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

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Tue Aug 1 22:32:48 UTC 2017


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: kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com.

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



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