The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce immediate availablity of
version 2.3 of its Alpine Linux operating system.

This release introduces several new features:

  • A new Linux kernel based on 3.0.
  • GCC 4.6.
  • Improved setup scripts with tools for helping configure local config backup location and package manager cache.
  • Preliminary support for booting from encrypted LVM partitions.
  • Busybox has been upgraded to version 1.19.2 with shell history search (with ctrl-r).
  • Unbound DNS resolver with DNSSEC support.
  • setup-bootable now uses UUID by default.
  • Better multi-ISP support in pingu with support for ppp and dhcp using.
  • PostgreSQL has been upgraded to 9.1.
  • Kamailio has been upgraded to 3.2.
  • "apk search" now does wildcard search by default.
  • New ISO image for iSCSI targets: alpine-scst.