Git 2.19 to be Rolled Out

Good news for all programming laguages developers all raound the globe
12 September 2018   784

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.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   98

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now¬†supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.