SailfishOS 3.0.1 Released

Mobile OS is developed by former Nokia employees company called Jola
18 January 2019   1565

Jolla, founded by former Nokia employees to develop new smartphones based on the MeeGo Linux platform, released of the Sailfish 3.0.1 operating system. Assemblies are prepared for devices Jolla 1, Jolla C, Sony Xperia X, Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia XA2 Plus, and are already available in the form of an OTA update.

Sailfish uses a graphical stack based on Wayland and the Qt5 library, the system environment is built on the basis of Mer (fork MeeGo) and packages of the Mer distribution package Nemo. The user shell, basic mobile applications, QML-components for building the Silica graphical interface, an interlayer for launching Android applications, a smart text input engine and a data synchronization system are proprietary, but their code was planned to be opened last year.

 Sailfish 3.0.1
 Sailfish 3.0.1
Sailfish 3.0.1
Sailfish 3.0.1
 Sailfish 3.0.1
 Sailfish 3.0.1
Sailfish 3.0.1
Sailfish 3.0.1
 

In the new version:

  • A firewall is offered, offering different settings depending on the type of connection. 
  • A tool for creating bright interface styles has been added to the image gallery. 
  • The image editing dialog has been redesigned, providing functions such as cropping, rotating, changing brightness, and normalizing contrast. 
  • Added a background blur effect under the information blocks to the main menu, list of applications and system dialogs. 
  • Redesigned calendar scheduler. Added processing of invitations for meetings sent via Active Sync or Google services;
  • The mail client provides the ability to create, rename and delete folders. Sync option added to context menu for accounts;
  • Added support for reading NFC tags;
  • Implemented the ability to enable access point mode (hotspot) when there is no connection to the mobile operator’s network.
  • Support for the M4A audio format has been added to the MTP protocol implementation.

Nuitka 0.6.6 to be Released

This compiler allows to translate a Python script into a C ++ representation, which can then be compiled into an exe file using libpython
08 January 2020   216

Nuitka 0.6.6 has been released. This is a compiler that allows you to translate a Python script into a C ++ representation, which can then be compiled into an executable file using libpython to ensure maximum compatibility with CPython (using regular CPython tools for managing objects) . Fully compatible with current releases of Python 2.x and 3.x. Compared to CPython, compiled scripts show up to 312% higher performance in pystone tests. Project code is distributed under the Apache license.

The new version adds experimental support for Python 3.8 and provides compatibility with libraries and applications sklearn, osgeo, gdal, dill, scikit-image, skimage, weasyprint, dask, pendulum, pytz and pytzdata. Distutils adds support for individual modules (py_modules, not just packages) and packages with separate namespaces. Work with variables in loops has been optimized and optimized options for the abs and all built-in functions have been implemented, as well as accelerated operations with int and long types. Numerous improvements have been made to reduce memory consumption.
In addition, it is possible to postpone the end of support for the Python 2 branch from January to April. In April 2020, the last final update of the Python 2.7 branch will be generated, after which the corrective releases will not be published. At the same time, work on fixing vulnerabilities in Python 2.7 will be continued by community representatives who are interested in continuing to support this branch in their products. For example, Red Hat will continue to maintain packages with Python 2.7 throughout the entire life cycle of RHEL 6 and 7 distributions, and for RHEL 8 it will generate package updates in the Application Stream until June 2024. Recall that the Python 2.7 branch was formed in 2010 and it was originally planned to stop supporting it in 2015, but due to the insufficiently active migration of projects to Python 3, the lifetime of Python 2 was extended to 2020.