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Alpine Linux 3.6 Brings Support for IBM z Systems and PPC64le Machines, LLVM 4.0

Alpine Linux 3.6 is a major milestone that includes a lot of new features, some of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open source projects, as well as dozens of under the hood improvements. The biggest new feature appears to be support for 64-bit little-endian POWER (PPC64le) and IBM z Systems (s390x) architectures. Updated components include GCC 6.3, LLVM 4.0, Python 3.6, Rust 1.17.0, Ruby 2.4, Go 1.8, GHC 8.0.2, Cargo 0.18.0, Julia 0.5.2, PHP 7.1, nginx 1.12, and LuaJIT 2.1 Beta 3. It is important to notice here that the name of the shipped llvm package has been changed to llvm4 and the “-grsec” kernel packages were renamed to “-hardened”.