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- Rmw v0.7.09 Is ReleasedThe handy rmw (ReMove to Waste) shell utility for moving files to a waste folder, instead of immediately deleting them, got another minor bug-fix release today. Filenames now display correctly when using the
-vvgoption. That's it, that's all there is to rmw v0.7.09.
- Mesa 21.1.0 Is Released With Variable Rate Shading Support For AMD GPUs, Performance Improvements And New Vulkan ExtensionsMesa is a swiss army knife of graphics drivers and libraries that are used to provide graphics functionality on all the major GNU/Linux distributions. Mesa 21.1.0 brings Vulkan Variable Rate Shading support for AMD RX 6000 series GPUs, performance increasing graphics optimizations for the OpenGL and Vulkan drivers for both Intel and AMD GPUs, OpenGL 4.6 support in the Zink OpenGL-to-Vulkan translation layer, shader caching for the Lima driver for ARM Mali GPUs and a lot more.
- GNU Zile 2.6.2 Is ReleasedZile is a very minimal Emacs clone that is described in the brief manual page as "Zile Is Lossy Emacs". Zile developer Reuben Thomas is "happy to announce a shiny new 2.6.2 release of GNU Zile" is exactly one bug-fix. And that's it.
- QEMU 6.0 Is Released With A Long List Of New FeaturesQEMU 6.0 is a huge release with a very long list of improvements for everyone using this powerful multi-platform full system emulator to run operating systems for Arm, PowerPC, RISC-V, s390, SPARC, x86 and other systems QEMU supports on Linux, Windows or macOS.
- Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 Is Released With Speedy Trial Taproot ActivationThe latest Bitcoin Core wallet for the Bitcoin network and BTC currency on it contains speedy trial activation code for a technology called Taproot that aims to make different kinds of Bitcoin transactions look mostly the same. Taproot requires a "soft fork" which will take place at block 709632 if enough Bitcoin miners adopt this or other versions signaling Taproot activation.
- Microsoft GitHub Tightens Rules On Security Research And Copyright CircumventionMicrosoft GitHub has published a announcement of new rules around security research, proof of concept exploits, "malware", "harmful content" and code that could be used to circumvent copyright restrictions. A wide range of general-purpose software could fall afoul of the updated censorship policy. The rules new rules will take effect on June 1st, 2021.
- GNU Nano 5.7 Is ReleasedThe latest version of the GNU Nano text editor has more stable output when it is started with the
--constantshowoption, the indicator (
--indicator) now follows actual lines instead of virtual lines in softwrap mode, there's 10 bug-fixes and there is lots and lots of small tweaks implemented by GNU Nano maintainer Benno Schulenberg.
- Xfdashboard 0.9.3 Is ReleasedXfdashboard is a nice optional application launcher and switcher for the Xfce desktop environment with a look and feel similar to the GNOME and macOS launchers. The latest release adds a new "recently used" search provider plugin, better window placement for the window overview and some code cleanups.
- GNU Dico DICT Dictionary Server 2.11 Is ReleasedGNU dico is a dictionary server for the ancient yet little-known DICT network dictionary protocol from 1997. You can pair the new GNU Dico 2.11 maintenance release, which only adds a few minor bug-fixes, with the release of a new GCIDE English dictionary and setup your very own English-speaking dictionary server.
- GCC 11.1 Is ReleasedGCC 11.1 has made
std=gnu++17the default C++ language and DWARF 5 the default debugging format for targets that produce DWARF debugging information. There is also very experimental C++23 support, C2X enhancements and a whole lot more.