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Stage2 Complete
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

Just in case you thought we were sleeping behind the wheel, we’ve got another blogpost for your viewing pleasure. In a nutshell, we completed stage2 bootstrap. Complete build-target for ARMv8 In order to simplify life, we greatly reduced the size of the stage2 build component. This decision was taken to better support cross-compilation in the face of software that is distinctly cross-compilation unfriendly. A support stage, stage2.5 will be added which will chroot into a copy of stage2, and natively compile a small handful of packages required to complete stage3, also within the chroot environent.

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Stage1 Complete
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

Short and sweet, stage1 of the bootstrap is complete. As I indicated on the Lispy Snake blog, I’m still in the process of settling into new accomodation. This is going well, but still awaiting proper broadband connectivity. Work has begun, however, and we’re now moving onto stage2 of the bootstrap. This is handled via our bootstrap-scripts project and can be run by anyone on a relatively modern Linux distribution. Validating stage1 cross-compiler Next on the list is completing stage2, which we’ve already started on.

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Server Fixes
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

Yet another 30-second update from the team. We’ve fixed some DNS issues so that we can drop the ugly www. prefix from URLs, assigned a static IP, fixing the A + CNAME records. Additionally we updated the SSL configuration of apache2, earning an A+ rating from SSL labs. Security++.

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Welcome: Project Manager
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Written by  Ikey Doherty (BDFL)  News 

The Serpent OS team wishes to formally welcome Aydemir Ulaş Şahin to the core team in the primary capacity of Project Manager. Aydemir will help us to coordinate and manage the project goals and infrastructure, being responsible for certain “keys to the kingdom”. Aydemir has extensive experience with Linux, both as a user and developer, having worked in the media industry for many years. Additionally he will be contributing to the core system, code and packaging.

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