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Kernel prepatch 3.16-rc7

Linus has released 3.16-rc7. "We
obviously *do* have various real fixes in here, but none of them look all
that special or worrisome. And rc7 is finally noticeable smaller than
previous rc's, so we clearly are calming down. So unlike my early worries,
this might well be the last rc, we'll see how next week

The first stable CoreOS release

The CoreOS developers have announced the release of
version 367.1.0 of the CoreOS distribution; this is the first version
deemed to be stable and ready for production. "Please note: The
stable release is not including etcd and fleet as stable, this release is
only targeted at the base OS and Docker 1.0. etcd/fleet stable support will
be in subsequent releases."
LWN looked at CoreOS last April.

Interview with Nathan Willis, GUADEC Keynote Speaker (GNOME News)

LWN editor Nathan Willis is giving a keynote talk at the upcoming GUADEC (GNOME Users and Developers European Conference) and was interviewed by GNOME News. Willis's talk is titled "Should We Teach The Robot To Kill" and will look at free software and the automotive industry.

Kügler: Plasma’s Road to Wayland

On his blog, Sebastian Kügler looks at what's left to be done for KDE's Plasma desktop to support Wayland. He discusses why the project cares about Wayland, what it means to support Wayland, the current status, the strategy for further work, and how interested folks can get involved.
"One of the important topics which we have (kind of) excluded from Plasma’s recent 5.0 release is support for Wayland.

Security updates for Friday

CentOS has updated kernel (C7; C6; C5: two
vulnerabilities) and qemu-kvm (C7: many vulnerabilities).

Debian has updated apache2 (three
vulnerabilities) and transmission (code execution).

Fedora has updated httpd (F20:
multiple vulnerabilit

Fedora 21 delayed three weeks

At yesterday's Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting, the release of Fedora 21 was delayed by three weeks (FESCo ticket), with the final release now scheduled for November 4. There are some problems with "test composes" of the release (creating test ISO images) that mean the deadline for the alpha release would be missed.

An Interview with Karen Sandler (Model View Culture)

Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly the executive director of the GNOME Foundation.

Security updates for Thursday

CentOS has updated httpd (C7; C6; C5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian has updated iceweasel
(multiple vulnerabilities) and openjdk-7 (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated firefox (F20: multiple vulnerabilities).

Oracle has updated

Oracle Linux 7 released

Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen. More information can be found in the release notes.

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 24, 2014

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 24, 2014 is available.

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