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  • Kernel prepatch 5.8-rc5

    The 5.8-rc5 kernel prepatch is out for testing; it's a relatively large set of changes. "Maybe...

  • [$] Microsoft drops support for PHP

    For years, Windows PHP users have enjoyed builds provided directly by Microsoft. The company has contributed...

  • [$] Creating open data interfaces with ODPi

    Connecting one source of data to another isn't always easy because of different standards, data formats,...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (curl, LibRaw, python-pillow, and python36), Mageia (coturn, samba, and...

  • [$] LibreOffice: the next five years

    The LibreOffice project would seem to be on a roll. It produces what is widely seen...

  • Six new stable kernels

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 5.7.8, 5.4.51, 4.19.132, 4.14.188, 4.9.230, and 4.4.230 stable...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox), Debian (ffmpeg, fwupd, ruby2.5, and shiro), Fedora (freerdp,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 9, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 9, 2020 is available.

  • [$] Linux Mint drops Ubuntu Snap packages

    The Linux Mint project has made good on previous threats to actively prevent Ubuntu Snap packages...

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (roundcube), Fedora (chromium, firefox, and ngircd), Oracle (firefox and...

  • The "Open Usage Commons" launches

    Google has announced the creation of the Open Usage Commons, which is intended to help open-source...

  • Sandboxing in Linux with zero lines of code (Cloudflare blog)

    The Cloudflare blog is running an overview of sandboxing with seccomp(), culminating in a tool written...

  • [$] Hugo: a static-site generator

    Static web-site generators take page content written in a markup language and render it into fully...

  • [$] Sleepable BPF programs

    When support for classic BPF was added to the kernel many years ago, there was no...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (php7.3), Fedora (gst), Mageia (libvirt, mariadb, pdns-recursor, and ruby),...

  • [$] Home Assistant improves performance in 0.112 release

    The Home Assistant project has released version 0.112 of the open-source home automation hub we have...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium, php7.0, and thunderbird), Fedora (ceph, gssdp, gupnp, libfilezilla,...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.8-rc4

    The 5.8-rc4 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "The end result is that it's been fairly...

  • Book: Perl 7: A Risk-Benefit Analysis

    Dan Book has done a detailed analysis of the Perl 7 transition. "Large amount of CPAN modules...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (docker.io and imagemagick), Fedora (alpine, firefox, hostapd, and mutt),...

  • [$] Netflix releases open-source crisis-management tool

    Earlier this year, Netflix developed and released a new Apache-licensed project named Dispatch. It is designed...

  • LPC town hall #2: the kernel report

    The Linux Plumbers Conference has announced the second in a brief series of "town hall" events...

  • [$] Btrfs at Facebook

    The Btrfs filesystem has had a long and sometimes turbulent history; LWN first wrote about it...

  • OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 released

    The openSUSE Leap 15.2 release is now available; see the announcement for a long list of...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium and firefox-esr), Fedora (chromium and ntp), SUSE (ntp...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 2, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 2, 2020 is available.

  • [$] The (non-)return of the Python print statement

    In what may have seemed like an April Fool's Day joke to some, Python creator Guido...

  • A set of stable kernels

    Stable kernels 5.7.7, 5.4.50, 4.19.131, 4.14.187, 4.9.229, and 4.4.229 have been released. They all contain important...

  • [$] Generics for Go

    The Go programming language was first released in 2009, with its 1.0 release made in March...

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (bind, chromium, freerdp, imagemagick, sqlite, and tomcat8), Debian...

  • Firefox 78

    Firefox 78.0 has been released. This is an Extended Support Release (ESR). The Protections Dashboard has...

  • [$] First PHP 8 alpha released

    The PHP project has released the first alpha of PHP 8, which is slated for general availability...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (coturn, drupal7, libvncserver, mailman, php5, and qemu), openSUSE (curl,...

  • Linux Mint 20

    Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" has been released in Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce editions. Linux Mint 20...

  • [$] Stirring things up for Fedora 33

    The next release of the Fedora distribution — Fedora 33 — is currently scheduled for the...

  • OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 set for release

    OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 is complete and ready for a planned release on July 2. Leap is the...

  • [$] Four years of Zephyr

    The Zephyr project is an effort to provide an open-source realtime operating system (RTOS) that is...

  • GnuCash 4.0 Released

    Version 4.0 of the GnuCash finance manager is out. Significant changes include a command-line tool for...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (libtasn1-6, libtirpc, mcabber, picocom, pngquant, trafficserver, and zziplib), Fedora...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.8-rc3

    The third 5.8 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "Well, we had a big merge window,...

  • Using syzkaller, part 4: Driver fuzzing

    Ricardo Cañuelo Navarro describes the challenges associated with fuzzing complex device drivers with Syzkaller — and...

  • [$] Managing tasks with todo.txt and Taskwarrior

    One quote from Douglas Adams has always stayed with me: "I love deadlines. I like the...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (alpine), Fedora (fwupd, microcode_ctl, mingw-libjpeg-turbo, mingw-sane-backends, suricata, and thunderbird),...

  • Four new stable kernels

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 5.7.6, 5.4.49, 4.19.130, and 4.14.186 stable kernels. These...

  • [$] Emulating Windows system calls in Linux

    The idea of handling system calls differently depending on the origin of each call in the...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (libexif, php-horde-horde, and tcpreplay), openSUSE (rubygem-bundler), Oracle (docker-cli docker-engine,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 25, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 25, 2020 is available.

  • [$] More alternatives to Google Analytics

    Last week, we introduced the privacy concerns with using Google Analytics (GA) and presented two lightweight...

  • [$] Open-source contact tracing, part 1

    One of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic consists of identifying contacts of infected people so...

  • Perl 7 launches

    The Perl project has announced the upcoming release of Perl 7. Unlike Perl 6, though, this is not...