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- November 28, 2023
Sourceware infrastructure community updates for Q4 2023.
6 months with the Software Freedom Conservancy.
Sourceware @ Fosdem.
OSUOSL provides extra larger arm64 and x86_64 buildbot servers.
No more From rewriting for patches mailinglists.
- November 27, 2023
Sourceware thanks Conservancy
for their support and urges the community to support Conservancy.
- November 26, 2023
OSUOSL have provided us with another
arm64 and x86_64 server. The new servers do the larger gcc and glibc builds
so the other builders can do quicker (smaller) CI builds without having to
wait on the big jobs.
This also frees up the other container builders to do more automated
jobs like the recently added
autotools generated files checker
for gcc, binutils and gdb. Please contact the
builder project if you want
to run some automated jobs.
- October 7, 2023
Because of dkim, strict dmarc policies and an old mailman setup
Sourceware mailinglists used From rewriting.
No more! We upgraded mailman, gave up subject prefixes, mail footers,
html stripping and reply-to mangling. The current lists that use the
new settings are
Please contact overseers
if you would like the new setting for any other Sourceware mailinglist.
- September 28, 2023
If you enjoyed the GNU Tools Cauldron and like to organize an online
virtual mini-BoF followup around some topic or project then the
Conservancy BBB server
is available for all Sourceware projects.
- August 30, 2023
Sourceware infrastructure community updates for Q3 2023.
Sourceware 25 Roadmap.
git source code integrity.
inbox.sourceware.org vs HTML email.
Continuous glibc src and manual snapshots.
Conservancy BBB server for Sourceware projects.
Working on individual tech sovereignty together.
Sourceware Overseers Open Office hour.
- August 28, 2023
glibc is the latest Sourceware project that provides
from current git with both source archives and manuals.
This helps to make sure the release process always works and that manuals
can be produced in various formats.
Thanks to OSUOSL for hosting the snapshots
See the news and announcements page for
other new (or formerly new) things.
Announcements, notices about downtime and temporary issues with our
network are also posted to the fediverse @firstname.lastname@example.org
Get on the free software announcements mailing list!
Occasionally asked questions:
- I can't access the ftp site. Mirrors?
There are several sites which mirror the
free software ftp site. You
can see the full list on the free software mirrors
- What is your true name?
sourceware.org. But I am also
During the dot-com boom years I was called sources.redhat.com
- How are the projects chosen?
Can I host my free software project there?
Currently, we are pleased to be able to provide a home for various
core toolchain and development tool offerings and certain
packages such as
GCC, GDB, glibc,
Binutils, and others. However, we currently only have the capacity to
host a limited number of projects.
So, while it doesn't hurt to
ask if your project
can be hosted here, we do have to be selective in what we offer.
With luck, this will change soon, as we are contemplating increasing the capacity
of both the sourceware.org system and the internet connection that it uses to
communicate with the outside world.
- I need an account on sourceware for git/svn/cvs write access to project XYZ?
We have an XYZ Project? Cool!
Ok, you need write access for a project hosted on Sourceware you say? Well, first you'll need to have your request approved by the project maintainer(s). Once they give their ok, you can use our handy dandy little form and we'll process your request. This will provide you with an account on sourceware.org. If, in the future, you want to
contribute to the repository of another project (remember that sourceware.org, cygwin.com and gcc.gnu.org share projects), have a responsible party send email to the admin-requests mailing list at
this site requesting that you be added to the project. Do not fill this form out again.
- Do you have a privacy statement for this site?
Hey, why not.
We're not recording anything about you, short of the normal web logs
which show what pages are being downloaded by what host. We'd never
use any of the mailing list subscription information for anything
other than the normal distribution of e-mail to that list.
We are not out to get you.
Oh, from time to time we do generate some aggregate reports but those
don't identify you individually, so stop worrying.
- A lot of the software here is compressed in the .bz2 format.
What is that?
bzip2 (".bz2") is a compression program similar to gzip
(".gz"), but it produces much smaller files than gzip. You
can get the source for bzip2, or pre-built binaries for most platforms,
from the bzip2 home page.
Most recent free software distributions include bzip2, so you may already
have it on your system.
- Is it true that the first lunar landing was faked?
Of course. Everyone knows that. See the PBS documentary
about it, Capricorn One.
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