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Naming of the nightly builds

Historically, we used to use "999.$timestamp" version numbers for development builds, including nightly builds. In our build scripts termninology, a development build is any ...
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VyOS builds now use the deb.debian.net load balanced mirror

If there are any good things about that packages server migration and restructuring is that it promoted a revamp of the associated part of the build scripts. Since the start the ...
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No new features in Perl and shell and no old style templates since May 2018

Now that the Python library for accessing the running config and the generator of old style templates from new style XML command definitions are known to be functional, it's time ...
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VyOS 1.2.0 repository re-structuring

In preparation for the new 1.2.0 (jessie-based) beta release, we are re-populating the package repositories. The old repositories are now archived, you still can find then in the ...
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VyOS 2.0 development digest #9: socket communication functionality, complete parser, and open tasks

Socket communication A long-awaited (by me, anyway ;) milestone: VyConf is now capable of communicating with clients. This allows us to write a simple non-interactive client. ...
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VyOS 2.0 development digest #8: vote for or against the new tag node syntax, and the protobuf schema

Tag node syntax The change in tag node format I introduced in the previous post turned out quite polarizing and started quite some discussion in the comments. I created a poll in ...
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VyOS 2.0 development digest #7: Python coding guidelines for config scripts in 1.2.0, and config parser for VyConf

Python coding guidelines for 1.2.0 In some previous post I was talking about the Python wrapper for the config reading library. However, simply switching to a language that is ...
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VyOS 2.0 development digest #6: new beginner-friendly tasks, design questions, and the details of the config tree

The tasks Both tasks from the previous post have been taken up and implemented by Phil Summers (thanks, Phil!). New tasks await. First task was very simple: the Reference_tree ...
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VyOS 2.0 development digest #5: doing 1.2.x and 2.0 development in parallel

There was a rather heated discussion about the 1.2.0 situation on the channel, and valid points were definitely expressed: while 2.0 is being written, 1.2.0 can't benefit from ...
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VyOS 2.0 development digest #4: simple tasks for beginners, and the reasons to learn (and use) OCaml

Look, I lied again. This post is still not about the config and reference tree internals. People in the chat and elsewhere started showing some interest in learning OCaml and ...
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