Aug 172017
 

A question mark in a circleThe bug reporting infrastructure around an open-source project generally isn’t the best place to fish for a debate — especially when that debate poses questions of a rather existential nature! But if you’ve ever wondered why Ubuntu is bothering to develop Snappy when Flatpak is there, on the shelf, ready to be used, then the thoughts of […]

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Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists
Source: OMG! Ubuntu!

Aug 162017
 

Development (Artful / 17.10)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

  • The kernel in the artful-proposed pocket of the Ubuntu archive has been updated to v4.12.7
  • The kernel in the Artful staging repository has been updated to v4.13-rc5

Stable (Released & Supported)

  • Embargoed CVEs CVE-2017-1000111 and CVE-2017-1000112 have been made public and the fixes released for all the affected kernels (including their derivatives and rebases):

     trusty    3.13.0-128.177
     xenial    4.4.0-91.114
     zesty     4.10.0-32.36
    
  • The Xenial and Xenial-based kernels have been re-spun to fix a regression with OpenStack (LP: #1709032) and the following packages are on the way of getting promoted to -updates:

     xenial            4.4.0-92.115
     xenial/raspi2     4.4.0-1070.78
     xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1072.77
     xenial/aws        4.4.0-1031.40
     xenial/gke        4.4.0-1027.27
     trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-92.115~14.04.1
    
  • Current cycle: 04-Aug through 26-Aug

              04-Aug  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
     07-Aug - 12-Aug  Kernel prep week.
     13-Aug - 25-Aug  Bug verification & Regression testing.
              28-Aug  Release to -updates.
    
  • Next cycle: 25-Aug through 16-Sep

              25-Aug  Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
     28-Aug - 02-Sep  Kernel prep week.
     03-Sep - 15-Sep  Bug verification & Regression testing.
              18-Sep  Release to -updates.
    

Misc

  • eventstat 0.04.00 for 17.10 has been released. This now uses kernel trace events rather than the deprecated /proc/timer_stat interface.
  • If you would like to reach the kernel team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-kernel
    channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing
    list at: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com.
  • The current CVE status

Kernel Team Summary- August 16, 2017
Source: ubuntu.com