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Security updates for Wednesday

Wed Mar 20 14:46:00 2019
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (libelf and wordpress), CentOS (cloud-init, cockpit, openssl, and tomcat), Gentoo (openssh), openSUSE (ovmf), Scientific Linux (cloud-init), and SUSE (go1.11, ldb, lftp, libssh2_org, and openwsman).

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LLVM 8.0.0 released

Wed Mar 20 14:03:00 2019
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Version 8.0.0 of the LLVM compiler suite is out. "It's the result of the LLVM community's work over the past six months, including: speculative load hardening, concurrent compilation in the ORC JIT API, no longer experimental WebAssembly target, a Clang option to initialize automatic variables, improved pre-compiled header support in clang-cl, the /Zc:dllexportInlines- flag, RISC-V support in lld." For details one can see separate release notes for LLVM, Clang, Extra Clang Tools, lld, and libc++.

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[$] Defining "sustainable" for an open-source project

Tue Mar 19 19:12:00 2019
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Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) first heard the term "sustainability" being applied to free and open-source software (FOSS) four or five years ago in the wake of Heartbleed. He wondered what the term meant in that context, so he looked into it some. He came to SCALE 17x in Pasadena, CA to give his thoughts on the topic in a talk entitled "If Open Source Isn't Sustainable, Maybe Software Freedom Is?".

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Firefox 66 released

Tue Mar 19 17:48:00 2019
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Mozilla has released Firefox 66.0. The release notes contain details. New in this release: Firefox now prevents websites from automatically playing sound, improved search experience, smoother scrolling, improved performance and better user experience for extensions, and more.

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Security updates for Tuesday

Tue Mar 19 14:47:00 2019
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Security updates have been issued by CentOS (kernel), Debian (libjpeg-turbo, liblivemedia, neutron, and otrs2), Fedora (SDL), Gentoo (ntp), openSUSE (java-1_8_0-openjdk), Red Hat (cloud-init), Slackware (libssh2), SUSE (libssh2_org, nodejs10, and nodejs8), and Ubuntu (tiff).

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Python 3.5.7 and 3.4.10 released

Mon Mar 18 22:57:00 2019
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Python versions 3.5.7 and 3.4.10 have been released. Both are in "security fixes only" mode and are source-only releases. This is the final release in the Python 3.4 series. The 3.4 branch has been retired, "no further changes to 3.4 will be accepted, and no new releases will be made.

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Security updates for Monday

Mon Mar 18 14:46:00 2019
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (ikiwiki, liblivemedia, linux-4.9, rdflib, and sqlalchemy), Fedora (advancecomp, kubernetes, mingw-poppler, and php), Mageia (ikiwiki), openSUSE (chromium, file, and sssd), Red Hat (ansible, openstack-ceilometer, and openstack-octavia), Scientific Linux (kernel), SUSE (galera-3, mariadb, mariadb-connector-c, java-1_8_0-ibm, kernel, nodejs10, openwsman, wireshark, and yast2-rmt), and Ubuntu (file, linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon, and linux-lts-xenial, linux-aws).

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[$] 5.1 Merge window part 2

Sun Mar 17 23:39:00 2019
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By the time that 5.1-rc1 was released and the 5.1 merge window ended, 11,241 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline repository. Of those, just over 5,000 were pulled since the first 5.1 merge-window summary. It often happens that the biggest changes are pulled early, with the emphasis shifting to fixes by the end of the merge window; this time, though, some of the most significant features were saved for last.

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