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Participate in Fedora Test Day Today, Netrunner Announces Netrunner 19.01 Blackbird, Security Patch for GNOME Bluetooth Tools in Ubuntu 18.04, New Giant Board SBC from Groboard and Linspire Posts Development Roadmap for 2019-2020

News briefs for January 15, 2019.

Today is Fedora
Test Day
for kernel 4.20. To participate, you just need
to be able to download the test materials (which include some large files)
and read and follow directions. See the wiki
page
for more information on how to participate.

Netrunner
yesterday announced the release of Netrunner 19.01 Blackbird
. This
desktop distro is
based on Debian Testing, and updates with this version include KDE Plasma 5.14.3, KDE
Frameworks 5.51, KDE Applications 18.08, Qt 5.11.3 and many more. It also
sports a new look and feel called “Netrunner Black” among other changes. You can get the
Netrunner 19.01 ISO from here.

Canonical yesterday released a security patch for the GNOME Bluetooth
tools to address a security vulnerability with Ubuntu 18.04. Softpedia
News reports
that security researcher Chris Marchesi
discovered the vulnerability in the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack, “which made
it incorrectly handle disabling Bluetooth visibility, allowing a remote
attacker to possibly pair to Bluetooth devices.” All Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users
should update immediately to the gnome-bluetooth 3.28.0-2ubuntu0.1 and
libgnome-bluetooth13 3.28.0-2ubuntu0.1 packages from the official repos. See
the wiki for detailed
instructions.

Groboards has launched a new “tiny, Adafruit Feather form-factor ‘Giant
Board’ SBC that runs Linux on Microchip’s SiP implementation of its
Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D SoC and offers 128MB RAM, micro-USB, microSD and I/O
including ADC and PWM”, Linux Gizmos reports. There’s no pricing or
availability information yet, but see the OSH
Park blog
and the Groboards
site
for specs and more info.

Linspire
recently posted its development roadmap for Linspire and Freespire

releases for 2019 and 2020. The Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 Edition is planned
for February 21, 2019, with Linspire Server on April 14, 2019. Freespire 4.5
is planned for May 5, 2019 and Freespire 5.0 is scheduled for November 15,
2019.

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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