Git 2.19 to be Rolled Out

Good news for all programming laguages developers all raound the globe
12 September 2018   1474

The developers of the distributed version control system Git released the service update. In Git 2.19, new options appeared for more accurate search by repository, configurations for setting the default sorting of the branches, and tools for comparing the chains of commits.

  • Thegit range-diff tool that compares the two chains of commits. With it, you can see the changes in the content and attached notes, the differences in the order of the commits.
  • New options for the git grep search tool: git grep --column to highlight the first match with the query in the column,-o (in the -only-matching value) to search for full matches and -hiI to skip matches with file names and ignore binary files.
  • The new configuration to configure the default branching sorting is branch.sort.
  • Detection of file transfers from one directory to another in the git merge tool by default.
  • Fixed a vulnerability in .gitmodules that allowed remote code execution.
  • The experimental function git clone --filter = blob: none for partial cloning of objects.
  • Support for the second version of the Git protocol, which Google introduced in May 2018.
  • Switch to the SHA-256 hash algorithm.

Get more info at GitHub.

Git 2.18 was released in June 2018 and contained 903 changes, and in April Git 2.17 made 516 revisions. A detailed overview of the changes in the current version is available in the GitHub blog.

Nuitka 0.6.6 to be Released

This compiler allows to translate a Python script into a C ++ representation, which can then be compiled into an exe file using libpython
08 January 2020   201

Nuitka 0.6.6 has been released. This is a compiler that allows you to translate a Python script into a C ++ representation, which can then be compiled into an executable file using libpython to ensure maximum compatibility with CPython (using regular CPython tools for managing objects) . Fully compatible with current releases of Python 2.x and 3.x. Compared to CPython, compiled scripts show up to 312% higher performance in pystone tests. Project code is distributed under the Apache license.

The new version adds experimental support for Python 3.8 and provides compatibility with libraries and applications sklearn, osgeo, gdal, dill, scikit-image, skimage, weasyprint, dask, pendulum, pytz and pytzdata. Distutils adds support for individual modules (py_modules, not just packages) and packages with separate namespaces. Work with variables in loops has been optimized and optimized options for the abs and all built-in functions have been implemented, as well as accelerated operations with int and long types. Numerous improvements have been made to reduce memory consumption.
In addition, it is possible to postpone the end of support for the Python 2 branch from January to April. In April 2020, the last final update of the Python 2.7 branch will be generated, after which the corrective releases will not be published. At the same time, work on fixing vulnerabilities in Python 2.7 will be continued by community representatives who are interested in continuing to support this branch in their products. For example, Red Hat will continue to maintain packages with Python 2.7 throughout the entire life cycle of RHEL 6 and 7 distributions, and for RHEL 8 it will generate package updates in the Application Stream until June 2024. Recall that the Python 2.7 branch was formed in 2010 and it was originally planned to stop supporting it in 2015, but due to the insufficiently active migration of projects to Python 3, the lifetime of Python 2 was extended to 2020.