Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-01

July 23 through July 29
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##Development (Artful / 17.10)##

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze
is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

* The Artful kernel in the archive has been rebased to 4.11.12.
* The Artful staging repository has been rebased to 4.12.4.
* Work on 4.13 for Artful has been started and is currently tracking
4.13-rc3.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##

The Xenial 16.04.3 Ubuntu LTS point release will release on Thursday,
August 3rd. It will contain the Xenial 4.4.0-87.110 and Xenial-HWE
4.10.0-28.32-16.04.2 kernels.

* The Xenial HWE kernel has been updated and it is now based on the
Zesty 4.10 kernel. The following linux-hwe versions are available as of now:

updates/security: 4.10.0-28.32~16.04.2
proposed: 4.10.0-29.33~16.04.1

* The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:

xenial 4.4.0-88.111
xenial/raspi2 4.4.0-1066.74
xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1068.73
xenial/aws 4.4.0-1027.36
xenial/gke 4.4.0-1023.23

trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-88.111~14.04.1

* The following Xenial-based kernel snaps are available in the
candidate and beta channels of the snap store:

pc-kernel 4.4.0.87.93
pi2-kernel 4.4.0.1065.66
dragonboard-kernel 4.4.0.1067.60

* Current cycle: 14-July through 05-August

14-Jul Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
17-Jul - 22-Jul Kernel prep week.
23-Jul - 04-Aug Bug verification & Regression testing.
07-Aug Release to -updates.

* Next cycle: 04-Aug through 26-Aug

04-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
07-Aug - 12-Aug Kernel prep week.
13-Aug - 25-Aug Bug verification & Regression testing.
28-Aug Release to -updates.

##Misc##
* 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].

* The current CVE status -
http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html

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