This is the second edition of Arch weekly, a small weekly post about the news in the Arch Linux community.
Official docker image for Arch Linux!
After reporting about the Arch-boxes project last week. Pierres created the Arch Linux organization on Docker and created a base image. The docker build script can be found here. Now you can easily run Arch in docker with a base (regularly updated) image!
docker run -ti archlinux/base /bin/bash
pyalpm 0.8.1 release
A bugfix release for pyalpm, has been made it fixes one memory leak, removes some unused code and contains some build fixes.
MariaDB upgrade important news
There are plans to update MariaDB to 10.2.6, this will change the library soname from
libmariadb.so and some dependency changes, more details are in the link.
New Trusted User foxxx0
Thore Bödecker joins the TU team, you can read his application here.
Discussion about improving the overall experience of contributors
Bartłomiej has started a discussion on arch-dev-public about improving and getting more external contributors involved in Arch Linux. Not only could existing Arch projects such as pyalpm, archweb and namcap use more contributors for development of new features and fixing bugs. Arch could also use more contributors for new projects and ideas such as rebuild automation and the maintenance of our infrastructure. For those wondering what the infrastructure is about, Arch has a few dedicated servers for the forums, building packages, etc. all these servers are managed with ansible with the playbooks in git
Security updates of the week
The following packages received security updates: