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MSCC

Developers Conference 2022, as it happened

The Developers Conference is an annual event organised by the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community. After two years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, #DevConMu was undeniably a successful event and we will all have great memories of this one.

Ish Sookun

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openSUSE

openSUSE Board Election 2022 campaign has begun

The electronic voting for the openSUSE Board Election is scheduled to begin on 1 December and ballots will close on 15 December. Six candidates are running for three seats on the Board.

Ish Sookun

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MSCC

The Developers Conference 2022 is just two weeks away 😱

Two years passed without this grand meetup of developers, sysadmins, engineers and local techies. The Developers Conference by the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community is the biggest gathering of professionals and like minded techies on the island.

Ish Sookun

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AFRINIC

Eddy Kayihura bids farewell to AFRINIC as its Chief Executive Officer

The impact of the legal cases against AFRINIC has made it such, that today AFRINIC has neither a properly constituted Board of Directors nor a Chief Executive Officer.

Ish Sookun

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Laravel

Laravel routes

Laravel is an open source PHP framework created by Taylor Otwell. It is popular for creating web applications. Laravel has an elegant syntax and it very well documented. I started experimenting with Laravel since last year and it's been a great journey so far.

Ish Sookun

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AFRINIC

How much research did Le Mauricien do in the AFRINIC vs "Resource members" case?

The legal battle involving AFRINIC and its Resource members has been on-going since 2020. I've followed that closely and very sadly the local press did not follow it the same way. Today, it made me sad again to read a poorly researched subject by one local newspaper.

Ish Sookun

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Linux

Fedora Linux mirror in Mauritius 🎉

Users of Fedora Linux in Mauritius will experience faster speed next time they update their system, thanks to a new Linux mirror closer to home.

Ish Sookun

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Linux

AlmaLinux mirror in Mauritius 🐧

AlmaLinux is a Linux distribution which is binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It was created by CloudLinux and it is currently maintained by the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, a non-profit to steward ownership and governance of the project.

Ish Sookun

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ARM64 mirror in Mauritius

AArch64 or ARM64 is the 64-bit extension of the ARM architecture family. Ubuntu supports the ARM64 architecture via the ubuntu-ports repository.

Ish Sookun

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