Articles and News
The Unwritten Contract of Solid State Drives
In this paper, the authors write down their analysis of modern file systems and SSD FTLs in rules and conclude with 24 observations.
#ssd #systems-performance #file-systems
Amazon Devices Will Soon Automatically Share Your Internet With Neighbors
Starting with June 8, Amazon will automatically enroll its devices in Amazon’s new wireless mesh network in the US.
QUIC Is Now RFC 9000
The IETF has published QUIC as RFC 9000.
Why Decentralised Applications Don’t Work
Decentralized systems don’t fail because of their technical inferiority.
A Guide to the Zsh Completion With Examples
In this post, the author gives a hands-on introduction to the Zsh completion system.
Why Python’s pip Search Isn’t Working
Scarce infrastructure resources and the fact that the HTTP POSTs against the XML-RPC API are not cacheable on the CDN layer are why the project maintainers had to turn the search endpoint in December last year.
What Do Shells Do, and Do We Need Them?
The author addresses the many different capabilities shells provide nowadays and presents his minimalistic shell implementation
Why (and How) GitHub Is Adopting OpenTelemetry
The author explains why GitHub is focusing on building support for the OpenTelemetry Protocol.
#github #open-telemetry #observerability
Projects and Releases
Less than two weeks after RHEL 8.4, the community-based, binary compatible AlmaLinux 8.4 founded by the CloudLinux OS team was released.
#almalinux #rhel #type:release
Univention Corporate Server 5.0
»UCS 5.0 contains new features, has a fresh look, comes with several improvements and bug fixes. The new version also uses a new core: UCS 5.0 is based on Debian 10 (“Buster”) and Python 3.«
Version 4.2 of the software distribution management system for Linux and Windows clients was released.
The latest version of the alternative PostgreSQL pager, also compatible with other SQL systems CLI tools, was released.
#postgres #pspg #type:release
Patternfly is Red Hat’s open-source design system.
Urbit is a decentralized personal server operating and digital identity system running on any UNIX-based machine with an Internet connection.
Awesome Alternatives in Rust
Evidence-based Software Engineering
»This book discusses what is currently known about software engineering, based on an analysis of all the publicly available data. This aim is not as ambitious as it sounds, because there is not a great deal of data publicly available.«
The UNIX Game