E-ink home display

Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 in E-ink Raspberry Pi • Tagged with eink, rpi

I've always wanted an e-ink status display in my living room to view the weather forecast, news and public transport information. Previously I've used a SHA2017 Badge with the following app which showed a weather forecast for the following four days. So I've decided to scale up to a nice …


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Reproducing Arch [core] repository packages

Posted on Thu 27 June 2019 in Reproducible Builds, Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Reproducible

As Arch Linux we are working on reproducible builds for a while and have a continuous test framework rebuilding package updated in our repositories. This test does an asp checkout of a package and builds it twice in a schroot, we do not try to reproduce actual repository packages yet …


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Mini DebConf Hamburg 2019

Posted on Thu 20 June 2019 in Reproducible Builds • Tagged with Reproducible Builds, Arch Linux, Debian

The reproducible builds project was invited to join the mini DebConf Hamburg sprints and conference part. I attended with the intention to get together to work on Arch Linux reproducible test setup improvements, reproducing more packages and comparing results.

The first improvement was adding JSON status output for Arch Linux …


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Arch signoff

Posted on Tue 02 April 2019 in Arch Linux • Tagged with signoff, Arch Linux

Arch sign off tool

Since some time Arch has been letting users become testers which can sign off packages in [testing] repository's. The idea behind allowing users and not only the Arch team sign off packages as known good is that packages can be moved earlier or bugs and issues …


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Arch Linux @ Reproducible Build Summit Paris

Posted on Thu 13 December 2018 in Arch Linux, Reproducible Builds • Tagged with Arch Linux, Reproducible Builds

Write up of the reproducible summit

Three members of the Arch Linux team attended the Reproducible Build Summit 2018 in Paris this week to work together with the reproducible ecosystem to work on reproducible build issues. The other participants where from a lot of different projects and companies such as …


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Arch Linux ARM on the Allwinner NanoPi A64

Posted on Sun 09 December 2018 in Arch Linux ARM • Tagged with Arch Linux ARM, Allwinner

Arch Linux ARM on a NanoPi A64

I've obtained two NanoPi A64's a long while ago and recently thought of setting them up as a HA cluster as an exercise. Since setting it up with real hardware is a lot more fun then with VM's or containers. And I wanted …


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Arch User Magazine

Posted on Fri 03 August 2018 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Magazine

A blast from the past, the Arch User Magazine

It's almost 10 years ago that Ghost1227 created the Arch User Magazine and this week I got reminded about it's existence. I found that the original domain where the magazine was hosted was no longer owned by Ghost1227, but by using …


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Arch monthly July

Posted on Wed 01 August 2018 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux

Archweb updates

The Arch Linux website has been updated and it's search functionality was expanded to make it able to find the 'archlinux-keyring' by searching for 'archlinux keyring'. This was contributed by an external!. Another small visual improvement was made by removing some empty spaces in provides.

AURpublish

AURpublish was …


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Arch Linux at FrOSCon

Posted on Tue 10 July 2018 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, FrOSCon

Yet another shoutout for FrOSCon, which will be held 25th and 26th of August. Arch Linux will have a devroom with talks so far about Linux Pro Audio and our general Infrastructure / Reproducible build.

Thanks to Stickermule there will be Arch Linux sticker to hand out. Stickermule


Arch monthly June

Posted on Mon 02 July 2018 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux

Archive cleanup

The Arch Archive has been cleaned up, the discussion started in this mail thread. The archive server was running out of space and therefore needed some cleaning, all packages which are not required for reproducible builds where removed (and where from 2013/2014/2015). Packages from these years …


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