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Free Software Activities 2021-02

The last few weeks was really tough time-wise due to a whole bunch of personal things requiring attention. At least that is cooling down now, in the meantime, here’s last monght’s uploads (16 days late, yikes!). Hope everyone is doing...

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Free Software Activities 2021-01

Yikes, my head is still spinning from what a crazy month January was. Only managed to squeeze in a few uploads. I’ve also been working on an annual DPL summary that I got to about 80% in December and was...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-12

Here’s a list of some Debian packaging work for December 2020. 2020-12-01: Sponsor package mangohud (0.6.1-1) for Debian unstable (mentors.debian.net request). 2020-12-01: Sponsor package spyne (2.13.16-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2020-12-01: Sponsor package python-xlrd (1.2.0-1) for Debian unstable...

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CentOS Stream, or Debian?

It’s the end of CentOS as we know it Earlier this week, the CentOS project announced the shift to CentOS stream. In a nutshell, this means that they will discontinue being a close clone of RHEL along with security updates,...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-11

This month just went past way too fast, didn’t get to all the stuff I wanted to, but managed to cover many essentials (not even listed here) that I’ll cover in follow-up posts. In particular, highlights that I’m thankful for...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-10

Another month, another bunch of uploads. The freeze for Debian 11 (bullseye) is edging closer, so I’ve been trying to get my package list in better shape ahead of that. Thanks to those who worked on fixing lintian.debian.org and the...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-09

This month I started working on ways to make hosting access easier for Debian Developers. I also did some work and planning for the MiniDebConf Online Gaming Edition that we’ll likely announce within the next 1-2 days. Just a bunch...

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Wootbook / Tongfang laptop

Old laptop I’ve been meaning to get a new laptop for a while now. My ThinkPad X250 is now 5 years old and even though it’s still adequate in many ways, I tend to run out of memory especially when...

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DebConf 20 Online

This week, last week, Last month, I attended DebConf 20 Online. It was the first DebConf to be held entirely online, but it’s the 7th DebConf I’ve attended from home. My first one was DebConf7. Initially I mostly started watching...

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Free Software Activities for 2020-08

Debian packaging 2020-08-07: Sponsor package python-sabyenc (4.0.2-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2020-08-07: Sponsor package gpxpy (1.4.2-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2020-08-07: Sponsor package python-jellyfish (0.8.2-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2020-08-08: Sponsor package django-ipwire (3.0.0-1)...

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The metamorphosis of Loopy Loop

Dealing with the void during MiniDebConf Online #1 Between 28 and 31 May this year, we set out to create our first ever online MiniDebConf for Debian. Many people have been meaning to do something similar for a long time,...

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DebConf 20 Sessions

DebConf20 is happening from 23 August to 29 August. The full is schedule available on the DebConf20 website. I’m preparing (or helping to prepare) 3 sessions for this DebConf. I wish I had the time for more, but with my...

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bashtop, now in buster-backports

Recently, I discovered bashtop, yet another fancy top-like utility that’s mostly written in bash (it uses some python3-psutil and shells out to other common system utilities). I like its use of high-colour graphics and despite being written in bash, it’s...

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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...