themes [#2900]

Console Menu Changes

  • Correct accidental interface assignment changes when changing settings on the console menu
  • Console menu option 11 now kills all active PHP processes, kills lighttpd, and then restarts the GUI. This is a more effective way to restart the GUI since if a PHP process is hung, restarting lighttpd alone will not recover from that
  • Fix port display after LAN IP reset

Misc Changes

  • Change how the listening address is passed to miniupnpd, the old method was resulting in errors for some users
  • Fix “out” packet count reporting
  • Be a little smarter about the default kernel in rare cases where we cannot determine what was in use
  • Pass -S to tcpdump to avoid an increase in memory consumption over time in certain cases
  • Minimise rewriting of /etc/gettytab (forum reference)
  • Make is_pid_running function return more consistent results by using isvalidpid
  • Fix ataidle error on systems that have no ATA HDD. [#2739]
  • Update Time Zone database zoneinfo to 2012.j to pick up on recent zone/DST/etc changes
  • Fix handling of LDAP certificates, the library no longer properly handles files with spaces in the CA certificate filename
  • Bring in the RCFILEPREFIX as constant fixes from HEAD, since otherwise rc.stop_packages was globbing in the wrong dir and executing the wrong scripts. Also seems to have fixed the “bad fd” error
  • NTP restart fixes
  • Gitsync now pulls in git package from pfSense package repository rather than FreeBSD
  • Fixed handling of RRD data in config.xml backups when exporting an encrypted config [#2836]
  • Moved apinger status to /var/run instead of /tmp
  • Fixes for FTP proxy on non-default gateway WANs
  • Fixes for OVA images
  • Use new pfSense repository location (http://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/)
  • Add patch to compensate apinger calculation for down gateways by time taken from other tasks like rrd/status file/etc

lighttpd changes

  • Improve tuning of lighttpd and php processes
  • Use separate paths for GUI and Captive Portal fastcgi sockets
  • Always make sure php has its own process manager to make lighttpd happy
  • Make mod_fastcgi last to have url.rewrite work properly
  • Enable mod_evasive if needed for Captive Portal
  • Simplify lighttpd config
  • Send all lighttpd logs to syslog

Binary changes

  • dnsmasq to 2.65
  • rsync to 3.0.9
  • links 2.7
  • rrdtool to 1.2.30
  • PHP to 5.2.17_13
  • OpenVPN 2.2 stock again (Removed IPv6 patches since those are only needed on 2.1 now)
  • Fix missing “beep” binary on amd64
  • Fix potential issue with IPsec routing of client traffic
  • Remove lighttpd spawnfcgi dependency
  • Add splash device to wrap_vga kernels (It’s in GENERIC so full installs already have it). [#2723]

filterdns

  • Correct an issue with unallocated structure
  • Avoid issues with pidfiles being overwritten, lock the file during modifications
  • Make filterdns restartable and properly cleanup its tables upon exit or during a reconfiguration

dhcpleases

  • Correct use after free and also support hostnames with other DNS suffix
  • Reinit on any error rather than just forgetting. Also the difftime checks are done after having complete view, no need to do them every time
  • Typo fixes
  • Log that a HUP signal is being sent to the pid file submitted by argument
  • Prevent bad parsing of empty hostnames in lease file. Add an f option to run dhcplease in foreground. The only option needed while in foreground is h parameter and the only usable one as well

Upgrade Information

As always, upgrade information can be found in the Upgrade Guide.

Download

Downloads for new installs can be found on the mirrors here.

Upgrades can be found here.

Note some of the mirrors are still syncing, it will be several hours before they’re all up to date.

Release: VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7

Release: Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.3

July 1st, 2013

At the beginning of June, Citrix announced version 5.3 of all-in-one Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution VDI-in-a-Box. Now Citrix has released version 5.3.
Version 5.3 will share technologies with XenDesktop…

Microsoft announces general availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services and Web Sites

July 1st, 2013

During its annual Build conference, Microsoft announced several new and upcoming functionalities targeted at developers building applications leveraging Windows Azure. First of all Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows…

Citrix releases XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2

June 28th, 2013

Beginning this month, during its annual Synergy event, Citrix announced version 7 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop. This week Citrix announced the release of XenDesktop 7 and…

Microsoft releases betas of App-V 5.0 SP2 and UE-V 2.0

June 27th, 2013

Microsoft today announced the release of a beta for its Application Virtualization product App-V version 5.0 service pack 2 and the beta of version 2.0 of its User Environment Management…

Paper: Project VRC: Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI

June 26th, 2013

Project Virtual Reality Check has released a new paper titled: "Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI". The paper which can…

Release: Citrix XenServer 6.2

June 25th, 2013

In April this year, Citrix announced that it would transfer the development of the Xen hypervisor to the Linux Foundation. It acquired the development of the Xen hypervisor when Citrix…

Microsoft releases Tech Preview of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

June 25th, 2013

At the beginning of this month, Microsoft announced the next release of their Operating Systems Windows and Management Platform System Center. At that time Microsoft announced that a Tech Preview…

Microsoft and Oracle announce enterprise partnership

June 24th, 2013

Microsoft and Oracle today announced a partnership allowing customers to run Oracle Software, including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server on top of Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows…

Paper: Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide

June 24th, 2013

Microsoft has released a paper titled:"Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide". The paper which contains 19 pages defines a set of architectural blocks for creating a multitenant, hosted Windows desktop and…

Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions for System Center 2012 Operations Manager

June 24th, 2013

Cristian Edwards and Diego Martinez Rellan both, Premier Fiel Engineers working for Microsoft have released the Hyper-V 2012 Management Pack Extension. The goal of the Management Pack Extensions is to…

Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.14

June 24th, 2013

Oracle has released a maintenance release, version 4.2.14 for its virtualization platform VM VirtualBox. The release can be installed on top of VM VirtualBox 4.2 which was released in September…

Paper: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Extensible Switch and Cisco N1KV Switch Extension Whitepaper

June 24th, 2013

Microsoft has released a paper titled:"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Extensible Switch and Cisco N1KV Switch Extension Whitepaper". The paper which contains 16 pages provides an overview of the Windows Server…

Paper: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Reference Architecture on Dell PowerEdge VRTX

June 24th, 2013

Dell has released a paper titled:"Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Reference Architecture on Dell PowerEdge VRTX". The paper which contains 36 pages describes a reference architecture for a remote office infrastructure…

Release: Infoblox IPAM plug-in for VMware vCAC

June 21st, 2013

vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), as a part of the VMware vCloud Suite, offers automated provisioning on both private and public clouds and physical infrastructures, the advantages in terms of processes…

 
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VMware vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 Released

The release of vCenter 5.1 added more certificates into the mix (I shudder every time I think about Certificates). This was done to make communication between the components more secure. However, the process of updating these certificates with customers' own signed certificates is currently very tedious, error prone and the source of much pain for many Admins around the world.

Well I have good news for you all……

VMware have just announced the general availability of vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0. This tool provides an automated mechanism to replace certificates in the following components of the vCenter management platform:

  1. vCenter Server 
  2. vCenter Single Sign On
  3. vCenter Inventory Service
  4. vSphere Web Client
  5. vCenter Log Browser
  6. vCenter Orchestrator (VCO)
  7. vSphere Update Manager (VUM) 

NOTE: The new certificate tool automates the updating of certificates in the management layer only. This tool does NOT handle replacement of certificates in ESXi hosts.

More information on this tool can be found here: http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2013/04/introducing-the-vcenter-certificate-automation-tool-1-0.html
The tool can be downloaded for free from:  https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_1#drivers_tools
The corresponding KB article can be found at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2041600

This tool is fully supported by VMware!!

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – Makyo

Makyo lets you copy virtual machines and vApps from one vCenter Server to another using a wizard in the vSphere Web Client. The said copy operation from one vCenter Server to another is done by starting an OVF export operation on the source server and an import OVF operation on the target server. No intermediate files are created when you copy a virtual machine or a vApp. The fling is installed as a plugin to the vSphere Web Client. 

VMware vSphere Blog: Clarification on (Zero-Down Time) VMware Tools Upgrade in vSphere 5.1

There have been some recent questions about upgrading to the latest version of VMware Tools in vSphere 5.1 and the benefits it may bring with future upgrades of VMware Tools. Historically, VMware Tools upgrades has always required an operating system reboot as new device drivers and kernel modules will not go into effect until the next reboot. For Windows operating systems, you could “suppress” a reboot by specifying an advanced installer option. For UNIX/Linux operating systems, the new device drivers and kernel modules will be staged when you upgrade VMware Tools, but will only be activated upon the next reboot. In both case, you can continue to run your virtual machine in a partially upgraded state for a limited amount of time until your next maintenance window, but it is recommended that you reboot as soon as possible.

In vSphere 5.1, some of you may have heard about something called Zero-down time VMware Tools upgrade where an operating system reboot will no longer be required for upgrading to future versions of VMware Tools. However, this statement is inaccurate and has caused some confusion with our customers. I would like to take this opportunity to help clarify the expected behavior as you plan for VMware Tools upgrade in vSphere 5.1.

Is there downtime when upgrading to vSphere 5.1 version of VMware Tools?

Yes. If you are running VMware Tools prior to vSphere 5.1, an operating system reboot will always be required for new device drivers and kernel modules to go into effect.

Is there downtime when upgrading to future versions of VMware Tools?

It depends. If one or more components have been updated since the last VMware Tools upgrade or one of the VMware Tools components requests a system reboot, then a reboot will be required. The following VMware KB http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2015163 has been created to help identify the components that would require a reboot. A reboot would not be require if only the base components of VMware Tools have been upgraded (e.g. no PVSCSI, VMXNET3). You can refer to the above KB for components that require a reboot.

What has changed in VMware Tools for vSphere 5.1 for upgrades?

We have made improvements in our VMware Tools installer to help reduce the need for operating system reboots when upgrading common components for VMware Tools. This overall reduces the amount of time for managing VMware Tools upgrade as well as reducing or potentially eliminating the amount of downtime required for a system reboot when upgrading VMware Tools.

Which Operating Systems does this apply to?

Windows Vista or greater

What version of virtual hardware or Virtual Machine Compatibility is required?

Virtual Hardware 9 or VMware ESXi 5.1 Compatibility or greater

What about UNIX/Linux Operating Systems?

As mentioned above, this currently only applies to Windows operating system for Vista or greater. However, VMware continues to look for ways to improve the VMware Tools platform and UNIX/Linux operating systems is definitely something that is being looked at.

Is VMware Tools Upgrade Required When Upgrading vSphere?

Please refer to this blog article by Kyle Gleed.

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ownCloud 5.0 beta 1

Start testing :-)

From:   Frank Karlitschek 
To:     "owncloud@kde.org Mailinglist" 
Date:   Wed, 20 Feb 2013

Hi everybody,

I'm very happy to announce the beta 1 of ownCloud 5

You can download it here:
http://owncloud.org/releases/owncloud-5.0.0-beta1.tar.bz2

This is beta quality and it is not recommended to use this in a production environment. 
But if you want to help with testing and QA please download it and give feedback on 
the bugtracker:
https://github.com/owncloud/core/issues
Let's give it a hard test.

The new encryption system is not yet part of this release but it will be included in
the next beta. An improved UI for the external filesystem mounting will also come with 
the next beta.

Thanks to everybody who contributed and especially the people who worked super hard on
fixing bugs in the last few weeks and during the developer sprint last weekend.

You guys rock!!!

Frank

iOS 6.1.2 now available (updated)

iOS 612 now available

Apple has released iOS 6.1.2 which, according to Apple, "Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life." Check for software updates on your Apple device to find it.

Update: Ars Technica says that the 6.1.2 update has fixed the Exchange calendar bug, but did not resolve the passcode unlock bug we reported on last week.