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EU Copyright Directive Vote, GNU nano 4.0 Released, Redox OS 0.5.0 Announced, Sailfish OS 3.0.2 “Oulanka” Now Available and Linux Kernel 5.1-rc2 Released

News briefs for March 25, 2019.

Members of the European Parliament vote tomorrow on the Directive on
Copyright. Those in the EU can go to SaveYourInternet to ask their
representatives to vote against Article 17 (previously Article 13). See this Creative
Commons blog post for more information. From the post: “The dramatic negative effects of
upload filters would be disastrous to the vision Creative Commons cares about
as an organisation and global community.”

GNU
nano 4.0 “Thy Rope of Sands” was released yesterday. Changes in this new
version of the GNU nano text editor include overlong lines are no longer
hard-wrapped automatically, smooth scrolling is now the default, newline
characters are no longer added at the end of buffer and much more. You can
download version 4.0 from here.

Redox OS 0.5.0 was
released yesterday. From the announcement: “It has been one year and four days since the last release of Redox
OS! In this time, we have been hard at work improving the Redox ecosystem. Much of this work was related to relibc, a
new C library written in Rust and maintained by the Redox OS project, and
adding new packages to the cookbook. We are proud to report that we have now
far exceeded the capabilities of newlib, which we were using as our system C
library before.”

Sailfish OS 3.0.2 “Oulanka” is
now available. Named after the Oulanka national park in Lapland and the
Northern Ostrobothnia regions of Finland, this new version fixes more than 44
bugs. In addition, “With this new update you will find that the Top Menu has
a new switch for silencing ringtones and there’s a new battery saving
mode to make the most out of low battery in those moments you need to stretch
productivity. Email app supports now sending read receipts to inform that you
have read the senders’ email. Connectivity was improved in terms of
firewall and global proxy. As for the user interface, home screen had memory
optimizations for handling wallpapers, freeing memory for running other
apps.”

Linux 5.1-rc2 was released yesterday. Linus
Torvalds writes: “Nothing particularly stands out. Yes, we had some fixes
for the new
io_ring code for issues that were discussed when merging it. Other
than that, worth noting is that the bulk of the patches are for
tooling, not the core kernel. In fact, about two thirds of the patch
is just for the tools/ subdirectory, most of it due to some late perf
tool updates. The people involved promise they’re done.”

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads. You can contact Jill via e-mail, [email protected]

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