Weekly roundup 2017, week 38

Firstly a short apology for the lack of blogs recently. With summertime and other commitments, Mageia has sadly had less time from some contributors recently.

Cauldron

Since it has been 8 weeks since the last update, there have been massive changes to Cauldron. I won’t discuss a of them here, instead, here are a few of the more recent larger changes:

  • Updated Ruby stack
  • Update Perl stack
  • kernel 4.12.14
  • llvm 4.0.1
  • flatpak 0.9.12
  • vim 8.0.1097
  • mesa 17.2.1

There is also the update to the base toolchain, which is requiring large scale rebuilds and will likely cause some issues until everything has settled.

Feature proposals for Mageia 7 are well underway, so if you have anything you would like to see included. or have thoughts on the ideas put forward, now is the time to shape what Mageia 7 will become.

Mageia 6

Since the last roundup, there have been countless updates for Mageia 6, here are a few of the more critical fixes that have gone through QA:

  • tor-0.2.9.12 – CVE fix
  • tomcat-8.0.46 – CVE fixes
  • bluez-5.45-2.1 – CVE fix
  • ffmpeg-3.3.4 – security update
  • kernel-4.9.50 – multiple CVE fixes
  • flash-player-plugin-27.0.0.130 – CVE fixes
  • tcpdump-4.9.2 – multiple CVE fixes

Mageia 5

Like Mageia 6, there have been many updates, again, here is a selection of the more critical fixes:

  • tor-0.2.8.15 – CVE fix
  • tomcat-7.0.81 – CVE fixes
  • bluez-5.28 – CVE fix
  • kernel-4.4.88 – multiple CVE fixes
  • flash-player-plugin-27.0.0.130 – CVE fixes
  • tcpdump-4.9.2 – multiple CVE fixes

Community

The recent campaign from the Free Software Foundation Europe, Public Money, Public Code, that is aiming to have code written with public funding for the public sector released under open licensing is something that Mageia is more than happy to get behind. Such goals that share so many of the principles that Mageia was founded on and that aim to help Open Source deserve all of the support that we can offer – more details available in the blog about our support.

There has also been issues with spam from fresh accounts on the wiki, so sadly we have had to restrict write access until a full solution can be found, in the meantime, if you wish to edit, please contact the doc-discuss mailing list.

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6 Responses to Weekly roundup 2017, week 38

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  3. Brian says:

    I believe Mageia 5 is coming to End of Life on October 31, 2017 correct?

  4. Jan says:

    No apologies necessary!

    Keep up the good (great) work =)

  5. Keith says:

    I thought the purpose of the weekly roundups was to keep us not so in the dark about the state of the delayed Mageia 6. Now that it’s been released and Mageia 7 isn’t due until next year, it makes sense not to spend valuable time writing blog posts rather than making sure that Mageia 7 will be even better (and maybe even on-time 🙂 ).

    • Donald Stewart says:

      Nope, they were always intended as a weekly update, and the amount of time that they take me to write will have next to no impact on when Mageia 7 appears, especially as the people involved with this are nearly all from the Atelier team, and this is pretty much their role, of course, some do bits of packaging and other things too.

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