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Tafenoquine - A new single dose drug for recurrent malarial human disease approved by US FDA
A new drug Tafenoquine to treat Malaria caused by mosquitos has been approved by USA Food and Drug Administration for general use after 60 years. It is specifically for the recurring form of malarial disease caused by Plasmodium Vivax which remains dormant in liver for may be many years and reawakening many times after. This type of malarial disease affects 8.5 million people each year and causes illness. It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as brand name, Krintafel.
Date: 07-08-2018 01:16:10 UTC

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Date: 07-08-2018 01:15:15 UTC

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Date: 10-06-2018 07:10:45 UTC

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Date: 14-05-2018 06:50:30 UTC

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Qemu 3.0 stable version released
The latest stable version 3.0 of Free and Open Source Qemu system emulator has been released. Qemu is a CPU machine emulator, virtualizer and also does user mode emulation. Security related CVE Bug fixes include CVE-2018-3639(x86/AMD mitigations against Speculative Store Bypass). Bug fixes and features are Improved support for AHCI emulation, SCSI emulation, and persistent reservations / cluster management, OpenGL ES support for SDL front-end, Improved latency when using user-mode networking / SLIRP, ARM: support for SMMUv3 IOMMU when using 'virt' machine type, ARM: v8M extensions for VLLDM and VLSTM floating-point instructions, Microblaze: support for 64-bit address sizes, PowerPC improvements, RISC-V: improvement for privileged ISA emulation, s390: support for z14 ZR1 CPU model and also other bugs and features are included. Get it from here. For release anouncement and more details see this page. To view complete Changelog, go here.
Date: 15-08-2018 04:50:15 UTC

Linux Kernel 4.18 stable version released
The latest stable version 4.18 of Linux kernel has been released. It should be noted that it is not a LTS (Long Term Support) release unless declared otherwise. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version. There are also details in KernelNewBies site here and in Phoronix Site here and here.
Date: 13-08-2018 14:55:20 UTC

LibreOffice 6.1 stable version released
The latest stable version 6.1 of LibreOffice has been released. LibreOffice is the free and open source powerful office suite available for Unix, Linux, Windows and MacOS. It provides a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, diagrams, database, math formula editor and charts. Changes in this version include reworked image handling feature, reorganization of Draw menus with the addition of a new Page menu, improvements to Base - Firebird database engine is now the default, HSQLDB database engine has been deprecated, improved EPUB export filter, enriched Online Help pages, various enhancements for Libreoffice Online, support for parallel formula evaluation on the CPU, improvements in importing filter for Microsoft Excel 2003 XML, improved link support, table support, image support and font embedding and other fixes and updates. Get the package from here. For more read here.
Date: 09-08-2018 05:15:50 UTC

Xorg Server 1.20.1 stable bugfix version released
The latest stable bugfix version 1.20.1 of xorg-server has been released. Xorg is the free and open source display environment for unix, linux and others. Within Xorg software suites xorg-server is the core server handling services with other xorg softwares. Changes in this version include Xwayland fixes, EGLStreams for XWayland fixes and patches, Meson build system updates, Fixed 16-bit depth/bpp mode for the xf86-video-modesetting driver, RANDR fixes, Glamor fixes and other fixes and updates. Get the source code package from here. For more read here.
Date: 08-08-2018 06:30:45 UTC

Busybox 1.29.2 stable bugfix version released
The latest stable bugfix version 1.29.2 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes in this version include fixes in fdisk (compat fixes, allow 2TB+ sizes), gzip (FEATURE_GZIP_LEVELS was producing badly-compressed .gz), hexedit (segfault fix). For more read here.
Date: 05-08-2018 10:50:20 UTC

Qemu 2.12.1 stable version released
The latest stable version 2.12.1 of Free and Open Source Qemu system emulator has been released. Qemu is a CPU machine emulator, virtualizer and also does user mode emulation. Security related CVE Bug fixes include CVE-2018-3639. Bug fixes for migration, Intel IOMMU emulation, block layer/image handling, ARM emulation and also other bugs are included. To get it go to this page. For release anouncement and more details see this page.
Date: 03-08-2018 10:00:00 UTC

GNU Glibc 2.28 stable version released
The latest stable version 2.28 of Free and Open Source GNU Glibc has been released. GNU Glibc is the standard C library supporting upto ISO C11 and POSIX.1-2008 standard for GNU, GNU Linux systems and other systems. The important changes include Unicode 11.0.0 support, Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology support, renameat2 function, statx function, libidn2 library support, ISO C threads support and others. Security related CVE Bug fixes include CVE-2016-6261, CVE-2016-6263, CVE-2017-14062, CVE-2017-18269, CVE-2018-11236 and CVE-2018-11237. And also many other bugs have been fixed. To get it go to this page. For release anouncement and more details see this page.
Date: 02-08-2018 05:15:10 UTC

Libjpeg-turbo 2.0 stable version released
The latest stable version 2.0 of Free and Open Source Libjpeg-turbo has been released. Libjpeg-turbo is a JPEG picture library. The most important change is use of AVX2 SIMD for encode and decode optimization resulting in double digit percentage improvement. To get it go to this page.
Date: 01-08-2018 06:20:35 UTC

GNU GCC compiler collection 8.2 stable version released
The latest stable version 8.2 of Open Source GNU GCC compiler collection has been released. It includes compiler for C, C++, Fortran, Ada, Go as well C++ standard library libstdc++. This is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regression in 8.1 version relative to previous releases. It fixes more than 99 bugs. To know more visit this page and this page.
Date: 27-07-2018 09:05:30 UTC

Tafenoquine - A new single dose drug for recurrent malarial human disease approved by US FDA
A new drug Tafenoquine to treat Malaria caused by mosquitos has been approved by USA Food and Drug Administration for general use after 60 years. It is specifically for the recurring form of malarial disease caused by Plasmodium Vivax which remains dormant in liver for may be many years and reawakening many times after. This type of malarial disease affects 8.5 million people each year and causes illness. Each phase of relapse causes more and more of weakness and may cause further spread of the malaria to other people through subsequent biting by mosquitos. It has to be taken currently with another medicine to stop immediate infection. Primaquine is already available to treat the recurrent malaria but it has to be taken for 14 days. But non compliance by patients for taking the medicine causes the malarial parasite to remain dormant in liver and causing relapse afterwards. Patients with G6PD enzyme deficiency should not take the drug as it would cause severe aneamia. They should test for it before taking Tafenoquine. But this would cause a problem for poorer people as it is costly and generally not available. It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as brand name, Krintafel. Tafenoquine is in existence since 1970's but GSK has repurposed the drug for treatment of recurrent malaria.
Date: 23-07-2018 02:20:50 UTC

Busybox 1.29.1 stable bugfix version released
The latest stable bugfix version 1.29.1 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes include fixes in wget (http->https redirect) and sendmail (angle bracket parsing).
Date: 20-07-2018 02:10:30 UTC

Binutils stable version 2.31.0 released
The latest stable version 2.31.0 of Binutils has been released. Binutils is the GNU's Assembler, Linker and other binary utilities for Unix, Linux, Windows, macOSx as well as many other Operating Systems. It is available from gnu site. For list of changes and release announcement see this page. See this official page for general information.
Date: 15-07-2018 02:20:00 UTC

GUADEC 2018 Gtk+ Briefs
The GUADEC 2018 ended on 11th, July 2018. Gtk+ 4 tentatively would be released somewhere around spring 2019. They would post the new tentative updated release date with GTK+ 3.96 release somewhere around Sep 2018. Among the features not to be included with Gtk+ 4 is Constraint-based layout. It would be pushed for Gtk+ 5 if someone does not merge patches in time. Applications porting can start with the Gtk+ 3.94 release or wait for the 3.96 release where it would be more api stable.
Date: 13-07-2018 05:45:00 UTC

Python 3.7.0 stable version released
The latest stable version 3.7.0 of Python has been released. Python is a popular scripting programming language for unix, linux, Windows, macOSx as well as many other Operating Systems. For a brief list of changes see this page. For complete changelog see this page.
Date: 13-07-2018 05:45:00 UTC

Busybox 1.29.0 unstable version released
The latest unstable version 1.29.0 of Busybox has been released. Busybox is an all in one common unix utilities in a single executable. Changes include features and fixes in ash, hush, cp, less, ntpd, udhcpc6, awk, bzip2, dd, df, gzip, less, tar, wget and many others. To see all changes visit the site.
Date: 03-07-2018 05:45:45 UTC

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser 61 stable version released
The latest stable version 61 of Firefox Web Browser has been released. Changes include Add Custom Search Engine, Accessibility Tools Inspector, Speedier Tab Switching, Parallel CSS Parsing and others and many bug fixes. To know more visit the offical site and read release notes for this version. You can get the latest Firefox here.
Date: 27-06-2018 12:30:00 UTC

Perl 5.28.0 stable version released
The latest stable version 5.28.0 of Perl scripting language has been released. Among changes include Unicode 10 support and many more as well as bug fixes. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version.
Date: 27-06-2018 12:25:30 UTC

Linux Kernel 4.17 stable version released
The latest stable version 4.17 of Linux kernel has been released. It should be noted that it is not a LTS (Long Term Support) release. To know more visit the offical site and read changelog for this version.
Date: 10-06-2018 06:20:30 UTC

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