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The Joy of Contribution

​A core pillar (outside of providing a blazingly fast distribution!) of Serpent OS is to create an enjoyable environment for users, contributors and the team. For the team there are two needs from the project, that we are creating a distribution that we ourselves want to use and one that we will enjoy contributing for a long time to come.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Performance Corner: Small Changes Pack a Punch

Here we have another round of changes to make packages smaller and show just how much we care about performance and efficiency! Today we are focusing mainly on moss-format changes to reduce the size of its payloads. The purpose of these changes is to reduce the size of packages, DB storage for transactions and memory usage for moss. These changes were made just before we moved out of bootstrap, so we wouldn’t have to rebuild the world after changing the format. Lets get started!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Out of the Bootstrap - Towards Serpent OS

The initial stone packages that will seed the first Serpent OS repo have now been finalized! This means that work towards setting up the infrastructure for live package updates begins now. We plan on taking time to streamline the processes with a focus of fixing issues at the source. In this way we can make packaging fast and efficient so we can spend time working on features rather than package updates.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

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It All Depends

It all depends.. it really does. On shared libraries.. interpreters.. pkg-config providers and packages. It’s the same story for all “package managers”, how do we ensure that the installed software has everything it needs at runtime?

Our merry crew has been involved in designing and building Linux distributions for a very, very long time, so we didn’t want to simply repeat history.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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