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A new Atom 1.0 Feed service has been made. See the top of the Home Web Page for the atom feed link.
Date: 22-09-2018 13:50:45 UTC

New link to search the Web Site
A new link to search the Web Site has been made. See the top of the Home Web Page or see this link. This search is done by Google Search and web browser must have Java Script enabled.
Date: 22-09-2018 13:40:35 UTC

Tafenoquine - A new single dose drug for recurrent malarial human disease approved by US FDA
A new drug Tafenoquine to treat Malaria caused by mosquitos has been approved by USA Food and Drug Administration for general use after 60 years. It is specifically for the recurring form of malarial disease caused by Plasmodium Vivax which remains dormant in liver for may be many years and reawakening many times after. This type of malarial disease affects 8.5 million people each year and causes illness. It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as brand name, Krintafel.
Date: 07-08-2018 01:16:10 UTC

New Random Article Section
A new Random uncategorised article section has been made.
Date: 07-08-2018 01:15:15 UTC

Update of Pay Section.
Updated Pay details.
Date: 10-06-2018 07:10:45 UTC

Update of Software and My Software Section.
Updated Software and My Software Sections.
Date: 10-06-2018 07:10:30 UTC

Website is online again.
The Website is online again after domain and web host change.
Date: 14-05-2018 06:50:30 UTC

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OpenSSH 7.9 stable version released
The latest stable version 7.9 of OpenSSH has been released. OpenSSH is the connectivity tool for remote login with the SSH protocol. OpenSSH is available for Unix and Linux and other systems. Get it from here. For release announcement and more details see this page.
Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Allows the use of symbolic service names rather than port
  • Adds support for sending signals over the SSH protocol
  • Bans the use of DSA keys for certificate authorities
  • Date: 20-10-2018 11:40:50 UTC

    Cairo 1.16 stable version released
    The latest stable version 1.16 of Cairo has been released. Cairo is the vector graphics library for 2D drawing and supports back-ends ranging from OpenGL, PDF, PostScript, Quartz, Win32, image buffers, DirectFB, and SVG outputs. Cairo is used by GTK+ GUI toolkit, Mozilla's Gecko engine, Gnuplot, Poppler, and many other open-source projects. To get it go here. For release announcement go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • OpenGL ES 3.0 support
  • PDF back-end improvements
  • Support for colored emoji glyphs
  • Skia back-end has been dropped
  • Many fixes and improvements
  • Use UTF-8 filenames on Windows
  • Date: 20-10-2018 11:30:25 UTC

    HarfBuzz 2.0 stable version released
    The latest stable version 2.0 of HarfBuzz has been released. HarfBuzz is the open-source text shaping library that is used by GTK GUI toolkit and many others. To get it go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • AAT shaping support
  • Variety of fixes
  • Date: 20-10-2018 11:20:40 UTC

    Opus Audio Codec Library 1.3 stable version released
    The latest stable version 1.3 of Opus Audio Codec Library has been released. To get it go here. For release announcement go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Improvements to the VAD and speech/music classification using an RNN
  • Support for ambisonics coding using channel mapping families 2 and 3
  • Improvements to stereo speech coding at low bitrate
  • Using wideband encoding down to 9 kb/s
  • Making it possible to use SILK down to bitrates around 5 kb/s
  • Minor quality improvement on tones
  • Enabling the spec fixes in RFC 8251 by default
  • Security/hardening improvements
  • Fixes to the CELT PLC
  • Bandwidth detection fixes
  • Date: 20-10-2018 11:10:30 UTC

    OpenBSD 6.4 released
    The latest version 6.4 of OpenBSD Operating System has been released. OpenBSD is a free variant of UNIX. To get it go here. For release announcement go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Newer Radeon DRM display driver
  • 64-bit ARM: supports ACPI
  • Marvell Armada SoCs support, Allwinner H3/A64 drivers, Different ARM/ARM64 drivers support
  • Windows Precision Touchpad devices support
  • Broadcom BCM573xx/BCM574xx support
  • Microsoft Surface Book ACPI support
  • A generic pin multiplexing driver
  • Elantech trackpoints support
  • Support for loading Intel CPU microcode at boot time
  • WiFi improvements
  • A new unveil(2) system call for restricting file-system access of the calling process to specified files/directories
  • Retpolines for Spectre V2 mitigation is enabled
  • SpectreRSB mitigations for AMD64
  • L1TF / Foreshadow, Meltdown mitigation for i386 builds
  • SMT (Simultaneous Multi Threading) support is disabled by default over security concerns
  • Date: 20-10-2018 10:55:00 UTC

    X.Org Server 1.20.2 stable point version released
    The latest stable point version 1.20.2 of X.Org Server has been released. X.Org Server is part of X Windows GUI system. To get it go here. For release announcement go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • XWayland fixes
  • Modesetting code fixes
  • GLAMOR crash fixes
  • And many others
  • Date: 20-10-2018 10:50:25 UTC

    LLVM 7.0.0 stable version released
    The latest stable version 7.0.0 of LLVM has been released. LLVM is a compiler stack for Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOS and others. It includes Clang 7.0 C/C++ compiler frontend, Compiler RT, libc++, libunwind, LLDB and others. To get it go here. For release announcement go here. See the phoronix site also for more info.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • CPU improvements for many different architectures
  • Vega 20 support and many AMDGPU back-end improvements
  • New machine code analyzer utility
  • Clang C/C++ compiler: function multi-versioning
  • Initial OpenCL C++ support
  • Preliminary DWARF v5 support
  • Basic support for OpenMP 4.5 offloading to NVPTX
  • MSan, X-Ray and libFuzzer support for FreeBSD
  • Early UBSan
  • lld is now production ready for ELF, COFF and MinGW
  • Date: 20-09-2018 00:56:25 UTC

    GTK+ 3.24.0 stable version released
    The latest stable version 3.24.0 of GTK+ has been released. GTK+ is a GUI Toolkit library for Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOS and others. It is the last minor version in GTK+ 3 series. From now on only micro releases will be made. To get it go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • GtkApplication can now track screensaver state
  • Translation Updates:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • French
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Date: 19-09-2018 02:35:00 UTC

    Sqlite 3.25 stable version released
    The latest stable version 3.25 of Sqlite has been released. Sqlite is a SQL database library. For more details about this version read here. To get it go here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Window functions inspired by PostgreSQL
  • Renaming columns using the ALTER TABLE command
  • Various query optimizer improvements
  • Better concurrency in multi-threaded environments
  • Enhanced PRAGMA integrity_check
  • Introduces a Geopoly module
  • Date: 18-09-2018 04:40:40 UTC

    Busybox 1.29.3 stable bugfix version released
    The latest stable bugfix version 1.29.3 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. For more details and download read here.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Fix in libbb for xmalloc_fgets
  • Date: 14-09-2018 04:10:50 UTC

    OpenSSL 1.1.1 stable version released
    The latest stable version 1.1.1 of OpenSSL has been released. This is a long term support version, supported for atleast 5 years. OpenSSL is a full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols and also a general-purpose cryptography library. OpenSSL is available for Unix, Linux, Windows, MacOSx and other systems. Get it from here. For release announcement and more details see this page.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Full TLS 1.3 support
  • Complete rewrite to the OpenSSL random number generator
  • New cryptographic algorithms SHA3, SHA512/224, SHA512/256, EdDSA, X448, Multi-prime RSA, SM2/3/4, SipHash and ARIA
  • Side-channel attack security improvements
  • A new STORE module
  • Date: 13-09-2018 07:00:00 UTC

    Git 2.19 stable version released
    The latest stable version 2.19 of Git has been released. Git is a distributed version control system for software code. Git was originally developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux Kernel Source code management. Git is available for Unix, Linux, Windows, MacOSx and other systems. Get it from here. For release announcement and more details see this page and this page
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Python 3 compatibility work for git p4
  • A rewritten git submodule for each
  • A git range-diff feature
  • New capabilities in git grep
  • Branch sorting changes
  • Date: 13-09-2018 06:50:50 UTC

    GNU GDB 8.2 stable version released
    The latest stable version 8.2 of GNU GDB software debugger has been released. GDB is a source-level debugger for Ada, C, C++, Go, Rust, and many other languages. GDB can debug programs while they are running on more than a dozen CPU architectures. GDB is available for Unix, Linux, Windows, MacOSx and other systems. Get it from here. For release announcement and more details see this page and this page. For complete changelog see this NEWS page.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Support for the target: RISC-V ELF
  • Following targets have been removed: m88k running OpenBSD and SH-5/SH64 ELF
  • Aarch64/Linux enhancements: SVE support and Hardware watchpoints improvements
  • Various Python API enhancements
  • Date: 06-09-2018 04:55:20 UTC

    Linux Kernel 4.19-rc1 version released
    The first release candidate version 4.19-rc1 of Linux kernel has been released. After two weeks of merge window done by Linus Torvalds, this rc version for next Linux Kernel 4.19 stable version is released. It is to be noted that this is not a stable release. To read release announcement by Linus, go here. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version. There are release details in Phoronix Site here and here.
    Date: 27-08-2018 04:55:30 UTC

    OpenSSH 7.8 stable version released
    The latest stable version 7.8 of OpenSSH has been released. OpenSSH is the connectivity tool for remote login with the SSH protocol. This is primarily a bugfix release. OpenSSH is available for Unix and Linux and other systems. Get it from here. For release announcement and more details see this page.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • ssh-keygen: Private keys in OpenSSH format by default
  • ssh: Remove vestigal support for running ssh as setuid. Now would yield a fatal error at runtime
  • Add new signature algorithms "rsa-sha2-256-cert-v01@openssh.com" and "rsa-sha2-512-cert-v01@openssh.com" to explicitly force use of RSA/SHA2 signatures in authentication
  • ssh/sshd: fix some memory leaks; bz#2366
  • ssh/sshd: fix tunnel forwarding; regression in 7.7 release; bz#2855
  • all: substantial internal refactoring
  • And other bug fixes posted in bugzilla: 2663, 2873, 2839, 2772, 2831, 2365, 2576, 2719, 2837, 2851, 2835, 2408, 2752, 2856,
  • Date: 26-08-2018 11:30:45 UTC

    From Linux Kernel Version 4.19, building it requires GCC version 4.6 and up
    With Linux Kernel Version 4.19 and newer, building it requires GCC C compiler version 4.6 as minimum. Previously for compiling Linux Kernel from sources, the minimum version of GCC C compiler version required was set at 3.2. From now on compiling linux kernel version 4.19 and newer, the kernel source build script would explicitly check for GCC 4.6.0 or newer and fail out on older ones. GCC 4.6.0 was released back in 2011. See the announcement for more details here.
    Date: 21-08-2018 06:50:20 UTC

    Gimp 2.10.6 point release version of stable version 2.10 released
    The latest point release version 2.10.6 of stable version 2.10 of Free and Open Source Gimp image editing software has been released. Gimp is available for Unix, Linux, Windows and MacOS. Get it from here. For release anouncement and more details see this page.
    Feature updates and Bug fixes in brief are:

  • Vertical text layers. Used for fancy design and East-Asian writing systems
  • Little Planet filter
  • Long Shadow filter: Simplifies creating long shadows in several visual styles
  • Optimized drawable preview rendering
  • A new localization: Marathi language used in some parts of India
  • File dialog filtering simplified
  • The end of DLL hell in general as well as for plugins
  • Date: 20-08-2018 07:10:50 UTC

    Qemu 3.0 stable version released
    The latest stable version 3.0 of Free and Open Source Qemu system emulator has been released. Qemu is a CPU machine emulator, virtualizer and also does user mode emulation. Security related CVE Bug fixes include CVE-2018-3639(x86/AMD mitigations against Speculative Store Bypass). Bug fixes and features are Improved support for AHCI emulation, SCSI emulation, and persistent reservations / cluster management, OpenGL ES support for SDL front-end, Improved latency when using user-mode networking / SLIRP, ARM: support for SMMUv3 IOMMU when using 'virt' machine type, ARM: v8M extensions for VLLDM and VLSTM floating-point instructions, Microblaze: support for 64-bit address sizes, PowerPC improvements, RISC-V: improvement for privileged ISA emulation, s390: support for z14 ZR1 CPU model and also other bugs and features are included. Get it from here. For release anouncement and more details see this page. To view complete Changelog, go here.
    Date: 15-08-2018 04:50:15 UTC

    Linux Kernel 4.18 stable version released
    The latest stable version 4.18 of Linux kernel has been released. It should be noted that it is not a LTS (Long Term Support) release unless declared otherwise. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version. There are also details in KernelNewBies site here and in Phoronix Site here and here.
    Date: 13-08-2018 14:55:20 UTC

    LibreOffice 6.1 stable version released
    The latest stable version 6.1 of LibreOffice has been released. LibreOffice is the free and open source powerful office suite available for Unix, Linux, Windows and MacOS. It provides a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, diagrams, database, math formula editor and charts. Changes in this version include reworked image handling feature, reorganization of Draw menus with the addition of a new Page menu, improvements to Base - Firebird database engine is now the default, HSQLDB database engine has been deprecated, improved EPUB export filter, enriched Online Help pages, various enhancements for Libreoffice Online, support for parallel formula evaluation on the CPU, improvements in importing filter for Microsoft Excel 2003 XML, improved link support, table support, image support and font embedding and other fixes and updates. Get the package from here. For more read here.
    Date: 09-08-2018 05:15:50 UTC

    Xorg Server 1.20.1 stable bugfix version released
    The latest stable bugfix version 1.20.1 of xorg-server has been released. Xorg is the free and open source display environment for unix, linux and others. Within Xorg software suites xorg-server is the core server handling services with other xorg softwares. Changes in this version include Xwayland fixes, EGLStreams for XWayland fixes and patches, Meson build system updates, Fixed 16-bit depth/bpp mode for the xf86-video-modesetting driver, RANDR fixes, Glamor fixes and other fixes and updates. Get the source code package from here. For more read here.
    Date: 08-08-2018 06:30:45 UTC

    Busybox 1.29.2 stable bugfix version released
    The latest stable bugfix version 1.29.2 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes in this version include fixes in fdisk (compat fixes, allow 2TB+ sizes), gzip (FEATURE_GZIP_LEVELS was producing badly-compressed .gz), hexedit (segfault fix). For more read here.
    Date: 05-08-2018 10:50:20 UTC

    Qemu 2.12.1 stable version released
    The latest stable version 2.12.1 of Free and Open Source Qemu system emulator has been released. Qemu is a CPU machine emulator, virtualizer and also does user mode emulation. Security related CVE Bug fixes include CVE-2018-3639. Bug fixes for migration, Intel IOMMU emulation, block layer/image handling, ARM emulation and also other bugs are included. To get it go to this page. For release anouncement and more details see this page.
    Date: 03-08-2018 10:00:00 UTC

    GNU Glibc 2.28 stable version released
    The latest stable version 2.28 of Free and Open Source GNU Glibc has been released. GNU Glibc is the standard C library supporting upto ISO C11 and POSIX.1-2008 standard for GNU, GNU Linux systems and other systems. The important changes include Unicode 11.0.0 support, Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology support, renameat2 function, statx function, libidn2 library support, ISO C threads support and others. Security related CVE Bug fixes include CVE-2016-6261, CVE-2016-6263, CVE-2017-14062, CVE-2017-18269, CVE-2018-11236 and CVE-2018-11237. And also many other bugs have been fixed. To get it go to this page. For release anouncement and more details see this page.
    Date: 02-08-2018 05:15:10 UTC

    Libjpeg-turbo 2.0 stable version released
    The latest stable version 2.0 of Free and Open Source Libjpeg-turbo has been released. Libjpeg-turbo is a JPEG picture library. The most important change is use of AVX2 SIMD for encode and decode optimization resulting in double digit percentage improvement. To get it go to this page.
    Date: 01-08-2018 06:20:35 UTC

    GNU GCC compiler collection 8.2 stable version released
    The latest stable version 8.2 of Open Source GNU GCC compiler collection has been released. It includes compiler for C, C++, Fortran, Ada, Go as well C++ standard library libstdc++. This is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regression in 8.1 version relative to previous releases. It fixes more than 99 bugs. To know more visit this page and this page.
    Date: 27-07-2018 09:05:30 UTC

    Tafenoquine - A new single dose drug for recurrent malarial human disease approved by US FDA
    A new drug Tafenoquine to treat Malaria caused by mosquitos has been approved by USA Food and Drug Administration for general use after 60 years. It is specifically for the recurring form of malarial disease caused by Plasmodium Vivax which remains dormant in liver for may be many years and reawakening many times after. This type of malarial disease affects 8.5 million people each year and causes illness. Each phase of relapse causes more and more of weakness and may cause further spread of the malaria to other people through subsequent biting by mosquitos. It has to be taken currently with another medicine to stop immediate infection. Primaquine is already available to treat the recurrent malaria but it has to be taken for 14 days. But non compliance by patients for taking the medicine causes the malarial parasite to remain dormant in liver and causing relapse afterwards. Patients with G6PD enzyme deficiency should not take the drug as it would cause severe aneamia. They should test for it before taking Tafenoquine. But this would cause a problem for poorer people as it is costly and generally not available. It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as brand name, Krintafel. Tafenoquine is in existence since 1970's but GSK has repurposed the drug for treatment of recurrent malaria.
    Date: 23-07-2018 02:20:50 UTC

    Busybox 1.29.1 stable bugfix version released
    The latest stable bugfix version 1.29.1 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes include fixes in wget (http->https redirect) and sendmail (angle bracket parsing).
    Date: 20-07-2018 02:10:30 UTC

    Binutils stable version 2.31.0 released
    The latest stable version 2.31.0 of Binutils has been released. Binutils is the GNU's Assembler, Linker and other binary utilities for Unix, Linux, Windows, macOSx as well as many other Operating Systems. It is available from gnu site. For list of changes and release announcement see this page. See this official page for general information.
    Date: 15-07-2018 02:20:00 UTC

    GUADEC 2018 Gtk+ Briefs
    The GUADEC 2018 ended on 11th, July 2018. Gtk+ 4 tentatively would be released somewhere around spring 2019. They would post the new tentative updated release date with GTK+ 3.96 release somewhere around Sep 2018. Among the features not to be included with Gtk+ 4 is Constraint-based layout. It would be pushed for Gtk+ 5 if someone does not merge patches in time. Applications porting can start with the Gtk+ 3.94 release or wait for the 3.96 release where it would be more api stable.
    Date: 13-07-2018 05:45:00 UTC

    Python 3.7.0 stable version released
    The latest stable version 3.7.0 of Python has been released. Python is a popular scripting programming language for unix, linux, Windows, macOSx as well as many other Operating Systems. For a brief list of changes see this page. For complete changelog see this page.
    Date: 13-07-2018 05:45:00 UTC

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