NetworkManager 1.18 to be Available

Also, plug-ins with support of VPN, OpenConnect, PPTP, OpenVPN and OpenSWAN are developed in their own development cycles
22 April 2019   254

NetworkManager 1.18, an interface to simplify network configuration, is out. Plug-ins with support for VPN, OpenConnect, PPTP, OpenVPN and OpenSWAN are developed as part of own development cycles.

Main innovations of NetworkManager 1.18:

  • Added support for routing rules at the source address (policy routing), the need for which has matured after adding support for VPN WireGuard in the past release (needed to simplify the configuration of separate forward traffic forwarding to the VPN connection point address);
  • Added the ability to filter VLANs in network bridges;
  • Added support for TLV-structures LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) defined in the IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.3 standards for the exchange of information about the parameters of equipment in the local network;
  • The infiniband / IPoIB profiles provide the possibility of using large MTU values;
  • In the nmcli utility, the processing of lists of options with connection parameters has been improved.

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.