Free Software Activities (2019-04)

By jonathan


April is over and winter is here and things are getting gloomy, but that doesn’t stop surfers from heading out into the ocean (photo taken at Muizenberg surfer’s corner, Cape Town).

Debian package work

2019-04-04: Work on gamemode (1.3.1-1) update.

2019-04-04: Upload new upstream version of tetzle (2.1.4+dfsg1-1) to debian unstable.

2019-04-04: Upload gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock (66-1~exp2) to debian experimental.

2019-04-04: Upload connectagram (1.2.9-5) to debian unstable.

2019-04-06: Upload kpmcore (3.3.0-5) to debian unstable.

2019-04-08: Non-maintainer upload of plymouth (0.9.4-1.1) to debian unstable.

2019-04-15: Upload desktop-base (10.0.2) to debian unstable.

2019-04-15: File unblock request for desktop-base (10.0.2).

2019-04-15: File unblock request for calamares-settings-debian (10.0.19-1).

2019-04-15: File unblock request for live-config (5.20190312).

2019-04-16: File bug against live media having a stale /etc/fstab file causing problems (#927216).

2019-04-16: File bug against live media having duplicate sources.list entries (#927216).

2019-04-16: File bug against amdgpu not working on debian live systems (#927219).

2019-04-24: Upload new upstream version of btfs (2.19~exp1) to debian experimental.

2019-04-24: Upload new upstream version of calamares (3.2.5-1~exp1) to debian experimental.

2019-04-25: Upload new upstream version of gnome-shell-extension-workspaces-to-dock (50-1~exp1) to debian experimental.

2019-04-29: Upload new upstream version of calamares (3.2.7-1~exp1) to debian experimental.

2019-04-29: Upload new upstream version of gnome-shell-extension-multi-monitors (18-1~exp1) to debian experimental.

Debian package review and sponsoring

2019-04-04: Comment on cuba (4.2-1) (mentors.debian.net request).

2019-04-05: Quick review on siconos (4.2.0+git20181026.0ee5349+dfsg.2-1), forward request to debian-science team (mentors.debian.net request).

2019-04-09: Review siconos (4.2.0+git20181026.0ee5349+dfsg.2-1), needs some work (ftbfs) (mentors.debian.net request).

2019-04-10: Sponsor siconos (4.2.0+git20181026.0ee5349+dfsg.2-1) for debian unstable (mentors.debian.net request).

Debian QA

2019-04-11: Build fresh Debian live ISOs for testing.

2019-04-11: Test Debian Live ISOs for full-disk encryption from calamares, bootsplash themes and plymouth themes.

2019-04-13: Build fresh Debian live ISOs for testing.

2019-04-13: Test Debian Live ISOs for recent fixes.

2019-04-13: Blog entry: Help test Debian Live.

Debian community

2019-04-21: Schedule a Debian town hall meeting “Meet the new DPL and ask him anything!“.

DebConf

DebConf bursaries took out a whole lot of time towards the end of the month, I didn’t manage to log activity for this, but plan to write a lot of documentation for this process when all the essential (and time-critical) work has been completed.