2019.10 Release notes
We are glad to announce that Hipster 2019.10 snapshot is available.
This release is signed and verifiable by GPG. The OpenIndiana Release Engineering key has key id 0x3a021afadbe31887.
The public key:
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How to verify:
<ISO>.sigfile from mirror
gpg2 --verify <ISO>.sig <ISO>. You should see the following output:
gpg: Signature made November 5, 2019 at 05:40:09 PM UTC gpg: using RSA key F5E984E5ADD29578D45CC1FE3A021AFADBE31887 gpg: Good signature from "OpenIndiana Release Engineering" [ultimate]
Even if the output includes:
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
The signature is still correct.
General system changes
During this development cycle we've worked on updating IPS, migrating remaining OpenIndiana-specific applications to Python 3, rewriting some DDU closed binary blobs.
Desktop software and libraries
- VirtualBox was updated to 6.0.14
- Xorg fonts, tools and libraries were updated.
- FreeType was updated to 2.10.1
- GTK 3 was updated to 3.24.12
- LightDM was updated to 1.30
- mpg123, x265, and mpack packages were added, x264 was updated
- Powerline, the nice status line, was added and integrated with Bash, tmux, and Vim
- Supplementary x11-init service was added to create necessary directories with root permissions prior to X11 applications startup
Common tools and libraries
- IPS was synced to the latest OmniOS CE version. Now it ships only Python 3.5 tools and libraries.
- to build oi-userland after removing Python 2 pkg module you need to update the userland build environment too;
- to build gfx-drm you need latest
- to build illumos-gate you have to add
export BUILDPY2TOOLS="#"to your illumos.sh.
- DDU binaries, for which we missed sources, were rewritten, DDU was converted to Python 3.5
- Bash was updated
- top and htop now both report ARC and compressed ARC statistics
- Vim was updated to 8.1.1721, Nano was updated to 4.5
- Sudo was updated to 1.8.29
Development tools and libraries
- GCC compilers were updated to 7.4.0, 8.3.0, GCC 9.2 was added (note, GCC 6.5 is still the default oi-userland compiler)
- Clang 8.0 was added. Clang 4.0 was removed.
- Git was updated to 2.23.0.
- CMake was updated to 3.15.1.
- Rust was updated to 1.32.0.
- Python modules were updated.
- Golang 1.13 was added
- MongoDB 4.0 was updated.
- Nginx was updated to 1.16.1.
- Samba was updated to 4.11.
- Node.js was updated to 12.13.0, 10.17.0, and 8.16.2
- BIND was updated to 9.14
- OpenLDAP was updated to 2.4.48
- tor was updated to 0.4.1.6
A lot of other bug fixes and minor software updates are included.
As always, we are proud to ship the latest illumos-gate bits (87d7b64).
Some of the more interesting changes include:
- illumos is now build with GCC 7 by default. GCC 4.4 is kept as a shadow compiler and for SPARC (not delivered by the OpenIndiana project)
PAGERvariable is no longer being set. It used to be set to
/usr/bin/less -ins, which caused problems for some users.
man(1)still does paging via
PAGERis not set.
cxgbefirmware and Intel microcode were updated
- Various improvements and fixes were ported from the ZFS on Linux project:
- native data and metadata encryption
- sorted scans
- zpool ashift property is now tunable
- support UNMAP/TRIM for SSD (disabled by default)
- Log Spacemap
- Old DRM and AGP code was removed, the GFX DRM gate is the sole source of DRM code.
- The L1TF mitigation (CVE-2018-3646) was integrated.
- Multi-architectural data sampling mitigations (various CVEs) were implemented.
- Hyper-threading can be disabled.
- Kernel is built with retpolines.
- A lot of SMB 3 features were merged:
- continuously available shares,
- persistent handles
- signing, encryption
- named pipes
- extended attributes
- file level locking
- A lot of old SPARC code (deprecated platforms and device drivers) was removed.
-noption lists non-global zones only.
-uoption to list PIDs associated with sockets
- NVMe improvements (e.g. drive firmware updates).
- mandoc was updated to 1.14.5.
- Code of Conduct was adopted.
- Rust got MDB symbol demangling support.
- XHCI polled mode is supported for USB keyboards.
nawkwas updated to NAWK upstream circa 2018 code.
NULLmacro is casted to type
void *(a requirement POSIX.1-2008).
- The C.UTF-8 locale is provided.
- FreeBSD's pluggable congestion control framework was ported, enabling CUBIC and NewReno algorithms, which have higher performance than "sunreno" in some circumstances.
- The default algorithm for new passwords is SHA512
- crontab(1) now supports "/step", e.g.:
*/2 * * * * echo "run every two minutes"
- UEFI boot improvements:
installbootif run directly) now populates/maintains the ESP.
- Bug in our keyboard driver, which prevented SPICE display mechanism of the Linux KVM to work properly, was fixed.
A lot of work was done to update documentation from outdated wiki and move it to new docs site and oi-userland docs.
Following developers contributed to the 2019.10 snapshot with more than 600 commits. We very much appreciate their contributions: Adam Števko, Alexander Pyhalov, Andreas Grueninger, Andreas Wacknitz, Aurélien Larcher, Gary Mills, Henry Liebel, Jim Klimov, Michal Nowak, Nona Hansel, Rich Lowe, Rouven Weiler, Spencer Berger, Sven Schmeling, Till Wegmüller, Tim Mooney, and Toomas Soome.