DebConf’9 timing was really nice, allowing for following talks, getting things done, and meeting people.
Upper talk room’s speaker’s chairs aren’t as comfortable as they seem; First row seats are OK to sleep on, though.
Guards actually don’t want people to sleep there, and can even chase people in hacklabs to make sure they go sleep in the right venue; Funny wake-up, with a lot of Spanish, and little to be understood (note to self: try and get some Spanish basics before being in the plane for Spain next time).
Very sympathetic guard anyway, apparently (read: still in Spanish) saying how sorry she felt for that. And even hugging and kissing when one was leaving. Spanish people, you rock.
Day trip totally rocked, as well as the formal dinner. Orga-team
Totally in love with the Bosnian bid for DebConf’11. Let’s hope they’ll keep on doing a great job.
Oh, and decided to get another NM. Very funny to sit next to each other and mail NM Q&A every few hours.
I requested assistance for the src:graphviz package. While being a quite interesting technical challenge back when I started packaging various things, it is currently quite sucking my time, and I would really love someone else step in. I guess the
RFH(#536245) will be turned into an
Pabs orphaned Synfig-related packages src:etl, src:synfig, src:synfigstudio. Given I don’t currently plan to dive more into them, I don’t feel like I would do a great job by keeping on maintaining them alone.
The same goes for src:luxrender. It’s RC-buggy but given I may orphan it as well, I’m not really keen on uploading a new upstream release to fix it. On a related note, I might have spent some time on the src:aqsis package but again, if one is not a very regular user, what’s the point?
It’s quite sad to let some packages go, especially some which are
quite popular, and which have made me dream for years (graphics stuff
interested me back when I first touched a computer already); But well,
time is a scarce resource.
Taking care of buildds is a really interesting experiment.
The new wanna-build feature called edos-builddebcheck is really appreciated on
kfreebsd-*; most of the time, I’ve been setting
dep-waitsbecause of missing and/or uninstallable packages. Now it seems that all that stuff is being handled automatically, and I only have to concentrate on the successful build logs, and on the failed ones due to needed porting, broken build systems, etc. EPIC WIN, if you ask me.
d-iport seems to be on good tracks, and having weekly reports is great.
We’re still waiting for
unstablebut once that done, we should get
hal(thanks to a close cooperation with both its Debian maintainer and upstream), which should make it possible to get a lot of packages from the X11, GNOME, and KDE stacks. Once that done, a status update might be sent to