Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Putty for Mac Video SSH made easy

Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available? The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software's we can Use putty on Mac although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it's widely available for Mac systems running OSX 10.11 or higher.

SSH is available by default in Mac and Linux or Unix. Although you can use terminal for SSH connections still there are some benefits using putty such as Other clients don’t keep connections alive whereas Putty does. Also it is cool to use Putty as your SSH client if you are doing some CISCO Stuffs, transferring files, managing files on a server or whatever.

Putty for Mac only cost $15.00 and can be easily purchased here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.0-rc5 is now available for Linux and Mac

The WineHQ Wine development release 2.0-rc5 is now available for Linux and Mac

What's new in this release:
  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

 Bugs fixed in 2.0-rc5 (total 28):

   7372  Can't copy and paste between native apps (e.g., Open Office, Firefox, Gimp) and some Wine apps (affects Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel)
   9875  moving dialogs shows artifacts on window behind it
  11835  Adobe Acrobat Pro 6 / Acrobat Reader 6.01 -- Comments don't work
  11847  Adobe Acrobat Pro 6 / Acrobat Reader 6.01 -- How To window does not work
  15845  Silverlight configuration tab "Application storage" causes freeze (while iterating isolated storage)
  16528  RAdmin Send Message Feature Doesn't Work
  29832  Mario Forever crashes
  30355  DVDSubEdit 1.52 crashes on startup, broken TBM_SETRANGEMAX handling
  33066  resident evil 6 pc benchmark Black screen
  33860  Visual Web Developer Express 2008 displays only "file system" in Browse window
  34465  process hacker 2.31 crashes in toolbar code
  36187  valgrind shows lots of warnings for comctl32/tests/listview.c when running in a virtual desktop
  36554  valgrind shows a definite leak in ieframe/tests/intshcut.c
  37458  Regedit: Left click on a selected key activates renaming mode
  37576  Google Sketchup 7 and 8: 2D Drawing File Export Broken
  37762  Runaway & Runaway 2: wrong colors
  38030  Adobe Lightroom 5.7 - Classic window dialog size increase at each opening
  38216  Wrong screen in Civilization V
  38449  valgrind shows a couple leaks in shell32/tests/shelldispatch.c test_namespace()
  38847  valgrind shows a definite leak in winmm/tests/wave.c
  39905  Ogar Server crashes while starting
  40537  ddraw:ddraw1 causes Windows XP to crash
  41058  Absent model in 3d scene in SexyBeach3 game
  41188  Trove game wants msvcp140.dll._Cnd_init_in_situ
  42009  Mentor Graphics DK Design Suite crashes on clipboard copy
  42067  Disney Universe doesn't scale gamescreen properly
  42110  regression: commit "xinput1_3 prefer builtin dll" aliens versus predator classic 2000 (steam) fails to launch
  42194  Magic: The Gathering Online 4.0 fails to connect to login server

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Monday, January 9, 2017

World Wine News issue 405

This is the 405th issue of the World Wine News publication. Its main goal is to inform you of what's going on around Wine. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of it as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. Wine runs natively on #Linux #MacOS #FreeBSD and #Android operating systems.

Wine 2.0 Release Work

The past weeks have been relatively quiet without any fancy developments. Developers are focusing on bugfixes for the upcoming Wine 2.0 release. In late December Alexandre posted an update to the release plans to wine-devel :


Since there was (understandably) very little activity this week, I'm going to skip today's release. I'll release rc4 next Friday; after that, there will probably be a couple more release candidates, since I'm hoping that we can make some more progress on bug fixing once people are back from the holidays. That will put the final 2.0 probably in the second half of January.

Happy New Year to everyone!

User mode instruction prevention

We were alerted to some potentially interesting development from the Linux Kernel developers: The Kernel will be making use of a new feature of Intel CPUs called User-Mode Instruction Prevention (UMIP) . It allows the kernel to disallow non-system code from using certain CPU instructions that expose low-level information that could be used in exploiting code execution vulnerabilities. With UMIP enabled these instructions will cause an exception, which the kernel can either forward to the application (which will then by default crash) or the kernel can handle it in more elaborate ways and e.g. return dummy values to the application.

Ricardo Neri asked which way Wine would prefer:

If running in protected mode, always propagate the GP fault to the user space via a sigsegv. If running in vm86 mode, trap the GP fault within the kernel and give the userspace fake values for the aforementioned resources (most likely zeros).

Also, UMIP will be able to be disabled via a kernel command-line parameter at boot.

I would like to inquire about the current use of these instructions and whether it would be catastrophic for wine to lose access to them.

Note: vm86 is what people would roughly call „DOS mode“. It is not used by Wine nowadays because we invoke DOSBox for real mode executables. It is used by DOSEMU to run DOS applications without CPU emulation. The Windows equivalent is called NT Virtual DOS Machine .

Alexandre said that there were Windows applications that called these instructions, and that Wine has the infrastructure to handle these new exceptions itself and give the applications approriate values. It would require users to update Wine when the feature is enabled in the kernel though.

Ricardo then proposed that the kernel itself could provide fake values. The most obvious value would be to set any returned pointer to NULL.

Alexandre was not entirely happy with this solution:

That wouldn't work, because we'd have no way of knowing that this was an attempted IDT access and not a normal null pointer. We rely on SIDT returning a unique address that we can recognize once we get an access violation fault for it.

Ricardo‘s then proposed a patch that returned the address of a dummy variable in the kernel. Wine could detect this is an access to the IDT and handle it as it saw fit. However, this would expose kernel information again :

Nak. This is a trivial KASLR bypass. Just give them hardcoded values. For x86_64, I would suggest 0xfffffffffffe0000 and 0xffffffffffff0000.

Using these hardcoded values that are guaranteed to point into kernel addresses and thus cause a recognizable fault when accessed that Wine can handle. From Wine‘s point of view it is as good as the real Interupt Descriptor Table address that the CPU would return without UMIP, so old Wine versions should continue to work with UMIP-enabled kernels.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

MacJournal for Mac 6.2.1 has been released

MacJournal is the world's most popular journaling software for the Mac. MacJournal 6 adds a calendar mode that show entries from any journal, geolocation, word count, and progress tracking, as well as additional blogging support. A Timeline mode has been added to give the journaler the ability to see their writing activity in chronological order. MacJournal 6 even introduces a feature for creating books from journals specially formatted for publishing. Add any kind of content, not just text. Drag PDFs, QuickTime movies, images, audio, and more. Record audio and video, even publish to a blog account on Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Posterous, and Tumblr. Dropbox support added as well. 

What's New

Version 6.2.1:
  • Fixed an issue where closing a separate entry editing window would open a blank window
  • Fixed an issue where keeping both entries in a conflict when syncing with an iOS device would cause one entry to be blank
  • Fixed "Select Other" item in the Advanced Preferences main document selection list
  • The document list for the main document in the Advanced Preferences will now update as documents open and close
  • Fixed a potential crasher for syncing
  • Improved performance for Dropbox documents
  • Fixed hangs when exporting large entries to PDF
  • Fixed an issue where changing the Entries List side to the same side it's already on would hide the list but it would still return upon relaunch. Now it doesn't hide
  • Made saving the data file safer in odd circumstances
  • Improved behavior when opening documents missing a critical subcomponent for describing the entries
  • Made the Media toolbar item open the built-in image browser if available
  • Fixed an issue preventing the 'A' key from being used in a Quick Note shortcut combination
  • Improved recovery from failed syncs with iOS devices
  • Fixed a potential crash launching with mulitple entries selected
  • Fixed a crash when exporting multiple entries to PDF
  • Added a way to fetch updated information for the support links to web pages in the Help menu
  • Fixed a potential crash on launch after editing custom colors
  • Improved performance rebuilding the Spotlight search index for very large documents
  • Added a word count field to the conflict resolution window during iOS WiFi syncs
  • Fixed an issue in macOS Sierra where new entries created from the New Entry service were missing the web browser source URL
  • Fixed an issue uploading entries to Blogger
  • Fixed an issue duplicating an entry from the Backups browser window


  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later

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