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."
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.