welcome to this special “going on holiday” edition of this newsletter. If all goes well you’ll receive the next issue from the beach/pool in the dominican republic.
In my opinion one of the big challenges in open-source is sustainability for developers. This can be seen from two ways: once ease of publishing and also having enough time for oss development. For the latter being payed to maintain and develop surely helps. Last weekend I came by the concept of “sponsorware” and wrote a blog about it.
I recently found dnote, but could not yet try it out. Its main focus is to provide a command line client for note taking, but also provides a PWA for non cli access
The authors is providing a cloud service for syncing between clients, but this part can be self-hosted as well.
Flowy is another Workflowy alternative. It allows offline usage in the browser thanks to being a PWA and has plugable backend storage backends.
In hos blog DKIM demystified Dimitar goes into details about one of the most important pieces in modern mail setups.
Homebrew is a popular way to run additional programs on a Mac and whalebrew goes a step further by providing these additional programs in isolated Docker containers. Whalebrew here takes care of properly aliasing utilities.
Heimdall is another entry in the series of email forwarders. It’s main focus is on easy deployment of single user services. Sadly its at the fringes of self-hosting since its meant to be deployed on AWS.
In this blog on the official Docker blog a nice new feature is shown. Docker already supported for a while to directly interface with remove Docker daemons via ssh, but a recent addition now allows bookmarking connections via so called “contexts”. Even
docker-compose is able to handle these contexts and therefore give way for very easy deployment of local stacks.
The blog of Kevin shows how to use the CI platform Drone to deploy a blog written in Hugo. I have had Drone already on my list to play with for a while, this blog inspired me to actually play with it last weekend.
I am always looking for new projects to try out! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a nice weekend! Felix