A hot-maintenance summer
If you have been following our Maintenance / issues room on Nomagic’s Matrix server (
#email@example.com), you know that despite the lack of news, we haven’t been idle!
There was a fair bit of application updates as well as OS upgrades. At Nomagic we basically use Debian GNU/LINUX distribution for everything. New releases come every two years, and are named after characters of the Toy Story franchise (yes, this is very serious).
It just so happens that Debian 12, also known as Bookworm, has just been released. While we will take our time to get there, we still need to finish upgrading about a third of our infrastructure to Debian 11 / Bullseye.
Most app servers have already been upgraded, and the core servers/containers (light virtual servers running on big physical servers) must now be addressed.
So, that’s the plan for August!
The following applications have been upgraded to their latest stable versions:
- Sogo (Nomagic’s webmail)
- Vaultwarden (password manager)
- Funkwhale (audio streaming)
- Peertube (video streaming)
- Matrix (instant messaging)
- Gitlab (code repository)
- Matomo (analytics, integrates easily with Wordpress)
- Kanboard (Kanban tasks manager)
- Hedgedoc (collaborative – or not – markdown notepad)
For more details on each service, see our online catalog.
Bugs and issues
- Nothing new on Mobilizon’s issue, it is still impossible to have both non-Nomagic and Nomagic accounts to be able to authenticate. The issue on Framagit has been closed for a while now, and considering the amount of spam accounts, I am pondering whether to make it Nomagic-users only.
Something that could be further discussed in our next General Assembly…
Our road map now includes:
- Migrate all our servers to Debian 11 (Bullseye). We are at about 70%, with most infrastructure servers not migrated yet. We will focus on this in August.
- Get a working backup for our Postgresql database server
- Set up a new monitoring solution for Nomagic, based on Zabbix and Grafana