Various low-level software projects not covered by other major channels are covered within this channel.
BlueZ serves as the Linux Bluetooth protocol stack.
The Btrfs user-space utilities (btrfs-progs) for the Btrfs file-system living within the Linux kernel.
Dalvik is a virtual machine and core libraries for Google's Android operating system.
DBus is a FreeDesktop.org lightweight IPC implementation for Linux.
The FreeType portable font engine.
The GNU C library.
HarfBuzz is an open-source text shaping library.
libcxx is the C++ standard library implementation for LLVM.
Mono is an ECMA CLI, C#, and .NET implementation of Microsoft's technologies.
NetworkManager is an open-source network management component.
The Phoronix Test Suite is the leading open-source multi-platform benchmarking and automated testing framework developed by Phoronix Media.
Plymouth is a modern graphical boot system for Linux machines and developed by Red Hat.
PulseAudio is an open-source multi-OS network sound server commonly used by modern Linux distributions.
systemd is the widely-used system management daemon for the Linux kernel.
uClibc is a C library targeting embedded Linux systems.
UDisks provides disk management support.
UPower provides power management and power abstraction support for DeviceKit.
WebKit is the widely-used open-source web-browser rendering engine.
Wine Is Not An Emulator. Wine allows for Microsoft Windows programs to run unmodified on Windows, OS X, and Solaris/BSD operating systems.
This Month's Activity
- Fix strtod overflow detection (bug 23279).
glibc - Joseph Myers: As shown by bug 23279, strtod's round_and_return has an off-by-one error in its overflow detection, only counting an exponent greater than MAX_EXP as overflowing when an exponent of MAX_EXP also means overflow (recall the ISO C definition of DBL_MAX_EXP etc.
- cli: Actually add passwords to the AddAndActivateConnection arguments
NetworkManager - Andrew Zaborowski: Check the wpa_flags and rsn_flags values to see if the network needs the password added to the 802-11-wireless-security settings.
- binfmt,sysctl,sysuers,tmpfiles: add auto-paging for --cat-config commands
systemd - Lennart Poettering: The output of these commands is really long, and already enriched with color.
- hwdb: update from upstream
systemd - Lennart Poettering
- hwdb-update: make sure it works when run from meson
systemd - Lennart Poettering: let's make the argument optional again, so that the command line "ninja
- NEWS: add more news
systemd - Yu Watanabe
HarfBuzz - Behdad Esfahbod
- resolve: do not derive query timeout from RTT
systemd - Matthias-Christian Ott: DNS queries need timeout values to detect whether a DNS server is unresponsive or, if the query is sent over UDP, whether a DNS message was lost and has to be resent.
- aarch64: add HXT Phecda core memory operation ifuncs
glibc - Hongbo Zhang: Phecda is HXT semiconductor's CPU core, this patch adds memory operation ifuncs for it: sharing the same optimized implementation with Qualcomm's Falkor core.
- Improve DST handling (Bug 23102, Bug 21942, Bug 18018, Bug 23259).
glibc - Carlos O'Donell: This commit improves DST handling significantly in the following ways: firstly is_dst () is overhauled to correctly process DST sequences that would be accepted given the ELF gABI.