Weekly Status Report: 2019-05-05

Hello all,

This has been a busy week for the Adélie Linux system. Multiple projects are now utilising CI systems for testing and quality assurance, and GRUB has been completely overhauled. More on these developments and more below…

Web site

Top 5 referring sites to the Web site:

  • 59: Google searches
  • 50: without-systemd.org
  • 33: Repology
  • 32: Reddit
  • 15: DuckDuckGo searches

Top 5 pages accessed (and homepage):

  • 1184: /
  • 212: /about.html
  • 49: /about-qa.html
  • 46: /team.html
  • 39: /announcements/
  • 39: /announcements/1.0-BETA2.html
  • 30: /contribute.html

Documentation

Multiple contributors have submitted fixes to our Administrator’s Handbook, which have all been merged.

gcompat

gcompat 0.4.0 has been released, bringing wider support and building on Travis CI. Read more in the official release announcement.

libucontext

libucontext is also now using Travis CI for automatic per-commit testing.

Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) updated many packages, including Gutenprint (printer drivers), Quaternion (Matrix chat client), and KDE applications.

Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@) updated MATE packages.

Dan Theisen (djt@) updated nano, Postfix, and Protobuf, and added packages for Ruby RSpec.

General discussion

The patch for incorrect behaviour in the apk-tools list applet has landed upstream.

Our GRUB package has been overhauled to use /etc/default/grub as most other distributions, instead of /etc/update-extlinux.conf.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-02-24

Hello all!

This week has seen a lot of improvements to many varied components of the Adélie Linux system.

Web site

Top 5 referring sites to the Web site:

  • 161: Google searches
  • 98: Reddit
  • 84: without-systemd.org
  • 34: Repology
  • 23: DuckDuckGo searches

Top 5 pages accessed (and homepage):

  • 951: /
  • 239: /about.html
  • 61: /contribute.html
  • 57: /about-qa.html
  • 55: /team.html
  • 48: /announcements/1.0-BETA2.html

gcompat

Samuel Holland (smaeul@) contributed a patch that fixes the pthread_getname_np function.

Documentation

Improvements suggested by msiism have been merged into the Administrator’s Handbook.

libucontext

Bobby Bingham (koorogi) has fixed many issues with libucontext on PowerPC computers. This work has allowed GCC Go to start up on 32-bit PowerPC! More work is necessary to ensure proper operation on both 32-bit and 64-bit PowerPC. We are very excited about the progress being made.

Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) added a patch to GDB to fix lock-ups when the target process forks. Additionally, they added a package for wxWigets, added Raspberry Pi 3 support to easy-kernel, and fixed multiple issues with Mesa.

Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@) bumped some packages, including Featherpad, ImageMagick, IRSSI, VIM, WeeChat, and XTerm. He also added packages for cxref and UUCP, and added smart card support to GnuPG.

Luis Ressel (aranea) added packages for nsd and RedShift, and added improvements to the easy-kernel build system.

Samuel Holland (smaeul@) bumped Rust to version 1.31.1.