Welcome to the 32nd installation of This Week in Solus.
We’re really excited to be releasing our last “traditional” release, Solus 1.2.1, tomorrow. We opted to delay by a day just to ensure we don’t push ourselves too hard after the recent Hackfest, as well as being able to take the time to do additional QA.
We have used Bugzilla since mid-2015 and while it has served us well, we are continuously reviewing alternatives and as of Friday, July 22nd, we will be locking down our BTS. This will enable us to shift to a better alternative and cherry-pick bug history to migrate over.
This downtime for the Bugzilla will also open the window for additional infrastructure maintenance and deprecate the upgrade path from Solus 1.0, which was released over 6 months ago. This means that updating from 1.0 release will no longer be possible after Friday and we will be removing the old repository. If you have already upgraded to 1.2, whether it be through the migration tooling during 1.1 or after, you will not be affected.
On Saturday, we decided to have an impromptu hackfest to work on items for Solus 1.2.1. If you have the time to watch, we’d recommend it!
If you just want a summary of the impromptu Hackfest or want to hear what is coming up next week, check out our short Sundays with Solus!
A lot of packaging work occurred during the week as well as in our Impromptu Hackfest, here are some highlights: