FSF Issues Statement on Microsoft Joining OIN, RaspEX Build 181010 Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 Released, Kernel Security Update for CentOS 6 and RHEL 6, and Qt Creator 4.8 Beta Is Out

News briefs for October 11, 2018.

Following the news of Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network, the Free
Software Foundation issued a statement
calling on Microsoft to “take
additional steps to continue the momentum toward a complete resolution”.
These steps include “make a clear, unambiguous statement that it has ceased
all patent infringement claims on the use of Linux in Android”; “work
within OIN to expand the definition of what it calls the ‘Linux System’ so
that the list of packages protected from patents actually includes
everything found in a GNU/Linux system”; and “use the past patent royalties
extorted from free software to fund the effective abolition of all patents
covering ideas in software.”

RaspEX Build 181010 is now available for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It
features the Helium Desktop from BunsenLabs Linux, and according to Softpedia
, it’s
“based on the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system
series, using packages from the Debian GNU/Linux 9 ‘Stretch’ and Linaro
open source software for ARM SoCs. RaspEX is compatible with Raspberry Pi
2, Raspberry Pi 3, and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.” See also Arne Exton’s release
for more details.

Red Hat announced the availability of the OpenShift Container Platform 3.11
release yesterday. eWeek
that key highlights with this release “are multiple components
that have been integrated from the CoreOS Tectonic distribution of
Kubernetes, including a new cluster administrator console. Red Hat has also
integrated CoreOS’ Operator concept into OpenShift making it easier for
organizations to deploy cloud native applications.”

CentOS and Red Hat announced an important Linux kernel security update for
CentOS Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that addresses two
vulnerabilities found in those operating systems: CVE-2018-5391
and CVE-2018-14634.Users
should update immediately.
See the Softpedia
News post
for details.

Creator 4.8 Beta was released
today. This version introduces
experimental support for the Language Server
, added some experimental C++ features and added support for
running debuggers on one or more executables simultaneously. You can
download the open-source version here.


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