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Payment day coming (2019)

Donate Like every year Sparky needs YOUR help now!

As you know, SparkyLinux is a non-profit project so it does not earn money.
And probably some of you know that we have to pay bills for hosting server (vps), domains, the power (electricity), broadband (internet connection), etc., etc., from our personal, home budget.

The time for paying for our server coming quickly again so help us sending donation now!

This year we need a little more than last year: 1500 PLN for a newer and faster VPS which has to be paid until November 9, 2019. Due to often overloading the present one, it has to be replaced with a newer and a little faster one. I already made some improvements to make it working faster, but a new one is required anyway. There is also a new skin at the project and forums pages to make them much mobile friendly.

And as every month, we also need 500 PLN for other bills to cover most of our needs.

So all together, this month, we need your donations for about 2000 PLN / ~500 Euros / ~540 USD), please.

We also asked for donations our community at Linuxiarze.pl and ArchiveOS.org as well. Our virtual server hosts a few web pages, all IT / Open Source / Linux related: SparkyLinux.org, Linuxiarze.pl, ArchiveOS.org and SoftMania.org.

So please donate now to keep Sparky alive, any donation will be very helpful.

You are the best community in the Universe so I really believe we CAN do it!

Visit the donation page to find how to send out money.
Aneta & Paweł

 

Sparky Online

There is a new, small tool available for Sparkers: Sparky Online.

What is Sparky Online?
Sparky Online checks your web site to tell you does it online and display a pop up message on your dekstop.

It is not moved to Sparky repos, but can be installed manually from Sparky’s GitHub repo.

1. Install dependencies:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install cron iputils-ping wget yad

2. Download ‘sparky-online’ and ‘sparky-online-cron’ files from the GitHub repo:
github.com/sparkylinux/sparky-online
3. Modify ‘sparky-online’ – place your web site address to WEB section, then:
sudo cp sparky-online /usr/bin/
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/sparky-online

4. Modify ‘sparky-online-cron’ – it is set to check a web site every 1 hour, so change the valvue to your (in hours), and ‘pavroo’ to your user name, then:
sudo cp sparky-online-cron /etc/cron.d/
sudo chown root:root /etc/cron.d/sparky-online-cron
sudo systemctl restart cron

Sparky Online

October 2018 donation report

We would like to thank all of you very much – you are great as always.

Your donations let us pay the monthly bills and, what is very important, the yearly bill for the virtual server.

Thank’s again for an another year with you.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in November too 🙂

Aneta & Paweł

Country
Supporter
Amount
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 2
Poland
Emil N.
PLN 30
Germany
Martin S.
€ 15
Germany
Georg K.
€ 11,11
Poland
Paweł M.
PLN 25
Poland
Paweł M.
PLN 50
France
Remi C.
€ 20
Poland
Waldemar P.
PLN 50
World
Dritan P.
€ 15
Poland
Rafał W.
PLN 15
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 10
Poland
Adam J.
PLN 30
World
Ruedi L.
€ 10
World
Brian P.
€ 5
World
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
World
Merlyn M.
$ 5
World
Thomas F.
$ 5
World
Adrian B.
$ 1
Poland
Stanisław W.
PLN 20
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
World
Michael L.
€ 3,59
USA
Chance L.
€ 50
World
Francois K.
€ 25
World
Michael C.
€ 35
World
Thomas L.
€ 11
Poland
Piotr R.
PLN 50
Poland
Marek M.
PLN 4
World
Jork S.
€ 2,5
World
Jens G.
€ 100
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 20
Poland
Przemysław P.
PLN 50
World
William S.
€ 50
World
Dirk O.
€ 15
Poland
Tomasz M.
PLN 10
Total:
PLN 456
€ 378,2
$ 21

 

Payment day coming (2018)

 

Donate Like a year ago, and ago, and ago, Sparky needs YOUR help now!

As you probably know, SparkyLinux is a non-profit project so does not earn money.
And probably some of you know that we have to pay bills for hosting server (vps), domains, the power (electricity), broadband (internet connection), etc., etc., from our personal, home budget.

The time for paying for our server coming quickly again so help us sending donation now!

This year we need 1200 PLN for the VPS which has to be paid until November 9, 2018.

And as every month, we also need 500 PLN for other bills to cover most our needs.

So all together, this month, we need your donations for about 1700 PLN / ~400 Euros / ~460 USD), please.

We also have asked for donations our community at Linuxiarze.pl and ArchiveOS.org as well. Our virtual server hosts a few web pages, all IT / Open Source / Linux related: SparkyLinux.org, Linuxiarze.pl, ArchiveOS.org and SoftMania.org.

So please donate now to keep Sparky alive. Any donation will be very helpful.

You are the best community in the Universe so I really believe we CAN do it!

Visit the donation page to find how to send out money.
Aneta & Paweł

 

Webmin

There is a new appliacation available for Sparkers: Webmin.

From the project web site:

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

Installation:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install webmin

It can be also installed via Sparky MinimalCLI iso image, using ‘sudo sparky-installer’ command and choosing the Webmin from desktop’s list:

Advanced Installer

In short, how (what for) can it be used?
1. If you have or would like to set small office or home server
2. If you have a few computers in your local network or somewhere in the internet
3. if you would like to take control of your local Sparky installation via a GUI.

How does it work?
Webmin provides a web browser GUI which can be used via any web browser, and let you connect to your local system, an other computer in your local or external network, and manage many, many system’s configs and options.

Simply type an address to your web browser, to make connection:
to your local machine:
https://localhost:10000/
to a computer in your local network:
https://target-computer-ip:10000/
to a machine located in the network:
https://domain-name:10000/
Then login using root account and its password.

Webmin login window

 
Webmin dashboard

The application has been added due to ours community member Daniel “Capitan Jack” suggestion.

 

Thank’s a lot for your support!

 

Donate
Just I would like to say: big thank to all of you for your support and answer to our call.

We have collected the whole sum needed to pay for the VPS and a little more – all together 1730 PLN – thank you very much.

The biggest thank we send to Mr. Daniel Ch. from USA for the biggest support this year.

A little much money then we need and already have, can be spent for buying required equipment for RRi, and will be used to pay next mount bills for the internet, the power, etc, etc.

So thank’s again you are with us the next year.
Aneta & Paweł

 

Halfway (2017)

 

Donate
We are in the middle of a way to collect money to our server.

For the moment we have collected 570 PLN and still need 630 more to pay for the server.

We want to already thank all of you, specially thanks go to our community member ‘gom1’ for his RaspberryPi.
So we have a RaspberryPi now – but we just need to buy a power adapter + HDMI/VGA adapter for about 70 PLN.

In total, we still need 700 PLN all together (165 Euros about).

We hope to collect the rest amount together – we are one big open-source family, and as we know, the family should stick together.

See how you can support us https://sparkylinux.org/donate/

A present collection progress bar minus the cost of buying a raspberry appears in the right panel of our site.

Aneta & Paweł

 

Payment day coming (2017)

 

Donate Like a year ago, and ago, Sparky needs YOUR help now!

As you probably know, SparkyLinux is a non-profit project so does not earn money.
And probably some of you know that we have to pay bills for hosting server (vps), domains, the power (electricity), broadband (internet connection), etc., etc., from our personal, home budget.

The time to pay for our server coming quickly again so help us sending donation now!

This year we would like to buy a mini computer Raspberry Pi as well, which will be used for testing new images.
The point is to add support to one board’s machines like RPi 3 soon.
An image can be created in chrooted/virtual environment, but has to be tested on a real machine.

All in one, this year we need 1200 PLN for the VPS and 250 PLN for the equipment (all together 1450 PLN = 340 Euros about) until November 9, 2017.

We also have asked for donations our Polish users already at Linuxiarze.pl. Our virtual server hosts a few web pages, all Linux related: SparkyLinux.org, Linuxiarze.pl and ArchiveOS.org.

So please donate now to keep Sparky alive.
Any donation will be very helpful.
Visit the donation page to find how to send out money.
Aneta & Paweł

 

Payment for 2017 done!

 

Donate
I am happy to say that all the required money we already found (received), thank’s to all of your donations!

The VPS for next 2017 has been paid now, and the equipment (new internal hard drive and power supply) is ordered and coming now.

Don’t forget you can support Sparky any time you’d like, to keep the project alive!

All in one, ones again, many thanks to all supporters!

Paweł “pavroo”

 

Payment day coming… again (2016)

 

Donate As a year ago, and ago, Sparky needs YOUR help now!

As all of you probably know, SparkyLinux is a non-profit project so doesn’t earn money.
And probably some of you know that we have to pay bills for hosting server (vps), domains, the power (electricity), broadband (internet connection), etc. from our personal, home budget.

The time to pay for our server again coming quickly!

This year we need to buy more equipment too:
1. An internal 2 TB hard drive to my workstation – the present one is almost full. It doesn’t store Sparky iso images and Sparky apps only. There is a lot of space used by many 3rd party applications I compile and build to provide extra packages to YOU.
2. The internal hard drive force me to buy an additional power supply – the old one has not enough power to serve it to the all workstation’s devices.

All in one, this year we need 1200 PLN for the VPS and 500 PLN for the equipment (all together 1700 PLN = 400 Euros about) until 9th of Nov 2016.

We also asked for donations our Polish users already at Linuxiarze.pl. Our virtual server hosts a few web pages, all Linux related: SparkyLinux.org, Linuxiarze.pl and ArchiveOS.org.

So please donate to keep Sparky alive.
Any donation will be very helpful.
Visit the donation page to find how to send out money.
Aneta & Paweł

 

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