GhostBSD 19.04 to be Released

Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are both supported in GhostBSD
15 April 2019   673

Desktop-oriented GhostBSD 19.04 was released, built on the basis of TrueOS and offering the user environment MATE. By default, GhostBSD uses the OpenRC initialization system and the ZFS file system. Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are supported (the own ginstall installer written in Python is used). Boot images are generated for the architecture amd64 (2.7 GB).

In the new version:

  • The codebase has been upgraded to the FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT experimental branch;
  • The installer adds support for ZFS file system on partitions with MBR;
  • To improve UFS installation support, remove the default ZFS settings for TrueOS;
  • Instead of slim, the Lightdm session manager is involved;
  • Gksu removed from shipment;
  • Added "boot_mute" mode to boot without displaying the log on the screen;
  • A block of settings for the rEFInd boot manager has been added to the installer.

Jpype 0.7 to be Available

Unlike Jython, integration with Java is achieved thru interaction at the both virtual machines level using shared memory
27 June 2019   530

After more than four years since the formation of the last significant branch, the release of the JPype 0.7 is available, allowing you to organize full access of Python-applications to the class libraries in Java. Using JPype you can use Java-specific libraries from Python by creating hybrid applications that combine Java and Python code. The project code is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.

Unlike Jython, integration with Java is not achieved through the creation of a Python version for the JVM, but through interaction at the level of both virtual machines using shared memory. The proposed approach allows not only to achieve good performance, but also provides access to all CPython and Java libraries. The new release completely rewritten the code of the main module, added support for unattached streams, improved security, provided translation of Java exceptions to Python exceptions, changed behavior when converting strings.