Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released
After more than four years in development there is finally the release of Xfce 4.14.
Xfce 4.14 is the update to this lightweight desktop environment that transitions its components from GTK2 to GTK3 as well as making use of other modern software bits like GDBus.
Besides switching over to GTK3, Xfce 4.14 brings HiDPI support, many window management improvements, various multi-monitor enhancements, a variety of user-interface improvements, new screensaver support, and a plethora of other new features and improvements to existing items.
More details on Xfce 4.14 over on Xfce.org.
Linux 5.3-rc4 Released With A Week Of Fixes Plus SWAPGS "Grand Schemozzle" Code
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 11 August 2019 at 05:18 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.3 release candidate 4 as the latest weekly test release for this new kernel version.
Linus Torvalds commented in the announcement that 5.3-rc4 is larger than last week's release candidate "and then some", due to the timing of pull requests. He explained, "It is worth nothing that while this rc is the largest rc4 (at least in number of commits) that we've had in a couple of years, it's not really outrageously so - it really is just larger than usual by about the same amount that rc3 was smaller than usual. So I'm not worried, I'm just pointing out a random and somewhat unusual pattern."
On top of the week's worth of bug/regression fixes, this week also brought the disclosure of the Spectre V1 variant SWAPGS vulnerability that is also known as the Grand Schemozzle by the kernel developers. That SWAPGS mitigation is in place for 5.3-rc4 and also the various supported/LTS kernel versions.
Linux 5.3 should be out in September with its many new/improved features followed by kicking off development of Linux 5.4.