Alpine Linux Changelog

New in version 3.0.6

October 23rd, 2014
  • This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.22 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 3.0.5 (October 9th, 2014)

  • This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.20 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 3.0.4 (August 26th, 2014)

  • This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.17 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 3.0.3 (August 12th, 2014)

  • This release is based on the 3.14.16 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 3.0.2 (July 30th, 2014)

  • This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.14 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 3.0.1 (June 26th, 2014)

  • This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.8 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 3.0.0 (June 5th, 2014)

  • This is the first release with musl libc instead of uClibc and is not ABI compatible with earlier versions, so special care needs to be taken when upgrading. See http://alpinelinux.org/edge-musl on how to upgrade.
  • Since v2.7, among the various bugfixes, several packages have been upgraded:
  • kernel is based on 3.14.5
  • lxc 1.0.3
  • qemu 2.0.0
  • asterisk 12.3.0
  • openssh 6.6p1
  • openjdk7
  • varnish 4.0.0
  • and many more...
  • Some of the desktop applications that got upgraded and are available for v3.0:
  • xorg-server-1.15.1
  • firefox 29.0.1
  • gnumeric 1.12.8
  • evince 3.12
  • virt-manager 1.0.1
  • claws-mail 3.10.0
  • hexchat 2.9.6.1
  • vlc 2.1.4
  • inkscape 0.48.4
  • gimp 2.8.10
  • A port for ARM has been created, but is still experimental and not included in release builds.
  • Various long standing bugs that have been difficult (or impossible) to fix have been resolved. There are also better support for utf8, all timezones, full RELRO build.
  • Since this is the first release with a brand new libc, it should be considered as beta quality. Most things will work good or better than previous releases but there are likely cornercase bugs lurking. So be sure to test it before rolling out for production. We are also planning to shorten the support period for v3.0 to 1 year instead of the traditional 2 year period.

New in version 2.7.8 (May 21st, 2014)

  • This is a bugfix release which is based on the 3.10.40 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

New in version 2.7.7 (May 7th, 2014)

  • This is a bugfix release which is based on the 3.10.38 kernel.