Weekly Status Report: 2019-09-08

Hello all!

The past week has had a large focus on writing good specifications for Horizon. This week has also seen some progress with Rust.

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Horizon

The HorizonScript specification is mostly complete; it will proceed to the comment phase at the same time as the Project Requirements.

The Project Requirements themselves are progressing nicely, with the main sections left to be written being the Disk Partitioner, the Boot Setup, the Runner process, and non-functional (performance and reliability) requirements. Logging, accessibility, and the on-disk HorizonScript format are also being discussed and specified.

General discussion

Samuel Holland (smaeul) has fixed the 32-bit PowerPC ABI in the Rust compiler, which should solve the issues building Firefox for 32-bit PowerPC.

Have fun this week!

Weekly Status Report: 2019-09-01

Hello all!

This week has been dedicated to writing the specifications for our new installation system, Project Horizon. We are happy to announce that the final edition of the Vision Document for Horizon has been completed Saturday, and the formal Requirements Specification is being actively written.

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Horizon

The Vision Document has been finished, and work has commenced on the Requirements Specification. Many of our community members have pointed out issues or typos. Jeremy Rand of Namecoin provided thoughts on a better flow for allowing users to choose whether or not they desire to use non-libre firmware for wireless or GPU devices. A full list of authors, credits, and changes can be seen in the Horizon Git repository.

Weekly Status Report: 2019-08-25

Hello all!

This week’s lead story is of course going to be our release of Adélie Linux 1.0-BETA4. However, we have even more exciting things in the pipeline: the Horizon project is beginning in earnest! We are looking forward to providing a great, easy-to-use installation environment that follows our project’s goals of ease of use, minimal hardware requirements, and reliability.

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Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@):

  • Moved /sbin/ip to /bin/ip and /usr/sbin/lspci to /usr/bin/lspci, so that non-administrators can use these utilities.
  • Removed /sbin and /usr/sbin from user $PATH by default.

Max Rees (sroracle@):

  • Fixed regressions in the kbd package that caused some issues with setting console font and keyboard layouts.