Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:39:23 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com, owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Owl updates and new ISOs Hi, There are fresh ISO images of Owl-current (for x86 and x86-64) available on our FTP mirrors: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/DOWNLOAD.shtml Additionally, as an experiment, now there are direct download links to these ISOs off of Owl homepage: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/ (these point to some selected mirrors). The ISOs were generated on September 17, and they contain the package updates and build environment enhancements that we made lately: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/CHANGES-current.shtml Specifically, since the last set of ISOs announced in here, we've updated Owl to new versions of m4, Linux-PAM, bison, ed, Postfix, ELinks, GnuPG, and JtR. Speaking of the build environment, we've introduced a new tri-state setting into buildworld.conf to control whether the testsuites are to be run during Owl build. The default is to run most tests, other possible settings are to run all of the tests (including extremely slow ones) or to disable all tests. This involved updates to lots of individual RPM spec files, too. The effect is that we're able to run more tests when needed (including the slow tests that we don't dare to enable by default), yet we're also able to do quicker builds when speed is more important (e.g., when another rebuild is to follow anyway). Since our build environment has always been made public along with Owl, and indeed this continues to be the case, advanced users of Owl can now benefit from this functionality too. That's not to mention that all users benefit from it indirectly as it might enable us to catch more bugs early on. These updates are due to work by Dmitry V. Levin, Michail Litvak, and me. The Linux kernel version has remained unchanged for now (126.96.36.199-ow1), but I expect that it will change soon to at least 188.8.131.52-ow1 (when I release it, if I don't happen to jump over this version). We're also in the process of officially moving Owl-current to OpenVZ "rhel5 branch" kernels (which we've been using along with Owl for a long time now), so it might not be long until we have them in our ISOs. Obviously, we intend to integrate vzctl and vzquota, too. As usual, feedback is welcome (on owl-users, please). Alexander -- To unsubscribe, e-mail owl-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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