Weekly Status Report: 2020-03-01

Hello all!

This has been a significant and historical week for the Adélie project: we are now officially incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation in the State of Oklahoma! This gives us the ability to expand our efforts, and we are excited to begin the next chapter of our story.

Horizon

The Script class was refactored to have better introspection. The Key classes were refactored to take advantage of the introspection features of the Script class.

Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) updated BlueZ to the latest version, and enabled tooling to make it work with most desktops. They also worked on packaging bits of the Plasma Desktop experience that were not yet available. This includes BlueZ-Qt/BlueDevil, KQuickCharts, Qt ImageFormats, Dr Konqi, Plasma Browser Integration support, and NetworkManager support.

They also updated many packages, including CMake, Erlang, FFmpeg, Git, MAWK, OpenLDAP, PostgreSQL, PPP, strace, Thunderbird, and XFS tools. They updated KDE Plasma to 5.18.2. They also enabled uinput support in easy-kernel.

Dan Theisen (djt@) updated packages, including the BIND DNS server, LVM, and MariaDB.

Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@) added a package for HexChat, a graphical IRC client.

Luis Ressel (aranea@) updated WireGuard.

Max Rees (sroracle@) updated the Intel GPU driver for X.Org, and fixed an issue that could cause some systems to erroneously use an older OpenGL driver.

Randy McCaskill added packages for autoconf-archive and metalog.

Weekly Status Report: 2020-02-23

Hello all!

A large amount of goodies have been added to Adélie this week, mostly in our installer, Horizon.

Horizon

Partitioning for the Runtime Environment has been added to the Qt frontend, and more partition features are now available. An initial implementation of automatic partitioning is available. Additionally, partition tables can now be dynamically reloaded.

HFS+ file system support has been added.

Detection of PowerPC platforms has been added.

Improvements to accessibility have been made, including more keyboard accelerators for those unable to use a mouse. More help files and “What’s This” have also been specified.

Issues found by static analysis have been fixed. A few minor memory leaks have been fixed.

Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) updated KDE Plasma to its latest long-term stable release, 5.18. They also fixed an issue with abuild.

Weekly Status Report: 2020-02-16

Hello all!

The news of the week is definitely our release of Adélie Linux 1.0-RC1. It doesn’t stop there, though. We’ve made a lot of exciting progress since then.

Horizon

The DiskMan component has been written, and with it, the majority of the Qt 5-based partitioning user interface.

Calvin Buckley has rewritten the Horizon CLI tools to use Boost::program_options instead of clipp.

Infrastructure

The majority of our project servers have been upgraded to RC1 and easy-kernel 5.4.

Packages

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) has integrated graphical fixes to Firefox while updating it for the latest security patches. This should resolve most rendering issues on big-endian systems. They also enabled IPv6 support in the default Chrony configuration.

Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@) overhauled Perl packages and updated MATE to its latest version.