Weekly Status Report: 2019-12-08

Hello all!

We have had some time to work on package issues this week, in addition to our fervent work on Horizon.

Horizon

It is now possible to save HorizonScripts from the Horizon Wizard UI to disk. This completes the writeout flow for the Runtime Environment, and allows the Installation Environment work to continue. The Installation Environment Commit flow was completed, including tickmarks for each phase of the Executor.

The SHA-512 crypt(3) code from the musl libc has been added to Horizon; the Wizard UI uses this to encrypt passphrases for the root account and any user accounts added.

gcompat (libucontext)

Khem Raj (khem) submitted a patch to ensure proper building of libucontext in OpenEmbedded.

Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) updated the musl libc to 1.2.0 alpha1, and is working closely with Rich Felker (dalias) to gain true 64-bit time support on 32-bit systems. This will allow 32-bit computers to use dates after the year 2038.

Gavin Howard (gdh) updated his bc calculator to version 2.4.0.

Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@) added the Gleam programming language, added the Perl Net::DBus pod, and updated various packages including XFCE. He also added the Bitlbee instant messaging software.

Laurent Bercot (skarnet@) fixed a few issues in the Skaware software set.

Luis Ressel (aranea@) updated WireGuard VPN to its latest version, and deprecated the notmuch package.

Samuel Holland (smaeul@) updated Rust to 1.38.0. Additionally, this release now allows us to use our previous Rust packages to build the next newer version.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-11-24

Hello all!

Much progress has been made on Horizon again this week.

Horizon

The Wi-Fi issues from last week have been sorted. Firmware support has been added to UI builds that have firmware enabled. Selection of pre-determined sets of packages is now possible, and choosing your desired /bin/sh and init system is possible in Custom installations. UI.Boot has been implemented, allowing one to choose whether or not to install GRUB, and which kernel to install. Choosing a root passphrase is also now possible.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-11-17

Hello all!

The Adélie Linux project is happy to announce that we have implemented a draft Code of Conduct. Unlike most other projects, we did not do this because we were forced, or to try and solve issues we were having. We did this to prevent issues from starting in the first place. It mostly consisted of writing down the way our community already expects its members to behave.

Our new Code of Conduct applies to Horizon right now, and will apply to the rest of the Adélie Linux project in the near future. A future announcement will be made at the time of full adoption.

Horizon

UI.Network.Automatic and related requirements have been implemented, including a way to view DHCP logs in case of issues retrieving a network address. Support for Wi-Fi wireless networking is in progress and rapidly approaching completion.

Packaging

Molly Miller (sysvinit@) and A. Wilcox (awilfox@) bumped Firefox to 68.2.0, fixing a security issue, and changed the linking properties of Firefox to ensure that future security issues are easier to fix.