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Dapper Drake finally dies, Lernid gets a new release and Skype gets reverse engineered

It’s a new week, but I’m behind. Here are a couple of things I never got around to mentioning last week…

Death of Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake Server

Support for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server officially came to a close on June 1st, a full five years after its release back in June 2006.

Skype’s protocol reverse engineered

or so one man, Efim Bushmanov,claims to have done.

Posting the Skype ‘source code’ on his blog, along with pushing it to GitHub, Bushmanov states: -

“My aim is to make Skype open source. And find friends who can spend many hours for completely reverse it.”

Personally I don’t quite see the point.

Aside from the fact that Skype are in control here, and can change things at will, it just seems like so much effort to go to for something that, whilst not open-source, is already available for free on Linux, Android and a multitude of other platforms.

Lernid gets a new release

The online-participation tool ‘Lernid’ – which is best described as a digital classroom – saw a new release last week. Version 0.8.1 sees a handful of bug fixes and packaging for Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10.

A PPA housing stable builds is available @ launchpad.net/~lernid-devs/+archive/lernid-releases