Bimonthly update: July-August 2022

by Hostmaster

Online general assembly on September 21



  • Upgrade of our 2 hardware servers to the latest Proxmox release
  • Re-enabling replication between our 2 Postgresql database servers



Nomagic’s general assembly will take place on September 21, from 6:00 PM BST onwards. It should last between one and two hours, and will be held both in English and French languages.

There will be a summary of the last exercise as well as discussing what’s next. We will also open a discussion on long-term objectives for Nomagic, hoping that the amount of new member will increase steadily enough so that we can start giving back to FOSS communitiies and projects.

This has been one of our motivations since day one: could we both install, use and share awesome Free and Open Source Software, and find a way to contribute to FOSS financially?

Please be on the lookout in the coming days for an invitation in your Nomagic mailbox to join the general assembly online (via our Jitsi Meet server).

Applications upgrades

The following applications have been upgraded to their latest stable versions:

  • Peertube (video streaming)
  • Pleroma (federated microblogging)
  • Gitlab (code repository)
  • Matrix server and web client (instant messaging)

Bugs and issues

  • Now that the database replication is fixed, we need to work on its dedicated backup, which needs a complete reconfiguration.
  • Mobilizon authentication is broken for Nomagic members. This was raised a while ago, but no news on the resolution for this yet.
  • While attempting to upgrade our monitoring server, we broke the old application and now need to install a new monitoring solution, most likely Zabbix, a fully FOSS solution widely used out there.

Coming up

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Our road map now includes:

Short-term objective

  • Get a working backup for our Postgresql database server
  • Set up a new monitoring solution for Nomagic

Mid-term objectives

  • Finally upgrade the last 3 servers to Debian Buster.
  • Organise weekly public sessions to ease out first contact with people interested in Nomagic.
  • Migrate all our servers to Debian 11 (Bullseye). This will likely be our main task for the first part of next year.
  • Implement Single Sign-On (SSO) so that Nomagic users won’t have to authenticate on each and every service in their Web browser.

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