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Misc developer news (#20)

In this issue:
+ Notification of failed builds
+ Integration of experimental, non-free,, debian-edu and volatile into the official autobuilding infrastructure
+ Unification of buildd software
+ Browse WNPP bugs based on debtags
+ Multiple CSS skins disabled on the PTS

Notification of failed builds

The autobuilding system now mails notifications for failed builds to the
PTS, keyword buildd. Everybody who was subscribed to a package through
the “default” keyword as of Jan 7, 2009 will receive them, it is also in
the default set of keywords when you newly subscribe to a package. Please
note that these notifications do not necessarily mean bug reports in your
package but could also be caused by other packages, temporary
uninstallabilities and arch-specific breakages. A look at the build log
despite this disclaimer would be appreciated however.

— Philipp Kern

Integration of experimental, non-free,, debian-edu and volatile into the official autobuilding infrastructure

The unofficial autobuilding network hosted their own wanna-build and log
handling instance in the past. These have now been integrated into the
official setup running on The old logs for those
builds will also be integrated into the database running there. This
means that logs and build state can now be retrieved through [1] as
usual. The actual building will be split between unofficial and official
hosts depending on the build load on the various architectures.

— Philipp Kern


Unification of buildd software

Work has been under way to unify the sbuild and buildd versions used for
our autobuilding infrastructure. We are still not relying on official
versions out of unstable, but the sbuild in use is already quite near to
them and can be found on [2]. Almost all buildds have been converted to
use just one version of buildd and sbuild and we hope to complete the
transition until the end of this month. This also uses the tools within
the chroot environment to unpack and install packages.

— Philipp Kern


Browse WNPP bugs based on debtags

wnpp-by-tags[3] allows one to browse WNPP bugs (except RFP) based on the
debtags of the package a bug belongs to. For instance, you can see what
bugs relate to suite::gnome[4] or belong to packages that are

— Serafeim Zanikolas


Multiple CSS skins disabled on the PTS

For a while now, CSS skins other than the default one in the PTS have
been broken. As a consequence, the CSS selection form has been
temporarily disabled.
If someone really cares about other CSS than the default, please
volunteer to maintain them by contacting

— Stefano Zacchiroli
— Raphaël Hertzog

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