Zeek 3.0.0 to be Available

Previous version of Zeek, a traffic analysis platform that focuses primarily on tracking security events, was released 7 years ago
25 September 2019   529

Seven years after the formation of the last significant branch, the release of the Zeek 3.0.0 traffic analysis and network intrusion detection system, previously distributed under the name Bro, was presented. The system code is written in C ++ and is distributed under the BSD license.

Zeek is a traffic analysis platform that focuses primarily on tracking security events, but is not limited to this application. Modules for analysis and analysis of various network protocols of the application level are provided, taking into account the state of connections and allowing the formation of a detailed log (archive) of network activity. A subject-oriented language is proposed for writing monitoring scenarios and identifying anomalies taking into account the specifics of specific infrastructures. The system is optimized for use in networks with high bandwidth. An API is provided for integration with third-party information systems and real-time data exchange.

You can have more info at GitHub.

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   215

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.