Alpine Linux 3.17 Released With OpenSSL 3.0, Better Rust Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 22 November 2022 at 02:09 PM EST. 4 Comments
Alpine Linux as the distro that is focused on being lightweight, simple, and secure with its use of OpenRC, BusyBox, musl libc, and other components is out with a big update.

Alpine Linux continues to be a popular choice for containers and embedded Linux deployments thanks to its very lightweight nature. Alpine Linux 3.17 is the new version out today for advancing the effort.

Alpine Linux 3.17 now uses OpenSSL 3.0 as the default OpenSSL implementation. The other significant change noted with Alpine Linux 3.17 is Rust programming language support now being available on all architectures.

Alpine Linux 3.17 also pulls in the GCC 12 compiler, the LLVM 15 compiler stack, Bash 5.2, GNOME 43, Go 1.19, KDE Plasma 5.26, Microsoft .NET 7.0, and a wide range of other package updates.

Downloads and more details on Alpine Linux 3.17 via
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