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Stable kernels 5.0.16, 4.19.43, 4.14.119, and 4.9.176

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  • Linux 5.0.16

    I'm announcing the release of the 5.0.16 kernel.

    All users of the 5.0 kernel series must upgrade.

    The updated 5.0.y git tree can be found at:
    git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.0.y
    and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
    https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

  • Linux 4.19.43
  • Linux 4.14.119
  • Linux 4.9.176

Linux 5.1.2

  • Linux 5.1.2

    I'm announcing the release of the 5.1.2 kernel.

    All users of the 5.1 kernel series must upgrade. Well, kind of, let me rephrase that...

    All users of Intel processors made since 2011 must upgrade.

    Note, this release, and the other stable releases that are all being
    released right now at the same time, just went out all contain patches
    that have only seen the "public eye" for about 5 minutes. So be
    forwarned, they might break things, they might not build, but hopefully
    they fix things. Odds are we will be fixing a number of small things in
    this area for the next few weeks as things shake out on real hardware
    and workloads. So don't think you are done updating your kernel, you
    never are done with that Smile

    As for what specifically these changes fix, I'll let the tech news sites
    fill you in on the details. Or go read the excellently written Xen
    Security Advisory 297:
    https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-297.html
    That should give you a good idea of what a number of people have been
    dealing with for many many many months now.

    Many thanks goes out to Thomas Gleixner for going above and beyond to do
    the backports to the 5.1, 5.0, 4.19, and 4.14 kernel trees, and to Ben
    Hutchings for doing the 4.9 work. And of course to all of the
    developers who have been working on this in secret and doing reviews of
    the many different proposals and versions of the patches.

    As I said before just over a year ago, Intel once again owes a bunch of
    people a lot of drinks for fixing their hardware bugs, in our

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GNOME 3.33.2 released!

Hello GNOME developers,

GNOME 3.33.2 is now available. This is the second unstable release
leading to 3.34 stable series.

I had to disable gnome-contacts, gnome-calendar and gnome-maps because of the not-very-well coordinated evolution-data-server transition.

If you want to compile GNOME 3.33.2, you can use the official
BuildStream project snapshot.

https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.33.2/gnome-3.33.2.tar.xz

The list of updated modules and changes is available here:

https://download.gnome.org/core/3.33/3.33.2/NEWS

The source packages are available here:

https://download.gnome.org/core/3.33/3.33.2/sources/

WARNING!
--------
This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status.

For more information about 3.34, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our 3.33 wiki page:

https://www.gnome.org/start/unstable


Cheers,

Abderrahim Kitouni,
GNOME Release Team
Read more Also: GNOME 3.33.2 Released As Another Step Towards The GNOME 3.34 Desktop

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  • How Screwed is Intel without Hyper-Threading?
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  • SandboxEscape drops three more Windows 10 zero-day exploits

    SandboxEscaper also indicated that she was in the market to sell flaws to "people who hate the US", a move made in apparent response to FBI subpoenas against her Google account.

  • Huawei can’t officially use microSD cards in its phones going forward

    The SD Association is also by no means the first to cut ties: Google, ARM, Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are also among the companies that have stopped working with Huawei due to the ban. The Wi-Fi Alliance (which sets Wi-Fi standards across the industry) has also “temporarily restricted” Huawei’s membership due to the US ban, and Huawei has also voluntarily left JEDEC (a semiconductor standards group best known for defining RAM specifications) over the issues with the US as well, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review. All this could severely hamper Huawei’s ability to produce hardware at all, much less compete in the US technology market.

  • Huawei barred from SD Association: What’s that mean for its phones and microSD cards?

    As such, companies that aren’t on the SD Association’s list of members can’t officially produce and sell devices with SD card support that use the SD standards. According to SumahoInfo, the member page showed Huawei a few weeks ago, but no longer lists the firm this week.

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