253: Linux Action News
11 August 2022
GitHub steps in it this week, Microsoft's Linux distribution now runs on bare metal, FFmpeg gets IPFS support, and the odd thing going on with the kernel.
- Microsoft Continues Improving Its Internal Linux Distro With Another Update — Microsoft has kept up with issuing one or more CBL-Mariner updates per month. This summer they rolled out CBL-Mariner 2.0 with many changes over its former 1.0 state, which continues to be maintained too. CBL-Mariner relies upon RPM SPEC files and other assets from Fedora, Photon OS, Openmamba, and Linux From Scratch. This week marked the release of CBL-Mariner 2.0 July 2022 Update 2.
- CBL-Mariner GitHub
- GitHub Moves to Guard Open Source Against Supply Chain Attacks — The popular Microsoft-owned code repository plans to roll out code signing, which will help beef up the security of open source projects.
- GitHub courts controversy by suspending Tornado Cash — GitHub over the past week has tested the trust of its users by enacting policies that call into question its commitment to free speech and privacy.
- ‘It Doesn’t Change Anything’ Says Tornado Cash After Code Disappears From GitHub
- Projects impacted by Tornando cash ban — TIL the creator address of the Eth2.0 Deposit contract was funded with Tornado cash, created the contract and donated the rest to Wikileaks
- Samuel JJ Gosling on Twitter — “@TornadoCash For those looking to host the frontend locally, I’ve uploaded the source code to @IPFS as I suspected this happening. Disclaimer: I’m a contributor to tornado but you should still verify the source code.
- Lucas Garron on Twitter
- Privacy Statement Updates September 2022 by olholder
- IPFS Supported In FFmpeg 5.1, IPFS Devs Envision Support In More Open-Source Projects — July’s release of FFmpeg 5.1 introduced native IPFS support for this distributed peer-to-peer protocol.
- Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Delayed Due To An OEM Install Issue Leading To Broken Snaps — Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS had been due for release today but has now been pushed back by one week after discovering an installer issue that led to Snaps like the default Mozilla Firefox browser failing to launch once installed.
- Linux 5.20 Likely To Be Called Linux 6.0 — With Linus Torvalds’ modern versioning after 19~20 point releases has been when he bumps to the next major version number… Linux 4.0 succeeded Linux 3.19 while Linux 5.0 came after Linux 4.20.
- An io_uring-based user-space block driver [LWN.net] — The ublk driver starts by creating a special device called /dev/ublk-control. The user-space server (or servers, there can be more than one) starts by opening that device and setting up an io_uring ring to communicate with it.
- Linus’ kernel source tree