Archive for the ‘Planet Debian’ Category
Now that Squeeze is frozen, and release date is approaching, removing unused and buggy packages from the archive is a nice task to save maintenance burden which often involves several people (QA guys and Release Managers, mostly).
A lot of removal bugs are coming to ftp.debian.org pseudo-package, so I’d like to thank fellow contributors who spent part of their time on this task. A special thank goes to Moritz Muehlenhoff, who filed tons of bugs, and contributed to remove a lot of unused packages.
If you’re interested too, you could look at these guidelines.
Keep up the good work, guys!
Lightspark, the modern and efficient open source Flash player, just landed in experimental!
Few days have passed since 0.4.2 release, and thanks to the great packaging efforts made by Didier Raboud, package is ready to be widely tested.
Don’t expect a fully functional Flash player, though. Some features aren’t implemented yet, and it’s still buggy, but it looks very promising. Stay tuned for updates!
Some bugs I filed were fixed shortly after they appeared, while I managed to upload three NMUs to fix remaining bits (flowcanvas, patchage and raul), all uploaded to DELAYED/15 to give maintainer time to react.
I want to remove waf before Squeeze is released, so please do not upload more packages build-depending on waf, this way you can help its removal. Thank you!
Yesterday I was sponsored my first GNOME patch! OK, it’s small, very small… but I’m happy anyway
Kudos to Scott Balneaves for making that possible!
Helping with spam is one of my goals as a Debian Developer (I gained DD status on Aug 25, and started reviewing stuff on Aug 26), and I gave a look to the last ~2500 messages in the backlog during Christmas time.
Help is always welcome, it is not necessary to be a Debian Developer to tag messages as spam. For additional informations, see this wiki page: http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/ListMaster/ListArchiveSpam.
Final 0.2.0 release is due very soon. If you’re a GTG user already, or if you are looking for a task manager for GNOME desktop environment, you can contribute to the process by testing it (0.1.9 packages are already available in Sid and Lucid), reporting bugs or helping with translations.
After reading Zack’s post, I decided to help Gustavo and Michael maintaining gdebi in Debian, trying to get it in sync with upstream and fixing some bugs. Result was 0.5.9debian1 upload, which fixed 14 bugs (including annoying #493352, which I also plan to fix in Lenny).
Dungeons & Dragons? No time to play right now… no!
Dolby Digital? My PC doesn’t support it… no!
Due Diligence? We already did them multiple times last year… no!
Donald Duck? I like comics, but… no
Debian Developer? YAY!
I think I owe many people a beer:
- Cédric Delfosse, who originally advocated me
- Bernd Zeimetz, who assigned me an AM and reviewed my application
- Martin Meredith, my brave AM
- Christoph Berg, who approved my application
- Jonathan McDowell, who added my key to the Debian keyring
- Peter Palfrader, who created my account
Thank to the several Debian Developers who assisted me so far.
A special thank goes to Piotr Ożarowski for bearing with me
And now… stop celebrating, there’s a lot of work to do!