Oracle News Archives
Oracle Offers Its Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel On GitHub

While the source to Oracle's "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" has been available via the company's own servers, now the organization is publishing their source kernel changes to GitHub in a bid to increase the popularity of their patched version of Linux.

13 April 2018 - Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel - 26 Comments
Oracle Brings KPTI Meltdown Mitigation To Linux 4.1

If for some reason you are still riding the Linux 4.1 kernel series, you really should think about upgrading to at least a newer LTS series in the near future. But if you still plan on riding it for a while longer, at least it's getting page table isolation support for Meltdown mitigation.

6 March 2018 - Page Table Isolation - 3 Comments
Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 Running On Linux 4.14

Oracle's current Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) release is making use of Linux 4.1 that is definitely showing its age... Fortunately, for those using this Oracle spin of the Linux kernel on their RHEL-clone Oracle Linux have UEK Release 5 in the pipe that is transitioning to Linux 4.14 LTS.

25 February 2018 - UEK R5 - 11 Comments
Oracle Still Working On DTrace For Linux In 2018

A decade ago Linux users were clamoring for Sun Microsystems to bring Solaris' DTrace and ZFS to Linux. While there are still petitions for Oracle to more liberally license ZFS so it could see mainline Linux support, it's been years since hearing much interest in DTrace for Linux. Over time other dynamic tracing implementations have come about and improved in comparison to DTrace, but for those still wanting this dynamic tracing framework that originated at Sun Microsystems, Oracle remains working on the Linux port.

12 February 2018 - DTrace - 8 Comments
VirtualBox DDX Released As xf86-video-vboxvideo 1.0

As part of the push for upstreaming VirtualBox guest driver support in Linux, not only are kernel drivers being upstreamed driver-by-driver, but their DDX driver has now done its official X.Org christening.

29 November 2017 - xf86-video-vboxvideo 1.0 - 27 Comments
Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2

It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.

18 October 2017 - Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 - 13 Comments
SPARC Sees Updates For Linux 4.14

While Oracle recently laid off a ton of SPARC staff (and Solaris), not everyone was let go and it's still not instantly a dead platform. With Linux 4.14 there are some SPARC improvements for those relying upon this ex-Sun hardware.

10 September 2017 - SPARC Linux 4.14 - 14 Comments
Java EE Is Now Available Via GitHub

Following word last month Oracle was looking to move Java EE off to a new (more open) steward, today developers have noticed Java EE in its entirety is available via GitHub.

6 September 2017 - Java EE Open-Source - 22 Comments

198 Oracle news articles published on Phoronix.