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 bachelors and then over the weekend I stayed over at their wedding venue. I thought that other Debianites might be interested so I’m sharing some photos here with permission from Wouter. It was the only wedding I’ve been at where nearly everyone had questions about Debian!

I first met Wouter on the bus during the daytrip on DebConf12 in Nicaragua, back then I’ve eagerly followed the Debianites on Planet Debian for a while so it was like meeting someone famous. Little did I know that 8 years later, I’d be at his wedding back in my part of the world.

If you went to DebConf16 in South Africa, you might remember Tammy, who have done a lot of work for DC16 including most of the artwork, bunch of website work, design on the badges, bags, etc and also did a lot of organisation for the day trips. Tammy and Wouter met while Tammy was reviewing the artwork in the video loops for the DebConf videos, and then things developed from there.

Wouter’s Bachelors

Wouter was blindfolded and kidnapped and taken to the city center where we prepared to go on a bike tour of Cape Town, stopping for beer at a few places along the way. Wouter was given a list of tasks that he had to complete, or the wedding wouldn’t be allowed to continue…

Wouter’s tasks
Wouter’s props, needed to complete his tasks
Bike tour leg at Cape Town Stadium.
Seeking out 29 year olds.
Wouter finishing his lemon… and actually seemingly enjoying it.
Reciting South African national anthem notes and lyrics.
The national anthem, as performed by Wouter (I was actually impressed by how good his pitch was).

The Wedding

Friday afternoon we arrived at the lodge for the weekend. I had some work to finish but at least this was nicer than where I was going to work if it wasn’t for the wedding.

Accommodation at the lodge

When the wedding co-ordinators started setting up, I noticed that there were all these swirls that almost looked like Debian logos. I asked Wouter if that was on purpose or just a happy accident. He said “Hmm! I haven’t even noticed that yet!”, didn’t get a chance to ask Tammy yet, so it could still be her touch.

Debian swirls everywhere
I took a canoe ride on the river and look what I found, a paddatrapper!

Kyle and I weren’t the only ones out on the river that day. When the wedding ceremony started, Tammy made a dramatic entrance coming in on a boat, standing at the front with the breeze blowing her dress like a valkyrie.

A bit of digital zoomage of previous image.
Time to say the vows.
Just married. Thanks to Sue Fuller-Good for the photo.
Except for one character being out of place, this was a perfect fairy tale wedding, but I pointed Wouter to https://jonathancarter.org/how-to-spell-jonathan/ for future reference so it’s all good.

Congratulations again to both Tammy and Wouter. It was a great experience meeting both their families and friends and all the love that was swirling around all weekend.

Debian Package Uploads

2020-02-07: Upload package calamares (3.2.18-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-07: Upload package python-flask-restful (0.3.8-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-10: Upload package kpmcore (4.1.0-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-16: Upload package fracplanet (0.5.1-5.1) to Debian unstable (Closes: #946028).

2020-02-20: Upload package kpmcore (4.1.0-2) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-20: Upload package bluefish (2.2.11) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-20: Upload package gdisk (1.0.5-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-20: Accept MR#6 for gamemode.

2020-02-23: Upload package tanglet (1.5.5-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-23: Upload package gamemode (1.5-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-24: Upload package calamares (3.2.19-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-24: Upload package partitionmanager (4.1.0-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-24: Accept MR#7 for gamemode.

2020-02-24: Merge MR#1 for calcoo.

2020-02-24: Upload package calcoo (1.3.18-8) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-24: Merge MR#1 for flask-api.

2020-02-25: Upload package calamares (3.2.19.1-1) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-25: Upload package gnome-shell-extension-impatience (0.4.5-4) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-25: Upload package gnome-shell-extension-harddisk-led (19-2) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-25: Upload package gnome-shell-extension-no-annoyance (0+20170928-f21d09a-2) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-25: Upload package gnome-shell-extension-system-monitor (38-2) to Debian unstable.

2020-02-25: Upload package tuxpaint (0.9.24~git20190922-f7d30d-1~exp3) to Debian experimental.

Debian Mentoring

2020-02-10: Sponsor package python-marshmallow-polyfield (5.8-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-10: Sponsor package geoalchemy2 (0.6.3-2) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-13: Sponsor package python-tempura (2.2.1-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-13: Sponsor package python-babel (2.8.0+dfsg.1-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-13: Sponsor package python-pynvim (0.4.1-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-13: Review package ledmon (0.94-1) (Needs some more work) (mentors.debian.net request).

2020-02-14: Sponsor package citeproc-py (0.3.0-6) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-24: Review package python-suntime (1.2.5-1) (Needs some more work) (Python team request).

2020-02-24: Sponsor package python-babel (2.8.0+dfsg.1-2) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

2020-02-24: Sponsor package 2048 (0.0.0-1~exp1) for Debian experimental (mentors.debian.net request).

2020-02-24: Review package notcurses (1.1.8-1) (Needs some more work) (mentors.debian.net request).

2020-02-25: Sponsor package cloudpickle (1.3.0-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request).

Debian Misc

2020-02-12: Apply Planet Debian request and close MR#21.

2020-02-23: Accept MR#6 for ToeTally (DebConf Video team upstream).

2020-02-23: Accept MR#7 for ToeTally (DebConf Video team upstream).

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