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  • PostgreSQL: New pg_msvc_generator tool available

    I'm pleased to announce the release of pg_msvc_generator, version 1.0.0 beta.

    pg_msvc_generator is a new tool created to help extension authors to provide Windows versions of their extensions. It's written in Perl and is open source with a PostgreSQL license.

    You can refer to the project's README for a complete description, or the bug tracker if you experience any problem.

  • Haiku activity report - Summer 2021

    Hi there, let’s do another activity report! You may have noticed that there were a lot of news since the previous one, but here’s a recap in case you missed it: a new beta release, the celebration of the 20th birthday of the Haiku project, the end of Google Summer of Code (final evaluations are being filled in as I write this), and also news from the promotion team which was re-launched a few months ago and is working on various things (read their own report for more details).

    What’s nice for me is that this was all already covered by various articles, which means I can focus on what I know best, and take a look at what’s happening in the git repository with the code.

    This report covers hrev55224-55342.

  • Haiku OS Gets TRIM Working For SSDs, Continues Bringing Up RISC-V Support - Phoronix

    The Haiku open-source operating system project that continues advancing as the virtual successor to BeOS has been enjoying a successful summer.

    Along with Haiku R1 Beta 3 having been released at the end of July, there has been a lot of other activity this summer. The Haiku project just published their 2021 summer recap with some of the highlights including:

  • Hypra joins the Advisory Board of The Document Foundation

    Hypra is a French social-impact company with a specific competence in hardware and free software accessibility. Its mission is to make IT accessible to everyone – especially seniors, people with disabilities and first-time users – through a universal design approach. By relying mainly on free software, Hypra is giving back users full control over their personal data, and making them part of a global project for a “digital common good”.

    Hypra was founded in 2015 by Corentin Voiseux and Jean-Philippe Mengual, and is based in Paris. The company provides hardware solutions for seniors and people with disabilities, supported with training and technical assistance, and enterprise solutions to facilitate the integration of people with disabilities into the business world.