|//No Comment - HHVM, Bash & CoffeeScript|
|Written by Alex Amstrong|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2016|
• Facebook's PHP/HACK VM - HHVM 3.15
• Bash-4.4 Release available
• CoffeeScript 1.11.0
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The next LTS release of HHVM has been cut and packages are now available for Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, 15.10, and 16.04; and Debian 7 and 8.
This release replaces the 3.9 LTS and brings with it a host of improvements and new features.
The 3.15 release features native support for the shmop, pg-sql, and scrypt extensions, enhancements to the garbage collector, critical fixes for TC recycles which had been broken in recent releases. Also included in this release, various bug and incompatibility patches, and enhancements to inlining, method dispatch, and other important performance optimizations.
Many of the extension and user-facing bug fixes included in this release would not have been possible without the support of our community, both through pull requests and bug reports.
The first public release of bash-4.4 is now available..
Bash is the GNU Project's Bourne Again SHell, a complete implementation of the POSIX shell spec, but also with interactive command line editing, job control on architectures that support it, csh-like features such as history substitution and brace expansion, and a slew of other features.
This release fixes many outstanding bugs in bash-4.3 and introduces several new features. The most significant bug fixes are the remaining changes to reworking of signal handling to avoid running signal and trap handlers in a signal handler context. There are also several changes dealing with variables that have been given attributes but not values, which means they are technically unset. The nameref variable implementation was overhauled and cleaned up considerably, with as little disruption to backwards compatibility as possible.
All of the released patches for the shellshock vulnerability, and several other related changes, are included in bash-4.4.
The most notable new features are
Also new is the beginning of an SDK for loadable builtins, which consists of a set of headers and a Makefile fragment that can be included in projects wishing to build their own loadable builtins, augmented by support for a BASH_LOADABLES_PATH variable that defines a search path for builtins loaded with `enable -f'.
New features include:
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