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Moss Format Defined
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

The core team have been hard at work lately implementing the Moss package manager. We now have an initial version of the binary format that we’re happy with, so we thought we’d share a progress update with you. Development work on Moss Explaining the format Briefly, the binary container format consists of 4 payloads: Meta (Information on the package) Content (a binary blob containing all files) Index (indices to files within the binary blob) Layout (How to apply the files to disk) Each payload is verified internally using a CRC64-ISO, and contains basic information such as the length of the payload both compressed and uncompressed, the compression algorithm used (zstd and zlib supported) as well as the type and version of the payload.

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We've Joined OpenCollective
Monday, September 14, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed we’ve been making a concerted effort lately to get our messaging spot on, in order to build a sustainable value-led future for Serpent OS. In our efforts to build a 100% transparent organisation around the project, we’ve now been accepted by the Open Source Collective 501(c)(6) via Open Collective. Our shiny new OpenCollective profile We’ve taken the decision to not build a company around Serpent OS, and instead rely on a centralised approach to contribution + expenses.

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Website Revamp
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

Over the last few days we’ve been working to refresh the stuffy website design with something much cleaner and inviting. It’s still created using Hugo, but we’ve dropped MDBootstrap in favour for the lighter vanilla Bootstrap option. Refreshed website with core values We’re still working out a few kinks here and there with mobile rendering, but in the mean time please take a look around, and make yourself at home.

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Defining Moss
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

Over the past few weeks, throughout the entire bootstrap process, we’ve been deliberating on what our package manager is going to look like. We now have a very solid idea on what that’ll be, so it’s time for a blog post to share with the community. Initial moss prototype CLI Old, but new The team has been very clear in wanting a traditional package management solution, whereby repositories and packages compose the OS as a whole.

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