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mardi 7 mai 2024, 17:50
The systemd project is preparing for a new release. Version 256-rc1 was released on April 25 with a large number of changes and new features. Most of the changes relate to security, easier configuration, unprivileged access to system resources, or all three of these. Users...
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Version 14.1 of the GCC compiler suite has been released. The list of changes is long; it includes support for more C++26 features, preparation for Fortran 2023 support, a new -fhardened flag to enable security-hardening features, vectorizer improvements, and a number of...
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The Go Blog has a detailed article on the new, more secure random-number generator implemented for the 1.22 release. For example, when Go 1.20 deprecated math/rand's Read, we heard from developers who discovered (thanks to tooling pointing out use of deprecated...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (kernel), Gentoo (libjpeg-turbo, xar, and Xpdf), Red Hat (bind, dhcp and glibc), and SUSE (bouncycastle, curl, flatpak, less, and xen).
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lundi 6 mai 2024, 23:21
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has announced its annual impact report for 2023. The report includes updates from PSF staff as well as summaries of the foundation's activities, financials, and infrastructure. The PSF celebrated the 20th anniversary of PyCon US,...
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Daniel Stenberg has posted a report about the recent curl up conference about curl development. It was held over two days in Stockholm. The report has short summaries of the talks with links to the recordings. curl up is never a big meeting/conference but we have in the...
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In some aspects, such as in gaming, the Linux desktop has made enormous strides in the past few years. In others, such as accessibility, things have stagnated. At Open Source Summit North America (OSSNA), Matt Campbell spoke about the need for, and an approach to,...
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The Free Software Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2023 Free Software Awards: Bruno Haible for work on gnulib, Nick Logozzo as the 'outstanding new free software contributior', and code.gouv.fr for projects of social benefit. When presenting the award to...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (glibc, intel-microcode, less, libkf5ksieve, and ruby3.1), Fedora (chromium, gdcm, httpd, and stalld), Gentoo (Apache Commons BCEL, borgmatic, Dalli, firefox, HTMLDOC, ImageMagick, MediaInfo, MediaInfoLib, MIT krb5, MPlayer, mujs,...
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The 6.9-rc7 kernel prepatch is out for testing. 'The stats for 6.9 continue to look very normal, and nothing looks particularly alarming.'
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vendredi 3 mai 2024, 17:56
Kernel developers are encouraged to send their changes in small batches as a way of making life easier for reviewers. So when a longtime developer and maintainer hits the list with a 437-patch series touching 859 files, eyebrows are certain to head skyward. Specifically,...
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Security updates have been issued by Fedora (chromium, grub2, httpd, kernel, libcoap, matrix-synapse, python-pip, and rust-pythonize), Red Hat (kernel and libxml2), SUSE (kernel), and Ubuntu (eglibc, glibc and php7.4, php8.1, php8.2).
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jeudi 2 mai 2024, 17:16
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 6.8.9, 6.6.30, 6.1.90, 5.15.158, 5.10.216, 5.4.275, and 4.19.313 stable kernels. As is the norm, they contain lots of important fixes throughout the kernel tree.
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In Unix-like systems, an open file descriptor carries the right to access the opened object in specific ways. As a general rule, that file descriptor does not enable access to any other objects. The recently merged BPF token feature runs counter to this practice by creating...
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Version 1.78.0 of the Rust language has been released. Changes include a new mechanism for diagnostic attributes, changes to how assertions around unsafe blocks are handled, and more. Rust now supports a #[diagnostic] attribute namespace to influence compiler error...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium and distro-info-data), Fedora (et, php-tcpdf, python-aiohttp, python-openapi-core, thunderbird, tpm2-tools, and tpm2-tss), Red Hat (nodejs:16 and podman), and Ubuntu (firefox).
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 2, 2024 is available.
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mercredi 1 mai 2024, 19:54
Version 8.0 of the terminal text editor GNU nano has been released. This update includes several changes to keybindings to be more newcomer-friendly, such as remapping Ctrl-F to forward-search and adding an option for modern bindings: Command-line option --modernbindings...
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Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, code-named 'Noble Numbat', was released on April 25. This release includes GNOME 46, installer updates, security enhancements, a lot of updated packages, and a new App Center that puts a heavy emphasis on using Snaps to install software. It is not an...
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The NixOS Foundation board announced on April 30 that Eelco Dolstra is stepping down from the board following the recent calls for his resignation. Eelco is the principal author of Nix and undoubtedly a central figure in the ecosystem that grew around it. We confirm that...
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