(Direct video URL, download and share – or just view at original resolution)
Just in case they vote on Choice 1: F: Focus on systemd,
i.e. completely disabling another init script, I have to pick up a new distribution.
Today, I mostly run Debian on desktop and server.
Most server use a non-systemd init system for sanity.
Easing systemd dependencies via systemd-shim, libsystemd0
and using sysvinit. Continue reading “Debian General Resolution: Init systems and systemd on 12/7 – 12/27”
While I was doing the admin work for the next JogAmp release 2.4.0 I added some old video teaser supporting the point of enabling high performance hardware accelerated features to anything Java™’ish for any platforms.
It rang some belts that all these demos were easily and interactive launched used Applets within the browser.
Sadly today, browser don’t support such plugin’s anymore, which enabled simplified launching of Java™ Applet’s and its seamless integration into the web page.
Most notable for me is that the security issues has not changed here at all. Continue reading “Resurrecting a dying Species? Bring back Java™ to the Browser?”
Finally pushed our crosstool-ng-projects configuration to our SCM repositories and published the latest signed & hashed binaries here.
Changes to the last April toolchain builds are multiple:
- Updating crosstool-ng to latest release 1.24.0
- Aligning configuration with Debian 10 (Buster):
- glibc 2.28
- binutils 2.31.1
- gcc 8.3.0 (unchanged)
- Using 4-tuple symbolic links to 3-tuple, dropping vendor. This allows drop-in usage for OpenJDK cross-compilation via –with-toolchain-path=/usr/local/x-tools/aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu/bin
Notable to me is the effort for reproducible binaries, which aligns with my security Source Certification Contract (SCC) goals of Are You Who You Say You Are? Trust the Source, User.
Debian’s Buster release PR accordingly:
Thanks to the Reproducible Builds project, over 91% of the source packages included in Debian 10 will build bit-for-bit identical binary packages. This is an important verification feature which protects users against malicious attempts to tamper with compilers and build networks. Future Debian releases will include tools and metadata so that end-users can validate the provenance of packages within the archive.