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GNU GCC compiler collection 8.2 stable version released
The latest stable version 8.2 of Open Source GNU GCC compiler collection has been released. It includes compiler for C, C++, Fortran, Ada, Go as well C++ standard library libstdc++. This is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regression in 8.1 version relative to previous releases. It fixes more than 99 bugs. To know more visit this page and this page.
Date: 27-07-2018 09:05:30 UTC
Tafenoquine - A new single dose drug for recurrent malarial human disease approved by US FDA
A new drug Tafenoquine to treat Malaria caused by mosquitos has been approved by USA Food and Drug Administration for general use after 60 years. It is specifically for the recurring form of malarial disease caused by Plasmodium Vivax which remains dormant in liver for may be many years and reawakening many times after. This type of malarial disease affects 8.5 million people each year and causes illness. Each phase of relapse causes more and more of weakness and may cause further spread of the malaria to other people through subsequent biting by mosquitos. It has to be taken currently with another medicine to stop immediate infection. Primaquine is already available to treat the recurrent malaria but it has to be taken for 14 days. But non compliance by patients for taking the medicine causes the malarial parasite to remain dormant in liver and causing relapse afterwards. Patients with G6PD enzyme deficiency should not take the drug as it would cause severe aneamia. They should test for it before taking Tafenoquine. But this would cause a problem for poorer people as it is costly and generally not available. It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as brand name, Krintafel. Tafenoquine is in existence since 1970's but GSK has repurposed the drug for treatment of recurrent malaria.
Date: 23-07-2018 02:20:50 UTC
Busybox 1.29.1 stable bugfix version released
The latest stable bugfix version 1.29.1 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes include fixes in wget (http->https redirect) and sendmail (angle bracket parsing).
Date: 20-07-2018 02:10:30 UTC
Binutils stable version 2.31.0 released
The latest stable version 2.31.0 of Binutils has been released. Binutils is the GNU's Assembler, Linker and other binary utilities for Unix, Linux, Windows, macOSx as well as many other Operating Systems. It is available from gnu site. For list of changes and release announcement see this page. See this official page for general information.
Date: 15-07-2018 02:20:00 UTC
GUADEC 2018 Gtk+ Briefs
The GUADEC 2018 ended on 11th, July 2018. Gtk+ 4 tentatively would be released somewhere around spring 2019. They would post the new tentative updated release date with GTK+ 3.96 release somewhere around Sep 2018. Among the features not to be included with Gtk+ 4 is Constraint-based layout. It would be pushed for Gtk+ 5 if someone does not merge patches in time. Applications porting can start with the Gtk+ 3.94 release or wait for the 3.96 release where it would be more api stable.
Date: 13-07-2018 05:45:00 UTC
Python 3.7.0 stable version released
The latest stable version 3.7.0 of Python has been released. Python is a popular scripting programming language for unix, linux, Windows, macOSx as well as many other Operating Systems. For a brief list of changes see this page. For complete changelog see this page.
Date: 13-07-2018 05:45:00 UTC
Busybox 1.29.0 unstable version released
The latest unstable version 1.29.0 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes include features and fixes in ash, hush, cp, less, ntpd, udhcpc6, awk, bzip2, dd, df, gzip, less, tar, wget and many others. To see all changes visit the site.
Date: 03-07-2018 05:45:45 UTC
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser 61 stable version released
The latest stable version 61 of Firefox Web Browser has been released. Changes include Add Custom Search Engine, Accessibility Tools Inspector, Speedier Tab Switching, Parallel CSS Parsing and others and many bug fixes. To know more visit the offical site and read release notes for this version. You can get the latest Firefox here.
Date: 27-06-2018 12:30:00 UTC
Perl 5.28.0 stable version released
The latest stable version 5.28.0 of Perl scripting language has been released. Among changes include Unicode 10 support and many more as well as bug fixes. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version.
Date: 27-06-2018 12:25:30 UTC
Linux Kernel 4.17 stable version released
The latest stable version 4.17 of Linux kernel has been released. It should be noted that it is not a LTS (Long Term Support) release. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version.
Date: 10-06-2018 06:20:30 UTC