143: Linux Action News
2 February 2020
The upcoming Linux kernels are packed full of goodies, Qt changes its licensing terms, and Thunderbird gets a new home.
- Qt offering changes 2020 — Moving forward, Qt Long-Term Support (LTS) releases will be restricted to commercial customers.
- Use our stuff for free and sell your application? That’s Qt.
- Qt LTS Releases To Be Restricted To Commercial Customers
- About “Qt offering changes 2020” – Fading Memories
- Nikolai Marchenko’s message about TheQtCompany’s presumed business model
- Linux 5.5 Released — So this last week was pretty quiet, and while we had a late network update with some (mainly iwl wireless) network driver and netfilter module loading fixes, David didn’t think that warranted another -rc. And outside of that, it’s really been very quiet indeed - there’s a panfrost driver update too, but again it didn’t really seem to make sense to delay the final release by another week.
- 10 Best Features in Linux 5.5
- Some 5.5 kernel development statistics
- WireGuard + Multi-Path TCP Were Merged Tonight Into Linux 5.6
- Indie VPN WireGuard gets the Torvalds seal of approval with inclusion in Linux kernel 5.6
- Linus Torvalds pulled WireGuard VPN into the 5.6 kernel source tree
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Adds WireGuard Support
- The Time Namespace Support Has Been Added To The Linux 5.6 Kernel
- Linux 5.6 Is The First Kernel For 32-Bit Systems Ready To Run Past Year 2038
- USB4 Support Lands In The Linux 5.6 Kernel
- Staging Changes Lighten The Linux 5.6 Kernel By More Than Thirty Thousand Lines
- Thunderbird’s New Home — As of today, the Thunderbird project will be operating from a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, MZLA Technologies Corporation.
- Mozilla’s email client lands in a new nest
- Ginni Rometty is out as IBM CEO — Jim Whitehurst, the CEO of Red Hat — which IBM acquired last year in a $34 billion megadeal — will become IBM’s president on the same day.
- IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to step down — Under her tenure, IBM experienced 22 consecutive quarters of sales declines that ended in 2018. In the company’s latest quarter, sales dropped 3.9% year-over-year to $18 billion.
- IBM Names Arvind Krishna CEO, Replacing Ginni Rometty
- OpenSK: a fully open-source security key implementation — OpenSK, an open-source implementation for security keys written in Rust that supports both FIDO U2F and FIDO2 standards.