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GNU C Library Looking To Drop FSF Copyright Assignment Policy

The GCC compiler has long had a requirement that all contributors assign their copyright to the Free Software Foundation. Recently GCC dropped that copyright assignment policy and now the GNU C Library is looking at making a similar move.

15 June 2021 - Glibc - No More Copyright Assignment? - 35 Comments
GRUB 2.06 To Be Succeeded By... GRUB 2.11 Bootloader Next Year

Following this week's release of the big and long overdue GRUB 2.06 bootloader release, there is already development talk and action for the next release. Succeeding GRUB 2.0, GRUB 2.02, GRUB 2.04, and GRUB 2.06 is now going to be a bit of a version shakeup with GRUB 2.11 to be the next release.

10 June 2021 - 2.06 To 2.11 - 27 Comments
GCC 8.5 Released As The Last GCC 8 Compiler

For those of you still relying on a GCC 8 compiler, it's time to upgrade beyond that considering GCC 11 debuted just several weeks back, but if you are on the 2018 era compiler for enterprise/legacy reasons, GCC 8.5 is out as one last hurrah.

14 May 2021 - GCC 8.5 - 1 Comment
GCC, GNU Toolchain Finally Working To Establish CI/CD For Better Reliability

For a project as large and complex as the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) one would reasonably have assumed that it would have setup continuous integration / continuous delivery support years ago for helping to ensure the reliability of this widely-used open-source compiler and the GNU Toolchain at large. But that's actually only happening now in 2021.

5 May 2021 - Continuous Integration - 18 Comments
GCC 11.1 RC Released, GCC 12 In Development On Trunk

The release candidate to GCC 11.1 as the first stable release of GCC 11 is now available for testing. If all goes well GCC 11.1.0 will officially debut next week while GCC 12 is now in development with their latest Git code.

20 April 2021 - GCC 11.1 Release Candidate - 1 Comment
GCC 11 Squeezes In Another Zen 3 Optimization

Just weeks ahead of the GCC 11 stable release we saw Znver3 tuning work out of SUSE for allowing the GNU Compiler Collection to better cater towards the AMD Zen 3 microarchitecture. That tuning work follows the initial patch at the end of last year that introduced "Znver3" and flipped on the new instructions. Now another patch working on the Zen 3 tuning for GCC has been posted and already merged.

18 March 2021 - GCC 11 znver3 GATHER - 1 Comment
GRUB 2.06 Release Candidate Available For Testing

GRUB 2.06 was originally anticipated for release in 2020 but then the BootHole security vulnerability foiled those plans. This long awaited bootloader update though is near with GRUB 2.06-RC1 being issued on Friday and plans to formally release it in about one month's time.

13 March 2021 - GRUB 2.06 - 13 Comments
Glibc 2.34 Will Provide More Helpful Linker Diagnostics

With the exciting "HWCAPS" feature of Glibc 2.33+ allowing for optimized versions of libraries to be more easily deployed on Linux systems, diagnosing issues around it can be a bit more complicated but on the way for Glibc 2.34 is a welcome improvement to help in such issues.

7 March 2021 - ld.so --list-diagnostics - 9 Comments
GNU Linux-libre 5.11 Released With Many Peripheral Drivers Needing To Be De-Blobbed

Building off yesterday's release of the Linux 5.11 kernel, the GNU folks have put out their "GNU Linux-libre 5.11-gnu" kernel that removes support for loading closed-source kernel modules, stripping out drivers/functionality that are dependent upon closed-source microcode/firmware, and other sanitization work in the name of maintaining a fully free software system.

15 February 2021 - GNU Linux-libre 5.11-gnu - 9 Comments
GRUB 2.06 Should Be Released This Year, Cooperation Increasing With Distro Vendors

While GRUB 2.06 was aiming for release in 2020, having to deal with the BootHole security issue among other challenges last year ended up delaying that release. Fortunately, it looks like this long awaited GRUB feature update should be out this year and there has been increased cooperation between upstream GRUB developers and distribution vendors.

10 February 2021 - GRUB In 2021 - 42 Comments

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