Linus Torvalds released
and closed the 5.17 merge window on January 23 after
having pulled just over 11,000 non-merge changesets into the mainline
repository. A little over 4,000 of those changesets arrived after our first-half merge-window summary
written. Activity thus slowed down, as expected, in the second half of the
merge window, but there still a number of significant changes that made it
in for the next kernel release.
The netfilter project
which works on packet-filtering for the Linux kernel, has announced that it
has reached a settlement
) with Patrick McHardy that is "legally
binding and it governs any legal enforcement
activities" on netfilter programs and libraries as well as the
kernel itself. McHardy has been employing
in doing GPL enforcement in Germany over the
last six years or more. The practice has been called "copyright trolling"
by some and is
part of what led to the creation of The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement
This settlement establishes that any decision-making around
netfilter-related enforcement activities should be based on a majority
vote. Thus, each active coreteam member
at the time of the
enforcement request holds one right to vote. This settlement covers
past and new enforcement, as well as the enforcement of contractual
penalties related to past declarations to cease-and-desist.
Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium, golang-1.7, golang-1.8, pillow, qtsvg-opensource-src, util-linux, and wordpress), Fedora (expat, harfbuzz, kernel, qt5-qtsvg, vim, webkit2gtk3, and zabbix), Mageia (glibc, kernel, and kernel-linus), openSUSE (bind, chromium, and zxing-cpp), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (java-11-openjdk and kpatch-patch), Scientific Linux (java-11-openjdk), SUSE (bind, clamav, zsh, and zxing-cpp), and Ubuntu (aide, dbus, and thunderbird).
A százmilliárd dolláros beruházás első fázisaként New Albany mellett épülhet gyár.
Az új jogszabály számos új kötelezettséget és jogot hoz a szolgáltatók és a tartalomfogyasztók számára.
Gyerekeknek is megjelenített alkoholról és szerencsejátékokról szóló reklámokat.
A WarnerMedia új SVOD-szolgáltatása az HBO Go-t váltja majd.
Ariadne Conill writes
about the FSF's policy
toward proprietary firmware and, specifically,
the rules for "Respects Your Freedom"
Purism was able to accomplish this by making the Librem 5 have not
one, but two processors: when the phone first boots, it uses a
secondary CPU as a service processor, which loads all of the
relevant blobs (such as those required to initialize the DDR4
memory) before starting the main CPU and shutting itself off. In
this way, they could have all the blobs they needed to use, without
having to worry about them being user visible from PureOS. Under
the policy, that left them free and clear for certification.
This is not a new story; see Papering over a
binary blob from 2011, for example.
The first 5.17 kernel prepatch
is out for
testing, and the merge window is closed for this release.
5.17 doesn't seem to be slated to be a huge release, and everything
looks fairly normal. We've got a bit more activity than usual in a
couple of corners of the kernel (random number generator and the
fscache rewrite stand out), but even with those things, the big
picture view looks very much normal: the bulk is various driver
updates, with architectures updates, documentation, and tooling
being the bulk of the rest.
One of your editor's long-time hobbies is photography; it is an activity
that can be rewarding even with the lack of any particular talent — a useful
attribute. Photography has changed greatly over the years; as a result,
those hard-earned darkroom skills are of little use, and photo processing
has become yet another software problem. This is a field that supports a
lot of proprietary software, but there is also no shortage of free software
available. The time has come to combine work and pleasure and catch up
with the state of free software for photography, starting with the darktable
raw photo editor.
Anybody who upgraded to the recent Rust 1.58.0 release will probably want
to move on to Rust
; among other things it contains a fix for a security
in the standard library. "We recommend all users
to update their toolchain immediately and rebuild their programs with the
Security updates have been issued by Debian (aide, flatpak, kernel, libspf2, and usbview), Fedora (kernel, libreswan, nodejs, texlive-base, and wireshark), openSUSE (aide, cryptsetup, grafana, permissions, rust1.56, and stb), SUSE (aide, apache2, cryptsetup, grafana, permissions, rust1.56, and webkit2gtk3), and Ubuntu (aide, thunderbird, and usbview).
Ami ráadásul összeköti a két létszükségletet, az evést és a szexet.
De itt már nem kell az operátorokra várni az implementáláshoz.
Az Activision Blizzard akvizíció híre alaposan felkorbácsolta a kedélyeket.
A cég egy szempillantás alatt 20%-ot vesztett tőzsdei értékéből.
The kernel community is a busy place, so it is not even remotely possible
to write full-length articles about everything that is going on. Other
topics may be of interest, but not require a longer treatment. The
answer is a collection of short topics covering developments that are on
the radar; the selection this time around includes folios, the
multi-generational LRU, and Rust in the kernel.
Four new stable kernels have been announced: 5.16.2
, and 5.4.173
. These contain a relatively small set
of important fixes; users should upgrade.