05. March 2017 · Comments Off on Hey, real time ! · Categories: Computing, X15

Among the goals of the X15 operating system is real time. This expression is undoubtedly one of the vaguest buzzwords out there in the computer industry, which means I can’t really say anything about it without first attempting to provide a decent definition. More »

31. May 2016 · Comments Off on The end of the thundering Hurd · Categories: The Hurd

It’s 2016, and the Hurd project is still alive. Barely, as a bunch of only three to five people “regularly” contribute, but it is alive. And it’s making progress. More »

14. May 2016 · Comments Off on Let’s Encrypt · Categories: Computing

As a tech geek, I’m quite sensitive to a current trend that aims at pushing the Web towards globally encrypted communications. My main problem with this idea was trust in certificate authorities, and as a result, I ended up being my own CA, which only a few people could trust. More »

26. April 2015 · Comments Off on The Nagler experience · Categories: Astronomy

A while ago, I broke the wide angle eyepiece I mentioned in a previous post. It had dust inside its 4 elements, and I tried to clean it up. As I was a little frustrated by the presence of dust inside the eyepiece itself, I decided that I would only buy very good quality eyepieces from now on. More »

26. September 2014 · Comments Off on Automated X15 builds – take 2 · Categories: X15

Well, Buildbot didn’t turn out well. Quality is too low for my taste, so I decided to switch to another one, namely Jenkins. And for now, despite not being very fond of Java applications, I’m quite satisfied. It supports the basic features I was looking for (automatic building, decent configuration power, a nice web interface, users and rights management, IRC notifications), but I was also surprised by multi-configuration builds, which fit perfectly with my needs.

20. September 2014 · Comments Off on Automated X15 builds · Categories: X15

Despite being small, X15 already supports quite a few configurations, such as i386 (32-bits x86, with or without PAE), amd64 (also known as x86_64) and a bunch of test modules. It’s very likely to support more in the future, so I decided to take some time and try Buildbot, a continuous integration framework, to automate builds with varying options. A link to the web interface is now in the main menu bar of the web site.