Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2016-03-15

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter.

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

This weeks newsletter is pasted in this email below.


Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team



Tues Mar 15, 2016
Introduction

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel
Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting
subjects the team may be working on.

If you would like to reach the kernel team. You can find us at the
#ubuntu-kernel channel on FreeNode. Alternatively you can mail the
Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing list at: [email protected]


*Highlights*

* The fwts devel team released another version of fwts today. It now included s390x support:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/fwts-announce/2016-March/000031.html

* Kamal released upstream v3.13.11-ckt36.




*Devel Kernel Announcements*

Our Xenial kernel has been re-based to v4.4.5 and is available for
testing in the -proposed pocket of the archive, ie linux-4.4.0-14.30.
It should promote to -updates shortly. Please test and let us know your
results. Also, as an early reminder, Xenial Kernel Freeze is~3 weeks
away on Thurs, April 7. We encourage anyone needing kernel patches
pulled into Xenial to please submit them as soon as possible in order to
make Kernel Freeze. Thanks!


*Stable Kernel Announcements*


Current cycle: 11-Mar through 02-Apr
====================================================================
11-Mar Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
13-Mar - 19-Mar Kernel prep week.
20-Mar - 26-Mar Bug verification & Regression testing.
27-Mar - 02-Apr Regression testing & Release to -updates.


*Kernel Versions*
====================================================================
precise 3.2.0-101.141
trusty 3.13.0-83.127
vivid 3.19.0-56.62
wily 4.2.0-34.39

lts-trusty 3.13.0-83.127~precise1
lts-utopic 3.16.0-67.87~14.04.1
lts-vivid 3.19.0-56.62~14.04.1
lts-wily 4.2.0-34.39~14.04.1

cycle: 01-Apr through 23-Apr
====================================================================
01-Apr Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
03-Apr - 09-Apr Kernel prep week.
10-Apr - 16-Apr Bug verification & Regression testing.
17-Apr - 23-Apr Regression testing & Release to -updates.

Note: April 21 is release day



*Status: CVE's*

The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following link:

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/reports/kernel-cves.html















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