I'm working on the release notes for 3.18, and I will also be working
on release promotion. During GUADEC, the board and Release Team agreed
to name September release after the GUADEC host city, and each March
release after the GNOME.Asia host city.
systemd 225 Adds 'su' Replacement, Saving of Private-Zone DHCP Options
The systemd development team, through David Herrmann, had the pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the systemd 225 open-source, next-generation init system for GNU/Linux distributions.
Interviews with FLOSS developers: Elena Grandi
One of fresh additions to Debian family, and thus wider FLOSS family is Elena Grandi. She is from realms of Valhalla and is setting her footprint into the community. A hacker mindset, a Free software lover and a 3D printing maker. Elena has big dedication to make the world free and better place for all. She tries to push limits on personal level with much care and love, and FLOSS community will benefit from her work and way of life in future. So what has the Viking lady to say about FLOSS? Meet Elena "of Valhalla" Grandi.
Jide Remix Mini Android PC to ship in October
Google Android is an operating system that was originally designed for smartphones, but these days it also supports tablets, TVs, smartwatches, and more. It’s not really designed to replace a desktop operating system like Windows or Ubuntu, but there have been a number of attempts to modify the open source Android operating system to make it feel more like a desktop OS.
This year Chinese startup Jide launched Remix OS, which a version of Android with a taskbar, support for multi-window apps, and other desktop-style features.
Tails 1.5.1 is out
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.5.1, is out.
This is an emergency release, triggered by an unscheduled Firefox release meant to fix critical security issues.
Fedora Linux Moves Ahead With Effectively Demoting 32-bit x86 Support
Fedora Linux is moving ahead with plans to place emphasis on i686 / 32-bit x86 support, but they stopped short of a proposal to outright eliminate 32-bit Fedora 24 ISOs for all spins.
Fedora Server already decided they'll stop spinning i686 images, but for now at least the plan is to still spin i686 images for the other Fedora versions like Fedora Cloud and Fedora Workstation. However, at the end of the day, not many developers there either are concerned about maintaining i686 support.
DragonFlyBSD's Intel DRM Code Up To Linux 3.17 Match