OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Beta to be Rolled Out

In this update, the Clang compiler used to build packages has been updated to the LLVM 9.0 branch
13 January 2020   91

A beta release of the OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 distribution has been generated. The project is being developed by the community after Mandriva S.A. handed over the project management to the non-profit organization "OpenMandriva Association". For download, a live assembly of 2.7 GB (x86_64) is proposed.

In the new version, the Clang compiler used to build packages has been updated to the LLVM 9.0 branch. In addition to the standard Linux kernel compiled into GCC (package "kernel-release"), a version of the kernel was compiled in Clang ("kernel-release-clang"). Clang in OpenMandriva is already used as the default compiler, but so far the kernel has had to be built in GCC. Now to build all the components you can do only Clang. The new kernel versions of Linux 5.4, Glibc 2.30, Qt 5.14.0, KDE Frameworks 5.65, KDE Plasma 5.17.4, KDE Applications 19.12 are involved. The number of desktop environments available for installation has been expanded. As an alternative package manager, Zypper is proposed.

Get more at official website.

VirtualBox to Get Updates For 3 Versions

Versions 6.1.2, 6.0.16 and 5.2.36 were released, and, for example, 18 vulnerabilities were fixed in version 6.1.2
16 January 2020   92

Oracle has released a virtualization release for VirtualBox 6.1.2, which notes 16 fixes. At the same time, the corrective releases of VirtualBox 6.0.16 and 5.2.36 were also released.

Major changes in release 6.1.2:

  • 18 vulnerabilities were eliminated, of which 6 are of a high degree of danger (CVSS Score 8.2 and 7.5). Details are not reported, but judging by the CVSS level, some problems allow the code to be executed on the host system side from the guest environment;
  • On the host side, support for the Linux 5.5 kernel has been added (not yet supported on guest systems);
  • In additions for guest systems, when using the VMSVGA driver, processing of multi-monitor configurations and resizing of the workspace has been improved;
  • Improved virtio-scsi performance;
  • Added support (in read-only mode) for compressed clusters in QCOW2 images;
  • The problem that leads to reduced performance of guest systems with Windows XP on hosts with AMD processors has been resolved;
  • Correct reporting of CPUID IBRS / IBPB support has been established, which allowed to solve the problem with the crash of the NetBSD 9.0 RC1 installer;
  • The GUI resolved problems with updating information about the state of the virtual machine;
  • In the screen settings, the output of the option "2D video acceleration" is removed, if it is not supported by the selected graphics adapter;
  • The problem with the processing of audio input when turning on VRDE;
  • Fixed crash in the code for emulating HDA-sound in configurations with several speakers;
  • The problem with using encrypted disks with snapshots has been fixed;
  • The vbox-img.exe utility is returned to the installer for Windows;
  • When installing or removing a set of extensions in Windows, support for retrying a directory rename operation in the event of a failure, usually arising from antivirus activity, is implemented;
  • Windows includes hardware-based 2D video decoding if the VBoxSVGA driver with 3D active mode is used.

Get more at the changelog in the wiki of the project.