Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-05

August 29 through September 04
-----------------------

##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule)

Important upcoming dates:

Final Beta - Sept 28 (~3 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~4 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~5 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~6 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.10. The Artful staging
kernel repository has been updated to 4.13 final. As a reminder, the
Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
* The following kernels were promoted to -proposed for testing:

zesty 4.10.0-34.38
xenial 4.4.0-94.117
trusty 3.13.0-130.179

zesty/raspi2 4.10.0-1017.20
xenial/raspi2 4.4.0-1072.80
xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1074.79
xenial/aws 4.4.0-1033.42
xenial/gke 4.4.0-1029.29
xenial/gcp 4.10.0-1005.5
xenial/hwe 4.10.0-34.38~16.04.1
trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-94.117~14.04.1


* Current cycle: 25-Aug through 16-Sep

25-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
28-Aug - 02-Sep Kernel prep week.
03-Sep - 15-Sep Bug verification & Regression testing.
18-Sep Release to -updates.

* Next cycle: 15-Sep through 07-Oct

15-Sep Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
18-Sep - 23-Sep Kernel prep week.
24-Sep - 06-Oct Bug verification & Regression testing.
09-Oct Release to -updates.


###Misc###
* [The Canonical Kernel Team is
Hiring!](https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CANONICAL&cws=1&rid=1280)
* [FWTS V17.08.00 is
available](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.08.00)
The latest fwts release contains one of the largest change sets, plus
lots of changes from community.
* stress-ng V0.08.13 released, includes a new socket diagnostics stressor
* [Blog Post: Static analysis on the Linux
kernel](http://smackerelofopinion.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/static-analysis-on-linux-kernel.html
)
* [The current CVE
status](http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html)
* 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].

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