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==== Rust now on almost all arches ====
 
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Thanks to contributor [https://github.com/Cogitri Cogitri] [https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/rust Rust] >= 1.37.0-r0 is now enabled on all arches except s390x and ppc64le
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[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/rust Rust] >= 1.37.0-r0 is now enabled on all arches except s390x
  
 
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* [https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/gst-plugins-bad gst-plugins-bad] >= 1.16.0-r2 now has Vulkan support
 
* [https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/gst-plugins-bad gst-plugins-bad] >= 1.16.0-r2 now has Vulkan support
  
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Thanks to [https://github.com/PureTryOut PureTryOut] for moving the packages from the testing repository to the
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Thanks to [https://github.com/maxice8 Leo] the MinGW suite up to mingw-w64-gcc is packaged and together with it
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The MinGW suite up to mingw-w64-gcc is packaged and together with it [https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk DXVK]. The following MinGW packages are now available:
[https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk DXVK]. The following MinGW packages are now available:
 
  
 
* [https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/mingw-w64-binutils mingw-w64-binutils]
 
* [https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/mingw-w64-binutils mingw-w64-binutils]

Revision as of 16:08, 15 October 2019

List of possible release notes for 3.11.0

Notable Changes

Rust now on almost all arches

Rust >= 1.37.0-r0 is now enabled on all arches except s390x

Vulkan support

Thanks to PureTryOut the following changes have been made:

Thanks to Leo the following changes have been made:

KDE Plasma and GNOME on community

KDE Plasma and GNOME are now on the community repository.

MinGW-w64 and DXVK support

The MinGW suite up to mingw-w64-gcc is packaged and together with it DXVK. The following MinGW packages are now available:

/var/mail now default MAIL location

Packages now all use /var/mail instead of /var/spool/mail, in accordance with FHS:

NOTE: Upgrading from 3.10 to 3.11 might require manual intervention in the form of moving /var/spool/mail to /var/mail if the system can't do it automatically.

  • alpine-baselayout >= 3.2.0-r0 now creates /var/mail and symlinks /var/spool/mail to it
  • tcsh >= 6.21.00-r0 now sets MAILDIR to /var/mail/$USER if it exists
  • mutt >= 1.12.1-r1 is now configured to use /var/mail instead of /var/spool/mail
  • heirloom-mailx >= 12.4-r7 now uses /var/mail
  • opensmtpd >= 6.0.3p1-r4 now uses /var/mail
  • s-nail >= 14.9.13-r2 now uses /var/mail

ulogd now has some output plugins split

Starting with ulogd-2.0.7-r3 plugins that depend on external libraries like 'json', 'sqlite3', 'mysql' and 'pgsql' are now split into its own subpackages named 'ulogd-$plugin'.

This is done to reduce the size of the package and its dependencies, for example, people that only use the 'syslog' and 'gprint' plugins don't need to bring the heavier 'json' and 'mysql' plugins and its dependencies on external libraries like 'libjansson'.

musl >= 1.1.24-r0 supports GLOB_TILDE

musl now supports GLOB_TILDE, all packages that had it disabled have been rebuilt.

Packages affected:

  • i3wm >= 4.17.1-r1
  • i3wm-gaps >= 4.17.1-r1
  • i3status >= 2.13-1
  • taskd >= 1.1.0-r6
  • policycoreutils >= 2.8-r1
  • ipsec-tools >= 0.8.2-r9

Changes in abuild

The following changes have been made in abuild:

Fix condition check for -dev subpackage to get static libraries

Before this fix abuild would include the static libraries in the -dev subpackage even when -static was defined in subpackages, causing the latter to fail.

Now the check is properly done.

default_static now depends on depends_static

default_static used to completely cancel out any dependencies but now it depends on all packages listed in the depends_static variable.

newapkbuild -y now depends on py3-setuptools instead of python3-dev

When using newapkbuild to make py3- packages the default definition now includes only py3-setuptools instead of python3-dev as the first one is used in almost all cases while python3-dev is used only when linking to the python3 library.

Better checking of SPDX compliance

Abuild now checks the /usr/share/spdx/license.lst more accurately, before the new check it would not match the whole line and wrong definitions like 'GPL-3.0' would match while the only valid ones in that case were 'GPL-3.0-or-later' and 'GPL-3.0-only'.