Happy 918 Day!

Adélie Software has a long and rich history in the Tulsa community, and today is our community’s annual 918 Day celebration!

The Adélie Linux project was started here just about five years ago, when A. Wilcox and Elizabeth Myers were discussing different Linux distributions. They decided to start a few projects aimed at improving the Linux ecosystem on the whole, and what became Adélie was born.

Tulsa has been a wonderful place to run a technology startup. We love holding meetings at Kilkenny’s (and can’t wait to go back after the pandemic!), and relaxing after a long day of programming by taking a walk through LaFortune Park.

However, the true hidden gems – what we would like to highlight this 918 Day – are our local technology shops. We are so lucky to be surrounded by places we can go to buy any sort of hardware we need. Wholesale Computer Supply, OARSpc, RK Computers, Same Day Computer, MegaWatts, Experimac, DISC Surplus… these are just a few of the many names that we are proud to be regular patrons of. Their resilience through the rough times of 2020 is inspiring. They continue to provide Tulsa with the technology we need to live, work, and play digitally and safely.

On behalf of our entire team in Tulsa, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for our friends and neighbours that make this community so great. Thank you, Tulsa!

Weekly Status Report: 2019-07-07

Hello all!

It’s July, and Adélie Linux 1.0-BETA3 Update 1 is heating up. We have officially landed MariaDB on all five Tier 1 architectures! We have also welcomed a new committer, Alyx Wolcott (alyx@).

Web Site

Top 5 referring sites to the Web site:

  • 76: DistroWatch
  • 67: without-systemd.org
  • 60: Google
  • 39: This very blog
  • 30: Repology

Top 5 pages accessed (and homepage):

  • 1172: /
  • 313: /about.html
  • 135: /announcements/
  • 66: /about-qa.html
  • 52: /team.html
  • 39: /contribute.html

Packaging

A. Wilcox (awilfox@):

  • Fixed packaging issues with the Ruby programming language.
  • Enabled more testing on the libssh2 package, ensuring continued reliability and security.
  • Fixed issues with DocBook packages.
  • Fixed an issue with LVM that prevented certain computers from booting.
  • Fixed multiple issues in GTK+ that prevented multilingual user interfaces from functioning correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in coreutils that prevented boot on computers that store /usr on a separate partition.
  • Updated NSS to its current version.

Alyx Wolcott (alyx@):

  • Added packages for Rebar (an Erlang build system), three Perl modules, and the Ruby Bundler.

Dan Theisen (djt@):

  • Added packages for ccache, MariaDB, Netcat, and numactl.
  • Added a default configuration file for WPA Supplicant.

Kiyoshi Aman (aerdan@):

  • Fixed security issues in the IRSSI chat client
  • Fixed an issue with the Lua filesystem module.
  • Updated the VIM text editor and five Perl modules to their latest versions.
  • Fixed an issue with GRUB that prevented EFI boot from being installed correctly.

Luis Ressel (aranea@):

  • Updated WireGuard to its latest version.

Molly Miller (sysvinit@):

  • Added the iptables package.

Team

zlg, known for working on Python packages and especially Certbot, has decided to take their leave of the Adélie project. We wish them the very best in their new endeavours.

We are happy to announce that Luis Ressel (aranea@) is sponsoring Alyx Wolcott (alyx) as a new committer! They are already a member of the Infrastructure Team, and their venture, Leuhta Labs, is presently donating the hardware that is running our GitLab server.