Fedora goes modular, Firefox makes a quantum leap, and a Linux classic makes a come back.
Plus a big moment for the Kernel, Red Hat goes ARM, and OpenPlus has a backdoor with a twist.
Fedora 27 released — The Workstation edition of Fedora 27 features GNOME 3.26. In the new release, both the Display and Network configuration panels have been updated, along with the overall Settings panel appearance improvement.
Firefox 57 arrives — It’s by far the biggest update we’ve had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004
LTS kernel 4.14 released — Anyway, go out and test the new 4.14 release, that is slated to be the
next LTS kernel - and start sending me pull request for the 4.15 merge
RISC-V support may be coming to 4.15 — RISC-V is hoping to see mainline with Linux 4.15. We've known for a while now about their mainline ambitions for 4.15 and a pull request was sent today, but it remains to be seen yet if Linus Torvalds will pull it for this merge window.
Oneplus backdoor — OnePlus accidentally left in place a diagnostic testing application made by Qualcomm. After decompiling this application, he discovered that it can be exploited to grant root access—effectively acting as a backdoor.