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Release Radar · April 2024 Edition: Major updates from the open source community

We're right into the thick of the year, and developers worldwide are shipping software in all directions. Whilst we've been busy with GitHub Galaxy, our community has been sending out major updates for top open source projects. We've taken a look at dozens of them and have curated a list, showing you what the project is, and its major updates. Let's take a look at our staff picks for this month's Release Radar.

ESLint 9.0

Do you have the need to find and fix problems in your JavaScript? Then ESLint is for you. With over 120 million downloads each month, it's definitely one of the most popular projects out there. The latest version introduces a new configuration system, designed to simplify available configuration options. Old and deprecated rules have been removed, and a new configuration inspector has been added. Check out the blog for all the highlights, and a migration guide.

Podlite 1.0

Flexibility and ease of use is important in the software development lifecycle. That's why Podlite was built; a lightweight block-oriented markup language designed for simplicity. It's a universal markup language, not bound by any specific domain, programming language, or concept. Podlite is the type of language that's perfect for documentation, educational materials, or blogging. Congrats to the team on shipping your first major version 🥳.

Podlite version 1.0

Quill 2.0

Speaking of text, here's another one for you. Quill is a rich text editor also built for compatibility and extensibility. The latest version prevents mistakenly overriding theme default toolbar settings, and Quill is now a valid ESM package for better ecosystem. There's nested Quill support, improved spelling support, and improved support for pasting from Google Docs and Microsoft Word. Check out all the changes on the Slab website.

Quill example with React

Spoon 11.0

The creators at Spoon claim that "🥄 is made with ❤️, 🍻 and ✨"! And why not?! Spoon is a metaprogramming library to analyze and transform Java source code by parsing source files to build a well-designed AST (Abstract Syntax Tree). The latest version supports Java 17 and the modelling of receiver parameters has been changed. Read all about the changes in the release notes.

Traefik 3.0

Pronounced "traffic", Traefik is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer aimed at making deploying microservices easier. It integrates with your existing infrastructure components such as Docker, Kubernetes, and others, and configures itself automatically and dynamically. The latest version adds lots of new options and enhancements such as adding healthcheck options, support for custom headers, and more. Read the migration guide on how to update to the latest version which is now required due to breaking changes.

Traefik architecture

Penpot 2.0

Imagine designers and coders working seamlessly together. That's what Penpot aims to do. It's a tool where designers can create stunning designs, interactive prototypes, and design systems at scale. Developers then have ready-to-use code, which makes their workflows faster and more efficient. Penpot's latest version receives a new grid CSS layout, new UI, new components system, and more components. Oh and there's now light AND dark mode 🎉.

Screenlayout with multiple users

Loki 3.0

It's like Prometheus, but for logs. Okay it's not really to do with the Norse or Greek gods, instead Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by the open source project Prometheus. Built by Grafana Labs, Loki is designed for ease of use. Instead of indexing the contents of the logs, Loki provides a set of labels for each log stream. The latest update includes query acceleration with Bloom filters, native OTel support, Helm charts, and more. Check out the changelog for all the major changes and deprecations.

Loki only indexes the metadata not the full text

Typesense 26.0

Have you ever tried to look up something, only to realise your search engine doesn't recognise your typos? Typesense to the rescue! It's a fast, typo-tolerant search engine built for an easier browsing experience. The latest version comes with new features such as built-in conversational search, image search, voice search, analytics, and more. Dive into the release notes for the full list of changes and enhancements.

Typesense demo

Release Radar April 2024

Well, that’s all for this edition. Thank you to everyone who submitted a project to be featured 🙏. We loved reading about the great things you're all working on. Whether your project is here or not, congratulations to everyone who shipped a new release 🎉, regardless of whether you shipped your project's first version, or you launched 26.0.

If you missed our last Release Radar, check out the amazing open source projects that released major version projects in March. We love featuring projects submitted by the community. If you're working on an open source project and shipping a major version soon, we'd love to hear from you. Check out the Release Radar repository, and submit your project to be featured in the GitHub Release Radar.

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Jordi Mon Companys

Nice to see Penpot news here!