Well, it’s been yet another… two months (?!) since the last community report.
Let’s not make this a trend - but the writer of this series of news posts was drowned in packaging tasks to finish off the last wave of updates. Plus we are now just four days away from AOSCC 2019, so at any rate, we should have posted something anyways - right?
The last update cycle has been nothing short of disastrous, with way too many features planned and crammed into the 3-month timeframe (which should have ended before 2019). Well at least it didn’t turn into another Windows “Longhorn”, phew!
But as a user, while you may be angry at the delay - and rightfully so - we have worked (literally) beyond our capacity to bring you a ship load of system-wide upgrades…
You should be able to obtain the (large set of) updates now. However, we are aware of an issue that might prevent a smooth update. We have documented the cause and workaround in this Errata entry.
Again, we are sorry about the delay and will work on cycle management improvements in the coming AOSCC sessions.
On July 12 - 14th, AOSCC 2019 will take place in the University of Science and Technology of China - in Hefei, China. This three-day community gathering will provide loads of fun and giggles… and of course, ample opportunities for face-to-face discussions on community projects, talks from the friends of our community, and lucky draws.
Since we didn’t get to meet last year due to venue troubles, we have greatly expanded our souvenir collection to try and make up for it. In keeping with our community traditions, we have made not one, but two pages of stickers for you meme aficionadoes!
Additionally, we have made badges from the community, AOSC OS, and AOSC OS/Retro’s logos. These badges and the sticker sets are all free to take at the AOSCC venue - and available at the cost of postage after the conference.
Information about attendance and schedules are availabe from the “AOSCC 2019” Wiki page. We look forward to seeing you there!
— Mingcong Bai