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LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.1.0 BETA

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This is a BETA of our 8.2 release; a mid-year bump to enhance hardware support and capabilities. It adds 10-bit HEVC support for recent Intel GPU generations, Samba 4.6 which brings support for SMB2/SMB3, and several SSL issues are resolved in a switch to OpenSSL. We continue to refine firmware we embed; removing old and unused files to reduce image size while adding new drivers and firmwares based on team findings and user reports. Kodi is updated to 17.4-RC1 with minor bugfixes since v17.3.

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ZFS On Linux Adds Encryption Support

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ZFS On Linux (ZOL) has finally picked up support for native encryption.

Those using this out-of-tree file-system support on Linux will be pleased to learn today that the encryption code has been merged into the ZOL code-base.

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Solus 3 Released

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On behalf of the Solus team and community, we’re extremely proud to announce the immediate availability of Solus 3. This is the third iteration of Solus since our move to become a rolling release operating system. Unlike the previous iterations, however, this is a release and not a snapshot. We’ve now moved away from the “regular snapshot” model to accommodate the best hybrid approach possible - feature rich releases with explicit goals and technology enabling, along with the benefits of a curated rolling release operating system.

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Linux 4.13 RC and New Stable Kernels

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Distro Releases: NuTyX 9.0.93, ClamAV 0.99.2

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Free security service scans open source Linux IoT binaries

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Security

Insignary unveiled TruthIsIntheBinary, a free, cloud-based version of its Clarity binary code scanning software aimed at open source Linux IoT code.

Normally, we board-heads shy away from security software, but Insignary’s latest offering pushed all our buttons: Linux, free, open source, and “IoT security ticking time-bomb.” We were also slapped silly by the oracular sounding name.

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AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Linux Graphics Driver Brings Support for Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

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AMD today released a new update to its proprietary graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems, AMDGPU-PRO 17.30, which brings support for Canonical's recently announced Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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Also: AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Released With Vega Support, Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Compatibility

AMDGPU DC Display Code Gets A Public TODO List

SpaceX Is ‘Sending A Linux-Powered Supercomputer To The Space’ For The First Time

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SpaceX and HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) have done the groundwork for almost a year to see if commercial supercomputers can survive in space and help humans explore the universe more efficiently.

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Linux 4.13 RC 5 is Out

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  • Linux 4.13-rc5

    Things are progressing pretty normally. rc5 is smaller than rc4 was,
    and nothing looks particularly scary for this release window.

    Let's hope it stays that way.

    The diffstat looks normal too, with just over 40% driver updates, and
    just under 40% arch updates. Although the reason the arch updates show
    up that highly is actually largely a single MIPS BPF JIT file that had
    gotten lost (somebody forgot to "git add" it, methinks), and that got
    fix up here.

    Outside of drivers and architecture, it's the usual random stuff:
    networking, core VM, header files and some scripting. And various misc
    one-liners.

    Shortlog appended, you can get something of an idea of what's been
    going on from it - lots of small details being fixed up.

    Go forth and test, and everything says that we'll get 4.13 out in our
    usual timely manner.

    Linus

  • Linux 4.13-rc5 Released As The Kernel Proceeds Normally

    Linus Torvalds has just announced the fifth weekly release candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel.

  • Linus Torvalds Is Confident That Linux Kernel 4.13 Won't See Any Delays, RC5 Out

    It's Sunday evening here in the US, which means that Linus Torvalds has just announced the release of yet another RC (Release Candidate) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series.

    Last week's RC4 release was bigger than usual, but it looks like the RC5 milestone is smaller, and things appear to progress pretty normally for the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.13. According to Linus Torvalds, the final release of the Linux 4.13 kernel series should not suffer any delays.

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Oracle changes heart on Java EE

  • Oracle opens up Java EE
    Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of Java EE 8 approaches, Oracle believes they have the ability to rethink how Java EE is developed in order to “make it more agile and responsive to changing industry and technology demands.”
  • Oracle considers moving Java EE to an open source foundation
    With the finalization of the Java EE 8 platform on the horizon, Oracle on Thursday said it's considering moving Java Enterprise Edition technologies to an open source foundation. The move, Oracle said in a blog post, "may be the right next step, in order to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing, and change the governance process."
  • Oracle doesn't want Java EE any more
    Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role. The company said today that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8 presents an opportunity to rethink how the platform is developed. Although development is done via open source with community participation, the current Oracle-led process is not seen agile, flexible, or open enough. ”We believe that moving Java EE technologies to an open source foundation may be the right next step, to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing and change the governance process,” Oracle said in a statement.