News

This lists current news items — essentially those items in the home page’s News sidebar — with the most recent items first. The major purpose of this page is to hold recent news items until they are old enough to be moved to either a the News ⮞ 2018 News Archive, or b the News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: for 1998-2017 news items, see the News ⮞ 1998-2017 News Archive. For older 2018 news, see News ⮞ 2018 News Archive. For older font news, see News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: a news item is deleted from this list when a newer related news item is added; e.g., the news item reporting the release of Firefox 57 was deleted when Firefox 58 appeared.

2017-2018(anchor)

This lists recent news items which haven’t been updated:

Vivaldi Browser Jul 22/2018 ✦ Vivaldi 1.15.1147.55: Vivaldi updated its browser to fix bugs. Users should up­date. Note: sadly, Vivaldi’s user​Agent string wrongly says it is version 1.96.1147.55. Caution: naïve browser sniffers may identify Vivaldi 1.15 as Chrome 65 or as some version of Safari.  get it⮞
The PHP Group Jul 20/2018 ✦ PHP 7.1.20: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.1 to fix bugs and security issues; v7.1 users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Jul 20/2018 ✦ PHP 5.6.37: the PHP Group updated PHP 5.6 to fix bugs and security issues; v5.6 users should update.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Jul 19/2018 ✦ PHP 7.2.8: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.2 to fix bugs and security issues; users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Jul 19/2018 ✦ PHP 7.0.31: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.0 to fix bugs and security issues; v7.0 users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Opera Jul 18/2018 ✦ Opera 54.0.2952.60: Opera Software updated Opera to fix bugs. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Opera 54 as Chrome 67 or as some version of Safari. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Font Awesome Jul 17/2018 ✦ Font Awesome 5.1.1: Font Awesome 5 was updated; users should up­date. more⮞get it⮞ Made by Dave Gandy. Caution: the Universal Character Map program can’t see any Font Awesome characters other than ASCII characters.
Oracle Java Viperware Jul 17/2018 ✦ Oracle Java SE 10.0.2: Oracle updated Java 10 (alias 1.10) to fix bugs and security issues. Users should update.get Java 10.0.2⮞
Lynx Jul 13/2018 ✦ Lynx 2.8.9: Lynx was updated after a long hiatus. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Unicode Consortium Jul 13/2018 ✦ Unicode 11.0: the Unicode Consortium has published the Unicode 11 core specification in a pair of paperbacks. more⮞
Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Jul 12/2018 ✦ Spectre Vulnerabilities: new variants of the Spectre CPU vul­ner­abilities have been revealed. more⮞
Adobe Reader Jul 10/2018 ✦ Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20055: Adobe updated Acrobat Reader to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Flash Jul 10/2018 ✦ Adobe Flash Player 30.0.0.134: Adobe updated Flash Player to fix security issues; users should update. more⮞get it⮞
Microsoft Update problemJul 10/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out its regular monthly securi­ty update, including updates for various versions of Access, Adobe Flash Player, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Pages, ChakraCore, Edge, Excel Viewer, Expression Blend, Internet Explorer, Lync, .NET Framework, .NET Framework Developer Pack, Office, Microsoft Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office for Mac, PowerShell Editor Services, PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code, PowerPoint Viewer, Research JavaScript Cryptography Library, SharePoint Enterprise Server, Skype for Business, SharePoint Foundation, Visual Studio, Web Customizations for Active Directory Federation Services, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Wireless Display Adapter Software, Word, Word RT, and Word Viewer. more⮞Windows Update⮞
Thunderbird Jul 10/2018 ✦ Thunderbird 52.9.1: Mozilla updated its email/newsreader program to fix bugs and security issues. more⮞get it⮞
Apple MacOS Jul 9/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), and 10.13 (High Sierra) to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞
Apple Safari Jul 9/2018 ✦ Apple Safari 11.1.2 // MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated Safari 11 to fix security issues. El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra users should update.more⮞
Font Squirrel Jul 5/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Manrope sans-serif font family, with 6 good weights. more⮞ Made by Michael Sharanda.
Mozilla Firefox Slow softwareJul 5/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 61.0.1: Mozilla updated FF to fix bugs; users should up­date.Note: this FF version doesn’t support Windows XP or Vista; use FF 52.9.0​ESR instead. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞

 

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