Topic: linus torvalds

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.29, Firebase Android SDKs, and Linus Torvald’s apology

The systems programming language Rust has reached version 1.29. While the 1.29 release is small, it provides a foundation for bigger changes planned for versions 1.30 and 1.31. The two most significant things in this release are new abilities for Cargo. The first is a method for automatically fixing code that has warnings in it … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux 4.15 not final, TensorFlow 1.5, and Cettia 1.0.0

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has announced the release of Linux 4.15 is not yet final, so he is releasing it as rc9. The update includes: arch updates and drives as well as some core networking. “I really really wanted to just release 4.15 today, but things haven’t calmed down enough for me to … continue reading

Linux 4.12 released

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.12 this week. According to Torvalds, this is one of the biggest releases historically. “Things were quite calm this week, so I really didn’t have any real reason to delay the 4.12 release,” Torvalds wrote in an email. “There’s also nothing particularly odd going on in the tree … continue reading

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Linux 4.12 released, Visual Studio 2017 Python tools, Google’s Project Treble — SD Times news digest: May 15, 2017

In order to give Mother’s Day his full undivided attention, Linus Torvalds decided to put out the first release candidate of Linux 4.12 a day early. On Saturday, May 13, Torvalds released Linux 4.12, which he says is dominated by the “new AMD Vega10 header files that have all the register definitions in them,” he … continue reading

New features and fixes in Linux 4.11

Despite taking an extra week with Release Candidate 8, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has officially released Linux kernel 4.11 with numerous features and fixes. In his release announcement, Torvalds said that he is “much happier” with releasing a final 4.11. He added that there were a few smaller fixes in Linux 4.11 within the last … continue reading

Apple’s PDFKit changes, Tor Project/Firefox collaboration continues, and Linux 4.10 rc2: SD Times news digest—Jan. 4, 2017

According to a report confirmed by Apple Insider, Apple has rewritten the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 Sierra, with an implementation of a common core with iOS and macOS, ultimately causing numerous issues for software that relies on PDFKit. In Apple Insider’s report, third-party developers have voiced their complaints, including Jon Ashwell, developer of the … continue reading

Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.9 is ‘the biggest release’

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.9, a bulky release that contains a larger number of commits than usual, two-thirds of its code consisting of drivers. Currently, Linux 4.9 code in the Git repository contains 56,233 files made up of 22,345,566 lines of code, according to gitstats by Michael Larabel, an engineer and writer … continue reading

As Linux turns 25, it lives beyond desktops and mobile devices

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the open-source operating system used to do everything from powering supercomputers to surfing the web: Linux. Linux began its journey 25 years ago, and now it’s a top product platform for apps for smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and computers—all of which primarily run on Linux. Jane Silber, CEO … continue reading

There is nothing to fear when it comes to AI, Linus Torvalds says

Those who fear our world being overturned by computers once artificial intelligence reaches its full potential are out of their minds, according to Linus Torvalds, founder of Linux. “The whole ‘singularity’ kind of event? Yeah, it’s science fiction, and not very good sci-fi at that, in my opinion. Unending exponential growth? What drugs are those people on? … continue reading

Internet Society’s Collaborative Security approach, Linux 4.0, and Dell’s Threat Report—SD Times news digest: April 13, 2015

The Internet Society thinks the Internet could be better protected through cooperation and collaboration. The organization is releasing a Collaborative Security approach to help tackle cybersecurity issues. “People are what ultimately hold the Internet together,” the Internet Society wrote on its website. “The Internet’s development has been based on voluntary cooperation and collaboration. Cooperation and … continue reading

The Linux Code of Conflict, the TechHire Initiative, and Wikimedia’s lawsuit against the NSA—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2015

Linus Torvalds wants Linux developers to play nicer. The Linux creator has proposed a small kernel patch called the Code of Conflict, providing discourse guidelines for the kernel community and laying out mediation steps if anyone feels threatened. “The Linux kernel development effort is a very personal process compared to ‘traditional’ ways of developing software,” … continue reading

Apache Lucene and Solr 5.0 released, Linux 4.0, and Digium’s WebRTC platform—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation announced the releases of Apache Lucene 5.0 and Apache Solr 5.0, with each project adding new features and major component changes. Apache Lucene 5.0 adds Java’s NIO2 API file access, unique ID storage and IndexWriter merger checking, along with reduced heap storage, auto-IO-throttling and payload support for memory indexes. The full … continue reading

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