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Upgrade to ChiliProject 3.0.0

We have upgraded our installation to Chiliproject 3.0.0. Our congratulations go to the people behind ChiliProject.

What’s new?

  • new design, better look-and-feel
  • a flexible templating system called Liquid
  • a huge stack of smaller improvements making it more flexible, easy and fun to use

What’s included

3.0.0 includes 24 new features and 15 bugfixes over 2.7.0. It includes all bug fixes and features of the 2.7.0 release.

What’s next?

This is the first release in the 3.x series which will be fully supported with monthly bugfix releases until the next major ChiliProject version which is due around July 2012. The big goals for that major release are the upgrade to Rails 3.x and the further modularization of ChiliProject.

We are on solid grounds

Two weeks can make a difference. We had our fortnightly core-meeting tonight. Most of the topics were over-fulfilled, so that, after 20 minutes, we set off to open discussion on releasse-flavours and related topics. The log from the meeting is, as always online.

After the meeting, another interesting discussion started, as someone brought up the issue of non-free firmware. Reason for the discussion was the fact, that users of ATI graphic-cards will only see a scrambled desktop that is utterly unusable. They would idealy need the package firmware-linux-nonfree shipped on the image. As the name suggests, it is in the non-free section and can’t be shipped if you want to follow the dfsg. Two members of the core-team said, they would ship it because users range before politics. Two others, including me, spoke up against this. I made my position on the matter clear as driven snow on 2011-07-26, long before we even decided to start this adventure. Unfortunately its in german, but google-trans should be able to get it across. Anyways, after some time we agreed, there must be a way to satisfy both groups. So, be sure we will find an acceptable solution for this.

On another topic: All those waiting for an image to test, can start holding their breath:  Within the next 2 or 3 days we will provide kde/xfce images for download that i would call on the verge from alpha to beta. Mostly fully functional, but visuals as well as package-sets are up for changes still. We will contact all users in the test-team to get feedback on behaviour on different sets of hardware.

Developer Meeting ‘Roadmap to Release’

We just finished a dev-meeting to try and get a firmer grip on the timeline and the workload that stands between us and a release. Let me say a few words on the respective topics.

  • Setting up the Buildserver

We agreed on aptosid as the operating system for the build-server. It is known to just work well with pyfll. We will swap it for siduction after the initial release.

  • What is the state of the Installer-Frontend

The installer-frontend is mostly ready.The CSS needs to be done still as part of the Corporate Design.

  • How will it play with the Backend

We need to work on the calls of the backend-routines. This will be done in 2-3 weeks.

  • What is the state of the packages from fullstory that need be forked?

There is work to be done on the packages we need to fork and on the package lists. I will try to provide an estimate of the workload within a week.

  • Repository ready for primetime?

The package repository is good to go.

  • Mirrors

We learned, that GoingEasy9 dug up 3 mirrors in the US of A. they are pull-mirrors with daily rsync runs. We need a mirror or 2 in Germany to start off. One of them needs to be a push-mirror. We can try Braunschweig or Chemnitz Universities or NetCologne (i have contacts there).

We agreed, we are still within our timeline for a release in 2011 (if sid is tame)

The log of the meeting is available in the Chili Wiki.

We also had a Core-Team Meeting on several topic tonight. The log is online .

siduction Developer Meeting

On Sunday, 2011-10-09 at 19:00 UTC +2 we have a developer- and core-team meetíng on IRC OFTC in #siduction-dev. Its time to finalize plans on how to move towards a release in less then 3 months. Topics wil include:

  • Setting up the Buildserver
  • What is the state of the Installer-Frontend
  • How will it play with the Backend
  • What is the state of the packages from fullstory that need be forked?
  • What is our proposed Release-Kernel?
  • Repository ready for primetime?
  • Mirrors?

The meetig is open, visitors invited. There will, as always, be a log of the meeting available afterwards