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Monday November 26, 2018. 01:26 AM
Linus has released the 4.20-rc4 kernel prepatch. 'Nothing looks particularly odd or scary, although we do have some known stuff still pending.'
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Friday November 23, 2018. 04:38 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman has released a number of stable kernels over the last few days, 3.18.126 on November 22, and, on November 23: 4.19.4, 4.14.83, and 4.9.139. Two problems were reported for 4.9.139, which quickly led to the release of 4.9.140. As usual, these kernels contain...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (flashplugin, lib32-libtiff, and webkit2gtk), Debian (libphp-phpmailer and openjdk-7), Mageia (flash-player-plugin, Ghostscript, and poppler), openSUSE (chromium and virtualbox), and SUSE (java-1_8_0-ibm, libwpd, openssl,...
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Thursday November 22, 2018. 08:04 PM
Security updates have been issued by Debian (ceph, openssl, and pixman), Fedora (kernel-headers, kernel-tools, libconfuse, python-urllib3, and xen), Mageia (gettext and roundcubemail), openSUSE (GraphicsMagick and libwpd), Oracle (thunderbird), Slackware (openssl), and...
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Wednesday November 21, 2018. 04:48 PM
Stable kernels 4.19.3, 4.18.20, 4.14.82, 4.9.138, and 4.4.164 have been released with the usual set of important fixes. This is the last 4.18.y kernel release and users should upgrade to 4.19.y.
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (libtiff), CentOS (java-1.7.0-openjdk, spice-server, and thunderbird), Debian (jasper, liblivemedia, ruby-i18n, and ruby-rack), Fedora (curl, elfutils, firefox, kde-connect, kio-extras, libarchive, poppler, and webkit2gtk3),...
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Tuesday November 20, 2018. 05:53 PM
There has been a great deal of discussion around the kernel project's recently adopted code of conduct (CoC), but little of that has happened in an open setting. That changed to an extent when a panel discussion was held during the Kernel Summit track at the 2018 Linux...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium), Debian (mariadb-10.1, openjpeg2, systemd, and uriparser), Mageia (389-ds-base, apache, and soundtouch), SUSE (libwpd, py26-compat-salt, salt, and SMS3.1), and Ubuntu (systemd).
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Monday November 19, 2018. 06:35 PM
The closing event at the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) was a panel of kernel developers. The participants were Laura Abbott, Anna-Maria Gleixner, Shuah Khan, Julia Lawall, and Anna Schumaker; moderation was provided by Kate Stewart. This fast-moving discussion covered ...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (grafana and patch), Debian (chromium-browser), Fedora (cabextract, curl, elfutils, firefox, flatpak, glusterfs, kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, kio-extras, libmspack, mariadb, mupdf, poppler, suricata, and wireshark),...
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The 4.20-rc3 kernel prepatch is out for testing. 'The changes in rc3 are pretty tiny, which means that the statistics look slightly different from the usual ones - drivers only account for less than a third of the patch, for example.'
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Friday November 16, 2018. 04:52 PM
Security updates have been issued by Fedora (lldpad, pdns, and php), Mageia (flash-player-plugin, gdal, mutt, patch, php-pear-CAS, postgresql9.4|6, ruby-rack, and teeworlds), SUSE (kernel-rt, postgresql10, and squid), and Ubuntu (openjdk-7).
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Thursday November 15, 2018. 09:17 PM
Android devices are based on the Linux kernel but, since the beginning, those devices have not run mainline kernels. The amount of out-of-tree code shipped on those devices has been seen as a problem for most of this time, and significant resources have been dedicated to...
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Red Hat has announced the release of RHEL 8 Beta. 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta introduces the concept of Application Streams to deliver userspace packages more simply and with greater flexibility. Userspace components can now update more quickly than core operating...
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Security updates have been issued by Fedora (kde-connect, mingw-SDL2_image, SDL2_image, and subscription-manager), Red Hat (flash-plugin), SUSE (openssh-openssl1, systemd, and thunderbird), and Ubuntu (kernel, linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-oem,...
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 15, 2018 is available.
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Wednesday November 14, 2018. 11:21 PM
In the first session of the Testing & Fuzzing microconference at the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC), Kevin Hilman gave a report on the recently held Automated Testing Summit (ATS). Since the summit was an invitation-only gathering of 35 people, there were many at LPC...
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Device trees have become ubiquitous in recent years as a way of describing the hardware layout of non-discoverable systems, such as many ARM-based devices. The device-tree bindings define how a particular piece of hardware is described in a device tree. Drivers then...
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The results of the 2018 election for members of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board have been posted; the members elected this time around are Chris Mason, Laura Abbott, Olof Johansson, Dan Williams, and Kees Cook. Abbott and Cook are new members to the board...
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Stable kernels 4.19.2, 4.18.19, 4.14.81, and 4.9.137 have been released. They all contain a relatively large set of important fixes and users should upgrade.
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