Arch Linux in August 2022 #

devtools #

The code and repository has been restructured as it got out of hand over time. Now it follows a clear distinction and structure with improvements in the build system.

The incubating tool diffpkg received a lot of new features that will be released shortly. The new tool helps to print differences of the current package build against the last release including file listing, pkginfo, buildinfo, diffoscope. Now it provides additional features for colored output, terminal column width and switch between side-by-side and unified output.

archlinux-keyring #

The Web Key Directory (WKD) data for Arch Linux is now automatically generated from the archlinux-keyring repository upon tagging of a new version. This allows for the data to be up-to-date right after a release has been made directly from the source of truth.


We are formalizing an RFC to merge the pacman repository [community] into [extra] as well as the packaging VCS location community into packages. The [core] repository remains limited to Developers. New Package Maintainers will be restricted to publish packages solely to [testing] for the first two months of their active packaging actions.

repod #

The 0.2.0 release as well as subsequent patch-level releases have been made. The new releases introduce rudimentary import of package files and the writing of repository sync databases in configurable repository directories. Upcoming work will focus on establishing a framework for dealing with required steps in common packager workflows.

buildbot #

A first workable proof of concept has been created which we continue to iterate over. The current state and an outline of ideas has been posted to arch-dev-public.

Staff #

We would like to welcome serebit and blakkheim among the Trusted Users.

On top we would like to welcome kgizdov to their new additional duties as Arch Linux Developers.