May Status Update

Published 2021-05-28 on Cara's Blog - Permalink

Welcome back to the status updates! This month has been light on the software engineering side of things. Most of my time has been spent preparing for the big life change that is college, and finalizing things at my school. I graduate next week, and then it’s off to summer camp for seven weeks.

Campmaster Constantine

I’ve re-added Question of the Day suggestions, you can use these after you set the suggest_channel server setting. In a break from the old bot code, QOTD suggestions no longer cost points.

Listing questions with the qotd list command will also now only list questions that have not been asked. This should make it easier to see what’s coming up! You can still access the full list with qotd listall.

That’s really all that happened this month. June and July might not have status updates because all of my time is going to be spent at summer camp teaching archery and radio. Until August, then!

Articles from my webring

Open source means surrendering your monopoly over commercial exploitation

Participation in open source requires you to surrender your monopoly over commercial exploitation. This is a profound point about free and open source software which seems to be causing a lot of companies to struggle with their understanding of the philosoph…

via Drew DeVault's blog January 20, 2021

Status update, January 2021

Hi all! This month again, my main focus has been wlroots. I’ve focused on the internal renderer refactoring (the so-called “renderer v6"). A lot of the work has now been completed, and all backends now use the new interfaces under-the-hood. With the help …

via emersion January 18, 2021

mdBook security advisory

This is a cross-post of the official security advisory. The official post contains a signed version with our PGP key, as well. The Rust Security Response Working Group was recently notified of a security issue affecting the search feature of mdBook, which co…

via Rust Blog January 4, 2021

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