Maru OS 0.6 Okinawa to be Available

Main feature of the environment is comfortable work both on the smartphone screen and with a fixed monitor or TV, keyboard and mouse
07 March 2019   500

Maru OS 0.6 Okinawa has been released, a desktop environment for smartphones that combines Android and Debian GNU / Linux with the Xfce desktop. The environment is designed for comfortable work both on the smartphone screen and with a fixed monitor or TV, keyboard and mouse. Project developments are distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.

Unlike existing Linux-environments for Android (for example, Debian noroot, GNURoot Debian, Complete Linux Installer and Linux Deploy), Maru OS provides a closer integration of Linux-container with Android and automated mode selection - when connecting a monitor via HDMI is provided access to the Xfce desktop in a Debian environment, and when working from a smartphone screen, an Android interface is offered. The downside of this integration is the delivery not in the form of a chroot image, but in the form of a self-sufficient Android-based firmware, including a container with a full-featured Debian GNU / Linux, in which you can install deb-packages, run office applications and the Chromium browser, access SD card, which is also used by applications in Android.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   507

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.