Wine, Mozilla, GNOME and DragonFly BSD

News briefs for January 19, 2018.

Wine 3.0, an annual release, became available yesterday. According to the
release notes, highlights include
Direct3D 10 and 11 support, the Direct3D command stream, the Android
graphics driver and improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support.

Mozilla has
announced
that effective immediately, “all new features that are
web-exposed are to be restricted to secure contexts.” Mozilla will provide
tools
for developers
to help with this transition.

While GNOME is moving to remove
desktop icon support

in version 3.28, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will
continue to ship
with
an older version of Nautilus (3.26) in an effort to keep this
age-old practice alive, at least for its upcoming LTS release.

In more GNOME-related news, version 3.28 of the Photos application will
include a number of enhancements to its photo-editing arsenal, such as
shadows and highlight editing, the ability to alter crop orientation,
added support for zoom gestures and more. For a complete list, visit
the project’s roadmap.

In non-Linux related news, the maintainer of the DragonFly BSD
UNIX distribution just announced the
removal
of some of its
legacy “r” commands which include rcp, rlogin,
rsh and others,
focusing more
on security. The question is, will other UNIX (and Linux) distributions
follow this example?

Thanks to Petros Koutoupis for contributing to this article.