Jonathan Carter Blog

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Running for DPL

I am running for Debian Project Leader, my official platform is published on the Debian website (currently looks a bit weird, but a fix is pending publication), with a more readable version available on my website as well as a...

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Free Software Activities (2019-02)

2019-01-31: Upload new upstream release of gnome-shell-extension-remove-dropdown-arrows (11-1) to debian unstable 2019-01-31: Test lastest d-i build with updated buster artwork upload. First time I added official new Debian artwork to d-i, doesn’t look too horrible eh? 2019-02-02: Day 1 of...

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Free Software Activities (2019-01)

I used to think monthly logs are too much effort, but I decided to give it a go and it ended up being easy and very non-intrusive to my workflow. Above picture taken at Rhodes memorial while riding bike around...

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Plans for DebCamp18

Dates I’m going to DebCamp18! I should arrive at NCTU around noon on Saturday, 2018-07-21. My Agenda DebConf Video: Research if/how MediaDrop can be used with existing Debian video archive backends (basically, just a bunch of files on http). DebConf...

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Video Channel Updates

Last month, I started doing something that I’ve been meaning to do for years, and that’s to start a video channel and make some free software related videos. I started out uploading to my YouTube channel which has been dormant for a...

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New powerline goodies in Debian

About powerline Powerline does some font substitutions that allow additional theming for terminal applications such as tmux, vim, zsh, bash and more. The powerline font has been packaged in Debian for a while now, and I’ve packaged two powerline themes...

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I am now a Debian Developer

It finally happened On the 6th of April 2017, I finally took the plunge and applied for Debian Developer status. On 1 August, during DebConf in Montréal, my application was approved. If you’re paying attention to the dates you might...

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Plans for DebCamp17

In a few days, I’ll be attending DebCamp17 in Montréal, Canada. Here are a few things I plan to pay attention to: Calamares: My main goal is to get Calamares in a great state for inclusion in the archives, along with...

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AIMS Desktop 2017.1 is available!

Back at DebConf 15 in Germany, I gave a talk on on AIMS Desktop (which was then based on Ubuntu), and our intentions and rationale for wanting to move it over to being Debian based. Today, alongside the Debian 9...

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Debian 9 is available!

Congratulations to everyone who has played a part in the creation of Debian GNU/Linux 9.0! It’s a great release, I’ve installed the pre-release versions for friends, family and colleagues and so far the feedback has been very positive. This release...

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GNOME Shell Extensions in Debian 9.0

About GNOME 3 introduced an extensions framework that allows its users to extend the desktop shell by writing extensions using JavaScript and CSS. It works quite well and dozens of extensions have already been uploaded to the extensions site. Some of...

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A few impressions of DebConf 16 in Cape Town

DebConf16 Firstly, thanks to everyone who came out and added their own uniqueness and expertise to the pool. The feedback received so far has been very positive and I feel that the few problems we did experience was dealt with very...

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So, that was DebCamp16!

What an amazingly quick week that was Our bid to host DebConf in Cape Town was accepted nearly 15 months ago. And before that, the bid itself was a big collective effort from our team. So it’s almost surreal that the first...

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DebConf 16 Updates

Registration now open DebConf 16 is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information read the registration opening announcement. Quick summary DebCamp: 2016-06-23 to 2016-07-01 DebConf: 2016-07-02 to 2016-07-09 Open Weekend is taking place during the cross-over from...

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Debconf 15 in Heidelberg, Germany

In August (that was 2 months ago, really!?) I attended DebCamp and DebConf in Heidelberg, Germany. This blog post is somewhat belated due to the debbug (flu obtained during DebConf) and all the catching up I had to do since then....