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Debian and Derivatives

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  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype

    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).

  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux

    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.

  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status

    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers.

    Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.

Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

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Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements.

The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay.

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TinkerOS Android 13.11.0.4 Released

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Debian

Asus has released a new version of their TinkerOS Android distribution for the Asus Tinker Board. It’s still powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running on a 3.10.0 kernel. But unlike the previous release, Android 13.11.0.4 is not classed as a beta release. The release seems pretty stable.

The TinkerOS Android release offers a few notable improvements including some handy bug fixes. The previous Android image produced fuzzy text on some HDMI monitors. The only way to obtain sharp text was to reset the HDMI resolution after each boot. This issue is fixed in the new release. The release also fixes a volume consistent issue in the setting and notification bar.

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Release Notes for Grml 2017.05-rc1 - codename Freedatensuppe

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Grml is a Debian based live system focusing on the needs of system administrators. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing (AKA stretch) and is the first Grml release using systemd as its init system. As usual it also incorporates up to date hardware support and fixes known bugs from the previous Grml release.

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Also: Debian GNU/ Linux 8.8 Released

Debian-Based OSMC Linux Media Center Updated with Better Raspberry Pi Support

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While we were waiting for the final Mesa 17.1.0 3D Graphics Library to hit the streets this past weekend, Collabora's Emil Velikov is today announcing the availability of the fourth and last Release Candidate (RC) milestone.

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Debian 8.8 in the Media

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  • Debian 8.8 released

    The Debian Project has launched the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian 8, codename Jessie.

    The update adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments.

  • Debianistas get Jessie mass package update

    Debian hasn't released a new version of Jessie, but its Version 8.8 that landed over the weekend repairs more than 100 package bugs.

    As the announcement notes: “Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.”

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 "Jessie" and "Stretch"

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  • Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 "Jessie" Live & Installable ISOs Are Available to Download - Exclusive

    As reported the other day, the Debian Project launched the eighth maintenance update for the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series, which brings a total of 90 security updates and more than 60 miscellaneous bug fixes.

    We promised that you'd be the first to know when Live and installation ISO images of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 release will be available for download, so here you go. The Debian Project just finished uploading all the Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 "Jessie" Live CDs and installation mediums for all supported hardware architectures.

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Released With Tons Of Updates And Fixes

    The Debian Project has announced the release of eight stable update of Debian 8 jessie. Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 comes with many package updates, 60+ bug fixes, and 90 security fixes. As it’s not a new major version release, the existing users who are already having all the latest security updates installed don’t need to do anything. The interested users can use the aptitude (or apt) package tool to perform the upgrade.

  • New in Debian stable Stretch: GitHub's Icon font, fonts-octicons

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Officially Released with 90 Security Updates, 68 Bug Fixes

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Linux
Debian

Those of you using the Debian Stable a.k.a. Debian "Jessie" operating system series will be glad to learn that the eighth point release was just launched today, Debian GNU/Linux 8.8, with more than 150 bug fixes and security updates.

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Also: Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Released

Updated Debian 8: 8.8 released

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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SparkyLinux 4.6 Release Candidate Is Pre-Configured to Use Debian Stretch's Base

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The development of the SparkyLinux 4.6 operating system continues based on the latest packages from the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" release, and the team is today announcing the immediate availability of the Release Candidate.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.