25/01/2020: This week in KISS (#8)
More fun stuff this week.
- Website redesign
- Packages page
- Eudev can now be replaced
- Repology now tracks KISS maintainers
- sowm 1.2 released
- Official Repositories
The first thing you will have noticed is that the website has had a redesign. The idea behind it was to mimic a markdown/txt file while keeping nice features like clickable links and images around.
- Code blocks now feature a scroll bar if wider than the screen (instead of wrapping into an unintelligible mess).
- The text width is now wider (80 characters) and the awful skinny column is gone.
- The website still features a lightweight size, with no ads, tracking, js or cookies. Here's a speed test! Pingdom results
Another new addition to the website is the packages page. This is a full listing of each package in the repositories with version and maintainer information.
The page is updated automatically with changes to the repositories. The raw repository data is also available as a simple
Eudev can now be replaced
This week I worked on making it possible to replace
eudev with the device manager of your choosing.
I am now happy to announce that I now run my system using busybox
mdev as my device manager. What's really neat is that I also managed to make my system work without a device manager.
There are caveats to replacing udev, however. Xorg loses its ability to automatically discover devices and libinput loses access to its "Quirks" database.
If these don't bother you, I have written a Wiki page which explains the process and includes all of the information you'll need.
I'd like to thank Michael Forney who maintains a fork of libinput which makes udev an optional dependency.
Repology now tracks KISS maintainers
The packaging hub Repology.org has tracked KISS' repositories for a long while now. This week, support was added to also track who maintains each package.
Each maintainer of a KISS package now has their own page on Repology with additional feeds they are able to subscribe to. This eases the burden on myself to notify maintainers when their packages are out of date!
As an example, here is my Repology maintainer page: link
I'd like to thank Dmitry Marakasov for providing this invaluable service and for his continued support of KISS.
I have now included an additional method of showing your support to KISS. One in which you receive something physical in return!
T-shirts and stickers are available in the following link and feature... I'll let you decipher this puzzle.
Thanks for supporting KISS!
sowm 1.2 released
The "Simple Opinionated Window Manager" received an update this week to fix a widespread issue of keybindings not working on some systems.
This is a simple Window Manager I started working on a while ago which sees a lot of use by users of KISS.
You can find the new release on GitHub in the link below.
- Dylan Araps:
8b5f266libass: Remove fribidi dependency
ee0f44eqt5: Remove udev dependency
b6494a9xorg-server: Make udev dependency optional
1973da2libinput: optional udev
7b9d38alibxkbcommon: move from community
5086edbqt5-webengine: Fix udev removal
269b5acbison: bump to 3.5.1
de5f9f2make: bump to 4.3
0592cc4busybox: Add initial mdev
41b37a9busybox: mdev support
e33b642busybox: Remove broken mdev rule
ab39775nss: Fix depends
19829eabaseinit: bump to 0.2.2
906e3e7busybox: mdev: Fix /dev/snd
d73defbxf86-video-intel: Make eudev optional
5edc08fsowm: bump to 1.1
e12510blibva: new package at 2.6.0
1b6cee8libva-utils: new package at 2.6.0
96c0241intel-vaapi-driver: new package at 2.4.0
7b518ccintel-media-driver: new package at 19.4.0r
3bc5d51curl: Don't link to icu
db94c86kiss: bump to 0.70.0
3dc27c4kiss-utils: bump to 0.70.0
45f92ebcurl: don't link to libpsl
8acef1flibva: bump to 2.6.1
249a5fapython-mako: bump to 1.1.1
0ce3c16qt5: Fix libexec error
9933167util-linux: bump to 2.35
390d2f0qt5: Don't link against execinfo.h take two
8c01495cmake: bump to 3.16.3
207b4c5dosfstools: new package at 4.1
f3a6a38mandoc: Fix build with new gnumake
a870165nodejs: bump to 13.7.0
ee8f593glib: bump to 2.63.4
7f6c33cgit: Build with perl if available
c64afb1mandoc: Simplify package and fix pointless error
d7a4e9fgcc: fix libgomp relocation. Patch applied from @ioraff
b257d85sqlite: bump to 3.31.0
ffcad57kiss: Track maintainers through CI
1e33ac8kiss: Track maintainers through CI
818abe2repo: Revert CI changes
b690ba2nss: bump to 3.49.2
f2aab2dmeson: bump to 0.53.1
65bd6adlibevent: move to extra
72be609falkon: Added optional open-in-mpv extension
- Aaron G:
d26891bneatvi: update to latest git (#238)
- Adam Schaefers:
863972bnew package: youtube-dl 2020.01.15
bf615f9new package dosfstools 4.1 (#239)
5f38736new package: strace 4.1
92e55a6use git source
0b0ca02rename to youtube-dl-git
6b6f4f8remove gawk dep from strace
eb41e4buse "git" version, drop .git suffix
7beaa36update chksm and build
92b55dfpkcs11-helper: bump to 1.26
- Cem Keylan:
d927e17sic-git: new package at git (#233)
5f18842gnupatch: new package at 2.7.6
70d390avimb: new package at 3.6.0 (#244)
d8ed06dgnupatch: remove duplicate package
1b4c1d3pinentry-dmenu: new package at 0.1.1
77febc9webkit2gtk: bump to 2.26.3
bc94b84vimb: run make with /usr prefix
981b224sic-git: change source
921b818parted: new package at 3.3 (#249)
2ba8232New package: tdb at 1.4.3
- Dylan Araps:
- Jonathan Dahan:
fea6437osh: bump to 0.7.pre11
a1d1d4eNew package: fdm at 2.0 (#262)