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Toolbx is now on Matrix

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Toolbx now has its own room on matrix.org. Point your Matrix clients to #toolbx:matrix.org and join the conversation.

We are working on setting up an IRC bridge with Libera.Chat but that will take a few more months as we go through the process to register our project channel.

Written by Debarshi Ray

24 November, 2021 at 13:27

Toolbx: Red Hat is hiring a software engineer

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The Desktop Team at Red Hat wants to hire a software engineer to work full-time on Toolbx (formerly known as Toolbox) with me, and hopefully go on to maintain it in the near future. You will be working upstream and downstream (Fedora and RHEL) to improve the developer and troubleshooting experience on OSTree-based Linux operating systems like Fedora Silverblue and CoreOS, and extend some of the benefits to even traditional package-based OSes like Fedora Workstation.

If you are excited to work across the different layers of a modern Linux operating system, with a focus on container and desktop technologies, and aren’t afraid of getting your hands dirty with C and Go, then please go ahead and apply. Toolbx is a relatively young project with a rapidly growing community, so you are sure to have a fun ride.

Written by Debarshi Ray

15 November, 2021 at 14:46

Toolbox is now Toolbx

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Toolbox is being renamed to Container Toolbx or just Toolbx.

I had always been uncomfortable by the generic nature of the term toolbox and people keep complaining that it’s terribly difficult to search for. Recently, we have been trying to improve the online presence of the project by creating a website and a Twitter handle, and it’s impossible to find any decent Internet real estate with anything toolbox.

It looks like dropping the penultimate character from words to form names is a thing these days, hence Toolbx.

We haven’t yet renamed the Git repository or anything in the code or the binary or the manuals. Renaming the binary, for example, has implications for existing containers, and we don’t want to cause any needless disruption for users. So, those will gradually happen over time with all the necessary compatibility aliases and such.

Meanwhile, Fedora Magazine has published an interview with yours truly about Toolbx that talks about the history, latest improvements, future direction, and various other aspects of the project.

It should be obvious, but the Toolbx website was made by Jakub Steiner.

Written by Debarshi Ray

10 November, 2021 at 12:20