VirtualBox 6.0.6 Is Now Available, Red Hat Announces Stewardship of OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 Projects, Qt Creator 4.9.0 Released, Final Beta for Mageia 7 Out for Testing, and Debian 10 Buster in an Update Freeze

News briefs for April 17, 2019

VirtualBox 6.0.6 is now available. This maintenance release includes several bug fixes, added support for kernel 5.0 and 5.1 and "Oracle Critical Patch Updates" for April 2019. See the Changelog for the complete list of changes, and go here for download links.

Red Hat today announced it "will serve as the steward of the OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 projects following a transition of leadership from Oracle". The announcement also notes that with this transition, "Red Hat is affirming its support of the Java community and following a similar path that led to its leadership of both the OpenJDK 6 and OpenJDK 7 projects."

Qt Creator 4.9.0 is now out, boasting support for generic programming languages, better integration with operating systems (for example, Touch Bar for macOS) and more. See the Changelog for details.

The final beta for Mageia 7 is out for testing. This release brings large updates for Qt and Plasma, and many package updates. You can find more details on what's to come in version 7 here.

Debian 10 "Buster" is in an update freeze state with 150 critical bugs flagged. Phoronix reports that Until this number reaches zero, the release will not happen. See also the Debian mailing list post for more information.

Big thanks to Petros Koutoupis for his contributions to this post.

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads.

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