Subject This week in KISS (#14) From Dylan Araps <email@example.com> Date Tue, 9 Mar 2020 14:07:09 +0100 Hello. This week I worked on reducing the size of KISS' installation and rootfs tarball. This involved a myriad of different changes. The size shrunk from 47.7MB to the new size of 26.7MB. The installation tarball also doubles as a fully functional chroot tarball. For those itching to give KISS a test run from another machine, just extract the tarball and chroot into it. The entire system can now run without the use of perl. Perl is now only a compile time dependency for two packages, Firefox and libvpx. There is a patch available to build the kernel without perl as well. Thanks to Ethan Sommer for porting the kernel's perl script to POSIX shell. YASM has been removed from the repositories entirely and all packages which used it prior have been configured to use NASM. For those using mdev instead of eudev as their device manager, the boot process is now quicker. This is thanks to the removal of some redundant and synchronous code from the boot process. I have timed my system's boot with mdev and the process takes a single second to complete now. This is down from the previous two seconds without the change. (Of course, YMMV). GCC, nodejs, git, binutils and other packages have seen a size reduction due to the removal of unneeded files. The git package saw a reduction from 30 or so MB to 4MB from some linker magic written by Ethan Sommer. Grub no longer requires Python during the build process. It turns out that it isn't actually needed at all. Through two small 'sed' calls, this "false" requirement has been removed. Grub requires Python to generate some files for the build but as it turns out, these files already exist in the release tarballs. The build system just forces you to generate them _again_. NEOFETCH Yesterday I released a new version of Neofetch. Version 7.0.0 to be exact. I also worked on streamlining the release process so that I am able to push updates in shorter intervals. There will be bugs, there always is. In fact, I've already fixed a couple. With the new process, expect a new release from me in the coming week. Source: https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch/releases/tag/7.0.0 Dylan --- Dylan Araps (49): sowm: bump to 1.6 gcc: No nls gcc: latest snapshot firefox: vendor yasm yasm: Drop from repos baseinit: bump to 0.5.1 git: Reduce size by 25MB~ @E5ten binutils: Reduce size slightly binutils: trailing white-space curl: bump to 7.69.0 cmake: bump to 3.16.5 nodejs: bump to 13.10.0 nodejs: Remove unneeded headers kiss: bump to 1.7.3 firefox: Optional icon theme firefox-bin: No required icon theme nodejs: bump to 13.10.1 kiss: bump to 1.7.4 kiss: bump to 1.7.5 samurai: move to core grub: disable nls grub: Bye bye python core: Move some packages to extra e2fsprogs: Move to extra intel-media-driver: move to community mesa: bump to 20.0.1 libinput: bump to 1.15.3 kiss: bump to 1.7.6 baseinit: Install sources baseinit: bump to 0.5.2 busybox: Clear hotplug for mdev service baseinit: bump to 0.6.3 libffi: Fix source busybox: Fix hotplug null baseinit: bump to 0.7.0 xf86-video-nouveau: Rootless xorg gcc: Fix source busybox: Fix checksums. Closes #166 bison: bump to 3.5.3 ccache: Clang support linux-headers: bump to 5.4.24 kiss: bump to 1.7.7 linux-headers: Old model github: Update PR template intel-media-driver: Add to community youtube-dl-git: Drop from community nmap: no more python2. Closes #513 imagemagick: bump to 7.0.10-0 neofetch: bump to 7.0.0 Adam Schaefers (4): libcap: remove duplicate DESTDIR libcap: PKGCONFIGDIR=/usr/lib closes ##499 (#500) libcap: fix pkgconfig closes #499 (#503) coreutils: bump version to 8.32 (#510) Cem Keylan (3): sysmgr: add new package at 0.1.2 to community (#502) lazygit: bump to 0.16.2 (#501) glib-networking: bump to 2.64.0 (#512) Cédric (1): Poppler updated to 0.86.1 Kris Heck (2): tcc: new package at 0.9.27 (#511) tcc: use CC as compiler (#515) M. Herdiansyah (1): json-c: change source and move to regular configure (#506) Owen Rafferty (2): youtube-dl: fix maintainer (#509) youtube-dl: bump to 2020.03.08 (#516) periish (1): Updated nss. (#517) ________________________________________________________________________________ Dylan Araps (C) 2019-2020 Linux(R) is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.