By corbet The LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 23, 2017 is available.
By ris Tuukka Turunen presents a roadmap for
Qt. “Qt 3D was first released with Qt 5.7 and in Qt 5.8 the focus was mostly on stability and performance. With Qt 5.9 we are providing many new features which significantly improve the functionality of Qt 3D. Notable new features include support for mesh morphing and keyframe animations, using Qt Quick items as a texture for 3D elements, as well as support for physically based rendering and particles. There are also multiple smaller features and improvements throughout the Qt 3D module.”
openSUSE has updated profanity
(42.2, 42.1: user impersonation).
SUSE has updated php7 (SLE12: multiple vulnerabilities).
Ubuntu has updated kernel (14.04:
three vulnerabilities), linux, linux-raspi2
(16.10: three vulnerabilities), linux,
linux-snapdragon (16.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux, linux-ti-omap4 (12.04: three
vulnerabilities), linux-lts-trusty (12.04:
three vulnerabilities), linux-lts-xenial
(14.04: multiple vulnerabilities), and tcpdump (multiple vulnerabilities).
By jake Issues of when and how to enforce free-software licenses, and who
should do it, have been on
some people’s minds recently, and Richard Fontana from Red Hat decided
to continue the discussion at FOSDEM. This was a fairly lawyerly talk;
phrases like “alleged violation” and “I think that…” were scattered
throughout it to a degree not normally found in talks by developers.
This is because Fontana is a lawyer at Red Hat, and he was talking about
ideas which, while they are not official Red Hat positions, were developed
discussions between him and other members of the legal team at Red Hat.
Subscribers can click below for the full report of the talk by guest author Tom Yates.
By corbet The year-2038 apocalypse is now just under
21 years away. For those who are curious about how the GNU C Library
plans to deal with this problem, there is a
draft design document out for review. “In order to avoid
duplicating APIs for 32-bit and 64-bit time, glibc will provide either one
but not both for a given application; the application code will have to
choose between 32-bit or 64-bit time support, and the same set of symbols
(e.g. time_t or clock_gettime) will be provided in both cases.”
By corbet The 2017 Linux Plumbers Conference is set for September 13 to 15 in Los
Angeles, California. The core of this event is the microconferences,
focused gatherings that address a specific range of problems. The call
for microconferences for the 2017 event is now out. “Good
microconferences result in solutions to these problems and concerns, while
the best microconferences result in patches that implement those
By corbet A group of Google developers has announced
the release of (an early version of) a new global filesystem called
“Upspin”. “Upspin looks a bit like a global file system, but its
real contribution is a set of interfaces, protocols, and components from
which an information management system can be built, with properties such
as security and access control suited to a modern, networked world. Upspin
is not an ‘app’ or a web service, but rather a suite of software
components, intended to run in the network and on devices connected to it,
that together provide a secure, modern information storage and sharing