BERLIN: HÖR AUF, WAS AUCH IMMER SIE TUN, UND ACTEN SIE GESCHIRRSPÜLET TABLETTE HUBSCRAUBER!
I think that’s how you say it, anyway. Colonel Kitten here, custodian of the Linux Kernel and protector of code purity. This week I am in Berlin, a town with a fine military history and good supplies of catnip. I am attending LinuxCon, which is celebrating 25 years of protecting the code.
One of my colleagues in the German Linux regiment, Lieutenant Hund, has given me some good phrases he uses on his troops and advised me to try them. I have no idea what they mean but maybe it will make my brigade fear me even more.
MEIN SCHWANZ IST NASS, VON WO AUS ES IN MEINEM WASERNAPF GESCHLEPPT!
I think we know what that means. Anyway, Commander Torvalds has released Linux Kernel 4.8 and I am therefore obliged by the laws of this man’s army to brief you.
The big news is that Linux now supports the Raspberry Pi 3 SoC and the Microsoft Surface 3, so you can have the kudos without the operating system.
ICH BIT MIT FLOHEN UND MY PELZ IST DURCHKICHERT RAUDIGENT!
And if that doesn’t put fear in your heart, I don’t know what will. I like shouting orders in German.
There were no fewer than eight Release Candidates (RC) before Linus Torvalds called it a done deal on Sunday evening, but even so there have been a lot of tweaks even from the last RC, including updating the networking stack and some updates for GPU and the Non-Volatile Dual In-Line Memory Module.
MEIN WISSEN UBER RAMMSTEIN AUF SONGS IN DER WERBUNG VERWENDET BEGRENZT!
Commander Torvalds gave a briefing to the INQUIRER yesterday to mark his long service to the Linux army. It should be required reading for all soldiers.
He told his troops in the briefing dossier for Linux 4.8: “This obviously means that the merge window for 4.9 is open, and I appreciate the people who already sent in some pull requests early due to upcoming travel or other reasons.”
We believe this to be a reference to LinuxCon. I am at LinuxCon, but I have gone undercover as a fat bald writer. They’ll never tell.
I am a little concerned that Lieutenant Hund’s suggested shouts are not all they are cracked up to be. I will try one more to be sure.
ICH HABE ALLE MILITARISCHEN FAHIGKEITEN DER THORA HID UND ICH BIN NUR EIN KATSZCHEN MIT GROSSENWAHN!
Thora Hird? That’s not German. There’s something not right here. Not right at all. µ
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