Weekly Status Report: 2019-09-22

Hello all!

This week has once again seen a primary focus on the specifications for Horizon, and work on APK Foundry. There have been some other interesting developments as well.

Web site

Top 5 referring sites to the Web site:

  • 78: Google searches
  • 75: DistroWatch
  • 31: DuckDuckGo searches
  • 27: Repology
  • 23: This very blog

Top 5 pages accessed (and homepage):

  • 1175: /
  • 251: /about.html
  • 137: Horizon Specifications
  • 57: /about-qa.html
  • 36: /contribute.html
  • 35: /team.html


Specification work on Horizon continues to be done, with an emphasis on the disk partitioning portion of the system. Discussions about a syntax for having comments in a HorizonScript were also had.

APK Foundry

Max Rees (sroracle@) continues to work hard on the finishing touches of APK Foundry. They have now successfully run AF jobs on four Tier 1 architectures.


Dan Theisen (djt@) has been working on implementing the <fstab.h> APIs in musl. This will allow us to package software like K3b and filelight.

General discussion

Our community has graciously sent in some hardware donations this week. An Apple Radeon 9200 was sent in to investigate some issues with display on some models of eMac G4 and Mac mini. A new NVMe device for the PPC64 builder was donated after the existing NVMe device was destroyed by a freak accident. More memory for the PPC64 builder has also been donated. We thank our community very much for these generous donations!

We are still in need of some monetary donations to make it through October. If you have a bit to spare and want to show your support for the work we’re doing to provide high-quality libre software to everyone, please consider contributing. You can find out how on our Contribution page. Thank you!

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