Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   918

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;

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Mir 1.3.0 to be Relesed

Due to the the failure of the Unity shell and Ubuntu for smartphones, Mir is now positioned as a solution for embedded devices and the Internet of Things
03 July 2019   264

The release of the Mir 1.3 graphics server, the development of which is continuing by Canonical, is presented, despite the failure of the Unity shell and Ubuntu for smartphones. Mir remains in demand in Canonical projects and is now positioned as a solution for embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). Mir can be used as a composite server for Wayland, which allows you to run any applications that use Wayland in Mir-based environments (for example, compiled with GTK3 / 4, Qt5 or SDL2). Installation packages are prepared for Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 / 18.10 / 19.04 (PPA) and Fedora 28/29/30. The project code is distributed under the GPLv2 license.

The major changes in the new release are related to the improved support for additional advanced Wayland protocols in the means to enable the launch of Wayland applications in Mir-based shells. Previously observed problems have been resolved using libmirwayland-dev and simplified testing of Wayland extensions (in mirtest-dev, miral :: TestWlcsDisplayServer and miral :: TestServer are added). A Ctrl-Alt-T handler has been added to the miral-shell shell.

The MirAL (Mir Abstraction Layer) layer, which can be used to avoid direct access to the Mir server and abstract access to ABI via the libmiral library, adds support for the API Application Zone and the surface-layers protocol, and also provides explicit processing for the Wayland extensions in MirAL and Mir.

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