Archive for the ‘Planet Debian’ Category
I recently invested some time to work on several cool features in Deb-o-Matic.
I plan to release 0.9 version soon, so I wanted something new for its users ;)
I merged some patches by Alessio Treglia, who implemented a couple of nice things:
- Mailer support, to send build status notifications to the uploader
- Blacklist support, to temporarily limit builds for a given distribution
Then, I worked on some changes I really wanted to have:
- Rebuild support, to redo build of a package already in distribution archive
- Improved lock system, to avoid random build hangs which affect older code
- Fix pyinotify loop, which prevented Deb-o-Matic to quit in interactive mode
Now that the big part of the planned features is committed, I am going to test them to spot major issues, and add some minor improvements to have a shiny release :)
Last but not least, your help is appreciated to complete translations! There are really a few strings to process, and several languages are already half-completed, so if you can spend five minutes (or even less!), I will be grateful ;)
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.
Gimme more! ;)
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.
Enjoy it! :)