Git 2.22.0 to be Released

74 developers made 745 changes to the new version of popular tool
10 June 2019   568

The release of the version control system Git 2.22.0 is presented. Git is one of the most popular, reliable and high-performance version control systems, providing flexible non-linear development tools based on branching and merging branches. 

Compared to the previous release, 745 changes were made to the new version, prepared with by of 74 developers, of which 18 took part in the development for the first time. Major innovations:

  • New transfer mode for the commit set "git rebase --rebase-merges" available since release 1.18 replaced with old option "--preserve-merges", which is now marked obsolete.
  • Support for creating a new branch based on the result of determining the merge base of two other branches (merge base, linking to a common ancestor) using the "git branch new A ... B" and "git checkout -b new A ... B" constructs, in which "A ... B" implies the definition of a merge base between two specified commits, similar to the way "git checkout A ... B" shifts HEAD to the base commit and "diff A ... B" shows the changes between with commit "B" and common with commit "A" ancestor has been added.
  • "git branch --show-current" added to display the name of the branch obtained during the checkout operation;

Get more info at Github and official Github's blog

4MLinux 30.0 to be Released

Linux fans received a new version of a custom distributive
03 September 2019   923

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, 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, 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.