261: Linux Action News
6 October 2022
Our thoughts on IBM slicing up more of Red Hat, what stands out in Nextcloud Hub 3, and a few essential fixes finally landing in the Linux kernel.
- IBM Takes Over Red Hat Storage to IBM Offerings — IBM announced today it will add Red Hat storage product roadmaps and Red Hat associate teams to the IBM Storage business unit, bringing consistent application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud.
- Why Whitehurst is stepping away from IBM
- IBM Does A “Quasi-Acquisition” Of Red Hat Storage — Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation is also being absorbed into IBM Spectrum Fusion. IBM is assuming the Premier Sponsorship role of the Ceph Foundation from Red Hat.
- Announcing Nextcloud Hub 3 — Our design always followed three principles. Focus on content, ease of use, and great accessibility. For this refresh, we added a fourth: make it your own.
- Introducing NVK — NVK is a new open-source Vulkan driver for NVIDIA hardware in Mesa.
- Debian’s firmware vote results — The winning option allows the installer image to include firmware necessary to use the system.
- Intel Laptop Users Should Avoid Linux 5.19.12 — After looking at some logs we do end up with potentially bogus panel power sequencing delays, which may harm the LCD panel.
- Intel Laptop Users Should Avoid Linux 5.19.12 To Avoid Potentially Damaging The Display - Phoronix
- Linux 6.0 Released With Many Intel & AMD Driver Additions — Linus Torvalds just promoted Linux 6.0 to stable on-schedule and thereby now ushering in the Linux 6.1 merge window to officially get underway tomorrow.
- Some 6.0 development statistics — A total of 2,034 developers contributed to the 6.0 release; of those, 236 made their first contribution during this cycle. The total number of developers is just short of the record (2,086) set for 5.19, but the number of first-time contributors is the lowest seen since the 5.6 release (216) in 2020.
- Linux 6.0 Supporting New Intel/AMD Hardware
- Btrfs Brings Some Great Performance Improvements With Linux 6.1
- The Initial Rust Infrastructure Has Been Merged Into Linux 6.1 — As a follow-up to the Rust infrastructure pull request for Linux 6.1, Linus Torvalds pulled the initial Rust code into the mainline Linux kernel this evening.