State of the Thunix - December 2019
It's that time already, for our monthly update, but also...
Yep, it has been one year since Thunix re-launched! It's been an
exciting year, and we are still working to make this system a great
place for our community to enjoy, use, and learn.
In the past year, we've gotten you set up with most importantly: A
resilient system. Anyone can take our system configs, and pop up a new
place, should we sudently close. Not that I'm expecting that to happen,
but it's a failsafe feature, so you can feel comfortable contributing
We've also got you all set up with webmail, bzflag, minetest, numerous
terminal based games, a wiki, iris (Forum software), mariadb databases
on request, tor onion services, tor network access, document processing
tools, wireguard VPNs for users, and several FOSS (Free and open source
software) project mirrors.
We cannot do this without our users, though, which make up our
Our roadmap for this year is to improve our spam filtering for emails,
and doing much more in the way of system maintenance getting automated
away, and migrating us to full virtualization rather than a container.
Improving the spam filtering is pretty high on the list, to make the
email service more usable for everyone, and not just those with
filtering running on their clients. Also, full virtualization is high
on the list, primarily, because we'd like to offer user containers, but
we are currently constrained by our networking config and current
This past years, we've recieved a total of 10.36USD in donations (After
paypal fees). While donations are not required, they are greatly
welcomed! A main hold up for the virtualization migration is the liquid
cash to lease a second server for one month, so we can perform the
migration. Currently, our monthly costs are ~38USD each month for IPs,
server leasing, and domain name. If you want to donate, head on over to
our donate page.
This month, we've added some blocklists to our system, that should cut
down on spam, improved some of our internal tooling, and upgraded
rainloop, to give you a better webmail experience. Hope you're enjoying
So, here's to a great month, and to another great year!