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GNOME Tracker Development and GNOME.Asia Summit 2019

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  • Sam Thursfield: What I did in October

    October in Galicia has a weather surprise for every week. I like it because every time the sun appears you feel like you gotta enjoy it – there might be no more until March.

    I didn’t do much work on Tracker this month, beside bug triage and a small amount of prep for the 2.3.1 stable release. The next step for Tracker 3.0 is still to fix a few regressions causing tests to fail in tracker-miners.git. Follow the Tracker 3.0 milestone for more information!

  • Sajeer Ahamed: I was there at GNOME.Asia Summit 2019

    I was there at Gnome Asia Summit 2019 in Gresik, Indonesia as a speaker. Since I am very new to open source community this was a great experience. I conducted the New comers workshop with my pal Gaurav Agarwal from India. We had our parallel class on day 0 (which is actually day 1) on the premises of University of Muhammadhiya.

    Let me run through my experience in Gresik and in the conference. I and Guarav landed on 10th of October 2019 in Surabaya. Mr. Firdhous from local community came to pick us up and we had the hotel already booked in Gresik. They dropped us in Hotel Santika Gresik which was fabulous. On the next day I went to the conference and met with people from local community and open source community. I had my talk after lunch and It went very well. We used our personal experience and getting started with Gnome guide to steer the participants towards open source development.
    On the first day we were taken to this beautiful hangout spot in a hilly area. I forgot the name of the place Wink. All the speakers and organizers were there. we introduced our self and had a great dinner. People in Gresik were so nice.

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Stable Kernels: 5.9.12, 5.4.81, 4.19.161, 4.14.210, 4.9.247 and 4.4.247

I'm announcing the release of the 5.9.12 kernel.

All users of the 5.9 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 5.9.y git tree can be found at:
	git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.9.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
	https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

thanks,

greg k-h
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