Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell looks at packaging all of the pieces of KDE on his blog. His perspective is, of course, Kubuntu-focused, but the comments contain lengthy responses from Fedora and openSUSE KDE packagers, which makes for a good look at the work distributions put into packaging a huge code base like KDE. "Much of what we package are libraries and if one small bit changes in the library, any applications which use that library will crash.
The LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 14, 2014 is available.
Flock is the annual conference for the Fedora distribution, but, like most
free-software events, the program draws on a wide range of projects.
At this year's event in Prague, keynote speaker Sean Cross spoke about
his work on the Novena
laptop project—including some speculation as to why it is
succeeding in the demonstrably harsh space of open hardwar
The 2014 Linux Plumbers Conference (October 15-17, Düsseldorf,
Germany) has sent out an
advisory that the registration limit is about to be reached. "We
are very rapidly approaching our attendance limit, this year faster than in
any past editions of the conference. We expect that the conference general
registration will be sold out soon, possibly even within a few days.
The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and Open Source Initiative (OSI) have announced (and here) that they are both founding members of a working group "focused on tax exemption issues for organizations in the United States". The working group will be open to participation by any concerned groups or individuals and will be looking for legal experts to join in.
The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) has a new blog post looking at the live kernel patching microconference. "There has been a great deal of interest in live kernel patching (see this LWN.net article) over the past few months, with several different approaches proposed, including CRIU+kexec, kGraft, and kpatch, all in addition to ksplice.