Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Toolchain on Current

Patrick is now upgrading basic toolchain in current branch. The basic trio combination (GCC, GLIBC, and Kernel) are normally the first one to update since it will be used as a base for next Slackware release.

GCC is now upgraded to 5.4.0, which is the latest version for 5.x branch. Their latest version is at 6.1 while their development version is at 7.0.

Linux kernel is now at 4.4.17 which is still based on the latest LTS release. The latest Linux kernel release is now at 4.7.

The default GNU C Library is now using 2.24. As always, every glibc release have a long list of bug fixes and some security fixes as well.

Besides the toolchain, there are some other packages that were upgraded in the same batch:
  • diffutil: Upgraded to 3.4
  • vim/vim-gvim: Upgraded to 7.4.2196
  • lvm: Upgraded to 3.8.1
  • oprofile: Upgraded to 1.1.0
  • firefox: Upgraded to 48.0