Apr 172019
 

News briefs for April 17, 2019

VirtualBox
6.0.6 is now available
. This maintenance release includes several bug
fixes, added support for kernel 5.0 and 5.1 and “Oracle Critical Patch Updates”
for April 2019. See the Changelog for the complete
list of changes, and go here for download links.

Red
Hat today announced
it “will serve as the steward of the OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK
11 projects following a transition of leadership from Oracle”. The announcement
also notes that with this transition, “Red Hat is affirming its support of the Java community and
following a similar path that led to its leadership of both the OpenJDK 6 and
OpenJDK 7 projects.”

Qt
Creator 4.9.0 is now out
,
boasting
support for generic programming languages, better integration with operating
systems (for example, Touch Bar for macOS) and more. See the Changelog
for details.

The final
beta for Mageia 7 is out for testing
. This release brings large updates for
Qt and Plasma, and many package updates. You can find more details on what’s to
come in version 7 here.

Debian 10 “Buster” is in an update freeze state with 150 critical bugs flagged.
Phoronix
reports
that
Until this number reaches zero, the release will not happen. See also the Debian mailing
list post
for more information.

Big thanks to Petros Koutoupis for his contributions to this post.

VirtualBox 6.0.6 Is Now Available, Red Hat Announces Stewardship of OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 Projects, Qt Creator 4.9.0 Released, Final Beta for Mageia 7 Out for Testing, and Debian 10 Buster in an Update Freeze
Source: Linux Journal