Jonathan Carter Blog

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GameMode in Debian

What is GameMode, what does it do? About two years ago, I ran into some bugs running a game on Debian, so installed Windows 10 on a spare computer and ran it on there. I learned that when you launch...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-07

Here are my uploads for the month of July, which is just a part of my free software activities, I’ll try to catch up on the rest in upcoming posts. I haven’t indulged in online conferences much over the last...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-06

Hmm, this is the latest I’ve posted my monthly updates yet (nearly by a month!). June was both crazy on the incoming side, and at the same time I just wasn’t that productive (at least since then I caught up...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-05

I would say that this was a crazy month, but with everything ever escalating, does that even mean anything anymore? I lost track of tracking my activities in the second half of the month, and I’m still not very good...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-04

Debian project leader This month contained the first week and a half or so of my term as Debian Project Leader. So far my focus has been getting up to speed and keeping the gears turning with day to day...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-03

DPL Campaign 2020 On the 12th of March, I posted my self-nomination for the Debian Project Leader election. This is the second time I’m running for DPL, and you can read my platform here. The campaign period covered the second...

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Lockdown

I just took my dog for a nice long walk. It’s the last walk we’ll be taking for the next 3 weeks, he already starts moping around if we just skip one day of walking, so I’m going to have...

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Free Software activities for 2020-02

Belgians This month started off in Belgium for FOSDEM on 1-2 February. I attended FOSDEM in Brussels and wrote a separate blog entry for that. The month ended with Belgians at Tammy and Wouter’s wedding. On Thursday we had Wouter’s...

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Initial experiments with the Loongson Pi 2K

Recently, Loongson made some Pi 2K boards available to Debian developers and Aron Xu was kind enough to bring me one to FOSDEM earlier this month. It’s a MIPS64 based board with 2GB RAM, 2 gigabit ethernet cards, an m.2...

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Random bits from FOSDEM 2020

On 1-2 February I attended FOSDEM. This is only the second time I’ve attended this annual event in Brussels, and it’s just about as crazy as it was last year with over 8000 attendees and 835 talk/BoF/etc sessions. I did...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-01

highvoltage.tv I spent some time migrating highvoltage.tv from a Mediadrop instance to a PeerTube instance. Overall, I think it provides a much better user experience and it has some great new features. PeerTube allows federation with other instances (read more...

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Free Software Activities (2019-12)

A lot has happened in Debian recently, I wrote seperate blog entries about that but haven’t had the focus to finish them up, maybe I’ll do that later this month. In the meantime, here are some uploads I’ve done during...

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Free Software Activities (2019-11)

TL;DR: Mostly a bunch of package sponsoring this month. :) 2019-11-11: Sponsor package python-tempora (1.14.1-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2019-11-11: Sponsor package python-jaraco.functools (2.0-2) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2019-11-11: Review package fpylll (Needs some more work)...

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Free Software Activities (2019-10)

Bits and pieces AIMS Desktop talk: On the 1st of October I gave a talk at AIMS titled “Why AIMS Desktop?” where I talked about the Debian-based system we use at AIMS, and went into some detail about what Linux...

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Calamares Plans for Debian 11

Brief history of Calamares in Debian Before Debian 9 was released, I was preparing a release for a derivative of Debian that was a bit different than other Debian systems I’ve prepared for redistribution before. This was targeted at end-users,...

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Free Software Activities (2019-09)

It’s been a busy month on a personal level so there’s a bunch of my Debian projects that have been stagnant this month, I hope to fix that over October/November. Upload sponsoring: This month, when sponsoring package uploads for Debian,...