Richard Bucker

Software versions I track

Posted at — Nov 1, 2019

There are a number of projects I track for version control….docker-machine (here)RancherOS (here) - I also monitor the engine, console and os but rely on RancherOSFossil-scm (here) - I’m still tracking but I have yet to move this forwardgitlab-ce - I have to check the internal links from time to time and update about once a weekgolang (here) - I used to care but now that I have a CI/CD pipeline I don’t care as much. Also the authors keep the releases clean enough but that could change any day. (see generics)PhotonOS (here) - It’s in it’s 3rd rev but there is more to come. vmWare is said to be changing the host OS to be PhotonOS. One thing I like is the boot time and the security. I partly means I need to know a little more but I’m watching to make sure it stays clean.vSphere ESXi - currently 6.7 but the patching system can get wonky. It’s worse when the update does not fit in /tmp.alpinelinux (here and heretraefik (here) - they are moving to version 2.x but it seems vastly different from my 1.x so I’m still watching.haproxy (here) - not ready for 2.x.wordpress - installed in a container so I just let it rip.tcl and cousins - I really like picol and it seems to be a reasonable platform.Various API - A number of cloud services but these move slowly.And those that I do not care about:ChromeOS - I just leave that to Google.OSX, iOS - just do not care any moreAndroid - I used to want Android-9 but now I just do not care.Skype - don’t caregmail - CoreOS - now acquired by Red Hat and IBM it has a good number of features but the mission is no longer congruent. Also the auto upgrades are great except they are always at a bad time even though scheduling is up to me.k8s, k3s, rancher, rio, rke - kubernetes is not a thing yet. I think there are other choices that make more sense. Think right sizing.SQL Server - as a service so I just do not care.SQLite and Postgres - I used to care and in some modes I probably should. SQLite does a good job managing the file format and postgres would need some investigation.Lua - maybe but the syntax and the golang version is overly complex. But there is a chance in the future as there are some script monkeys that like it.