The 5.15-rc7 kernel prepatch is out, rather later than would have normally been expected due to Linus’s travel schedule.
But please do give it a good testing to make sure we’ve shaken out any issues. I have yet more travel coming up next week, so it would be very convenient for me to delay the merge window if I get the excuse to do so, but right now that looks unlikely.
Since Tesla cars run a Debian-based operating system, navigating through their file systems is somewhat trivial to anyone who’s spent a weekend messing with virtual Linux machines (or watching Mr. Robot). Actually accessing the car’s memory, however, is considerably harder: all cases require at least partially disassembling the dashboard, and some even require disassembly of the car’s media control unit.
Once that’s done, however, the data trove is incredible.
We wrote about plans for the Rust 2021 Edition in May. Editions are a mechanism for opt-in changes that may otherwise pose backwards compatibility risk. See the edition guide for details on how this is achieved. This is a smaller edition, especially compared to 2018, but there are still some nice quality-of-life changes that require an edition opt-in to avoid breaking some corner cases in existing code.
See the detailed release notes for 1.56.0 for lots more information on the release.
For those who are curious about where the development of Git is headed: Johannes Schindelin has posted an extensive set of notes from the just-concluded Git Contributors’ Summit.
We held our second all-virtual Summit over the past two days. It was the traditional unconference style meeting, with topics being proposed and voted on right before the introduction round. It was really good to see the human faces behind those email addresses. 32 contributors participated, and we spanned the timezones from PST to IST.
Be sure to go into the thread for the full notes.