F5 Networks to Acquire NGINX

F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it
12 March 2019   512

NGINX has announced an acquisition de F5 Networks, a company specializing in providing cloud applications and application delivery networks (ADN). The amount of the transaction will be 670 million dollars. F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it. Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov will remain among the technical managers of the NGINX project. The development of NGINX products will continue under the same brands.

Upon completion of the transaction, F5 Networks intends to invest additional funds in the development of NGINX products and integrate support for their own technologies for managing microservices and ensuring the security of applications based on the Cloud-Native architecture into them. The concept of microservices implies the division of complex monolithic applications into a set of separate services, each of which assumes a certain functionality of the application, and the application is implemented as a network of interconnected microservices.

Slackel 7.2 to be Rolled Out

A main feature of Slackel is the use of the constantly updated Slackware-Current branch and graphic environment is based on Openbox window manager
23 July 2019   32

A release of the Slackel 7.2 distribution kit, built on the designs of Slackware and Salix projects, and fully compatible with the repositories offered therein is presented. A key feature of Slackel is the use of the constantly updated Slackware-Current branch. The graphical environment is based on the Openbox window manager. The size of the boot image that can work in Live mode is 1.5 GB (32 and 64 bits). The distribution can be used on systems with 512 MB of RAM.

Major innovations:

  • Added instonusb graphical user interface for installing Slackel and Salix Live images on a USB drive, including the ability to create an encrypted file with a state that has been modified during the process;
  • A graphical multibootusb utility has been added to create Live USB editions of Slackel and Salix, allowing you to choose from several available live images during the download phase;
  • Introduced the Slackel Live Installer (sli) installer, which represents an interface for installing the distribution in graphical mode and setting basic settings such as language, keyboard layout, time zone, and NTP server for time synchronization.
  • Added the ability to save modified and added during the session data in an encrypted file or to encrypt the / home partition. Encryption modes are enabled through the transfer of options changes = persistent and home = persistent
  • Added new parameter 'medialabel = "USB_LABEL_NAME"', which allows you to specify the label of the boot image when booting multiple OS from Live USB;
  • In the Live-environment added full support for multimedia without installing separate codecs.