25. May 2018 · Comments Off on X15 – Progress report – 2018Q1 · Categories: X15

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the progress on X15. As an open source project I work on in my free time, its development pace is unsurprisingly not constant, but despite that, a lot of progress was made since it was seriously restarted in 2017.

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07. April 2018 · Comments Off on Debian on the ASUS C101PA Chromebook · Categories: Computing

As my interest in the ARM architecture is growing, I decided to buy myself a toy to play with, based on one of those big.LITTLE asymmetric multicore 64-bit ARM processors, and see how they perform. I settled on the ASUS C101PA Chromebook after a friend successfully installed a Linux distribution on it.

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04. September 2017 · Comments Off on How bad can an ISP be ? · Categories: Computing

I used to be an OVH DSL user. The service was very good. The only thing that could have been improved was the Technicolor router, which is clearly sub-par compared to the quality normally associated with OVH services, but as long as you stick to the default configuration, it would run fine. More »

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. 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.