Android Lollipop’s usage is slowly rising. Google just released its Android usage data, with Lollipop making its debut about three months since its public launch; the data showed about 1.6% of users are now using it.

KitKat is still the most used version of Android with 39.7% of users, a slight increase from last month’s data.

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ASF sums up 2014
The Apache Software Foundation has posted a summary of its operations from October through December of 2014, rounding up its new projects and other news about its open-source community, infrastructure and budget.

As of the start of the new year, the ASF encompasses more than 350 projects, including 160 Top-level Projects, 110 sub-projects (not in the original census), 36 podlings in the Apache Incubator, and 39 technical initiatives in the Apache Labs. Several new projects entered the Incubator in late 2014, including Corinthia, HTrace, Ignite, Kylin, Lens, NiFi, SAMOA, Tamaya, Taverna and Zeppelin. On the other end of the pipeline, Apache DeviceMap, Drill, Falcon, and MetaModel graduated to Top-Level Projects while Hadoop Development Tools retired from the Incubator.

The ASF also focused on paying down technical debt over its core configuration management services, improved its Continuous Integration platform, and debuted a code-signing service.

The full summary is available here.

OpenSSH 6.8 to feature key discovery and rotation
Version 6.8 of the OpenSSH encrypted communications tool will feature a new extension to the SSH protocol for sshd to automatically send all of its public keys to the client.