Arch Linux in September 2022 #


We entered the final discussion period for the RFC [0] 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. One the RFC is accepted, we will implement the proposal during the migration to Git packaging.

devtools #

Changes were prepared to account for the repo merger RFC and its resulting workflow. We are slowly approaching a state of Git packaging that could be used productively. Once the final bits haven been finalized, we will present the proposal and discuss the migration and switch over.

mailman3 migration #

We have finished the full migration to mailman3 [1]. Rewriting of the “From” header and subject (to prepend the list name) have been disabled to keep the DKIM signature intact. This means “reply to mailing list” must be used when replying to the list and you may need to update your filters and rules matching the “From” header. All existing subscriptions are migrated and you do not need to re- subscribe.

python2 removal #

Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution [2].

RISC-V mirror #

We started hosting [3] our latest efforts of the yet unofficial RISC-V port. In the past year, we have a boost in progress and currently ~87.5% of Arch x86_64 packages are available in the riscv64 repository [4].