O-MG, the Developer Preview of Android O is here! (Android Developers Blog)

By ris The Android Developers Blog introduces
the first developer preview
of Android O. This version includes
background limits, notification channels, autofill APIs, PIP for handsets,
font resources in XML, adaptive icons, and much more. “Building on the work we began in Nougat, Android O puts a big priority on improving a user’s battery life and the device’s interactive performance. To make this possible, we’ve put additional automatic limits on what apps can do in the background, in three main areas: implicit broadcasts, background services, and location updates. These changes will make it easier to create apps that have minimal impact on a user’s device and battery. Background limits represent a significant change in Android, so we want every developer to get familiar with them.

From: LWN

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 released

By ris Red Hat has announced
the release
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9. “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 delivers new hardware support developed in collaboration with Red Hat partners which helps to provide a smooth transition of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 production deployments to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 environments. Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 adds updates to TLS 1.2 to further enhance secure communications and provide broader support for the latest PCI-DSS standards, better equipping enterprises to offer more secure online transactions.

From: LWN

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Security updates for Tuesday

By ris Security updates have been issued by Debian (sitesummary), Fedora (jasper, knot-resolver, R, rkward, rpm-ostree, rpy, w3m, and xen), openSUSE (firefox), Red Hat (bash, coreutils, glibc, gnutls, kernel, libguestfs, ocaml, openssh, qemu-kvm, quagga, samba, samba4, subscription-manager, tigervnc, and wireshark), and Ubuntu (eglibc, glibc, firefox, freetype, gnutls26, NVIDIA graphics, and nvidia-graphics-drivers-375).

From: LWN

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[$] ZONE_DEVICE and the future of struct page

By corbet The opening session of the 2017 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and
Memory-Management Summit covered a familiar
topic
: how to represent (possibly massive) persistent-memory arrays
to various subsystems in the kernel. This session, led by Dan Williams,
focused in particular on the ZONE_DEVICE abstraction and whether
the kernel should use page structures to represent persistent memory or
not.

From: LWN

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The Intel Edison: Linux Maker Machine in a Matchbox (Linux.com)

By ris Linux.com takes
a look
at the Intel Edison.
The Intel Edison is a physically tiny computer that draws a small amount of power and breaks out plenty of connections to allow it to interact with other electronics. It begs to be the brain of your next electronics tinkering project, with all the basics in a tiny package and an easy way to connect other things you might need.

From: LWN

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Security updates for Monday

By ris Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (firefox, mbedtls, and wordpress), CentOS (firefox, openjpeg, and tomcat6), Debian (deluge, ioquake3, r-base, and wireshark), Fedora (qemu, rabbitmq-server, and sscg), Gentoo (adobe-flash, openoffice-bin, and putty), openSUSE (Chromium, irssi, putty, and roundcubemail), Oracle (firefox and openjpeg), Red Hat (firefox and openjpeg), Scientific Linux (firefox and openjpeg), and SUSE (firefox).

From: LWN

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