• Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The project has published a new version of their lightweight distribution, launching Alpine Linux 3.12.0. The new version introduces initial support for the mips64 architecture and the D programming language. A number of package upgrades have also been provided: “We are pleased to announce the release of Alpine Linux 3.12.0, the first in the 3.12 stable series. New features and noteworthy new packages: initial support for mips64 (big endian); initial support for D programming language. Significant updates: Linux kernel 5.4.43, GCC 9.3.0, LLVM 10.0.0, Git 2.24.3, Node.js 12.16.3, Nextcloud 18.0.3, PostgreSQL 12.3, QEMU 5.0.0, Zabbix 5.0.0. Upgrade note - after upgrading to OpenSSH 8.2p1 and higher, the server will not accept new connections until it is restarted. Thanks to everyone sending in patches, bug reports, new and updated aports, and to everyone helping with writing documentation, maintaining the infrastructure, or has contributed in any other way. The full list of changes can be found in the wiki, git log and bug tracker.” Further details and upgrade tips can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: alpine-standard-3.12.0-x86_64.iso (124MB, SHA256, signature, pkglist).

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