Our @team would like to wish an exciting and productive new year to all the members of the Chakra community!
Once again, we take this opportunity to share a big and warm thank you to all of you for supporting us, reporting bugs and providing great feedback, helping each other through our forums and wiki, maintaining our tools translated, donating and spreading the word about our distribution.
Your help is extremely valuable to Chakra and greatly improves our distribution and the services we offer.
This is a good time to reflect on what we achieved over the past year and set out new goals for Chakra going into 2018.
Around this time last year we set some milestones. Unfortunately we did not manage to achieve all of them, but we did make significant improvements. Some of the most noteworthy moments for Chakra in 2017 include:
- Our two ISO releases codenamed Goedel in March and October.
- A switch to this new forum to host our community.
- The switch to Gitlab to hold all our code, bug reports and development discussions.
- The official registration of the Chakra trademarks.
- A facelift to our homegrown Heritage Plasma Theme.
As always, all the KDE software and applications we ship continued to roll and several groups of packages in our core repository got scheduled updates. Kudos to our amazing packagers!
Going into we would like to focus on:
- Redesigning our website.
- Holding the 2nd in-person Chakra meeting and a key signing party.
- Streamlining our ISO release process.
- Introducing the net-install feature in our installer, Calamares.
- Better organize the non-rolling updates of package groups.
- Introduce signing of our ISO, repository databases and packages.
- Automating our buildsystem and utilize Gitlab’s CI to automate packaging.
Our aim is to continuously work on improving all the things that make Chakra great and fixing any issues that hold it back. As you know, Chakra is delivered by a community of enthusiasts that enjoy working on it in their free time. We can’t make any guarantees, but we will sure try our best!
We hope you enjoy using Chakra and being involved in our community!