August 16, 2022 by Drew DeVault

What's cooking on SourceHut? August 2022

Good morning! 785 new users are joining us on this cool August morning, for a total of 31,600 SourceHut users. Remember to be kind and patient with our new members as they learn how to use the software and work with the communities here. We only have a short update for this month, so let’s get right into it.


Work on GraphQL has slowed this month as we get ready to tackle a major change: ID unification. Each of our services has a separate database with their own user tables synchronized with’s authoritative data, each of which has its own set of user IDs. This has worked fine thus far, but for the coming work on GraphQL federation, we will need to unify them. This is a major effort which will require thorough testing and a careful roll-out, and progress on other goals will slow as it’s being done. Stay tuned.


We have selected a new datacenter location for our European infrastructure roll-out and are working with hardware suppliers to provision an initial set of research servers to install. It will still be several months before we’re ready to completely move our servers into the EU, but things are moving along.

A new ticket resolution, CLOSED, has been added and made the default selection. The project hub has also been updated to support using CLOSES in commit trailers when pushing to git repositories.

We are also expecting Rocky Linux 9 to be available soon.

Dispatch is being deprecated. See the announcement for the details.