Linux 4.9 Will Be the Next LTS Kernel Branch, Says Greg Kroah-Hartman

Reader prisoninmate writes: Renowned Linux kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman said on Friday that the next LTS (Long-Term Support) kernel branch will be Linux 4.9. The development cycle of a new Linux kernel branch doesn’t take more than a month and a half or a maximum of two months, depending if the respective series will receive seven or eight Release Candidate (RC) milestones, but LTS releases are picked by veteran kernel developers from time to time when older ones reach end of life (EOL). If Linux kernel 4.8 will be a normal release with a total of seven RCs and it’ll be announced on day of September 25, then the development cycle of the Linux 4.9 kernel should start with the first Release Candidate development snapshot on October 9, 2016. But if Linux kernel 4.8 will have eight RCs, then we should see Linux kernel 4.9 LTS RC1 one


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Needle – A modular framework to streamline security assessments of iOS apps

Assessing the security of an iOS application typically requires a plethora of tools, each developed for a specific need and all with different modes of operation and syntax. The Android ecosystem has tools like “drozer” that have solved this problem and aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for the majority of use cases, however iOS does not have an equivalent.
Needle is an open source modular framework which aims to streamline the entire process of conducting security assessments of iOS applications, and acts as a central point from which to do so. Given its modular approach, Needle is easily extensible and new modules can be added in the form of python scripts. Needle is intended to be useful not only for security professionals, but also for developers looking to secure their code. A few examples of testing areas covered by Needle include: data storage, inter-process communication, network communications, static code


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Google Play Store Drops Google+ Integration

An anonymous reader writes: The Google Play Store is the latest Google product to drop integration with Google+. The Play Store has dropped Google+ votes from apps and nixed the Google+ account requirement from app reviews, reports Ars Technica. “There was an entire Google+ focused ‘People’ section on the Play Store that showed apps and ratings from people you follow on Google+. The Play Store also allowed users to ‘+1’ apps on the Play Store, which served as a vote of approval from people you follow. Both features are being stripped out of Google Play, starting earlier this week. The other feature being removed is the requirement to have a Google+ account to leave a Play Store review on apps, games, and media. Several users have reported to Android Police that they can now leave reviews using their regular Google account, where before they were nagged to create a Google+


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No Man’s Sky Launches On Steam and GOG and It’s Off To A Rocky Start

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Ars Technica: No Man’s Sky, an indie “video game that promises 18 quintillion planets” from a “small development team,” has launched today for Windows PC gamers via Steam or GOG. Unfortunately, the “worldwide simultaneous launch on all kinds of PCs” is off to a rocky start — as evidenced by the “mostly negative” Steam reviews. Many gamers have complained about frame rate hitches and total system crashes. Ars Technica reports: “Even users with high-end solutions like the GTX 1080 or two GTX 980Ti cards in SLI mode are reporting major stutters — on a game that runs on a comparatively so-so PS4 console with a mostly consistent 30 FPS refresh. The game’s PC version defaults to a 30 FPS cap, which can be disabled in the normal options menus. But with this setting turned on, the game can’t help but hitch down


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Microsoft Flow, the company’s IFTTT competitor, comes to Android

 Microsoft Flow, the company’s workflow management tool, has now arrived on Android. The app, a competitor of sorts of IFTTT and Zapier, offers an interface where you can mash up two or more services in order to create workflows – like getting a text when you receive an important email, or copying images from Instagram to Dropbox, saving a Twitter search to an Excel file, among… Read More


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What’s new on Drupal.org? – July 2016

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.
The Drupal Association engineering team has been continuing to refine our focus for the next 12 months. In July, we worked through the details of setting new priorities for our work, after the organizational changes earlier this summer.
As part of this prioritization process, we’ve set up a technical advisory committee: a collaboration between a few members of the staff, a representative from the board, and two members from the community. This committee will help us refine the roadmap for Drupal.org for the short term—while the Association is focused on fiscal health and sustainability—and will provide strategic vision for the long term, as our fiscal stability improves.
As a result of these changes, you’ll begin to see our updates in this blog series evolve. Expect a greater focus


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Using Amazon S3 with 1999.io server

Little-known fact — you can use Amazon S3 as the storage system for 1999.io servers. This came up in discussing the Docker implementation of the server with Don Park. So yesterday I wrote a doc that explains how to configure the server to use S3 instead of filesystem storage.If you have questions please ask on the 1999-server list. 


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