Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, February 2019

By Raphaël Hertzog

A Debian LTS logoLike each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.

Individual reports

In February, about 204.5 work hours have been dispatched among 13 paid contributors. Their reports are available:

  • Abhijith PA did 14 hours (out of 14 hours allocated).
  • Adrian Bunk did 8 hours (out of 8 hours allocated).
  • Antoine Beaupré did 16 hours (out of 19.5 hours allocated + 11.5 extra hours, but gave back the remaining hours because he wanted to stop working on LTS).
  • Ben Hutchings did 4 hours (out of 19.5 hours allocated plus 1 extra hour, thus keeping 16.5 extra hours for March).
  • Brian May did 10 hours (out of 10 hours allocated).
  • Chris Lamb did 18 hours (out of 18 hours allocated).
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort did not publish his report yet (out of 19.5 hours allocated + 3.25 extra hours).
  • Hugo Lefeuvre did 19.5 hours (out of 19.5 hours allocated).
  • Markus Koschany did 19.5 hours (out of 19.5 hours allocated).
  • Mike Gabriel did 6 hours (out of 10 hours allocated, thus keeping 4 extra hours for March).
  • Ola Lundqvist did 14 hours (out of 8 hours allocated + 8 extra hours, thus keeping 2 extra hours for March).
  • Roberto C. Sanchez did 13.25 hours (out of 19.5 hours allocated + 9.75 extra hours, thus keeping 16 extra hours for March).
  • Thorsten Alteholz did 19.5 hours (out of 19.5 hours allocated).

Evolution of the situation

The number of sponsors (and thus the funding level) did not change for a couple of months. On the contributors side, we have some turn-over: Antoine Beaupré is stopping after many years of good work. Many thanks to him! Fortunately, Sylvain Beucler just started and the workload did not increase too much on existing contributors. But we are still looking for more paid LTS contributors.

The security tracker currently lists 42 packages with a known CVE and the dla-needed.txt file has 28 packages needing an update.

Thanks to our sponsors

New sponsors are in bold (none this month).