Newsletter #2


Welcome to edition number 2 of the Newsletter. Enjoy all the links collected and curated over the past days and weeks.


Software releases, news articles and other new stuff

Harbor 2.0 takes a giant leap in expanding supported artifacts with OCI support
#harbor, #registry, #cncf

Making Harbor the first OCI-compliant open source registry

A new release of the OCI compliant container registry is out. Harbor is a CNCF incubating project.

Plasma 5.19 Beta: Consistency, Control and Usability
#kde, #plasma

Help testing Plasma 5.19, this will be a great release judging from the release notes. As a long time KDE user, I'm of course looking forward to it. And by using Arch Linux, you'll get it straight away once it's out.

Update governance to establish steering committee and increase contributor diversity by jbw976 · Pull Request #1502 · crossplane/crossplane
#crossplane, #kubernetes, #community

This PR updates the Crossplane project governance.

The Crossplane community get's stronger with this new governance policy. Looking forward to see it implemented and what changes it brings.

Submit k3s for inclusion to CNCF as a sandbox project by cjellick · Pull Request #447 · cncf/toc · GitHub
#k3s, #rancher, #cncf

Rancher Labs wants to donate k3s to CNCF. I think this is a great move and I hope this will happen. It's an interesting discussion which is ongoing in the PR about what a Kubernetes distribution is (Darren Shepherd doesn't think k3s is a K8s distribution) and if they should be part of CNCF. We'll see what this discussion brings.

Thunderspy - When Lightning Strikes Thrice: Breaking Thunderbolt 3 Security
#security, #thunderbolt

Thunderspy targets devices with a Thunderbolt port. If your computer has such a port, an attacker who gets brief physical access to it can read and copy all your data, even if your drive is encrypted and your computer is locked or set to sleep.

Pi-hole v5.0 is here! – Pi-hole®: A black hole for Internet advertisements
#pihole, #raspberry, #dns

After a successful beta testing and development period (many thanks to the beta testers!), we are pleased to announce the release of 5.0 for general availability!


Interesting articles and blog posts

WireGuard on Turris | The CZ.NIC Staff Blog
#wireguard, #turris

Make Linux/Unix Script Portable With #!/usr/bin/env As a Shebang - nixCraft
#shell, #scripting

Learn how to make Linux/Unix script portable with #!/usr/bin/env shebang to execute script using the interpreter such as bash, perl, python.

Software Folklore ― Andreas Zwinkau
#bugs, #stories

Sometimes bugs have symptoms beyond belief. This is a collection of such stories from around the web.

VSHN.timer #42: YAML Dabba Doo! - VSHN AG

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better. This week we're going to talk about YAML, the markup language that's driving most of the cloud native app world.

Logging w/ journald: Why use it & how it performs vs syslog - Sematext
#systemd, #journald, #sysadmin

Using Linux & bumped into journald? Learn what it is, what are its benefits & more. We also analyze the journald vs syslog battle (see why journald wins!)


Open Source tools newly discovered

GitHub - aquasecurity/trivy: A Simple and Comprehensive Vulnerability Scanner for Containers, Suitable for CI
#container, #security, #scanning

A Simple and Comprehensive Vulnerability Scanner for Containers, Suitable for CI.

GitHub - flotwig/the-one-cert: One cert to rule them all: SSL cert that is valid for any and all domains + all levels of subdomains
#tls, #certificate, #browser

This is an SSL certificate that is valid for all domains.

AsciiDoc Writer’s Guide | Asciidoctor
#documentation, #asciidoc

This guide provides a gentle introduction to AsciiDoc, a plain text documentation syntax and processor. This introduction is intended for anyone who wants to reduce the effort required to write and publish content, whether for technical documentation, articles, web pages or good ol'-fashioned prose.

GitHub - oneinfra/oneinfra: Kubernetes as a Service
#kubernetes, #kaas

oneinfra is a Kubernetes as a Service platform. It empowers you to provide or consume Kubernetes clusters at scale, on any platform or service provider. You decide. Integration - Visual Studio Marketplace
#vscode, #draw, #diagrams

This extension integrates into VS Code.

GitHub - grafana/grafana-kiosk: Kiosk Utility for Grafana
#grafana, #kiosk, #raspberry

A very useful feature of Grafana is the ability to display dashboards and playlists on a large TV.

GitHub - FiloSottile/yubikey-agent
#ssh, #yubikey

yubikey-agent is a seamless ssh-agent for YubiKeys.

Kubernetes CRD Documentation
#webapp, #kubernetes, #operator, #crd

Automatic documentation for your CustomResourceDefinitions.

#webapp, #repository, #os, #distribution, #packaging

Repology monitors a huge number of package repositories and other sources comparing packages versions across them and gathering other information. Repology shows you in which        repositories a given project is packaged, which version is the latest and which needs updating, who maintains the package, and other related information.

That's it! How did you like it? Do you have something interesting to share? Let me know on Twitter or in a reply to this newsletter.

Thanks for reading and take care.


PS: You can always read past issues in the archive.

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