Alpine Linux 3.9 Released with ARMv7 Support, Switches from LibreSSL to OpenSSL

After no less than five release candidates, the Alpine Linux 3.9 operating system is now ready for mass deployments as the development team lead by Natanael Copa announced the final release.

Alpine Linux 3.9 comes six months after the 3.8 series to add new features and more enhancements to the musl/BusyBox-based security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution. Highlights of this release include support for ARMv7 architectures, the replace of LibreSSL with OpenSSL, and better support for the GRUB bootloader.

“GRUB users should check if their config is generated correctly and have emergency boot media prepared,” reads the release announcement, which also notes the fact that the “moodloop” option for specifying when a SquashFS file system gets mounted to /.modloop is now signed in Alpine Linux 3.9.

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