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Misc developer news (#10)

Raphael Herzog has yet again collected a bunch of news from the Debian Developers.
The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews
Feel free to contribute.

PTS news
——–

The PTS has been improved to show/aggregate some new info:

1. The integration with lintian has been improved. The hyperlink to the
Lintian report is now shown only if Lintian has something “to say” about
that package. Moreover, if there were warnings or errors in the last
Lintian ran, they are now shown as TODO items in the appropriate part of
the PTS web interface.

2. The availability of uploads on mentors.d.n waiting for sponsorships
are now shown as TODO items.

3. help and gift tags are now shown: the formers as problems in need of
help, the latters in the bug box, with a hyperlink to explain gift tag
semantics (see http://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/GiftTag).

All pages are now (hopefully) valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, this not only
improves accessibility, but also enables XML-based post-processing of
pages.

A lot of bugs have been squashed during DebConf8, you might want to look
at the PTS bug page to check the status of bugs you reported.

— Stefano Zacchiroli

Casals replaced by mahler
————————-

The new MIPS porter machine available to all Debian developers is
mahler.debian.org and replaces the old casals.debian.org.

— Peter Palfrader

Personnel changes
—————–

Martin Zobel-Helas joined the DSA team and therefore will reduce his
involvement with Stable Release Management, though he is still available
as a Stable Release Wizard. His role as a Stable Release Manager has been
taken up by Philipp Kern, who was a Stable Release Assistant formerly.

— Alexander Reichle-Schmehl

Delayed queue moves to ravel
—————————-

people.debian.org will move to ravel.debian.org in near future, thus the
delayed queue[1] will move as well. At this occasion, we decided to move
it to /org/delayed.d.o, and add a canonical upload host
ssh-delayed.upload.debian.org. Now the upload tools need to be adjusted.

— Martin Zobel-Helas

[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/pkgs.html#delayed-incoming

Git user survey 2008
——————–

The git developers have asked us to help them advertize their new user
survey. If you're using Git, consider taking a few minutes to answer this
survey[2].

— The Alioth admins

[2] http://tinyurl.com/GitSurvey2008


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