[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

GNU Linux-libre 4.20-gnu: Four.Two-Oh! Ho! Ho!

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: GNU Linux-libre 4.20-gnu: Four.Two-Oh! Ho! Ho!
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 04:04:23 -0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

GNU Linux-libre 4.20-gnu sources and tarballs are now available at
It didn't require any deblobbing changes since -rc7-gnu (*).  Binaries
are expected to show up over the next few days.

(*) 4.20-rc6-gnu required slightly different deblobbing code, like
4.19.11-gnu vs 4.19.10-gnu; I thought the scripts for 4.20-rc6-gnu were
too late and skipped it, but Jason Self prepared and released sources
and Freesh binaries.  So, don't be alarmed by what might seem to be an
unofficial release.  I might even back-create an -rc tag for it, in case
someone thinks that would be useful for paranoid-mode checking or

Three new drivers containing requests for blobs had them disabled:
MT76x0E, Lantiq/Intel GSWIP, and Microsemi PHY.  Other drivers
requesting blobs required updating to the cleaning up code: btrtl, AMD
GPU, i915 CSR, PSP crypto, MT76x0U, MT76x2E, MT76x2U, qtnfmac, Qualcomm
ADSP and Hexagon V5 Remoteproc, x86 touchscreen, hda ca0132, ath10k, and

The deblob-check script carried a lot of old gunk: rules to match false
positives in old patches.  Those have not been used for a while, so I
cleaned them up.  Holidays are such a good time to get rid of stuff you
don't need any more, aren't they?

PNG image

Thanks to Jason Self for the cute and perfectly fitting image for this
holiday-timed release.

For up-to-the-minute news, join us on #linux-libre of
(Freenode), or follow me (@lxoliva) on Twister <>,
Secure Scuttlebutt, GNU social at, Diaspora* at or at  Check my web page (link
in the signature) for direct links.

Be Free! with GNU Linux-libre.

What is GNU Linux-libre?

  GNU Linux-libre is a Free version of the kernel Linux (see below),
  suitable for use with the GNU Operating System in 100% Free
  GNU/Linux-libre System Distributions.

  It removes non-Free components from Linux, that are disguised as
  source code or distributed in separate files.  It also disables
  run-time requests for non-Free components, shipped separately or as
  part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them, so as to avoid
  (Free-)baiting users into the trap of non-Free Software.

  Linux-libre started within the gNewSense GNU/Linux distribution.
  It was later adopted by Jeff Moe, who coined its name, and in 2008
  it became a project maintained by FSF Latin America.  In 2012, it
  became part of the GNU Project.

  The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to
  cleaning up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that
  need to be removed with functionally equivalent Free ones.
  Nevertheless, we encourage and support efforts towards doing so.

  Our mascot is Freedo, a light-blue penguin that has just come out
  of the shower.  Although we like penguins, GNU is a much greater
  contribution to the entire system, so its mascot deserves more
  promotion.  See our web page for their images.

What is Linux?

  Linux is a clone of the Unix kernel [...]

(snipped from Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst)

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
Be the change, be Free!         FSF Latin America board member
GNU Toolchain Engineer                Free Software Evangelist
Hay que enGNUrecerse, pero sin perder la terGNUra jamás-GNUChe

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]