Planet Debian, ces 60 derniers jours

samedi 28 février 2015

  • Ben Hutchings: Debian LTS work, February 2015
    This was my third month working on Debian LTS, and the first where I actually uploaded packages. I also worked on userland packages for the first time. In the middle of February I finished and uploaded a security update for the kernel package (linux-2.6 version 2.6.32-48squeeze11, DLA 155-1). (...)

  • Petter Reinholdtsen: The Citizenfour documentary on the Snowden confirmations to Norway
    Today I was happy to learn that the documentary Citizenfour by Laura Poitras finally will show up in Norway. According to the magazine Montages, a deal has finally been made for Cinema distribution in Norway and the movie will have its premiere soon. This is great news. As part of my (...)

  • Mathieu Parent: Hello Planet Debian
    After more than five years of being a Debian developer, here is my first post on Planet Debian! I currently maintain 165 packages. My focus has changed since 2009, but those are still mostly sysadmin packages: ctdb (under the pkg-samba umbrella), the clustered database used by samba c-icap and (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: RcppEigen
    A new release of RcppEigen is now on CRAN and in Debian. It synchronizes the Eigen code with the 3.2.4 upstream release, and updates the RcppEigen.package.skeleton() package creation helper to use the kitten() function from pkgKitten for enhanced package creation. The NEWS file entry follows. (...)

  • Gunnar Wolf: Welcome to the world, little ones!
    Welcome little babies! Yesterday night, we entered the hospital. Nervous, heavy, and... Well, would we ever be ready? As ready as we could. A couple of hours later, Alan and Elena Wolf Daichman became individuals on their own right. As is often the case in the case of twins, they were brought (...)

vendredi 27 février 2015

  • Richard Hartmann: Release Critical Bug report for Week 09
    The UDD bugs interface currently knows about the following release critical bugs: In Total: 1072 (Including 181 bugs affecting key packages) Affecting Jessie: 152 (key packages: 117) That's the number we need to get down to zero before the release. They can be split in two big categories: (...)

  • Enrico Zini: python-api-stability
    Another day in the life of a poor developer try: # After Python 3.3 from import Iterable except ImportError: # This has changed in Python 3.3 (why, oh why?), reinforcing the idea that # the best Python version ever is still 2.7, simply because upstream has # promised that they (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: RcppArmadillo 0.4.650.1.1 (and also 0.4.650.2.0)
    A new Armadillo release 4.650.1 was released by Conrad a few days ago. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab. It turned out that this release had (...)

jeudi 26 février 2015

  • Daniel Pocock: PostBooks accounting and ERP suite coming to Fedora
    PostBooks has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora. The review request has just been submitted and the spec files have also been submitted to xTuple as pull requests so future upstream releases can be used with (...)

  • EvolvisForge blog: tomcat7 log encoding
    TIL: the encoding of the catalina.out file is dependent on the system locale, using standard Debian wheezy tomcat7 package. Fix for ‘?' instead of umlauts in it: cat >>/etc/default/tomcat7 My “problem” here is that I have the system locale be the “C” locale, to (...)

  • EvolvisForge blog: tomcat7 init script is asynchronous
    TIL: the init script of tomcat7 in Debian is asynchronous. For some piece of software, our rollout (install and upgrade) process works like this: service tomcat7 stop rm -rf /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/appname,.war cp newfile.war /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/appname.war service tomcat7 start # (...)

  • Michael Banck: 26 Feb 2015
    My recent Debian LTS activities Over the past months, my employer credativ has sponsored some of my work time to keep PostgreSQL updated for squeeze-lts. Version 8.4 of PostgreSQL was declared end-of-life by the upstream PostgreSQL Global Development Group (PGDG) last summer, around the same (...)

  • Wouter Verhelst: Dear non-Belgian web developer,
    Localization in the web context is hard, I know. To make things easier, it may seem like a good idea to use GeoIP to detect what country an IP is coming from and default your localization based on that. While I disagree with that premise, this blog post isn't about that. Instead, it's (...)

  • Holger Levsen: 20150225-apparmor-user-stories
    Developing is a use case too For whatever reason Ulrike's blog post about AppArmor user stories and user tags was not syndicated to planet.d.o, despite it should have been and despite planet admins nicely having looked into it. Whatever... As you might have guessed by now, the user (...)

  • Joachim Breitner: DarcsWatch End-Of-Life'd
    Almost seven years ago, at a time when the “VCS wars” have not even properly started yet, GitHub was seven days old and most Haskell related software projects were using Darcs as their version control system of choice, when you submitted a patch, you simply ran darcs send and mail (...)

mercredi 25 février 2015

mardi 24 février 2015

  • Sven Hoexter: admiration
    I recently learnt that my former coworker Jonny took his efforts around his own monitoring system Bloonix and moved to self-employment. If you're considering to outsource your monitoring consider Bloonix. As a plus all the code is open under GPLv3 and available on GitHub. So if you do not (...)

  • EvolvisForge blog: Java™, logging and the locale
    A coworker and I debugged a fascinating problem today. They had a tomcat7 installation with a couple of webapps, and one of the bundled libraries was logging in German. Everything else was logging in English (the webapps themselves, and the things the other bundled libraries did). We searched (...)

  • Sven Hoexter: just because
    That inevitable led to this on the office wall.

  • Richard Hartmann: Accuracy
    Even if you disregard how amazing this is, this quote blows my proverbial mind: The test rig is carefully designed to remove any possible sources of error. Even the lapping of waves in the Gulf of Mexico 25 miles away every three to four seconds would have showed up on the sensors, so the (...)

lundi 23 février 2015

  • Simon Josefsson: Laptop Buying Advice?
  • Enrico Zini: akonadi-client-example
    Akonadi client example After many failed attemps I have managed to build a C++ akonadi client. It has felt like one of the most frustrating programming experiences of my whole life, so I'm sharing the results hoping to spare others from all the suffering. First thing first, akonadi client (...)

  • Enrico Zini: akonadi-build-hth
  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: drat Tutorial: Publishing a package
    Introduction The drat package was released earlier this month, and described in a first blog post. I received some helpful feedback about what works and what doesn't. For example, Jenny Bryan pointed out that I was not making a clear enough distinction between the role of using drat to (...)

  • Rog?rio Brito: User-Agent strings and privacy
    I just had my hands on some mobile devices (a Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4", an Apple's iPad mini 3, and my no-name tablet that runs Android). I got curious to see how the different browsers identify themselves to the world via their User agent strings and I must say that each (...)

dimanche 22 février 2015

samedi 21 février 2015

vendredi 20 février 2015

  • Richard Hartmann: Release Critical Bug report for Week 08
    The UDD bugs interface currently knows about the following release critical bugs: In Total: 1069 (Including 188 bugs affecting key packages) Affecting Jessie: 147 (key packages: 114) That's the number we need to get down to zero before the release. They can be split in two big categories: (...)

  • Rhonda D'Vine: Queer-Positive Songs
  • David Bremner: Dear Lenovo, it's not me, it's you.
    I've been a mostly happy Thinkpad owner for almost 15 years. My first Thinkpad was a 570, followed by an X40, an X61s, and an X220. There might have been one more in there, my archives only go back a decade. Although it's lately gotten harder to buy Thinkpads at UNB as Dell gets better (...)

  • Wouter Verhelst: LOADays 2015
    Looks like I'll be speaking at LOADays again. This time around, at the suggestion of one of the organisers, I'll be speaking about the Belgian electronic ID card, for which I'm currently employed as a contractor to help maintain the end-user software. While this hasn't been (...)

  • MJ Ray: Rebooting democracy? The case for a citizens constitutional convention.
    I'm getting increasingly cynical about our largest organisations and their voting-centred approach to democracy. You vote once, for people rather than programmes, then you're meant to leave them to it for up to three years until they stand for reelection and in most systems, their actions (...)

jeudi 19 février 2015

mercredi 18 février 2015

  • Richard Hartmann: Listing screen sessions on login
    Given Peter Eisentraut's blog post on the same topic, I thought I would also share this Zsh function (from 2011): startup () # info on any running screens if then ZSHRC_SCREENLIST=($$(M)$(f)"$(screen -ls)":#(#s)?:space:##([0-9]##).*/(#b)?:space:#([0-9]##).*/$match[1]) if then echo "There (...)

  • Philipp Kern: Caveats of the HP MicroServer Gen8
    If you intend to buy the HP MicroServer Gen8 as a home server there are a few caveats that I didn't find on the interwebs before I bought the device: Even though the main chassis fan is now fixed in AHCI mode with recent BIOS versions, there is still an annoying PSU fan that's tiny and (...)

mardi 17 février 2015


17 mai 2007 - Du GigaPixels sur IPsyn !

Depuis quelques jours IPsyn héberge la plus grosse image numérique au monde : (...)

22 mars 2005 - Cable reseau "perime"

Nous avons, ce soir (21/03/2005), ete victime du fameux probleme du cable RJ45 "perime". Apres (...)

13 mars 2005 - Perte de notre serveur de fichier

Nous avons perdu, vers 16h00 ce samedi 12 mars 2005, notre serveur de fichier sur lequel etait (...)

26 décembre 2004 - Exploitation d’une faille dans phpBB

Ipsyn n’aura pas ete epargne par la failel sur le forum phpBB (j’imae pas le forums (...)

7 janvier 2004 - Problème sur notre serveur mysql

Pour une raison indeterminee notre serveur mysql refuse de repartir. Nous basculons toutes les (...)