Well, it’s time for gifts no ? So I passed some days last week to go back to various problems reported, in order to solve them.
The most tricky was mindi-busybox not able to compile on recent distros such as Ubuntu 16 or Fedora 24 (glibc changes in them made that incompatibility). I made tries with busybox 1.25 and it turned out that it seems pretty compatible with 1.21 we were using, but working on these latest distros and working easily on the old distros I want to support as well (I went back to RHEL4 with this patch)
I’ve been able to do backup / restore cycles with both CentOS 6 and 7 without issues with the latest version, after having fixed a lot of small more or less blocking problems.
Now I still have stuff I’d like to fix before release:
- mindi aborts on Debian 8 on UEFI system
- Dependencies issue on Debian 8
- ldlinux.c32 not foud while booting
- mondoarchive doesn’t create a bootable UEFI media on Debian 8
In short it’s UEFI support with Debian. I should have worked on that since a long time, but last months were very loaded, both at work and at home. And I’ve not done any progress with it for now.
That will probably wait till 3.3.1
and the most important for me (and some customers), more generic:
I’ll start with this one after Christmas.
But I have a MondoRescue contributor developing code for that !! That’s really great !
And also two improvements that would make everybody’s life easier:
So, yes, some work on my plate for the new year 2017. But I took also some time off this week to recharge, and so I’d be able to do that, my work back next week, and the rest (concerts planned) with lots of energy !!
Let me take that opportunity to wish to all of you a very good new year 2017, that peace may gain more than loose, that FLOSS may gain more than loose, and that we’ll be actors in this.