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Weekly round-up: Angular 8.0.0 beta.13, Red Hat taking over OpenJDK 8 and 11 & more

JAX Editorial Team
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Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we saw a big announcement coming over from Red Hat who is taking over the leadership from Oracle for OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11. Let’s have a look.

A new era for OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11

Red Hat announced the transition of OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 over from Oracle.

While this news came as a natural course of events for some, considering the fact that Red Hat has already been the maintainer of OpenJDK 6 since 2013 and OpenJDK 7 since 2015, it was a real shock and disappointment to others who have been raising concerns about the future of Java. Here, you can find an overview of the announcement as well as the community discussion so far.

Linkerd 2.3 ramps up security

Linkerd increases its security with the latest stable release, 2.3. Now it turns on authenticated, confidential communication between meshed services on by default. Besides buffing up its security, Linkerd 2.3 also adds a new Community page for news and updates and improvements to the web dashboard.

Check out our overview of the latest release here.

On the road to Angular v8

The beta releases are coming faster and faster – does this indicate a stabilization? Anyway – the release candidate phase should not be far away. Beta 13 for Angular 8 was about three bugfixes, one of which is important for developers who want to work with the current version of TypeScript.

Have a look at our thread here.

Scala 2.13 release candidate is here

As we await the release of Scala 2.13, welcome the first 2.13 release candidate: Scala 2.13.0-RC1. This release candidate adds collection changes, improved JDK 12 compatibility, compiler changes, and much more. You can have a look at the highlights here.

Rust 1.34.0 arrived

Rust-lang updated to version 1.34.0 and this marks the first update since February. The update is a new stable release that introduces a major new feature and several deprecations, changes, and new additions including alternative cargo registries.

Have a look at the highlights here.

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