ALPINE LINUX 3.6.0 RELEASED

ALPINE LINUX 3.6.0 RELEASED

By | June 2nd, 2017
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Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based

on musl libc and busybox.


														
							

NEW FEATURES AND NOTEWORTHY NEW PACKAGES

  • Support for 64-bit little-endian POWER machines (ppc64le)
  • Support for 64-bit IBM z Systems (s390x)
  • Rust 1.17.0 and Cargo 0.18.0
  • GHC 8.0.2
  • Julia 0.5.2

SIGNIFICANT UPDATES

  • GCC 6.3
  • LLVM 4.0
  • PHP 7.1
  • Go 1.8
  • Python 3.6
  • LuaJIT 2.1beta3
  • nginx 1.12
  • Ruby 2.4

NOTEWORTHY CHANGES

  • The llvm package has been changed to be provided by a versioned llvm<X> package, which is presently llvm4;
  • The -grsec kernel-related packages have been renamed to -hardened;

DEVELOPMENT-RELATED CHANGES

  • MD5 and SHA-1 hashes have been removed from APKBUILDs, being obsoleted by SHA-512;
  • set -e is now implied in APKBUILDs, automatically failing the build upon unhandled failing commands;
  • A check() function has been added to APKBUILDs that allows packages to run test suites after build(), ensuring no regressions have occurred. This has been implemented for a number of packages, and policy onward will be to have them either be present or explicitly opted-out of with good reasoning

Source

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Nisheeth Bhakuni