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 Sep 26/2018 ✦ Vivaldi 2.0.1309.29: Vivaldi updated its browser to add features, fix bugs, and fix se­curity issues. Users should up­date. Caution: naïve browser sniffers may identify Vivaldi 2.0 as Chrome 69 or as some version of Safari. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Opera Sep 25/2018 ✦ Opera 56.0.3051.31: Opera Software updated Opera to add features, fix bugs, and fix security issues. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Opera 55 as Chrome 69 or as some version of Safari. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Oracle Java Viperware Sep 25/2018 ✦ Oracle Java SE 11 JDK: Oracle issued the Java 11 (alias 1.11) JDK to add features, fix bugs, and fix security issues. Java developers should up­date. Note that the JRE is not yet available.get Java 11 JDK⮞
Font Library Sep 24/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Dizhitl serif font family, based on the Kanit font, with 9 rich weights. more⮞sample⮞ Made by the Cad­son Demak foundry.
Apple MacOS Sep 24/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.14: Apple updated MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞
Filezilla Sep 21/2018 ✦ Filezilla 3.37.1: Filezilla updated its FTP tool. get it⮞
Mozilla Firefox Slow softwareSep 21/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 62.0.2: Mozilla updated FF to fix bugs and security issues; users should up­date.Note: no version of FF is safe to use with Windows XP or Vista. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Mozilla Firefox Slow software Sep 21/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 60.2.1 ESR: Mozilla updated the ESR version of Firefox 60 to fix bugs and security issues. ESR users should update. Note: no ver­sion of FF is safe to use with Windows XP or Vista. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Pale Moon Sep 20/2018 ✦ Pale Moon 28.1.0: PaleMoon.org updated Pale Moon to fix bugs. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Pale Moon as Firefox 52.9. more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Reader Sep 19/2018 ✦ Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20063: Adobe updated Acrobat Reader to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Apple MacOS Sep 17/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.14: Apple updated MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to fix a security issue. Users should update.more⮞
Apple Safari Sep 17/2018 ✦ Apple Safari 12 // MacOS 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated Safari to fix security issues. Sierra and High Sierra users should update.more⮞
Google Chrome Sep 17/2018 ✦ Chrome 69.0.3497.100: Google updated Chrome to fix bugs and a se­curity issue. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞Important: Chrome 68 and later say a page is insecure if it is an http:// page.more⮞
Font Library Sep 16 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Avrile Serif serif font family, a companion to the Avrile Sans family, each with 9 rich weights. more⮞sample⮞ Made by the Monotype Design Team.
The PHP Group Sep 13/2018 ✦ PHP 7.2.10: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.2 to fix bugs; users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Sep 13/2018 ✦ PHP 7.1.22: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.1 to fix bugs and a security issue; v7.1 users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Sep 13/2018 ✦ PHP 7.0.32: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.0 to fix bugs and a security issue; v7.0 users should update.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Sep 13/2018 ✦ PHP 5.6.38: the PHP Group updated PHP 5.6 to fix bugs and security issues; v5.6 users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Flash Sep 11/2018 ✦ Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.108: Adobe updated Flash Player to fix a security issue; users should update. more⮞get it⮞Note: even if you update, and Adobe confirms that you updated, Adobe may later say that the update isn’t in­stalled and must be reïnstalled.
Microsoft Update problemSep 11/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft issued its regular monthly securi­ty up­date to fix various issues in Adobe Flash Player, ASP.NET Core, C SDK for Azure IoT, ChakraCore, .Data.OData, Edge, Excel, Excel, Excel RT, Viewer, Internet Explorer, Lync for Mac, .NET Core, .NET Framework, Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Of­fice for Mac, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Server, System.​IO.​Pipe­lines, Windows, Windows Server, Windows RT, Word, and Word RT. more⮞Windows Update⮞
Font Library Sep 2/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the squarish Avrile Sans sans-serif font family, based on Noto Sans Display, with 9 rich weights. more⮞sample⮞ Made by the Monotype Design Team.

 

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