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lundi 19 avril 2021, 00:15
In the end, Linus decided to hold the 5.12 release for one more week and put out 5.12-rc8 instead. 'Ok, so it's been _fairly_ calm this past week, but it hasn't been the kind of dead calm I would have taken to mean 'no rc8 necessary'. So here we are, with an extra rc to make ...
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dimanche 18 avril 2021, 17:00
Version 12.0.0 of the LLVM compiler suite is out. This appears to be a release with a lot of incremental improvements rather than large headline features; see the various sets of release notes in the announcement for details.
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The Debian project has voted strongly to retain Jonathan Carter as the project leader. On that other little nagging issue, the project has voted not to issue a statement regarding Richard Stallman's return to the Free Software Foundation board of directors. This, too, was a...
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vendredi 16 avril 2021, 18:21
Today's crop of stable kernels includes the following: 4.4.267, 4.9.267, 4.14.231, 4.19.188, 5.4.113, 5.10.31, and 5.11.15. As usual. they contain important fixes throughout the tree; users of those series should upgrade.
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One of the key resources that defines a process is its address space — the set of mappings that determines what any specific memory address means within that process. An address space is normally private to the process it belongs to, but there are situations where one...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (smarty3), Fedora (libpano13, python3.8, and seamonkey), Mageia (chromium-browser-stable, gstreamer1.0, thunderbird, and x11-server), Oracle (libldb and thunderbird), SUSE (grafana and system-user-grafana, kernel, and openldap2),...
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jeudi 15 avril 2021, 16:31
A new organization for maintainers and contributors to GNU tools, the GNU Assembly, has announced its existence. 'We’re excited to kick off the GNU Assembly and its web site! This place intends to be a collaboration platform for the developers of GNU packages who are all...
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The Fedora project may have managed to shake off its reputation for delayed releases in recent years, but that hasn't stopped the release date for Fedora 34 from slipping one week to April 27. Modulo a handful of bugs, though, this release is in its final form, so a look at...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (xorg-server), Fedora (kernel), openSUSE (clamav, fluidsynth, python-bleach, spamassassin, and xorg-x11-server), Red Hat (gnutls and nettle, libldb, and thunderbird), Scientific Linux (thunderbird), SUSE (clamav, util-linux, and...
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The Google security blog has a detailed article on what a device driver written in Rust looks like. 'That is, we use Rust's ownership discipline when interacting with C code by handing the C portion ownership of a Rust object, allowing it to call functions implemented in...
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 15, 2021 is available.
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mercredi 14 avril 2021, 23:28
In early April, Fedora program manager Ben Cotton posted a proposal to use the distribution's debuginfod servers by default in Fedora 35. This feature would help developers who are trying to debug or trace their programs using various tools, but who are lacking the source...
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The OpenStack cloud-infrastructure project has made its 23rd release, Wallaby. 'The Wallaby release strengthens open infrastructure for cloud native applications with enhanced security and integration with other open source technologies. More than 17,000 code changes...
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Stable kernels 5.11.14, 5.10.30, 5.4.112, and 4.19.187 have been released with important fixes throughout the tree. Users should upgrade.
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Security updates have been issued by CentOS (screen), Debian (clamav, courier-authlib, and tomcat9), Red Hat (thunderbird), SUSE (clamav, glibc, kernel, open-iscsi, opensc, spamassassin, thunderbird, wpa_supplicant, and xorg-x11-server), and Ubuntu (linux, linux-aws,...
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mardi 13 avril 2021, 23:48
The FreeBSD 13 release is out. It includes a lot of updated software, the removal of a number of GNU tools (including the toolchain), and more, but not WireGuard. See the release notes for the details.
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There are times when developers and system administrators need to diagnose problems in running code. The program to be examined can be a user-space process, the kernel, or both. Two of the major tools available on Linux to perform this sort of analysis are SystemTap and...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (libpano13), Fedora (mosquitto and perl-Net-CIDR-Lite), Mageia (curl, mongodb, pdfbox, python-jinja2, rygel, spamassassin, tor, velocity, webkit2, and wireshark), openSUSE (umoci), Oracle (389-ds:1.4, kernel, and virt:ol and...
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lundi 12 avril 2021, 20:31
While some parts of the core kernel reached a relatively stable 'done' state years ago, others never really seem to be finished. One of the latter variety is undoubtedly the kernel's implementation of spinlocks, which arbitrate access to data at the lowest levels of the...
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The Free Software Foundation has finally issued a statement on why the decision to return Richard Stallman to the organization's board of directors was taken. We decided to bring RMS back because we missed his wisdom. His historical, legal and technical acumen on free...
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