Linux Kernel 3.8.7 and PHP 5.5.0 beta released but UEFI problem delayed Fedora 19


Some major updates took place in the Linux community.The released updates includes Linux Kernel and PHP.Though Fedora 19 was delayed by 1 week due to issues in UEFI.

Linux Kernel 3.8.7 released

Linux Kernel officially released the new updated version taking the version number to 3.8.7. The Kernel was released with an announcement from Greg KH.An email was sent announcing the release which reads

I'm announcing the release of the 3.8.7 kernel.

All users of the 3.8 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 3.8.y git tree can be found at:
	git:// linux-3.8.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:;a=summary

The update fixes driver implementation problems and includes some important fixes.

PHP 5.5.0 released for testing

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language.The php 5.5.0 was released for testing bringing some features to the server side scripting language.

The improvement includes

  • Drop support for bison < 2.4 when building PHP from GIT source.
  • Fixed bug #54567 (DateTimeZone serialize/unserialize)
  • Fixed bug #64555 (foreach no longer copies keys if they are interned)
  • Fixed bug #64578 (debug_backtrace in set_error_handler corrupts zend heap)

And can be downloaded from the official PHP website.

UEFI problem delayed Fedore 19

Fedora 19 has been delayed due to UEFI problem.The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware.Named Schrödinger’s cat the release of Fedora 19 has been pushed by 1 week. The post about Fedora 19 said

Today at Go/No-Go meeting it was decided to slip Fedora 19 Alpha release 
by one week due to unresolved UEFI bugs, see the blocker tracking app [1]. 
Otherwise we think we have pretty solid foundation for Alpha, please help 
us to identify the real impact of the UEFI issues. More details in meeting 
minutes [2].

As a result, ALL MAJOR MILESTONES, and their dependent tasks, will be 
pushed out by one week.

The release of Fedora has never been on time.Hope the new release will come next time.

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