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GNU Linux-libre 5.6-gnu Released After Deblobbing AMD Trusted Execution, Ath11k WiFi

Following last night's release of Linux 5.6, the GNU FSFLA folks have put out the Linux-libre 5.6-gnu kernel as their fully-free-software kernel that disallows loading binary kernel modules, disables functionality requiring closed-source firmware/microcode, and other aspects to ensure only free software code is running on the system.

30 March 2020 - GNU Linux-libre 5.6-gnu - 22 Comments
GCC's New Static Analysis Capabilities Are Getting Into Shape For GCC 10

One of many new features in the GCC 10 code compiler releasing in about one month's time is finally having a built-in static analyzer. This static analyzer can be enabled with the -fanalyzer switch and has been maturing nicely for its initial capabilities in the GNU Compiler Collection 10.

27 March 2020 - GCC 10 Static Analyzer - 11 Comments
GNU Automake 1.16.2 Released With Zstd Support

GNU Automake 1.16.2 is out this weekend as the first update to this important piece of the GNU build system in two years. While such length of time has passed, Automake 1.16.2 is only made up of just over three dozen commits.

22 March 2020 - Automake 1.16.2 - 2 Comments
GNU Assembler Adds New Options For Mitigating Load Value Injection Attack

Yesterday the Load Value Injection (LVI) vulnerability was disclosed by Intel and researchers and affecting newer Intel CPUs with SGX and requiring mitigations outside of all the speculative execution mitigations the past two years. The GNU Assembler patches adding new options for mitigation have now been merged to Git master.

11 March 2020 - GNU Assembler - Options For LVI - 14 Comments
GDB Debugger Adds Support For Debuginfod Web Server

Debuginfod is the Red Hat led debug information HTTP web server distributed as part of elfutils and able to supply on-demand source code and ELF/DWARF debug files to debuggers / IDEs / other compiler tooling. The GDB debugger can now tap debuginfod for on-demand source files and debug information that isn't present on the local system.

27 February 2020 - GDB + debuginfod - 2 Comments
GCC 8.4 + GCC 9.3 Compilers Coming Soon

While GCC 10 will be releasing in the next month or two as the annual feature update to the GNU Compiler Collection, GCC 8.4 is expected for release soon along with GCC 9.3.

17 February 2020 - GCC Stable - Add A Comment
Free Software Foundation Endorses First Product Of 2020: A $59~79 USD 802.11n WiFi Card

We've seen a lot of odd products pick up the Free Software Foundation's "Respect Your Freedom" endorsement like a USB microphone, various re-branded motherboards, and even last year certified a USB to parallel printer cable. The latest product they are endorsing -- and their first endorsement of 2020 -- is a USD 802.11 a/b/g/n PCIe half-mini card starting out at $59 USD but going up to $79 for this outdated wireless adapter.

30 January 2020 - 60 USD For 802.11n WiFi - 44 Comments
It's 2020 And GCC Has Finally Converted From SVN To Git

I reported a few days ago GCC was hoping to transition to Git this weekend from their large SVN repository. Going into this weekend I wasn't going to be the least bit surprised if this transition got delayed again given all of the months of delays already, but actually, they went ahead and migrated to Git!

12 January 2020 - GCC Git - 32 Comments

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