[$] Point releases for the GNU C Library

By corbet The GNU C Library (glibc) project produces regular releases on an
approximately six-month cadence. The current release is 2.26
from early August; the 2.27 release is expected at the beginning of
February 2018. Unlike many other projects, though, glibc does not normally
create point releases for important fixes between the major releases.
The last point release from glibc was 2.14.1, which came out in 2011.
A discussion on the need for a 2.26 point release led to questions about
whether such releases have a useful place in the current
software-development environment.

From: LWN

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Alibaba and Red Hat Partner to Take RHEL-as-a-Service to China’s Largest Cloud

By Christine Hall Although Red Hat in the cloud is already available in China, the new arrangement is important because it makes the company’s software portfolio available on the largest cloud in the largest of the emerging markets. This benefits existing customers with expansion plans that include what is now the world’s second largest economy. It also promises to generate revenue from inside the country.

From: LXer

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How to Deploy Clojure Web Application on Debian 9

This guide will walk through the process of deploying a simple web application in Clojure using supervisor and Nginx. Clojure is a modern general-purpose programming language for the JVM that focuses on concurrent programming found in operating systems. Clojure enables you to make use of the existing JVM infrastructure, including tools, libraries and application servers.

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Solus Gets Driverless Printing, Improvements to Linux Steam Integration, More

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Solus’ communications manager Joshua Strobl is reporting today on the latest goodies and software updates that landed recently in the software repositories of the Linux-based operating system.

Let’s start with the GNOME edition of Solus, which is managed by Joshua Strobl, as it recently received a massive flood of packages in a successful attempt to upgrade the GNOME Stack to the latest upstream release, namely GNOME 3.26.1, which is the first point release of the GNOME 3.26 “Manchester” desktop environment, along with the GStreamer stack, now at version 1.12.3.

“In total, roughly 400 packages were either upgraded or rebuilt across those two stack upgrades. Part of the GNOME stack upgrade also enabled us the opportunity to patch GNOME Control Center to integrate well into Solus, such as ensuring “Check for update” functionality that is exposed will open up the Solus Software Center,” said the developer in read more)

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DragonFly BSD 5.0

By ris DragonFly BSD 5.0 has been released. “Preliminary HAMMER2 support has been released into the wild as-of the 5.0 release. This support is considered EXPERIMENTAL and should generally not yet be used for production machines and important data. The boot loader will support both UFS and HAMMER2 /boot. The installer will still use a UFS /boot even for a HAMMER2 installation because the /boot partition is typically very small and HAMMER2, like HAMMER1, does not instantly free space when files are deleted or replaced.

DragonFly 5.0 has single-image HAMMER2 support, with live dedup (for cp’s), compression, fast recovery, snapshot, and boot support. HAMMER2 does not yet support multi-volume or clustering, though commands for it exist. Please use non-clustered single images for now.”

From: LWN

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