IBM i Open Source Updates November 2021

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November brings some nice goodies for IBM i 7.3+ users and some security fixes.

New Packages

ibmi-repos

I previously talked about this package here.

Leptonica

Leptonica is a set of image processing and analysis libraries. It supports numerous operations:

  • Raster operations
  • Affine transforms (scaling, translation, rotation, shear) on images of arbitrary pixel depth
  • Projective and bilinear transforms
  • Binary and grayscale morphology, rank order filters, and convolution
  • and more

NOTE: This package is only available for IBM i 7.3 and newer.

Tesseract

Tesseract is an open source text recognition engine using a trained machine learning model as its basis.

NOTE: This package is only available for IBM i 7.3 and newer.

Package Updates

PCRE

PCRE was updated to 8.45, which is the final release of PCRE1. Applications should migrate to PCRE2, which is also packaged.

NGINX

Patched against CVE-2021-23017

Other Updates

  • service-commander was updated to 0.6.0

Closing

Come back next Monday for December updates!