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  • Emacs 27.1 released

    Version 27.1 of the Emacs editor is out. New features include support for arbitrary-sized integers, HarfBuzz...

  • [$] End-to-end network programmability

    Nick McKeown kicked off the virtual Netdev 0x14 conference with a talk on extending the programmability...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (pillow, ruby-kramdown, wpa, and xrdp), Fedora (ark and rpki-client),...

  • On Perl 7 and the Perl Steering Committee

    For those who are wondering about the state of the proposed Perl 7 fork and the role...

  • [$] 5.9 Merge window, part 1

    As of this writing, just over 3,900 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline repository...

  • Knauth elected Free Software Foundation president; Bénassy joins board

    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced that Geoffrey Knauth has been elected president, and free...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox, java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-11-openjdk, libvncserver, postgresql-jdbc, and thunderbird), Debian (firejail...

  • Stable kernels 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has released the 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193 stable kernels. As usual, these contain...

  • [$] PHP struggles with attributes syntax

    PHP 8.0 is on the horizon, and the project has imposed a feature-freeze for the release. There's...

  • The GNU C Library version 2.32 is now available

    Version 2.32 of the GNU C Library (glibc) has been released. It contains support for Unicode 13.0.0,...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (clamav and json-c), Fedora (python2, python36, and python37), Red...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 6, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 6, 2020 is available.

  • [$] Checking out FreeCAD

    Our look at running a CNC milling machine using open-source software led me to another tool...

  • Firefox extended tracking protection

    This Mozilla Security Blog entry describes the new redirect-tracking protections soon to be provided by the...

  • [$] "Structural pattern matching" for Python, part 1

    We last looked at the idea of a Python "match" or "switch" statement back in 2016,...

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (net-snmp), Fedora (mingw-curl), openSUSE (firefox, ghostscript, and opera), Oracle...

  • Another set of stable kernels

    The 5.7.13, 5.4.56, 4.19.137, and 4.14.192 stable kernel updates have been released; each contains another set...

  • LibreOffice 7.0 released

    Version 7.0 of the LibreOffice office suite is out. It brings a long list of new...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (libx11, webkit2gtk, and zabbix), Fedora (webkit2gtk3), openSUSE (claws-mail, ghostscript,...

  • Linux Foundation announces Open Source Security Foundation

    The Linux Foundation has announced the formation of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). The foundation...

  • [$] Some statistics from the 5.8 kernel cycle

    Linus Torvalds released the 5.8 kernel on August 2, concluding another nine-week development cycle. By the time...

  • Julia 1.5 has been released

    Version 1.5 of the Julia programming language has been released. On the Julia blog, Jeff Bezanson...

  • Debian 10.5 released

    Debian 10 "buster" received a fifth update. In addition to the usual security and bug fixes,...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (ffmpeg, libjcat, mbedtls, tcpreplay, and wireshark-cli), Debian (ark,...

  • The 5.8 kernel is out

    Linus has released the 5.8 kernel. "So I considered making an rc8 all the way to...

  • [$] Netgpu and the hazards of proprietary kernel modules

    On its face, the netgpu patch set appears to add a useful feature: the ability to...

  • Stable kernels 5.7.12, 5.4.55, 4.19.136, 4.14.191, 4.9.232, and 4.4.232

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has released the 5.7.12, 5.4.55, 4.19.136, 4.14.191, 4.9.232, and 4.4.232 stable kernels. As usual,...

  • X.org security fixes address potential ASLR bypass, heap corruption

    The X.Org project has announced two security advisories that impact Xserver and libX11. The first advisory...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (grub2 and mercurial), Fedora (chromium, firefox, and freerdp), Oracle...

  • systemd 246 released

    Systemd 246 has been released. There is an incredibly long list of new features, many of...

  • [$] Go filesystems and file embedding

    The Go team has recently published several draft designs that propose changes to the language, standard...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (webkit2gtk), CentOS (GNOME, grub2, and kernel), Debian (firefox-esr,...

  • Grub2 updates for Red Hat systems are making some unbootable

    As reported in the comments on the Grub2 secure-boot vulnerabilities report, the updates for grub2 for...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 30, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 30, 2020 is available.

  • [$] Open-source CNCing

    Last year Sienci Labs finished its Kickstarter campaign for the open-source LongMill Benchtop CNC Router —...

  • A long list of GRUB2 secure-boot holes

    Several vulnerabilities have been disclosed in the GRUB2 bootloader; they enable the circumvention of the UEFI...

  • Four stable kernels

    Stable kernels 5.7.11, 5.4.54, 4.19.135, and 4.14.190 have been released. They all contain important fixes and...

  • [$] A look at Dart

    Dart is a BSD-licensed programming language from Google with a mature open-source community supporting the project....

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (curl, firefox-esr, luajit, and salt), Fedora (clamav, java-1.8.0-openjdk, and...

  • GNU nano 5.0 released

    Version 5.0 of the GNU nano text editor is out; it contains a number of improvements...

  • [$] Lockless algorithms for mere mortals

    Time, as some have said, is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. In...

  • Firefox 79.0

    Firefox 79.0 has been released. This version has improved accessibility for people using screen readers. See...

  • [$] TLS gets a boost from Arduino for IoT devices

    Arduino devices are a favorite among do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts to create, among other things, Internet of...

  • Historical programming-language groups disappearing from Google

    As Alex McDonald notes in this support request, Google has recently banned the old Usenet groups...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by openSUSE (cacti, cacti-spine, go1.13, SUSE Manager Client Tools, and tomcat),...

  • Git v2.28.0

    Version 2.28.0 of the git version control system has been released. "It is smaller than the...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (e2fsprogs, ffmpeg, milkytracker, mupdf, openjdk-11, and qemu), Fedora (bashtop),...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.8-rc7

    The 5.8-rc7 kernel prepatch is out for testing; Linus is unsure about whether things are slowing...

  • [$] Mycroft: an open-source voice assistant

    Mycroft is a free and open-source software project aimed at providing voice-assistant technology, licensed under the...

  • Bison 3.7 released

    Version 3.7 of the Bison parser generator is out. The biggest new feature would appear to...