Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OpenSSH Rebuilt and New Activities on Current

OpenSSH package was rebuilt this morning to fixed a bug with curve25519-sha256 that caused a key exchange failure in about 1 in 512 connection attempts. This update applies back to all Slackware release that uses OpenSSH-6.x.

An interesting new activities came up in -current tree where some of the basic packages gets upgraded besides OpenSSH, such as bash, grep, gawk, and vim/gvim. Normally, the first thing Pat would do is to upgrade the basic toolchain, such as gcc, glibc, and kernel, followed up by basic packages.

Since GCC has just released GCC 4.9.0, i think Pat is targetting that version for next Slackware release along with glibc 2.19. I still don't have an idea which kernel version would be used, but i guess 3.14 would be interesting to follow and soon to be released, 3.15 which brings many performance improvements and also supports for newer Intel CPUs.

It would be another interesting development cycle for next Slackware release and hoping that -current cycle start soon.