Computer Science Department Software Updates and Installation Notifications

The following are staff announcements of URCS department software changes, package upgrades, and new software installations.

-- DaveCostello - 16 Jan 2007 * Java JDK1.6.0 previous versions available @ /usr/staff/lib/java

-- DaveCostello - 11 Jan 2007 Spamassassin has been upgraded to the latest version on both the grad and undergrad mailservers. This newer package has better rules for identifying and catching more of the latest wave of spam (containing gibberish followed by an image containing the spam message). We've seen an increase in this "image spam" getting past the scanner so we expect the upgrade, along with some other techniques, will improve our spam catching accurracy again.

-- DaveCostello - 17 Nov 2006 TWiki has been upgraded to the latest version.

-- DaveCostello - 14 Nov 2006

  • Java JDK1.5.0_09 previous versions available @ /usr/staff/lib/java minor upgrade from version jdk1.5.0_06

-- DaveCostello - 07 Sep 2006 Another wiki patch. TWiki has been upgraded to patch for several security flaws. Please report any functionality troubles.

-- DaveCostello - 28 Jul 2006 TWiki has been upgraded to patch for several security fixes. Please report any functionality troubles.

-- DaveCostello - 11 Jul 2006 LinuxUpgradeJuly2006 wiki page now available for information about cs department's summer 2006 fedora 5 linux upgrade

-- DaveCostello - 03 Jun 2006 * upgraded the twiki antispam security plugin to protect against new kind of html spam upgrades are a pain because all permisisions and config settings have to be manually re-configured. please report any troubles or spam posts.

-- DaveCostello - 25 May 2006 MailServerUpgrade2006 Wiki page for information regarding june 2006 CS mail server upgrade

-- DaveCostello - 14 Apr 2006

TWiki software updated for latest security fixes (4.0.2).

-- DaveCostello - 13 Feb 2006

  • A security plugin has been added to the wiki site to help foil spam and abuse. It should be completely transparent to most everyone but the bad guys but if you experience trouble viewing a topic or registering please advise the staff.

-- DaveCostello - 10 Feb 2006

  • TWiki web software upgraded. Hopefully some improved features and better security and spam aversion.


  • Java JDK1.5.0_06 previous versions available @ /usr/staff/lib/java minor upgrade from version jdk1.5.0_04



  • Mozilla 1.7.8 /usr/bin/mozilla Brings red hat 9 workstations up to date from version 1.4.3. Additionally along with this update we've provided a fix the trouble some people were having loading pdf files via the browser.


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 /usr/staff/bin/firefox security fix update from version 1.0.5


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5 /usr/staff/bin/firefox security fix update from version 1.0.4


  • Java JDK 1.5.0_04 installed JDK updated from version 1.5.0


  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0 installed updated from ancient version 5.10


  • Java JDK 1.5 added Cyberbit Chinese true type font support on request


  • Mozilla Firefox /usr/staff/bin/firefox security fix update to version 1.0.4

-- DaveCostello - 14 Jul 2005

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