[Dev] Parabola Newsletter July 2016
lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 8 15:36:00 GMT 2016
Parabola Newsletter for July 2016
Things that have happened in the last month (in roughly
Luke Shumaker decided to write a monthly newsletter. Tell him of
things that should be included.
The goal of this newsletter isn't necessarily to be a newsletter
for end users, but to be able to keep interested parties informed
on what is going on in Parabola _development_.
- Git hosting migrated to winston.parabola.nu
Parabola's git hosting has moved from the older proton.parabola.nu
server to the newer winston.parabola.nu. Accompanying this change
is the new git.parabola.nu domain, which "replaces" the old
projects.parabola.nu domain. Don't worry! The "projects" domain
will continue to work indefinitely.
Associated with this, we've been writing exhaustive documentation
on how Winston is set up, so no developer will ever need to say "I
don't know how lukeshu set it up" again :)
We want to give thanks 1985 Hosting Company <https://1984.is/> for
donating the winston.parabola.nu server.
- New Parabola package: dbscripts
https://projects.parabola.nu/dbscripts.git has graduated into
Now, the Parabola Pacman repository programs are packaged into an
easy-to-install pacman package, instead of some awkward git
repository you need to check out.
This was https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/808 .
- New Parabola package: parabola-hackers
https://projects.parabola.nu/~lukeshu/nshd.git has graduated into
Along the way, it picked up the scripts that ware in hackers.git.
parabola-hackers is a set of tools for working with an using the
hackers.git store of users and developers. Notably, it contains
programs for generating the Parabola pacman keyring, creating
system users for developers on the server, and managing SSH
It is fully deployed on winston.parabola.nu, and should be deployed
on proton.parabola.nu soon.
- New Parabola Social Contract
After much discussion, the Parabola community ratified a new
"Parabola Social Contract" (replacing the old
"Parabola/GNU Linux Social Contract")
- Coliberator 2016
Parabola participated in the Coliberator 2016 Free Software
conference organized by our fiscal sponsor Fundația Ceata in
Romania on June 4-5.
Things that are upcoming in the next month:
- FISL17 Conference
Parabola will be participating in the FISL17 Free Software
conference in Brazil on July 13-16. André Silva ("Emulatorman")
and Márcio Silva ("coadde") will be presenting at July 13, 16:00
We want to thank everyone who donated to Parabola, and our fiscal
sponsor Fundația Ceata for making this possible.
Hopefully we'll get autobuilder running on winston soon, to relieve
pressure on Parabola developers with simple packages like
parabola-keyring, your-freedom, et c.
As of right now, there are no concrete plans to turn autobuilder
into a more complete build server, but that is something we are
interested in doing in the future.
~ Luke Shumaker
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