Weekly Status Report: 2020-01-05

Happy New Year!

We have begun this year with even more improvements and updates to prepare for Adélie Linux 1.0.

Packaging

Most of this week’s work went towards Qt WebKit. We have updated it to the latest snapshot of 5.212.0, bringing thousands of improvements from 5.9. This included finding and patching a few issues and sending these patches upstream.

The KDE Applications have been updated to the 19.12.0 Release Service release.

Various Perl pods have been updated to their latest stable versions.

Other packages updated include FluidSynth, SDL 2, and the R programming language.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-12-29

Hello all!

This week, we focused on preparing our package recipes for the official Adélie Linux 1.0 release.

Packaging

The libxcb library was fixed to work with modern versions of the Check test library, and this work was sent upstream to X.Org.

Xorgproto was updated, and various conflicts were fixed.

Mesa was updated to the 19.x release series, bringing many improvements, lower disk space requirements, and easier configuration.

Qt 5 was updated to the latest LTS branch, 5.12.6. This allows us to update KDE Frameworks to their latest release, 5.65.0. Plasma was updated to the latest LTS release, 5.12.9.

An update was sent to the kernel team for the 5.4 branch time64 code, which had a syntax error in ALSA discovered by awilfox@.

Samuel Holland (smaeul@) suggested a fix for kio-extras that allows NFS support to be added to KDE.

Various other software was updated to latest stable versions, including Meson, GLib, libxkbcommon, Boost, GnuPG, GnuTLS, Poppler, libwacom, and GraphViz.

Many, many package recipes were tweaked and fixed to ensure stability, reliability, and reproduceability.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-12-22

Hello all!

Significant progress has been made towards 1.0: 64-bit time support has landed, and Horizon can join wireless networks, in addition to many more fixes!

Horizon

It is now possible to join Wi-Fi networks using the Horizon Wizard UI.

All labels in the Horizon Wizard UI now utilise automatic word wrapping, so that large font sizes and longer translations are not cut off.

The arch key has been specified and implemented, allowing you to choose the architecture of the target computer. This allows you to write a HorizonScript on one type of computer (e.g. ppc64) and use it to install Adélie on a different type of computer (e.g. armv7).

Packaging

Our time64 conversion has been completed for the System repository on all 32-bit architectures we support. This includes bumping Easy Kernel to 5.4.5 (smaeul@), and fixing issues in the musl libc (awilfox@, dalias) and various packages including CVS, GCC Go, and strace.

Molly Miller (sysvinit@) updated Git for security fixes.

Have a Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa… Whatever you celebrate, have a Happy Holiday and a joyous and prosperous New Year in 2020 and beyond. Be well, everyone.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-12-15

Hello all!

In addition to our usual work on Horizon, this week also saw developments with our Web site.

Horizon

Wi-Fi network association using the Horizon Wizard UI is under heavy development and it is likely to land very soon.

Package choices are now possible in the Custom installation. You can choose to from each category whether to install all packages, individual packages, or no packages. This is similar to other operating system installers.

Web Site

A new design and layout for our Web site is in development. The site is based on the flexible Bulma CSS template. We are hoping to release this new site design in time for the Adélie Linux 1.0 release.