Free Software Efforts (2017W41)
Here’s my weekly report for week 41 of 2017. In this week I have explored some Java 8 features, looked at automatic updates in a few Linux distributions and decided that actually I don’t need swap anymore.
I have produced a patch for the Tor Project website to update links to the
Onionoo documentation now this has moved (#23802
updated the Debian and Ubuntu relay configuration
instructions to use
systemctl instead of
service where appropriate (#23048
When a Tor relay is less than 2 years old, an alert will now appear on Atlas to link to the new relay lifecycle blog post (#23767 ). This should hopefully help new relay operators understand why their relay is not immediately fully loaded but instead it takes some time to ramp up.
I have gone through the tickets for Tor Cloud and did not find any tickets that contain any important information that would be useful to someone reviving the project. I have closed out these tickets and the Tor Cloud component no longer has any non-closed tickets (#7763, #8544, #8768, #9064, #9751, #10282, #10637, #11153, #11502, #13391, #14035, #14036, #14073, #15821 ).
Finally, I’ve continued hacking on a Twitter bot to tweet factoids about the public Tor network and you can now enjoy some JavaDoc documentation if you’d like to learn a little about its internals. I am still waiting for a git repository to be created (#23799 ) but will be publishing the sources shortly after that ticket is actioned.
- Bugs opened: #23799, #23802, #23809, #23830, #23831
- Bugs closed (fixed/wontfix): #7763, #8544, #8768, #9064, #9751, #10282, #10637, #11153, #11502, #13391, #14035, #14036, #14073, #15821, #23048, #23767
I believe it is important to be clear not only about the work I have already completed but also about the sustainability of this work into the future. I plan to include a short report on the current sustainability of my work in each weekly report.
I have not had any free software related expenses this week. The current funds I have available for equipment, travel and other free software expenses remains £60.52. I do not believe that any hardware I rely on is looking at imminent failure.
I’d like to thank Digital Ocean for providing me with futher credit for their platform to support my open source work.
I do not find it likely that I’ll be travelling to Cambridge for the miniDebConf as the train alone would be around £350 and hotel accomodation a further £600 (to include both me and Ana).
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