October 18, 2022 by Drew DeVault

What's cooking on SourceHut? October 2022

Greetings! Today we’re joined by 623 fresh new users, bringing our total of 32,904. News is light for this month, since I’ve been taking some time off. However, things are still gradually rolling forwards, and we have some important internal changes landing soon. I’ll give you the details.

Planned maintenance next week

We are rolling out a major, high-risk software upgrade on Monday, October 24th. This will require an outage, and we have set up a maintenance window starting from 09:00 UTC. For details, see status.sr.ht.


Vlad-Stefan Harbuz’s patches adding REUSE support to git.sr.ht have landed this month. Software which is compatible with the REUSE specification will enjoy native support for license analysis in git.sr.ht. This feature will be expanded in the future. Thanks Vlad!


Thanks to Tanguy Fardet’s efforts, mailing list owners are now allowed to configure their lists to allow multipart text/html messages. Such emails are still required to have a text/plain part. This is disabled by default for new mailing lists and is discouraged for most users — you’ll know if you need it.


Simon has continued working on improving our OAuth 2.0 implementation, aligning us closer with the specification and making it possible to use it with more out-of-the-box OAuth 2.0 client libraries. Please file tickets if you notice any additional discrepancies.