Jenkins updated to 1.623

Quick news blurb: I’ve updated Jenkins to 1.623. It has quite few bugfixes but nothing really spectacular.

The full changelog can be found here.

 

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  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

     

    Gerrit updated to 2.11.2 / Jenkins updated to 1.620

    This morning, I’ve updated Gerrit to the latest release 2.11.2. These are the user-visible highlights:

    • Automatic suggestions in the search box work again.
    • Several issues that could potentially cause data loss have been fixed.
    • Newer jgit version

    You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11.2 here.

    As for Jenkins, I’ve updated it from 1.617 to 1.620 as well. Lots of bugfixes were implemented the most interesting of which concerned the console (log) output that could get truncated.

    The full changelog can be found here.

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

     

    Gerrit updated to 2.11.1

    I’ve just finished updating Gerrit to the latest release 2.11.1. These are the highlights:

    • You can now link accounts to each other (Settings / Identities / Link Another Identity). This means, if you want to be able to use both Github and Google, just use that button.
      Furthermore, if you accidentally create a new account (you’ll know it happened if you can’t +2 changes for your own repository anymore), you can now just link both yourself.
      If things still somehow go wrong, just let me know and I’ll link your accounts manually.
    • Performance improvements for pushing changes to Gerrit and some other areas
    • Newer jgit version
    • Lots of bugfixes

    You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11 here.

     

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

     

    Silk by Chris Karlsen

    Silk

    Silk by Chris Karlsen

    My rating: 2 of 5 stars

    This is yet another win from Early Reviewers. Unfortunately, it’s a completely forgettable book. I’ve read “Silk” some time ago and waited to write this review for a while to see what I would actually remember and how I would feel about it.

    The story is pretty much standard murder mystery: Killer kills woman, police tries to find him with the limited means of the time, police catches murders.

    In between, there’s a bored guy from the landed gentry who tries to achieve eternal youth by acquiring an obscure potion, seduces every woman he meets and kills most of them because it turns him on.

    There’s the lonely cop with a funny name and his sidekick, their annoying boss and a bit of romance thrown in uninspiredly. The author tries to add a bit of philosophy (“Was he always like that or was it the potion? Everyone seems to have loved him! Must have been the potion” – “No, young padawan, he must have been a monster before because no elixir exists to turn someone into one.”) but fails at that as well.

    Honestly, find something else to read. This book is simply uninspired and boring.




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    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects: Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop), Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop), Calibre plugin iOS reader applications, Calibre plugin Marvin XD, chroot-manager, stuff on github, lots of other projects. If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

    Gerrit updated to 2.11 – being in-line, changing change screens and the return of the king!

    I’ve just finished updating Gerrit to the latest release 2.11. This gives us some amazingly cool new features to play with:

    • The Return of The King or: The Empire strikes back! Authentication using Google’s Oauth2 is supported now. When logging in, you can choose between github (the preferred supplier) or Google.
      (This is going to change once more this year and then hopefully never again. User accounts have been preserved now, though, and will be preserved when I’m done with the authentication changes I’m preparing.)
    • Gerrit is now back where it belongs – in Tomcat. That makes it faster and more reliable.

    You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11 here.

     

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

    Great Article about Exherbo’s MultiArch is online!

    Here’s a great article about Exherbo’s MultiArch!

    You’ll find it on these sites as well (please up-vote it if you like it!):

    – http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=4410889

    – https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/357rkz/exherbo_the_first_gnulinux_distribution_to_gain/

    – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9508077

    Others will hopefully follow. I’ll update this post accordingly.

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

    Gerrit update tomorrow

    Just a short heads-up: I’m going to update our Gerrit installation tomorrow so please expect some downtime.

     

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

    The Great Merge II: Exherbo’s multi-arch/cross implementation has been merged to master

    Exherbo’s multi-arch/cross implementation1 has been merged to master.

    You WILL have to migrate to this new setup in order to be able to
    install new software and updates.

    You’ll find the migration guide at 2. Make sure to follow it VERY
    closely because getting things wrong does have the potential to break
    your system. (You’ll of course be able to access your data via a rescue
    system if everything goes wrong. We’re changing the base system but are
    NOT touching user data.)

    If you don’t want to migrate right now, you shouldn’t update or install
    ANYTHING anymore until you are ready to do so.

    The last commit prior to the migration has been tagged as “pre-cross” in
    all official repositories so that you can stick with that if need be.
    If you wish to stay on the pre-cross revision, you need to set
    “sync_options = –revision=pre-cross” in the repository’s configuration
    file.

    If you do migrate (which you should), you’ll find that some packages
    might not yet install. As always, you’re fully expected to help with
    migrating exheres to the new base system which basically involves
    undoing our former multi-lib approach. You’ll find more details at 3
    and you’re, of course, encouraged to look at recent commits that mention
    “multiarch” or “cross” for tips on converting other packages.

    Furthermore, we have no control over 3rd-party/unofficial repositories.
    While quite a few of them feature a “cross” branch right now, they might
    not have been merged when the official repositories were.
    Thus, you might have to add “sync_options = –branch=cross” (without the
    quotation marks) to the respective repository’s configuration until the
    maintainer has merged the cross branch into master.

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂

    Cross/multi-arch: Get going! Merge date: TOMORROW, Sunday, April 5th 2015

    I’d like to remind everyone that we are going to merge all the cross branches to their respective master branches

    TOMORROW, Sunday, April 5th 2015!

    Whatever you’re doing Exherbo-wise, please DROP IT for the moment and help us get more packages ready!

    Migrating exheres to the new base system isn’t (most of the time) complicated: It basically involves undoing our former multi-lib approach. You’ll find more details here and you’re, of course, encouraged to look at recent commits that mention “multiarch” or “cross” for tips on converting other packages.

    You may, of course, test cross-compilation to something but what’s REALLY important is that the package works on a NATIVE system, e. g. boost does work natively but fails at cross-compilation currently. For now, that’s ok.

    If you want to convert packages in a third-party repository that doesn’t have a cross branch yet, please get in touch with me – I can create cross branches for EVERY repository in Gerrit.

    To get started:

    So, go for it!

    (And always remember: My statistics will record your fabulous work for generations to come who will sing the praise of the immortal heroes who made cross work! 😉 )

    (Questions? -> #exherbo)

    I am and have been working on quite a few F/OSS projects:
  • Exherbo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Gentoo (Nick: Philantrop)
  • Calibre plugin iOS reader applications
  • Calibre plugin Marvin XD
  • chroot-manager
  • stuff on github
  • Lots of other projects
  • If you like my work, feel free to donate. 🙂