Google will release the latest official build of its Android mobile operating system, version 4.1, to developers today. The web giant will parcel up the source code, codenamed Jelly Bean, ahead of the rollout later this month.
Jean-Baptiste Queru, the tech lead on the Android Open Source Project, announced the release on its Google Groups page.
"We're releasing Android 4.1 in AOSP [Android Open Source Project] today," he wrote, adding:
The name of the tagged release is android-4.1.1_r1.
The name of the development branch is jb-dev. Read more...
EMC subsidiary VMware has acknowledged that a hacker has released some of the company's source code. The currently accessible code includes a file containing C macros for generating code on x86 platforms and a lightly documented Perl script that could be relevant for the processing of object code. VMware said that the files date back to 2003 and 2004 and are part of the ESX hypervisor, which has since been superseded by ESXi.
A post on the threatpost blog, run by security firm Kaspersky, shows a copy of an email which is nine years old and contains the subject line "code review: untruncating segments". The article continues by saying that a hacker who goes by the name of "Hardcore Charlie" downloaded 300MB of VMware sources. Read more...