Nick Clifton

Born in Canada, raised in the UK. Joined Cygnus in the US, which then became part of Red Hat. Now back in the UK, working remotely and enjoying every minute of it.

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Annocheck: Examining the contents of binary files

Nick Clifton

Annocheck a new utility to examine how a binary was built and to check that it has all of the appropriate security hardening features enabled. It also has several other modes that perform different kinds of examination of binary files.

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GNU Toolchain Update - Spring 2018

Nick Clifton

This blog is part of a series covering the latest changes and improvements in the Spring 2018 GNU Toolchain Update and components that make up this Toolchain. Apart from the announcement of new releases, however, the features described here are at the bleeding edge of software development in the tools.

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Annobin - Storing Extra Information in Binaries

Nick Clifton

Compiled files, often called binaries, are a mainstay of modern computer systems. It is often hard for system builders and users to find out more than just very basic information about these files. The Annobin project exists as means to understand how the binary was built and what testing was performed on the binary.

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Fall 2017 GNU Toolchain Update

Nick Clifton

The GNU Toolchain is a collection of programming tools produced by the GNU Project. The tools are often packaged together due to their common use for developing software applications, operating systems, and low-level software for embedded systems. This blog is part of a regular series covering the latest changes and improvements in the components that make up this Toolchain. Apart from the announcement of new releases, however, the features described here are at the bleeding edge of software development in...

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Summer 2017 GNU Toolchain Update

Nick Clifton

The GNU Toolchain is a collection of programming tools produced by the GNU Project. The tools are often packaged together due to their common use for developing software applications, operating systems, and low-level software for embedded systems. This blog is part of a regular series covering the latest changes and improvements in the components that make up this Toolchain. Apart from the announcement of new releases, however, the features described here are at the bleeding edge of software development in...