Hello again! Today we’re joined by 434 fresh faces, bringing us to a total of 24,104 users. As always, I’m relying on you to give a warm welcome to our new colleagues and to exercise patience as they learn the ropes. This month’s Mumble meeting will take place on the normal date tomorrow, August 16th, at 10:00 UTC. We’ll be on voice.mnus.de, port 64738, in the sourcehut room. After another month of development, how much closer are we to beta? ## Operations sr.ht for Alpine 3.14 is now available. Thank you for bearing with us during our planned maintenance window. I’ll ask for your patience again tomorrow, as we have a second maintenance window scheduled to finish our 3.14 rollout. : https://lists.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/sr.ht-admins/%3CCD9T5BZ8RR79.12IPQT8UKJZOC%40taiga%3E : https://status.sr.ht/issues/2021-08-16-planned-outage/ ## GraphQL The current major milestone for the beta is the development and rollout of our GraphQL APIs, which form a more robust foundation for us to build upon. This month, we shipped a read-only version of the lists.sr.ht GraphQL API. You can check it out here: GraphQL Playground https://lists.sr.ht/graphql Manual https://man.sr.ht/lists.sr.ht/graphql.md The latest GQL rollout progress is now: meta.sr.ht ✓ read ✓ write git.sr.ht ✓ read ✓ write hg.sr.ht ✗ read ✗ write todo.sr.ht ✓ read ✗ write builds.sr.ht ✓ read ✓ write lists.sr.ht ✓ read ✗ write hub.sr.ht ✗ read ✗ write dispatch.sr.ht ✗ read ✗ write paste.sr.ht ✗ read ✗ write pages.sr.ht ✓ read ✓ write I have been prototyping GraphQL-native webhooks, which is the only outstanding major design concern for the GraphQL rollout. I expect to roll these out for meta.sr.ht in the next month. I will also start turning another one of these ✗ into ✓, but I’m not sure which yet. Ludovic Chabant has also prepared a prototype for a read-only hg.sr.ht GraphQL API, which I will find some time to review this month. ## builds.sr.ht The following image updates have been shipped: - Ubuntu Impish and Hirsute are now available - Ubuntu Groovy was removed following its upstream deprecation It is also expected that Rocky Linux will soon be available thanks to the efforts of Haowen Liu and Timothée Floure. ## Miscellaneous Thanks are due to several community members for their contributions this month. Sol Fischer Romanoff did the long-stale job of auditing and unifying the naming conventions for resources like git repos or bug trackers across all services, along with some unrelated minor improvements. Thanks also to Nguyễn Gia Phong, LordNature, and Juan Picca for their various contributions.