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Working in a possible LTS for Debian Squeeze

The Debian Security Team announced in the bits from their last meeting that they’re considering to ask for the addition of a new suite to provide long term support (LTS) for Squeeze.

Bits from the autopkgtest maintainer

Hello Debian developers, A lot has happened on the DEP-8 [1]/autopkgtest[2] front in the last months, and today’s autopkgtest 2.9 upload marks the completion of a lot of long-standing feature, usability, and documentation development.

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Bits from the Lintian maintainers ================================= * New Lintian maintainer * Detection of non-free files * Automatic reprocessing on lintian.d.o

Bits from the Release Team: Architecture health check

* Architecture health check * “Recursive” auto-removals temporarily suspended * Auto-removals now listed on the PTS

bits from the DPL — December 2013

Hi, Here is my 9th monthly report, for December 2013, and the first half of January 2014. Outline: ——– – Delegations – Public discussions   + Follow-ups to the release team delegation   + Debian services and Debian infrastructure   + Follow-up to the policy editors delegation   + Evaluation criteria for Trusted Organizations – […]

Bits from the release team (freeze time line)

* Jessie Freeze Time line * Integrating piuparts output into Britney * Britney changes * Architecture changes

bits from the DPL — November 2013

Hi, Here is my 8th monthly report, for November 2013. Outline: ——– – Appointment of Keith Packard to the Debian TC – Outreach Program For Women update – Role of Release Goals – Debian Developer Certificates – Anti-Harassment contact point – Preface for the Debian Administrator’s Handbook – Assets – DPL Helpers and DPL TO-DO […]

bits from the DPL — October 2013

Hi, Here is my 7th monthly report, for October 2013. Outline: ——– – Participation in Outreach Program For Women – Ongoing discussion on init systems – Discussion on using Content Delivery Networks – manpages.debian.net becomes manpages.debian.ORG – how-can-i-help now lists packages removed from testing – packaging-tutorial translated to Japanese, Portuguese and Russian – Assets – […]

Bits from the Release Team (Jessie freeze info)

Freeze date and Freeze Policy for Jessie – We are happy to announce that we will freeze Jessie at 23:59 UTC on the 5th of November 2014.

bits from the DPL — September 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for September 2013 (+ the beginning of October). Let’s also use this opportunity to call for help on two key parts of our infrastructure.

bits from the DPL – August 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for August 2013 (+ the beginning of September).Enjoy. Outline: ——– – DebConf – Follow-up: survey of new contributors – Participation in OpenZFS initiative – Status of MariaDB for Debian – Outreach Program for Women – Assets – DPL Helpers and DPL TO-DO list (help needed!)

bits from the DPL – June 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for June 2013. Outline: – State of the NEW queue – Call for help: Debian Auditors – New members in the trademark team ; logo registration – Delegations updates – Debian now a member of the Network Time Foundation – Follow-up on debian-multimedia.org – Assets – DPL helpers meetings […]

bits from the piuparts maintainers: the first million is the hardest

Hi! About piuparts: piuparts [1] tests that .deb packages (as used by Debian) handle installation, upgrading, and removal correctly. http://piuparts.debian.org runs it on whole main Debian archive.

bits from the (still learning) DPL – April 2013

Hi! Given I’m determined to keep a monthly cadence of DPL “bits”, I thought it would be a good idea to try to send them near the beginning of each month, even if that meant sending first bits that only cover my first 13 days as the Debian Project Leader.

Bits of Debian Blends

Hi, in this bits: 1. Ongoing discussion about DebTags 2. Blends metainformation in UDD and potential use in PTS 3. Talks about Blends 4. Sponsoring of Blends packages 5. GSoC projects 6. Blends Metapackages in Wheezy 7. What can you do for the Wheezy user experience right now

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Topics: – New features – Support for third-party checks – Vendor specific data files – Override comments – Loading code from $HOME/user dirs – Command-line/frontend changes – Optimizations – Help wanted

bits from the DPL: March-April 2013

Dear Project Members,”Now that I have your attention, I would like to make the following delegations:” … nah, scrap that. In my last day in office I first of all owe you a report of DPL activities for the last reporting period of this term, i.e. March 8th until today. Here it is!

Bits from the Debian Systems Administration Team

Debian Colleagues,Quite some time has passed since the last issue of ‘Bits from the Debian Systems Administration Team’. Find below a small report on our activities over the last year or so, and a description of some of our upcoming plans.

bits from the DPL: January 2013

[ insert here: “I’ve been to FOSDEM”, “I got a nasty flu”, and other $lame_excuses for the delay in sending out this report ] Dear Project Members, here’s the monthly DPL activity report, this time for January 2013.

bits from the DPL: November 2012

Dear Project Members, here is another (delayed) monthly report of DPL activities, this time for November 2012.

bits from the DPL: October 2012

Dear Project Members, another month, another periodic report of DPL-ish activities, this time for October 2012.

bits from the DPL: July 2012

Tip to feel good about the release #476: *before* reading this, grab and fix one of the [RC bugs affecting Wheezy][1]. Done? Now you’re ready for a slightly less exciting report of DPL activities.

bits from the DPL: June 2012

Howdy from DebConf12. It’s hot, but it’s also time to bother you again with a (not so) brief DPL activity report, this time for June 2012.

Bits from the Release Team: Final countdown!

Hi, We know no-one likes reading long mails on d-d-a, so we’ll keep this short: we’ll be stopping automatic migrations of packages from unstable to testing – aka freezing – on June 30th.

bits from the DPL: May 2012

Dear project members, here’s the periodic report of what has happened in DPL land, this time during May 2012. It’s briefer than usual, as this year I’ve enjoyed the lovely French habit of frequent holidays during the month of May.

(overlapping) bits from the DPL: April 2012

Dear project members, last bits of the past DPL term and first bits of the current term, all in one. Here is a report of what has happened in DPL land last April.

(deferred) bits from the DPL: March 2012

Dear project members, here is my monthly DPL activity report, this time for last March. It is delayed by a couple of weeks because, myself being both incumbent and candidate DPL, I preferred not to use d-d-a during the voting period unless really needed. Apologies for the delay (or the unneeded paranoia, you name it).

bits from the DPL for October 2011

Dear Developers or, better, Dear Project Members (see below), I swear I won’t rejoice ever again of a calm month such as September!

delegation for the DSA team

Dear Developers, given that they managed to survive the training period started at DebConf11, I’m happy to announce that the Debian System Administration (DSA) team has now two new full members: Faidon Liambotis and Tollef Fog Heen.

bits from the DPL for September 2011

September has been a relatively quiet month in DPL-land. I guess most people from the northern hemisphere were bracing for the impact of the end of vacations (myself included) and didn’t have time bothering me. Good! Below you can find a report of what has happened in DPL land during the last month.


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