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Tuesday March 19, 2019. 08:12 PM
Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) first heard the term 'sustainability' being applied to free and open-source software (FOSS) four or five years ago in the wake of Heartbleed. He wondered what the term meant in that context, so he looked into it some. He ...
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Mozilla has released Firefox 66.0. The release notes contain details. New in this release: Firefox now prevents websites from automatically playing sound, improved search experience, smoother scrolling, improved performance and better user experience for extensions, and more.
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Stable kernels 5.0.3, 4.20.17, 4.19.30, 4.14.107, and 4.9.164 have been released with the usual set of important fixes. This is the last 4.20.y kernel and users should upgrade to 5.0.y at this time.
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Security updates have been issued by CentOS (kernel), Debian (libjpeg-turbo, liblivemedia, neutron, and otrs2), Fedora (SDL), Gentoo (ntp), openSUSE (java-1_8_0-openjdk), Red Hat (cloud-init), Slackware (libssh2), SUSE (libssh2_org, nodejs10, and nodejs8), and Ubuntu (tiff).
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Monday March 18, 2019. 11:57 PM
Python versions 3.5.7 and 3.4.10 have been released. Both are in 'security fixes only' mode and are source-only releases. This is the final release in the Python 3.4 series. The 3.4 branch has been retired, 'no further changes to 3.4 will be accepted, and no new releases...
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Version 4 of the Solus distribution has been released. 'We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Solus 4 Fortitude, a new major release of the Solus operating system. This release delivers a brand new Budgie experience, updated sets of default applications and...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (ikiwiki, liblivemedia, linux-4.9, rdflib, and sqlalchemy), Fedora (advancecomp, kubernetes, mingw-poppler, and php), Mageia (ikiwiki), openSUSE (chromium, file, and sssd), Red Hat (ansible, openstack-ceilometer, and...
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By the time that 5.1-rc1 was released and the 5.1 merge window ended, 11,241 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline repository. Of those, just over 5,000 were pulled since the first 5.1 merge-window summary. It often happens that the biggest changes are...
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Linus has released 5.1-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle. 'A somewhat recent development is how the tools/testing/ updates have been quite noticeable lately. That's not new to the 5.1 merge window, it's been going on for a while, but it's maybe just...
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Saturday March 16, 2019. 02:13 PM
Remember the KNOPPIX distribution? KNOPPIX 8.5.0 has been released. It includes a 4.20 kernel, several desktop environments, the ADRIANE audio desktop, UEFI secure boot support, and more.
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Friday March 15, 2019. 10:02 PM
Your editor has never been a prolific blogger; a hard day in the LWN salt mines tends to reduce the desire to write more material for the net in the scarce free time that remains. But, still, sometimes the desire to post something that is not on-topic for LWN arises. Google+ ...
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Here's a SUSE press release hyping its transition to being 'the largest independent open-source company'. 'As it has for more than 25 years, SUSE remains committed to an open source development and business model and to actively participating in communities and projects to...
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Thomas Haller writes about the WireGuard integration in NetworkManager 1.16. 'NetworkManager provides a de facto standard API for configuring networking on the host. This allows different tools to integrate and interoperate — from cli, tui, GUI, to cockpit. All these...
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When Leaderless Debian was written, it seemed entirely plausible that there would still be no candidates for the project leader office even after the extended nomination deadline passed. It is now clear that there will be no need to extend the deadline further, since three...
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Security updates have been issued by Fedora (mingw-poppler and php), Mageia (apache, gnome-keyring, gnupg2, hiawatha, and rsyslog), openSUSE (libcomps and obs-service-tar_scm), and Ubuntu (libvirt and linux-lts-trusty).
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Thursday March 14, 2019. 07:51 PM
The GNOME project has released GNOME 3.32, which is code named 'Taipei'. 'This release brings a refreshed visual style, new icons, the demise of the 'application menu' and a new on-screen keyboard, among other things. Improvements to core GNOME applications include a shell...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 5.0.2, 4.20.16, 4.19.29, 4.14.106, and 4.9.163 stable kernels. All contain the usual pile of important fixes; users of those series should upgrade.
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Sharing a disk between users in Linux is awful. Different applications have different I/O patterns, they have different latency requirements, and they are never consistent. Throttling can help ensure that users get their fair share of the available bandwidth but, since most...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium), Debian (libsdl1.2 and libsdl2), Fedora (firefox), Gentoo (bind, glibc, openssl, oracle-jdk-bin, webkit-gtk, and xrootd), Mageia (kernel), openSUSE (freerdp, mariadb, and obs-service-tar_scm), Oracle (openssl), Red...
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for March 14, 2019 is available.
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