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Build System Functional

Wow, has it been a hectic few weeks, and it definitely shows: last time we blogged it was about rebootstrapping with glibc. Feels like ancient news already! So, what’s new in the world of Serpent OS? Apart from yours truly now being proud parent to a beautiful baby girl, work has resumed on the development of Moss, our package manager. And it builds stuff. Awesomely. Let’s quickly catch up with those updates and see where we’re headed next.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

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Rebootstrapped With Glibc

Only a few days ago we told you of our switch from musl to glibc. That has now been implemented in the bootstrap-scripts project. The rebootstrap is complete and we now have GCC, LLVM, binutils and glibc offering a hybrid toolchain. Most software is built and linked with clang, however linking with libgcc is possible both dynamically and statically.

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Results Of The Experiment

It seems like only yesterday we announced to the world a Great Experiment. It was in fact 2 months ago, and a whole lot of work has happened since that point. A few take-homes are immediately clear, the primary one being the need to be a community-oriented Linux distribution.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Source Format Defined

Following quickly on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that the binary format has been defined, we’ve now implemented the initial version of our source format. The source format provides metadata on a package along with instructions on how to build the package.

Monday, September 21, 2020

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