VLC 3.0, PostgreSQL 10.2, Sylabs, Zerodium Bounty and More

News briefs for February 9, 2018.

A major update of VLC, version 3.0 “Vetinari”, has been released after
three years in the works, and it’s available for all platforms: Linux,
Windows,
macOS, Android, iOS, Apple TV and Android TV. New features include support
for Google
Chromecast and HDR video—the full list and
download links are here.

PostgreSQL 10.2 was released yesterday, which includes numerous bug and
security fixes: “This release fixes two security
issues” as well as “issues found with VACUUM, GIN and hash
indexes, parallel query, logical replication, and other bugs reported over
the past three months. All users using the affected versions of PostgreSQL
should update as soon as possible.”

Gregory Kurtzer—founder of CentOS, Warewulf and Singularity (open-sourcecontainer technology for HPC)—announced Sylabs, “a
company that will introduce Singularity to the enterprise and HPC commercial
market and advance the fields of artificial intelligence, machine/deep
learning, and advanced analytics.”

Zerodium tweeted yesterday “We are increasing our payouts to $45,000 per #0day exploit until
March 31st, 2018” (regarding “default installations of Ubuntu,
Debian, CentOS/RHEL/Fedora). Read more about it on ZDNet.

The Ubuntu development team is considering shipping some software that is included in the
default Ubuntu install as snaps instead of as debs. Read Steve Langasek’s Ubuntu
Seeded Snaps RFC
for more info.