The flood of Linux-based home automation hubs that has arrived over the last two years is now being joined by a wave of intermediary solutions that integrate multiple ecosystems. One of the most promising is Wink, a spinoff from crowd-investment firm Quirky. A week after announcing its Linux-based Wink home automation hub and mobile app, the well-heeled startup demonstrated the technology in a model smart home launch event in New York City, and announced 15 partners and 60 compatible devices.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release.
By becoming a long-term stable release, the Linux 3.14 kernel will now be supported through August 2016. The previous LTS kernel maintained by Greg KH is Linux 3.10 and is to be supported through September 2015, while Jiri Slaby of SUSE is also maintaining Linux 3.12 as a stable kernel series maintained through some time in 2016.
I'm writing a new patch management system for *nix system. Right now, it handles Debian/Ubuntu and CentOS/RHEL/Fedora.
What it does is it runs a cron that will connect to each server being monitored, query whichever update method it's using (apt/yum) and get a list of all updates that are available. It then gets the information about the patch (severity/urgency, CVE/bug report page, etc), and stores all that in a database.
In the next release, I will add the feature to have it auto-install the patches that you select, or all that you don't have suppressed -- some applications need a set version of a package, so you might want that one held back.
The company I wrote this for has given me the green light to post this open source. I'm just waiting on the fine print before doing so.
- Main screen
- Server View with packages needing to be installed, showing severity, bug report number/CVE, and command to run to install all non-suppressed packages
- Server View with suppressed patches
- Server View showing all installed packages
- Non-exact search showing results for all servers with package names similar to query
- Exact search showing all servers with exact package name (not version)
Someone asked me if I knew of SpaceWalk. Yes. I'm also familiar with ManageEngine's solution, and vFense. This was developed because we wanted a patch management solution that only did one thing: Patch management. No extras. What it DOES do, it does well (so far). Also, it uses very few resources. It's a vanilla LAMP stack on the front-end, and pure BASH scripts on the back-endsubmitted by joker54
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