Here’s a re-cap of our 4th AOSCC, in Guangzhou. Similar to
last year, our annual gathering
lasted 3 days. Numerous of our community developers shared their review of
community development, and presented the path forward for our community in the
coming year. Though Day 3 was disorganised as ever (LOL), it could be safely
assumed that virtually everybody was having great fun attending this year’s
Without getting ahead of ourselves, here’s a very quick re-cap, as promised:
- Like last year’s AOSCC in Shanghai, our venue was generously provided by
the Electronic Engineering Club of
Guangdong University of Technology - on their
campus location at the H.E.M.C. (Higher Education Mega Center) in Guangzhou.
- We have received over 50 sign-ups to attend the gathering, though not everyone
made it to Guangzhou, more than 40 attended, another increase from last
- Six speakers from in and around our community talked on Day 1 and 2.
Several community matters are determined, as usual, on Day 1:
- AOSCC 2018 will take place next summer in Wuhan, China.
- The next Core release series, Core 5, is named “eMMC”.
- No new architecture ports planned for the coming year.
- Two default wallpapers will be shipped with the next annual cycle, one of
which is a rendered piece made with Blender, the other made with Krita -
both wallpapers share the same basic theme and design.
Finally, several things could be expected from AOSC OS:
- Starting this month, AOSC OS will be updated in a monthly cycle, the old
rolling-release “schedule” is no more, more details could be found in our
of Dev. Updates.
- AOSC OS will provide a new performance (processor instruction set), or
device-specific “Overlay” system, providing tweaked and optimised packages
for newer and more specialised devices, more details coming later.
- AOSC OS will receive more refinement in the UX (User eXperience), QA
(Quality Assurance), and security fronts, details rolling in throughout the
- AOSC developers will work harder on user/deverloper documentation for AOSC
OS and other community projects, in the form of a community wiki along with a
collection of erratas and knowledge-base articles.
- Ciel, an OverlayFS-based container/distribution manager will be deployed
as the officially endorsed framework for packaging and distribution
tarball/image generation. A more detailed article introducing this new toolkit
will be published in the near future along with full developer/user
- ACBS will be re-released in its re-written form in C/C++.
- Our current array of architectural ports, consisting of AMD64, ARMv7,
AArch64, MIPS32el, MIPS64el, PPC32eb, PPC64eb to a total of 7 - will continue
to be supported as official ports of AOSC OS.
Photographs, Presentations, and Videos
Unfortunately we were unable to provide live coverage of our gathering due to
networking constraints in the venue, we are currently going through our video
recording and uploading to our community
- Pictures of the gathering could be found on our
Community page, in the “Gallery” section
to the right.
- Documentations and presentations of AOSCC 2017, organised by speakers,
could be downloaded and redistributed at your preference
See You Next Year!
Details regarding next year’s AOSCC in Wuhan will be posted later this year,
and towards summer next year.