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LLVM Still Pursuing Apache 2.0 License + GPLv2 Compatibility

Monday 19th of September 2016 01:11:44 PM
It's been a while since last talking about the discussions among LLVM developers about re-licensing the project. The re-licensing is moving forward and they are settling on the Apache 2.0 license plus explicitly stating compatibility with GPLv2...

Qt's Comprehensive Display/Graphics Options

Monday 19th of September 2016 12:12:41 PM
Qt developer Laszlo Agocs has written a thorough walkthrough for the official Qt blog about the different Qt graphics options with multiple displays on embedded Linux...

Ubuntu OTA-13 Released With Copy/Paste Support For Legacy Apps

Monday 19th of September 2016 11:00:00 AM
Ubuntu OTA-13 has been released this Monday morning for Ubuntu phone/tablet users...

More Intel DRM Changes For Linux 4.9, Including DMA-BUF Implicit Fencing

Monday 19th of September 2016 10:53:38 AM
For Linux 4.9 we already saw some Intel DRM changes in early August, a second batch of feature changes in late August for DRM-Next, and out this morning is another batch of i915 DRM driver changes being queued for the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel merge window...

A Detailed Look At The Evdev Protocol

Monday 19th of September 2016 10:44:27 AM
Linux input developer Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has provided a look at the evdev protocol for those wondering about its design...

Linux 4.8-rc7 Kernel Released: Final In 1~2 Weeks

Monday 19th of September 2016 12:55:09 AM
Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.8-rc7 a few minutes ago and it's looking like this release cycle will likely drag on with a 4.8-rc8 release being likely next week...

Git Developers Want Your Feedback (2016 Git Survey)

Sunday 18th of September 2016 10:12:25 PM
The Git development community has launched a survey seeking feedback from users of this leading, open-source revision control system...

FreeBSD 11.0 RC3 Released, OS Still Trying To Get Out This Month

Sunday 18th of September 2016 01:00:00 PM
The third release candidate to FreeBSD 11.0 is now available with this release cycle running now a few weeks behind schedule...

As Prelude To Merging Gallium3D Driver, Etnaviv Libdrm Support Lands

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:45:48 PM
The libdrm support was merged this weekend for Etnaviv, the open-source, reverse-engineered support around Vivante graphics cores. With the libdrm support in mainline, merging the Gallium3D driver into Mesa shouldn't be far behind...

Kodi 17 Steps Closer With Krypton Beta 2

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:37:07 PM
For those of you making use of Kodi as your PVR/DVR/HTPC software, the second beta of "Krypton" is available for weekend testing...

Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow Uses Mesa 12.0, Adds F2FS File-System

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:27:41 PM
While Android 7 "Nougat" is available as the latest upstream from Google, the Android-x86 folks have finally put out their first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow...

Emacs 25.1 Released With Cairo Drawing, Better Network Security

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:19:38 PM
For those not running the new, feature-packed Vim 8.0, GNU Emacs 25.1 was released on Saturday with several new features and improvements...

The (No) Phoronix Oktoberfest 2016

Saturday 17th of September 2016 03:31:52 PM
Similar to last year, unfortunately there is no Phoronix Oktoberfest meet-up in 2016 unlike in a number of years prior, as unfortunately I am missing the yearly pilgrimage/holiday...

Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 Released

Saturday 17th of September 2016 03:16:00 PM
The latest installment of Debian "Jessie" is now available...

BFS Scheduler Gets "Substantial Updates" For Linux 4.7

Saturday 17th of September 2016 02:37:59 PM
Con Kolivas announced this week BFS 497, a major new release of his scheduler that's now fitted for the Linux 4.7 kernel...

RadeonSI Now Uses The HSA ABI For Some Compute Shaders

Saturday 17th of September 2016 01:04:07 PM
LLVM/GPGPU expert Tom Stellard has landed a seemingly big change in Mesa for benefiting the RadeonSI driver and step-by-step still advancing the open-source AMD GPU compute support...

X.Org Server 1.19 Is Ready To Freeze, Almost 600 Changes

Saturday 17th of September 2016 12:57:25 PM
The release candidate for X.Org Server 1.19 should be cut today and that will imply the feature freeze for this latest major update to the long-standing X Server...

FSF, RMS Issue Statements Over Libreboot's Accusations

Saturday 17th of September 2016 12:38:04 PM
Thursday night we wrote about Libreboot leaving the GNU and denouncing the GNU and FSF with rather harsh words. That thread generated more than 120 comments with differing views while now the Free Software Foundation issued a statement as well as Richard M Stallman...

Southern Islands Support Will Come To AMDGPU On Linux 4.9

Friday 16th of September 2016 09:04:15 PM
One month after the first AMDGPU feature pull of new functionality for DRM-Next to in turn land in Linux 4.9, the second feature pull request has now been sent out and it presents experimental Southern Islands (GCN 1.0) support for AMDGPU...

Wine 1.9.19 Brings Input Improvements, DC Rendering In Direct2D

Friday 16th of September 2016 04:53:16 PM
Wine 1.9.19 is available today as the latest bi-weekly Wine development release leading up to this winter's Wine 2.0 stable debut...

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Linux 4.7.5

I'm announcing the release of the 4.7.5 kernel. All users of the 4.7 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.7.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.7.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.22

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  • Friday's security updates
  • Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts
    Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the older-but-more-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous. "Bottom line, everyone is holding their breath, hoping for the best, expecting the worst," said Susan Bradley in an email. Bradley is well known in Windows circles for her expertise on Microsoft's patching processes: She writes on the topic for the Windows Secrets newsletter and moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, where business IT administrators discuss update tradecraft.
  • Yahoo is sued for gross negligence over huge hacking
    Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) was sued on Friday by a user who accused it of gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts. The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, one day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking, unprecedented in size, by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor." Ronald Schwartz, a New York resident, sued on behalf of all Yahoo users in the United States whose personal information was compromised. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and unspecified damages. A Yahoo spokeswoman said the Sunnyvale, California-based company does not discuss pending litigation.
  • Yahoo faces questions after hack of half a billion accounts
    Yahoo’s admission that the personal data of half a billion users has been stolen by “state-sponsored” hackers leaves pressing questions unanswered, according to security researchers. Details, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken from the company’s network in late 2014. Passwords were also taken, but in a “hashed” form, which prevents them from being immediately re-used, and the company believes that financial information held with it remains safe.