4MLinux 30.0 to be Released

Linux fans received a new version of a custom distributive
03 September 2019   1393

The release of 4MLinux 30.0, a minimalist custom distribution that is not an offshoot of other projects and uses a graphical environment based on JWM, is available. 4MLinux can be used not only as a Live environment for playing multimedia files and solving user problems, but also as a system for crash recovery and a platform for launching LAMP servers (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP). The size of the iso-image is 840 MB (i686, x86_64).

In the new release, the basic distribution provides OpenGL support for games that does not require the installation of additional drivers. If necessary, an automatic shutdown of the Pulseaudio sound server is implemented (for example, for old classic games). The composition includes a FlMusic sound player, Sound Studio sound editor, fdkaac utility for using the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec. Qt5 and GTK3 added support for WebP images.

Updated versions of packages, including the Linux kernel 4.19.63, LibreOffice 6.2.6.2, AbiWord 3.0.2, GIMP 2.10.12, Gnumeric 1.12.44, Firefox 68.0.2, Chromium 76.0.3809.100, Thunderbird 60.8.0, Audac ious 3.10.1, VLC 3.0.7.1, mpv 0.29.1, Mesa 19.0.5, Wine 4.14, Apache httpd 2.4.39, MariaDB 10.4.7, PHP 7.3.8, Perl 5.28.1, Python 3.7.3.

Oracle to Release Unbreakable Kernel R5U3

The update for the kernel, that can be used as alternative for Red Hat Enterprise Linux used in the Oracle Linux is based on the Linux 4.14 
25 March 2020   187

Oracle has released the third functional update for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 kernel, positioned for use in the Oracle Linux distribution as an alternative to the regular kernel package from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The kernel is available for x86_64 and ARM64 architectures (aarch64). Kernel sources, including breakdowns into individual patches, are published in the public Oracle Git repository.

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 5 package is based on the Linux 4.14 kernel (UEK R4 was based on the 4.1 kernel), which is supplemented with new features, optimizations and fixes, as well as tested for compatibility with most applications running in RHEL and specially optimized for working with industrial software and Oracle hardware. Installation and src packages with the UEK R5U1 kernel are prepared for Oracle Linux 7 (there are no obstacles to using this kernel in similar versions of RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux).

Key improvements:

  • Improved support for 64-bit systems based on the ARM architecture. Updated drivers for ARM.
  • InfiniBand includes on-demand paging support, which allows you to reflect memory through a processor for accessing unallocated pages of memory (page faults), i.e. consume memory when it is actually being used.
  • In XFS, a deadlock was eliminated, which caused the locks to freeze and not free.
  • CIFS resolved an issue that could lead to POSIX lock leaks and crashes.
  • Bug fixes resolving issues with incompatibility of certain equipment with QEMU / KVM.
  • Device drivers are synchronized with the Linux kernel 4.14.35. The driver for Broadcom Emulex LightPulse Fiber Channel SCSI has been updated to version 12.2.0.13.

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