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Software Freedom Conservancy 2022 Fundraiser

Please donate to the Software Freedom Conservancy this year. Software Freedom Conservancy has been growing and is able to take on the work it does thanks to the incredible support of individuals who care about an organization who stands up for the equitable, ethical and end user focused technologies. They have been a great partner […]

New services for sourceware, SFC & FSF

The FSF was nice enough to host a video chat on Sourceware infrastructure – A presentation and community Q&A. Which was basically the BoF we had wanted to give about Sourceware Infrastructure at the Cauldron. Extended with some discussion on recent developments, Sourceware as Conservancy member project and collaboration with the FSF tech-team. It was […]

Valgrind 3.20.0

We are pleased to announce a new release of Valgrind, version 3.20.0, available from http://valgrind.org/downloads/current.html. This is mostly a bug fix release to make sure valgrind works well against the latest gcc, glibc and linux kernel, but also contains a lot of work to make valgrind work better on FreeBSD. Plus a couple of new […]

Sourceware Infrastructure / Conservancy / GNU Toolchain at Cauldron

Cauldron was fun, heard so many interesting talks, met so many fun people, had great conversations. I also had a BoF about all the great infrastructure work we have been adding to Sourceware over that last year and had wanted to discuss how the different project hosted on Sourceware wanted to use it to improve […]

Sourceware as Conservancy member project

Last month the Sourceware overseers started a discussion with the projects hosted on Sourceware and the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) to become a Conservancy member project (which means Conservancy would become the fiscal sponsor of Sourceware). After many positive responses the SFC’s Evaluations Committee has voted to accept Sourceware.

Happy birthday, Valgrind!

Make sure to read Nicholas Nethercote’s Twenty years of Valgrind to learn about the early days, Valgrind “skins”, the influence Valgrind had on raising the bar when it comes to correctness for C and C++ programs, and why a hacker on the Rust programming language still uses Valgrind.

Sourceware – GNU Toolchain Infrastructure roadmap

Making email/git based workflow more fun, secure and productive by automating contribution tracking and testing across different distros and architectures. What is Sourceware? Sourceware, https://sourceware.org/, is community run infrastructure, mailinglists, git, bug trackers, wikis, etc. hosted in the Red Hat Open Source Community Infrastructure Community Cage together with servers from e.g. Ceph, CentOS, Fedora and […]

Valgrind 3.18.1

We are pleased to announce a new release of Valgrind, version 3.18.1, available from http://valgrind.org/downloads/current.html. 3.18.1 fixes a number of bugs and adds support for glibc-2.34, and for new platforms x86/FreeBSD and amd64/FreeBSD.  Debuginfo reading is faster, and Rust demangling has been improved. For PPC64, ISA 3.1 support has been completed, and some newer ARM64 […]

Valgrind Memcheck: Different ways to lose your memory

The Red Hat Developer blog posted an article I wrote. Valgrind Memcheck: Different ways to lose your memory. It explains the different kinds of memory leaks (definitely, reachable, possibly and indirectly). Why which kinds are reported and/or marked as errors by default or not. How to generate suppressions. And how to run things in a […]

FSF Associate Membership

To the FSF leadership, Last year I wrote you the following: My membership name is mark and I am FSF associate member #6. I am currently contributing $10 + $32, for a total of $42 dollars a month. Besides membership fees of more than $500, I also donated $2000 last year to the FSF because […]