ARMv7 Rides Again

After nearly 9 months of being suspended due to various packaging issues, the ARMv7 builder is building again! The entire system/ repository has been fully built to the latest available versions in packages.git. Work on the user/ repository will continue through this week.

The system repository is already live on mirrormaster and should reach all of our mirrors within an hour. Root tarballs will be released with Release Candidate 2, alongside the Tier 1 architectures.

Weekly Status Report: 2020-03-29

Hello all!

Horizon

The Horizon installation system has seen more testing and a few more reliability and correctness fixes.

Packaging

Max Rees (sroracle@) fixed an issue in gettext-tiny that caused some builds to fail. They also updated many packages to their latest versions and fixed security issues, including updating Qemu to 4.2.0. They also fixed an issue in LVM that could cause a crash.

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) updated KDE Plasma to 5.18.3.

Weekly Status Report: 2020-03-22

Hello all!

Horizon

The Horizon system now supports the netconfigtype key, which allows you to use Horizon to install Alpine Linux using /etc/network/interfaces configuration files.

Packaging

Max Rees (sroracle@) updated and patched more packages for the latest security updates, including Python 3 and Thunderbird. They also updated YouTube-DL to the latest version, and fixed an issue downloading videos from Tumblr. They also added packages for dev86 and the LILO bootloader.

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) fixed an issue with the GRUB bootloader during initial installation, and an issue in Node.js. They also updated KDE Frameworks to 5.68 and KDE Applications to 19.12.3. They additionally added a package for BCNM.

Alyx Wolcott (alyx@) added packaging for PowerDNS and its dependencies.

Weekly Status Report: 2020-03-15

Hello all!

Horizon

More contextual help has been added. The target directory for script execution is now configurable in the Script object.

Many small fixes were identified from real-world deployments using Horizon. We thank our community members for their testing.

Packaging

Max Rees (sroracle@) updated many packages for security updates, including the Z shell.

A. Wilcox (awilfox@) added a package for Kamera, which allows users of the KDE Plasma desktop to easily interface with digital cameras.