Weekly Status Report: 2019-01-20

Hello all!

This week has been mostly devoted to finishing up the missing packages list from alpha2 (the packages that we shipped in alpha2 that were removed/left unpackaged when we switched from ebuilds to APKBUILDs).

Web site

Top 5 referring URLs to the Web site:

  • 145: without-systemd.org
  • 106: Reddit
  • 67: Google
  • 24: Repology
  • 17: Tie: DuckDuckGo and MacRumors

Top 5 pages accessed (and homepage):

  • 3130: /
  • 300: /about.html
  • 82: /about-qa.html
  • 73: /announcements/1.0-BETA2.html
  • 61: /contribute.html
  • 54: /team.html


Netsurf and socat have been packaged, but have not yet been merged due to the work on the alpha2 list.

Almost 70 packages have been added this week. See the section “General discussion” for more about some new and changed packages.

General discussion

Currently, the alpha2 list has gone from 122 packages to 28 packages! Some were removed because they are deprecated or removed upstream, but most are now packaged.

Support for MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), used by many digital cameras, has been added to KIO, VLC, and a few other packages. This means that you should be able to download photos from many popular digital cameras using Adélie Linux.

DjVu formatted ebooks are now supported in Okular. Additionally, the Evince document viewer from GNOME has been packaged. Other book support includes PostScript formatted documents via libspectre, and SWORD.

Our custom KDE theme has been tweaked. It now uses the Breeze style by default, with our customary maroon title bar. We also now have our own official set of wallpapers, courtesy of Horst Burkhardt (mc680x0) and A. Wilcox (awilfox).

Free42, a scientific calculator, was ported to PowerPC and added to Adélie Linux.

Ghostscript was added with CUPS helper support. This means most printers are now supported by Adélie Linux. All printers tested were able to print successfully, using Gutenprint!

This coming week should return to normal as the alpha2 list wraps up.

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