Monday, January 25, 2016

Check Out the New Productivity Features in eXo Platform Enterprise Version 4.3!

We are excited to announce that eXo Platform released a new version 4.3 in Bitnami! Now you can check out a host of exciting new features in the Bitnami eXo Platform Enterprise stack, available immediately to deploy in the cloud, as a VM, or locally.

eXo has always provided an awesome platform for collaborating with colleagues at work. While their last major updates focused on features to boost real-time collaboration and user engagement, this new release is all about something every business needs more of: productivity. Version 4.3's productivity enhancements will have your teams quickly realizing gains in sweet, sweet efficiency, leaving more time for them to come up with awesome new features for your product!

Here are some highlights of the new release:
  • Task Management: Easily keep track of and triage tasks with the new task management tool. 

  • Video calls have been improved, with better audio/video quality and more stability. New plugins enable easy video calls for Firefox and Internet Explorer, and native support on Chrome with no plugin!

  • You can now work more easily from different platforms, with the new responsive layout.
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  • Easily share documents with the new sharing feature, with built in versioning to keep track of updates and not get them mixed up.

  • Connect with social networks: users can now easily login with any OAuth-compliant social network like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Github, etc.
  • New administrative features like password reset and account deactivation.
  • eXo Platform now includes greater scalability with the inclusion of Tomcat in the package.
  • Support for Java 8 added.
  • Developers will be excited about a new RESTful API for the social layer in eXo Platform and standard Java EE component injection for portlets.
The new eXo Platform Enterprise is available now in Bitnami! Or check out an absolutely free one-hour demo by clicking below!


    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Security Notification: Linux kernel vulnerability (CVE-2016-0728)


    UPDATE: January 22, 2016


    As of this posting, all affected Bitnami virtual machines and cloud images have been patched for Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2016-0728. This includes all downloadable virtual machines as as well as Bitnami images on Amazon AWS, Bitnami Cloud Hosting, Centurylink, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, and VMware vCloud Air public clouds.

    For instructions on how to patch currently running systems, please see below.

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    A new security vulnerability in the linux kernel has been discovered. You can find out more information about it in this link.

    Any Bitnami-packaged image that was launched before January 20th, 2016 could be vulnerable if it has the version 3.8 of the kernel or later.


    We believe it is of the utmost importance to quickly address any security issues in applications distributed by Bitnami and our team is working to update all of the affected Virtual Machines and Cloud Images available through Bitnami for all Cloud Providers.


    Please take a moment to check if your image is vulnerable by following the instructions in our wiki:


    https://wiki.bitnami.com/security/2016-01-20_LINUX_KERNEL_VULNERABILITY_(CVE-2016-0728)


    You can update the version of the kernel running the following commands (you must run the command specific to your distribution):

    • Ubuntu 
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    You'll have the fixed version of the kernel after rebooting your server: 3.13.0-76-generic


    • Debian 
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    You'll have the fixed version of the kernel after rebooting your server: 3.16.7-ckt20-1

    • Oracle Linux 
    sudo yum update
    sudo yum upgrade

    You'll have the fixed version of the kernel after rebooting your server: 3.8.13-118.2.5.el6uek.x86_64


    • Amazon Linux 
    sudo yum clean all
    sudo yum update kernel

    You'll have the fixed version of the kernel after rebooting your server: 4.1.13-19.31.amzn1.x86_64
    • RedHat Linux. The version Red Hat 6.6 is not affected by this issue.

    If you have any questions about this process, please post to our community support forum and we will be happy to help!

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Check out the all-new Standalone Backendless in Bitnami!

    Once in awhile a Bitnami partner application makes an update so important, with so many new features, it is in effect a new release. We are excited to announce that our partner Backendless has done exactly that with the launch of their all-new Standalone Backendless. In addition to all the awesome new functionality, a single Standalone Backendless instance is now being offered free with zero restrictions!

    Standalone Backendless provides an incredibly intuitive, secure, and time saving platform for developing mobile, web-based, or enterprise applications. It simplifies the creation and development of applications by combining the crucial functions of a Mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS), static and dynamic content host, and API engine into a single platform. There is also a brand new app store where you can both buy and sell plugins that solve real problems for developers trying new things on Backendless.



    Some key features of the new Standalone Backendless:

    Backendless mBaaS Services: A mobile backend environment providing out of the box implementation of the most common server-side functionality as native and REST API services.
    • Connectivity with MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server and PostgreSQL databases
    • Third-party services to enhance your backend
    • Code-generators
    • User Registration and Authentication APIs
    • Data Management APIs 
    • Publish/Subscribe Messaging API
    • Push Notifications for iOS, Android and FireOS
    • Geolocation API 
    • Geofencing functions
    • Code generators
    • REST Console
    Backendless API Engine: Deploy your own Java or PHP code and instantly turn it into a highly-scalable API service.
    • Code-to-Service generator
    • API Inspector
    • Client SDK generator
    Backendless Hosting: Host your web applications in a powerful, secure and reliable hosting and file storage solution.
    • Dynamic node.js scripting
    • File management API
    • File Browser
    Backendless Marketplace:  Enhance your Backendless backend with a wide variety of offerings from their server-side app store. Get new services, database connectors, code generators and many more. The Marketplace operates from a centralized location and can be used to enhance isolated deployment of Standalone Backendless.

    Launch Bitnami Standalone Backendless in just a few clicks with our Local Installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), or cloud images! If you are currently logged in to Bitnami, you can launch a free one-hour demo of Standalone Backendless in one click below!

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    Spring 2016 Bitnami Bootcamp Starting Soon. Apply Now!

    We are excited to hold our 4th Bitnami Bootcamp and looking forward to seeing some new faces in the Bitnami Sevilla office during our next session! So far, we have hired over 15 engineers from prior bootcamps and we can’t wait to see who will be joining our team next!



    The Bitnami Bootcamp will be from February 15th - 26th in our Seville, Spain office. During this bootcamp, our team will teach you about the following topics in Spanish:

    - Linux system administration: from the basics to advanced topics such as performance tuning.

    - Security administration: SSL/TLS, ssh, control access

    - Server deployment: Apache, nginx, MySQL, PostgreSQL

    - Server application deployment: Java, PHP, Python, Ruby and NodeJS runtimes

    - Cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    - Containers deployment with Docker and Kubernetes

    - Modern software development with Phabricator, GIT

    This bootcamp gives you an opportunity to learn about all these awesome topics, and gives you the ability to show you skills directly to our team. If you perform well and seem like a great fit for our team, we will likely make you a job offer to join Bitnami at the end of the bootcamp.

    If Linux, Open Source, and the Cloud are your thing, then we’d love to hear from you!

    Slots are limited, so apply now.



    Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge, skills, and understanding of the cloud and container landscapes!


    Moodle 3.0.2 and 2.9.4 Security Release


                                                       
    The Moodle Project has just released new versions that resolve a number of security issues.

    Version 3.0.2 and 2.9.4 address these security vulnerabilities and include other fixes and improvements.

    If you want to read more about the issues, you can check out the Moodle release news for the 3.0.2 and 2.9.4 versions.

    We have released Bitnami Moodle installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, Oracle, VMware vCloud Air, DigitalOcean and Azure cloud images that fix these issues.

    Have questions about Bitnami Moodle or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.