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mardi 7 février 2023, 21:58
The Flatpak package format promises to bring 'the future of apps on Linux', but a Linux distribution like Fedora already provides packages in its native format—and built to its specifications. Flatpaks that come from upstream projects may or may not follow the packaging...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (graphite-web, openjdk-11, webkit2gtk, wpewebkit, and xorg-server), Mageia (advancecomp, apache, dojo, git, java/timezone, libtiff, libxpm, netatalk, nodejs-minimist, opusfile, python-django, python-future, python-mechanize,...
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lundi 6 février 2023, 16:23
The most recent batch of stable kernels has been released: 6.1.10, 5.15.92, 5.10.167, 5.4.231, 4.19.272, and 4.14.305. Those updates contain a relatively small number of important fixes throughout the kernel tree.
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Computer-aided design (CAD) software is expensive to develop, which is a good reason to appreciate the existing free and open-source alternatives to some of the big names in the industry. This article takes a bird's-eye view at free and open-source software for 2D drafting...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (libhtml-stripscripts-perl), Fedora (binwalk, java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-11-openjdk, java-17-openjdk, java-latest-openjdk, kernel, sudo, and syncthing), SUSE (syslog-ng), and Ubuntu (editorconfig-core, firefox, pam, and thunderbird).
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The 6.2-rc7 kernel prepatch is out for testing. So the 6.2 rc releases are continuing to be fairly small and controlled, to the point where normally I'd just say that this is the last rc. But since I've stated multiple times that I'll do an rc8 due to the holiday start of...
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vendredi 3 février 2023, 16:18
Of all the attacks on cryptographic code, timing attacks may be among the most insidious. An algorithm that appears to be coded correctly, perhaps even with a formal proof of its correctness, may be undermined by information leaked as the result of data-dependent timing...
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Security updates have been issued by Fedora (chromium and vim), Slackware (openssh), and Ubuntu (lrzip and tiff).
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jeudi 2 février 2023, 22:52
Version 7.5 of the LibreOffice Community edition is now available. LibreOffice is, of course, the FOSS desktop office suite; version 7.5 brings new features to multiple parts of the tool, including major improvements to dark mode, better PDF exports, improved bookmarks in...
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Faith Ekstrand begins an exploration of using the Rust language to write Vulkan graphics drivers. Whenever a Vulkan object is created or destroyed, the parent object is passed to both the create and destroy functions. This ensures that the lifetime of the child object is...
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OpenSSH 9.2 has been released. It includes a number of security fixes, including one for a pre-authentication double-free vulnerability that the project does not believe is exploitable. Other new features include support for channel-inactivity timeouts, better control over...
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Version 2.37 of the GNU C Library has been released. This looks like a relatively low-key release, with the one 'major new feature' described as: The getent tool now supports the --no-addrconfig option. The output of getent with --no-addrconfig may contain addresses of...
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On January 30, the GitHub blog carried a brief notice that the checksums of archives (such as tarballs) generated by the site had just changed. GitHub's engineers were seemingly unaware of the consequences of such a change — consequences that were immediately evident to...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (cinder, glance, nova, openjdk-17, and python-django), Fedora (caddy, git-credential-oauth, mingw-opusfile, and pgadmin4), Slackware (apr and mozilla), and Ubuntu (apache2 and python-django).
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 2, 2023 is available.
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mercredi 1 février 2023, 22:33
Version 1.20 of the Go language has been released. We’re particularly excited to launch a preview of profile-guided optimization (PGO), which enables the compiler to perform application- and workload-specific optimizations based on run-time profile information. Providing ...
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The discussions about the world of Python packaging and the problems caused by its disparate tools and incompatible ecosystems are still ongoing. Last week, we looked at the beginnings of the conversation in mid-November, as the discussion turned toward a possible...
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The Qubes OS news site has a detailed article on work being done to ensure the integrity of the system at boot time. As you may know, traditional firmware security measures like UEFI Secure Boot and measured boot, even with a Static Root of Trust (SRT), may only sometimes...
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Version 7 of the Ubuntu-based elementary OS distribution has been released. In the latest version of AppCenter we’ve worked on making app descriptions more engaging with more information, making it easier to update to the latest versions of apps, and improving support...
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The 6.1.9, 5.15.91, and 5.10.166 stable kernel updates have been released; each contains another set of important fixes.
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