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Ubuntu 18.04 推出

Ubuntu 兩年一度的 LTS 版本在前幾天放出來了,18.04 版的 code name 為 Bionic Beaver,官方有發出一篇介紹文章「Breeze through Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver」,而下載可以在「Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)」這邊抓。

因為不少新功能的穩定性沒跟上這次的 LTS (像是想要用 Wayland 換掉 X.org),所以目前看到的改變沒有想像中的大...

最主要的改變應該是不再提供 i386 版本,不過 x86-64 (AMD64 & Intel 64) 推出都已經超過十年了,加上要使用超過 4GB RAM 應該都會裝 x86-64 版本 (有人用 PAE 撐著嗎?),所以只要不是古董應該都沒問題...

另外一個則是預設從 Unity 換成 GNOME 了,用 Unity 已經算很習慣了,不知道之後換過去會有什麼感想... (到時再寫好了)

預定等一個版本再來換 (i.e. 18.04.1),現在不想當白老鼠 XD 不過手上一些 PPA package 要先 porting 過去...

AWS 推出第二代的官方 Linux AMI:Amazon Linux 2

AWS 推出了第二代的官方 Linux AMI:「Introducing Amazon Linux 2」。這個版本提供五年 LTS 維護:

Amazon Linux 2 will offer extended availability of software updates for the core operating system through 5 years of long-term support and provides access to the latest software packages through the Amazon Linux Extras repository.

然後也大致提了一下內容物:

Amazon Linux 2 provides a modern execution environment with LTS Kernel (4.9) tuned for optimal performance on Amazon Web Services (AWS), systemd support, and newer tooling (gcc 7.2.1, glibc 2.25, binutils 2.27).

不過對 YUM-based 的系統不是很愛,應該還是會繼續龜在 Ubuntu 下...

Amazon EC2 的 CRI 支援一年版本了...

Amazon EC2 的 CRI (Convertible Reserved Instance) 支援一年的合約了:「EC2 Convertible Reserved Instance Update – New 1-Year CRI, Merges & Splits」,這樣彈性再多了一些:

Today we are introducing Convertible RIs with a 1-year term, complementing the existing 3-year term.

不過 CRI 主要是用在需要換 family type 的情境下,如果是已知 family type (像是一般性的 worker 會選 C4 或是剛推出的 C5) 那麼就直接選擇 Regional RI 就好...

基本上就是讓財務操作上多個選擇 :o

django 的 LTS

看到「Django 1.11 released」這篇才發現 django 也有設計 LTS 機制... 在「Django’s release process」這邊有介紹:

Certain feature releases will be designated as long-term support (LTS) releases. These releases will get security and data loss fixes applied for a guaranteed period of time, typically three years.

所以是提供三年的維護期...

法國法院認為 Facebook 條款違反消費者保護法令

在「France says Facebook must face French law in nudity censorship case」這邊提到法院認為 Facebook 的使用條款中要求必須在加州法院解決的條件,使得法國的使用者難以提出訴訟,違反法國的消費者保護法令而無效:

The Terms of Service add, "The laws of the State of California will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.”

The appeals court agreed that Facebook’s Terms of Service were “abusive” and "violated French consumer law by making it difficult for people in France to sue,” according to the BBC.

引用的 BBC 報導可以在「Paris court rules against Facebook in French nudity case」這邊看到:

The Paris high court decided that the company's argument was "abusive" and violated French consumer law, by making it difficult for people in France to sue.

Node.js 的 LTS 計畫

Node.js 在 4.0 開始啟動 LTS (Long Term Support) 計畫:「Node v4.0.0 (Stable)」。

可以參考「Node.js Long-term Support Working Group」這邊的說明。最主要的重點是生命週期,首先是每六個月就會放一次新版,跟 Ubuntu 相同,也都是四月與十月:

In parallel, we will be branching a new Stable line of releases every 6 months, one in October and one in April each year.

每個 LTS 版本將會有 18 + 12 = 30 個月的支援期:

This means that there will be overlapping LTS branches being maintained throughout the year, each receiving attention for a total of 30 months (LTS plus Maintenance).

這張圖說明了 LTS 與維護的時間線:

有個 LTS 的指標可以挑了...

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