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Sunday 17 August 2014

  • Andrew Pollock: [tech] Solar follow up
    Now that I've had my solar generation system for a little while, I thought I'd write a follow up post on how it's all going. Energex came out a week ago last Saturday and swapped my electricity meter over for a new digital one that measures grid consumption and excess energy (...)

  • Jamie McClelland: Getting to know systemd
    Somehow both my regular work laptop and home entertainment computers (both running Debian Jessie) were switched to systemd without me noticing. Judging from by dpkg.log it may have happened quite a while ago. I'm pretty sure that's a compliment to the backwards compatibility efforts (...)

  • Francesca Ciceri: Adventures in Mozillaland #4
    Yet another update from my internship at Mozilla, as part of the OPW. An online triage workshop One of the most interesting thing I've done during the last weeks has been to held an online Bug Triage Workshop on the #testday channel at irc.mozilla.org. That was a first time for me: I had (...)

  • Andreas Metzler: progress
    The GnuTLS28 transition is making progress, more than 60% done: Thanks to a national holiday combined with rainy weather this should look even better soon: ametzler@argenau:~$ w3m -dump https://ftp-master.debian.org/deferred.html | grep changes | wc -l 26 ametzler@argenau:~$ w3m -dump (...)

  • Matt Brown: GPG Key Transition
    Firstly, thanks to all who responded to my previous rant. It turns out exactly what I wanted does exist in the form of a ID-000 format smartcard combined with a USB reader. Perfect. No idea why I couldn't find that on my own prior to ranting, but very happy to have found it now. Secondly, now (...)

Saturday 16 August 2014

  • Ian Donnelly: How-To: Integrate elektra-merge Into a Debian Package
    Hi Everybody, So I already explained that we decided to go in a new direction and patch ucf to allow automatic configuration file merging with any custom command. Today I wanted to explain how to use ucf's new `–three-way-merge-command` functionality in conjunction with Elektra in order (...)

  • loldebian - Can I has a RC bug?: True Debian Stable
    Loled by MadameZou (inspired by this tweet)

  • Daniel Pocock: WebRTC: what works, what doesn't
    With the release of the latest rtc.debian.org portal update, there are numerous improvements but there are still some known problems too. The good news is that if you have a web browser, you can probably make successful WebRTC calls from one developer to another without any need to install or (...)

  • Matthias Klumpp: AppStream/DEP-11 Debian progress
    There hasn't been a progress-report on DEP-11 for some time, but that doesn't mean there was no work going on on it. DEP-11 is Debian's implementation of AppStream, as well as an effort to enhance the metadata available about software in Debian. While initially, AppStream was only about (...)

  • Bits from Debian: Debian turns 21!
    Today is Debian's 21st anniversary. Plenty of cities are celebrating Debian Day. If you are not close to any of those cities, there's still time for you to organize a little celebration! Happy 21st birthday Debian!

Friday 15 August 2014

  • Paul Tagliamonte: PyGotham 2014
    I'll be there this year! Talks look amazing, I can't wait to hit up all the talks. Looks really well organized! Talk schedule has a bunch that I want to hit, I hope they're recorded to watch later! If anyone's heading to PyGotham, let me know, I'll be there both days, likely floating around (...)

  • Aurelien Jarno: Intel about to disable TSX instructions?
    Last time I changed my desktop computer I bought a CPU from the Intel Haswell family, the one available on the market at that time. I carefully selected the CPU to make sure it supports as many instructions extensions as possible in this family (Intel likes segmentation, even high-end CPUs like (...)

  • Steinar H. Gunderson: Blenovo part III
    I just had to add this to the saga: I got an email from Lenovo Germany today, saying they couldn't reach me (and that the case would be closed after two days if I don't contact them back). I last sent them the documents they asked for July 3rd. I am (...)

  • Steve Kemp: A tale of two products
    This is a random post inspired by recent purchases. Some things we buy are practical, others are a little arbitrary. I tend to avoid buying things for the sake of it, and have explicitly started decluttering our house over the past few years. That said sometimes things just seem sufficiently (...)

  • Juliana Louback: JSCommunicator 2.0 (Beta) is Live!
    This is the last week of Google Summer of Code 2014 - all good things must come to an end. To wrap things up, I've merged all my work on JSCommunicator into a new version with all the added features. You can now demo the new and improved (or at least so I hope) JSCommunicator on rtc.debian.org! (...)

Thursday 14 August 2014

  • Gregor Herrmann: RC bugs 2014/13 - 2014/33
    perl 5.20 got uploaded to debian unstable a few minutes ago; be prepared for some glitches when upgrading sid machines/chroots in the next days, while all 557 reverse dependencies are rebuilt via binNMUs. how does this relate to this blog post's title? it does, since during the last weeks (...)

  • Hideki Yamane: New Debian T-shirts (2014 summer)
  • Daniel Pocock: Bug tracker or trouble ticket system?
    One of the issues that comes up from time to time in many organizations and projects (both community and commercial ventures) is the question of how to manage bug reports, feature requests and support requests. There are a number of open source solutions and proprietary solutions too. I've (...)

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Tuesday 12 August 2014

  • Ian Donnelly: How-To: kdb import
    Hi everybody, Today I wanted to go over what I think is a very useful command in the kdb tool, kdb import. As you know, the kdb tool allows users to interact with the Elektra Key Database (KDB) via the command line. Today I would like to explain the import function of kdb. The command to use (...)

  • Ian Donnelly: How-To: kdb export
    Hi everybody, I recently posted a tutorial on the kdb import command. Well I also wanted to go over it's sibling function, kdb export. These two commands work very similarly, but there are some differences. First of all, the command to use kdb export is: kdb export [options] source [format] (...)

Monday 11 August 2014

  • Cyril Brulebois: Mark a mail as read across maildirs
    Problem Discussions are sometimes started by mailing a few different mailing lists so that all relevant parties have a chance to be aware of a new topic. It's all nice when people can agree on a single venue to send their replies to, but that doesn't happen every time. Case in point, I'm (...)

  • Cyril Brulebois: How to serve Perl source files
  • Juliana Louback: JSCommunicator - Setup and Architecture
    Preface During Google Summer of Code 2014, I got to work on the Debian WebRTC portal under the mentorship of Daniel Pocock. Now I had every intention of meticulously documenting my progress at each step of development in this blog, but I was a bit late in getting the blog up and running. I'll (...)

  • Juliana Louback: JSCommunicator - Setup and Architecture
    Preface During Google Summer of Code 2014, I got to work on the Debian WebRTC portal under the mentorship of Daniel Pocock. Now I had every intention of meticulously documenting my progress at each step of development in this blog, but I was a bit late in getting the blog up and running. I'll (...)

  • Sylvestre Ledru: clang 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 are now coinstallable in Debian
    Clang is finally co installable on Debian. 3.4, 3.5 and the current trunk (snapshot) can be installed together. So, just like gcc, the different version can be called with clang-3.4, clang-3.5 or clang-3.6. /usr/bin/clang, /usr/bin/clang++, /usr/bin/scan-build and /usr/bin/scan-view are now (...)

  • Paul Tagliamonte: DebConf 14
    I'll be giving a short talk on Debian and Docker! I'll prepare some slides to give a brief talk about Debian and Docker, then open it up to have a normal session to talk over what Docker is and isn't, and how we can use it in Debian better. Hope to see y'all in (...)

  • Ian Donnelly: dpkg Woes
  • Matthew Garrett: Birthplace
    For tedious reasons, I will at this stage point out that I was born in Galway, Ireland. comments

  • Ian Wienand: Finding out if you're a Rackspace instance
    Different hosting providers do things slightly differently, so it's sometimes handy to be able to figure out where you are. Rackspace is based on Xen and their provided images should include the xenstore-ls command available. xenstore-ls vm-data will give you a handy provider and even (...)

  • DSA-3004 kde4libs
    security update

Sunday 10 August 2014

  • Simon Josefsson: Wifi on S3 with Replicant
    I'm using Replicant on my main phone. As I've written before, I didn't get Wifi to work. The other day leth in #replicant pointed me towards a CyanogenMod discussion about a similar issue. The fix does indeed work, and allowed me to connect to wifi networks and to setup my phone for Internet (...)

  • Cyril Brulebois: Why is my package blocked?
    A bit of history: A while ago udeb-producing packages were getting frozen on a regular fashion, when a d-i release was about to be cut. While I wasn't looking at the time, I can easily understand the reasons behind that: d-i is built upon many components, it takes some time to make sure it's (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Orphaning some software packages
    As mentioned in my previous message, I'm orphaning various software packages that I was maintaining as part of my job at Stanford, or that for some other reason I'm no longer using directly. My goal is to free up some time and space for new work projects at my new employer, for other (...)

  • DSA-3003 libav
    security update

  • DSA-3002 wireshark
    security update

Saturday 9 August 2014

  • Russell Coker: Being Obviously Wrong About Autism
    I'm watching a Louis Theroux documentary about Autism (here's the link to the BBC web site [1]). The main thing that strikes me so far (after watching 7.5 minutes of it) is the bad design of the DLC-Warren school for Autistic kids in New Jersey [2]. A significant portion of people on the (...)

  • Steve Kemp: Rebooting the CMS
    I run a cluster for the Debian Administration website, and the code is starting to show its age. Unfortunately the code is not so modern, and has evolved a lot of baggage. Given the relatively clean separation between the logical components I'm interested in trying something new. In brief (...)

  • Russ Allbery: A new challenge
    Those reading this journal may have noticed that my rate of posting has dropped a bit in the past few years, and quite a lot in the past year. One of the major reasons for this was work, which had been getting more bureaucratic, more stressful, less trusting, and more fearful. After this got (...)

  • DSA-3001 wordpress
    security update

  • DSA-3000 krb5
    security update

  • DSA-2999 drupal7
    security update

Friday 8 August 2014

  • Ian Wienand: Bash arithmetic evaluation and errexit trap
    In the "traps for new players" category: count=0 things="0 1 0 0 1" for i in $things; do if [ $i == "1" ]; then (( count++ )) fi done echo "Count is $count" Looks fine? I've probably written this many times. There's a small gotcha: ((expression)) The expression is evaluated according (...)

  • Clint Adams: The politically-correct term is a juvenile cricket
    Normally I'm disgusted by fangirling of jwz, but it seems that he finally wrote something I like.

  • Daniel Pocock: Help needed reviewing Ganglia GSoC changes
    The Ganglia project has been delighted to have Google's support for 5 students in Google Summer of Code 2014. The program officially finishes in ten more days, on 18 August. If you are a user of Ganglia, Nagios, RRDtool or R or just an enthusiastic C or Python developer, you may be able to (...)

  • Jan Wagner: Monitoring Plugins Debian packages
    You may wonder why the old good nagios-plugins are not up to date in Debian unstable and testing. Since the people behind and maintaining the plugins forced to rename the software project into Monitoring Plugins there was some work behind the scenes and much QA work necessary to release the (...)

  • Richard Hartmann: RFC 7194
    On a positive note, RFC 7194 has been published.

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