I'd like to start writing weekly status reports about what is going on
around the project. This is also an easy way to catch up with what
happened for people who cannot, for any reason, read the IRC backlog.
The Adélie Web site had a large process overhaul, and a slight
The Web site now has a functional template system, which means the nav
bar and footer only have to be changed one time (instead of on each HTML
file). This will allow us to ensure the site is kept up to date easier
and faster. The system uses simple POSIX Make, with grep and sed, so is
Meanwhile, the About page was split into separate Meet The Team, Q&A,
and About The Distro pages. Additionally, a section was added as a
'quick overview' of what we offer.
Top 5 referring URLs to the Web site:
58: Google searches
18: DuckDuckGo searches
Top 5 pages accessed (and homepage):
These statistics generated by yours truly, using grep and awk on
privatised Apache logs.
* awilfox@ and aerdan@ both catalogued their available hardware for
testing. The catalogue is available for reading at:
* The Project:Roadmap pages were updated to reflect the BETA3 target.
* The CD image system now supports mastering of multi-architecture
discs. It is still early days, requiring some manual intervention, but
the hope is that we will be able to generate a CD that has a GRUB menu
to select 32-bit or 64-bit kernel/userland. This will allow us to serve
more people with less resources. (For example, we'll only need to have
a single print run for x86 and PPC, not a 32-bit and a 64-bit for each.)
* The _NPROCESSORS_ONLN extension for getconf(1) has been added. This
is supported by glibc, Solaris, Mac OS X, and AIX, and is used by the
Linux kernel build system to determine the number of build jobs to run.
* smauel fixed support for newer Linux kernels (v4.17+). He also
implemented pthread_getname_np and optional obstack support, and cleaned
up some of the code.
* aerdan@ bumped some Perl packages, and ensured all Perl packages have
the proper owner (the Adélie Perl Team). He also bumped some aspell
dictionaries that have newer third-party releases, and many other packages.
* skarnet@ bumped system/utmps, fixing a bug in wtmpd.
* aerdan@ added:
* * user/pcmanfm, a lightweight file manager for X11.
* * user/uptimed.
* * And a few others.
* awilfox@ fixed system/ca-certificates to generate the /etc/ssl
directory correctly when installing to a chroot. They also added:
* * user/adwaita-icon-theme, ensuring Gtk3 apps have proper toolbar icons.
* * user/gnumeric, a spreadsheet application.
* * user/gnu-ghostscript, which allows PostScript files to be
manipulated, and is a requirement of many CUPS printer drivers.
* * user/jpegoptim and user/optipng, image optimisers.
* * user/nfs-utils, for network file sharing.
* * user/openttd, a game.
* * user/rdesktop, for RDP connections to Windows® computers.
* * And many others, mostly from the alpha7 and alpha2 missing package
* multiplexd, a relative newcomer, has also been busy! He added:
* * user/abiword and its dependencies, a light-weight word processor.
* * user/nftables and its dependencies, a firewall and NAT system.
Issues with nouveau were shaken out; on ppc64, a special Xorg.conf
setting is required to prevent improper behaviour and coloured lines.
Additionally, a Pentium 4 test box was set up in the main Tulsa lab so
that the pmmx architecture can be better tested going forward.
Obligatory screenshot: http://corgiwolf.me/linux/pentium4.png
Support for "RAW" digital camera image files was added to Krita,
ImageMagick, KStars, GwenView, and KPhotoAlbum.
Here's to a great week ahead,
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux