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Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 7.0

Monday 25th of May 2020 04:00:19 AM
Warith Al Maawali has announced the release of Linux Kodachi 7.0, an updated version of the project's privacy-focused Linux distribution that also includes a number of forensic tools. Despite a major change in version number, this release is still based on Xubuntu 18.04. From the changelog: "Linux kernel....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 867

Monday 25th of May 2020 12:23:31 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 20.04News: Slackware merges PAM support, glimpses behind the scenes at the Finnix project, Haiku developing support for additional filesystemsTips and tricks: Creating, removing, modifying, and ignoring aliasesReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.7, NuTyX 11.5, GoboLinux 017, Redcore Linux 2004Torrent corner: Bicom Systems,....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2004

Sunday 24th of May 2020 08:19:24 PM
Redcore Linux, a Gentoo-based distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop environment and pre-built binary packages, has published a new version. The latest release is Redcore Linux 2004 "Neptune" which features new kernel versions, rebuilt packages with an updated tool chain, and swaps out SysV init for OpenRC's init....

Distribution Release: GoboLinux 017

Sunday 24th of May 2020 03:01:24 AM
Lucas Villa Real has announced the release of GoboLinux 017, a new stable build of the project's independently-developed Linux distribution which departs from the standard UNIX filesystem hierarchy by replacing it with an database-like structure. The new GoboLinux also introduces a Homebrew-style package management and the latest version....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.5

Thursday 21st of May 2020 01:52:44 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The distribution's latest release is version 11.5 which ships with a number of package updates. "I'm very pleased to announce the new....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.7

Tuesday 19th of May 2020 03:16:14 PM
The OpenBSD project produces and operating system which places focus on portability, standardisation, code correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. The project's latest release is OpenBSD 6.7 which introduces several new improvements to the cron scheduling daemon, improvements to the web server daemon, and the top command now....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 866

Monday 18th of May 2020 12:04:49 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 32 WorkstationNews: UBports status report, TrueOS shuts down, an overview of Fedora SilverblueQuestions and answers: Why distros offer custom builds of packagesReleased last week: Proxmox 6.2 "Virtual Environment", Q4OS 3.11, Kali Linux 2020.2Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Android-x86, ArcoLinux, BackBox, Bluestar, Finnix, Kali....

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 7

Friday 15th of May 2020 01:03:20 PM
BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. The distribution's latest release is BackBox 7 which is based on Ubuntu's 20.04 long-term support release. The distribution now features version 5.4 of the Linux kernel and Xfce 4.14. "The BackBox team, ten years....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-12

Thursday 14th of May 2020 01:05:59 PM
The UBports team has published an update to their mobile operating system. The new version, 16.04 OTA-12 introduces a new version of the Lomiri (formerly Unity8) user interface and Mir now supports working with Wayland clients. "The headline feature of this new release is our import of Canonical's....

Distribution Release: Finnix 120

Thursday 14th of May 2020 07:11:57 AM
After a 5-year hiatus, the Finnix distribution has come to life once more with a release of version 120. Finnix is a Debian-based live Linux CD made for system administrators and designed to manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, and rebuild boot records. The new version is....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2020.2

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 09:21:15 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest release makes it easier for users to access PowerShell, updates themes for KDE Plasma, and the size requirements for the distribution's ARM-build SD cards has been increased from 8GB to 16GB.....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.11

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 05:07:43 PM
Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) or the more modern Plasma desktop. The project's latest version, Q4OS 3.11, offers several package upgrades and introduces new dedicated installers for the Firefox and Palemoon web browsers. The release announcement offers further details:....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.2 "Virtual Environment"

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 03:06:37 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Virtual Environment version 6.2 which is based on Debian 10.4 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version which include updates to the kernel and ZFS support. "We....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 865

Monday 11th of May 2020 12:07:19 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: EndeavourOS 2020.04.11News: Ubuntu Studio plans move to KDE Plasma desktop, openSUSE Leap release rescheduled, Gentoo resumes Bugday event, Debian publishes new install mediaQuestions and answers: How to share a terminal sessionReleased last week: Turnkey Linux 16.0, OpenIndiana 2020.04, Tails 4.6Torrent corner: ArchLabs,....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 6.2

Friday 8th of May 2020 04:54:25 PM
Zentyal Server is a unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for small and medium-size businesses. The company's latest release is Zentyal Server 6.2 which is based on Ubuntu 18.04.4, offers several package upgrades, improved DNS management, and updated anti-virus tools. "Important enhancements to....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.12 (Beta)

Friday 8th of May 2020 12:54:36 PM
The Elive project has published a new development snapshot based on Debian 10 "Buster" and featuring the Enlightenment desktop environment. The new version reportedly offers the ability to create usernames with non-ASCII characters at install time, improved support for Broadcom wireless cards, and better disk accessing performance. "The....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 2020.05

Wednesday 6th of May 2020 01:08:46 PM
The SparkyLinux team has published a new snapshot of the distribution's semi-rolling branch. The new snapshot, SparkyLinux 2020.05, is based on Debian Testing and features updates to both the kernel and the system installer. "The May snapshot of Sparky 2020.05 of the (semi-)rolling line is out. It is....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.6-15

Wednesday 6th of May 2020 08:33:17 AM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.6.6-15, a new stable version of the project's Debian-based utility live CD designed for partitioning, backups and disk-cloning: "Stable Clonezilla Live 2.6.6-15 released. This release of Clonezilla live includes major enhancements and bug fixes. Enhancements and changes from 2.6.4-10:....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.6

Wednesday 6th of May 2020 12:03:39 AM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest release fixes a number of vulnerabilities and introduces some changes. One of the key adjustments is a reorganization of the application menu which....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2020.04

Tuesday 5th of May 2020 02:17:47 PM
OpenIndiana is a community project which maintains a continuation of OpenSolaris. The project's latest release, OpenIndiana Hipster 2020.04, migrates from Python 2 to Python 3 and upgrades the compiler to the GNU Compiler Collection 7. The release announcement reports: "We have released a new OpenIndiana Hipster snapshot 2020.04.....

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Microsoft to pull support for PHP

  • Microsoft to pull support for PHP: Version 8? Exterminate, more like...

    Born-again open-source fan Microsoft is celebrating 25 years of PHP by, er, pulling its support for the scripting language that is beloved (or dreaded) by server operators the world over. Microsoft engineer Dale Hirt confirmed the change on the PHP mailing list, warning that the Windows behemoth was not "going to be supporting PHP for Windows in any capacity for version 8.0 and beyond." Current versions, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4, will continue to receive support as per the community's cadence, which sees around two years of bug squashing followed by a year of security fixes. PHP 7.4 emerged last November, so Microsoft's benevolence should last until 2022 at which point the plug will be pulled. Register reader Alain Williams, who tipped us off to Hirt's posting, remarked: "I suspect that it means that Microsoft will not provide any resources to make PHP 8 work but expect others to do so instead." After thanking the Microsoft gang for its work over the years, PHP 8.0 Release Manager Sara Golemon said: "I won't say I'm not bummed," before expressing the hope that some sort of alternative might be worked out by the end of the year, when version 8 is due to drop.

  • [PHP-DEV] Microsoft Support of PHP on Windows

    Hello PHP Internals, My name is Dale Hirt and I am the project manager for PHP inside Microsoft. We currently support PHP with development and build efforts for PHP 7.3, and PHP 7.4. In addition, we help with building PHP 7.2 on Windows when security fixes are required.. However, as PHP 8.0 is now ramping up, we wanted to let the community know what our current plans are going forward. We know that the current cadence is 2 years from release for bug fixes, and 1 year after that for security fixes. This means that PHP 7.2 will be going out of support in November. PHP 7.3 will be going into security fix mode only in November. PHP 7.4 will continue to have another year of bug fix and then one year of security fixes. We are committed to maintaining development and building of PHP on Windows for 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 as long as they are officially supported. We are not, however, going to be supporting PHP for Windows in any capacity for version 8.0 and beyond.

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