114: Linux Action News
12 July 2019
Another project breach raises significant questions, Fedora considers dropping Snaps in Gnome Software, and has the ISPA let Mozilla off the hook?
- Server breach at Pale Moon project goes undetected for 18 months — Server breach at Pale Moon browser project goes undetected for 18 months.
- Data breach post-mortem
- Firefox addons outage post mortem — Sorry this took so long to get out; we’d hoped to have this out within a week, but obviously that didn’t happen. There was just a lot more digging to do than we expected. In any case, we’re now ready to share the results.
- ISPA withdraws Mozilla Internet Villain Nomination and Category — In the 21 years the event has been running it is probably fair to say that no other nomination has generated such strong opinion.
- Firefox 68 Released
- Microsoft admitted to linux-distros list — I see no valid reasons not to subscribe Microsoft (or part(s) of it, see below) to linux-distros. The only voiced reasons not to, such as in Georgi Guninski’s posting and in comments on some technology news sites that covered Microsoft’s request, are irrelevant per our currently specified membership criteria.
- On Microsoft request to access private linux bugs
- Raspberry Pi 4 USB-C issues confirmed — The Pi’s co-creator Eben Upton says that not every USB-C cable will power the Pi.
- IBM Red Hat deal closes — IBM and Red Hat announced today that they have closed the transaction under which IBM acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately $34 billion.
- Mathew Miller’s comments
- Fedora to drop snap plugin in gnome-software — In Fedora 31 I’ll be disabling the snap plugin from GNOME Software.
- Drop snap support (!253) · Merge Requests · GNOME
- Canonical’s Robert Ancell calls the merge request “premature”
- Remove GsAuth support. (!255) · Merge Requests — This used to be used in the Snap and Ubuntu Reviews plugins, but is now no longer required. The remaining usage in the Snap plugin is not a common case on desktop and not necessary to support anymore.