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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Stable kernel 3.7.10
Posted Feb 27, 2013 19:17 UTC (Wed) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
For anyone wondering, this fixes the recent netlink buffer overflow vulnerability.
Mathias Krause (1):
sock_diag: Fix out-of-bounds access to sock_diag_handlers
Posted Feb 27, 2013 20:11 UTC (Wed) by alspnost (guest, #2763)
Posted Feb 27, 2013 20:56 UTC (Wed) by freggy (guest, #37477)
Posted Feb 27, 2013 22:12 UTC (Wed) by mabshoff (guest, #86444)
Posted Feb 27, 2013 22:29 UTC (Wed) by Jonno (subscriber, #49613)
What you probably meant is 'longterm'. While any kernel developer can pick up a kernel series and maintain it as longterm, the stable team (e.g. Greg Kroah-Hartman) only maintains one longterm series per year, which is selected early each fall.
Historically, 3.0 was released July 21 and announced as longterm October 26; while 3.4 was released May 20 and announced as longterm August 20. So the next longterm series will probably be either 3.9 (to be released early May), or more likely 3.10 (to be released about middle of July), but don't expect an announcement prior to August.
Posted Feb 28, 2013 2:51 UTC (Thu) by apolinsky (subscriber, #19556)
Posted Feb 28, 2013 3:25 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
Posted Feb 28, 2013 11:36 UTC (Thu) by hmh (subscriber, #3838)
Posted Feb 28, 2013 21:51 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
The kernel can be said to be one of the few select projects where upgrading almost invariably brings more joy than pain. With Free software this is often the case, but not always.
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