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Most GNOME packages have been upgraded to version 42.
Most GNOME packages have been upgraded to version 42.
=== Python upgraded to 3.10 ===
Python has been upgraded to version 3.10, and all python modules have been rebuilt against python 3.10. Make sure that all custom python3 modules are built against python3.10

Revision as of 03:59, 23 May 2022

Important changes

/tmp mounted as tmpfs

Previously /tmp was just part of the root filesystem and was cleaned on boot via the bootmisc openrc service script. In v3.16, on new installation, /tmp will be mounted as tmpfs.

ICU data split

TODO(jirutka): Describe this change.

  • icu-data-en (2.6 MiB) - Stripped down ICU data with only en_US/GB locale and no legacy charset converters (installed by default with icu-libs).
  • icu-data-full (29 MiB) - Full ICU data.

nodejs is now compiled with system ICU.

NetworkManager plugins

NetworkManager plugins (e.g. WiFi or ADSL support) have been moved into subpackages and are not installed by default. If you use some of them, install the corresponding packages:

New features and noteworthy new packages

Fixed not showing boot output using consoles with drivers compiled as modules

Fixed OpenRC output not being shown on VirtIO consoles.

SDL 1.2 migrated to SDL 1.2 compat

The old sdl package (SDL 1.2) was moved from community to testing and as such won't be part of Alpine 3.16. Applications that use sdl instead use sdl12-compat, which is based on the much more well-maintained sdl2 (SDL 2.0). This results in various improvements such as support for Wayland, PipeWire, and more gamepads.

utmp

TODO(jirutka): Write something…

https://skarnet.org/software/utmps/

The following packages are built with utmps:

  • busybox
  • dropbear
  • mingetty
  • openssh
  • util-linux

login-utils

Allow users to choose between login utils from util-linux (util-linux-login) and shadow (shadow-login).

See ce0392393120a7077e99d50dec6f8574efe7f09a

TODO(jirutka): Polish it.

Zsh - modular zshrc and plugins support

TODO(jirutka): Write description.

doas-sudo-shim

If you are hesitant to switch to doas because you have sudo too deep in your muscle memory, hesitant no more! Just install doas-sudo-shim and you can continue to use the sudo command, but without its security issues and bloat.

Significant updates

  • LLVM 13
  • Python 3.10
  • QEMU 7
  • Ruby 3.1
  • Rust 1.60
  • R 4.2
  • Sway 1.7

KDE

Plasma has been upgraded from 5.23 to 5.24.

KDE applications (the release service) have been upgraded from 21.08 to 22.04 and KDE Frameworks have been upgraded from 5.88 to 5.93.

Plasma Mobile Gear have been upgraded from 21.12 to 22.04.

GNOME 42

Most GNOME packages have been upgraded to version 42.

Python upgraded to 3.10

Python has been upgraded to version 3.10, and all python modules have been rebuilt against python 3.10. Make sure that all custom python3 modules are built against python3.10