Author: jonathan

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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,...

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Free Software Activities (2019-08)

Ah, spring time at last. The last month I caught up a bit with my Debian packaging work after the Buster freeze, release and subsequent DebConf. Still a bit to catch up on (mostly kpmcore and partitionmanager that’s waiting on...

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Free Software Activities (2019-07)

Group photo above taken at DebConf19 by Agairs Mahinovs. 2019-07-03: Upload calamares-settings-debian (10.0.20-1) (CVE 2019-13179) to debian unstable. 2019-07-05: Upload calamares-settings-debian (10.0.25-1) to debian unstable. 2019-07-06: Debian Buster Live final ISO testing for release, also attended Cape Town buster release...

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My Debian 10 (buster) Report

In the early hours of Sunday morning (my time), Debian 10 (buster) was released. It’s amazing to be a part of an organisation where so many people work so hard to pull together and make something like this happen. Creating...

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PeerTube and LBRY

I have many problems with YouTube, who doesn’t these days, right? I’m not going to go into all the nitty gritty of it in this post, but here’s a video from a LBRY advocate that does a good job of...

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Free Software Activities (2019-05)

A relatively quiet free software month, I’m feeling the Debian Buster final freeze fatigue for sure. Also dealt with a bunch of personal and work stuff that kept me busy otherwise, and also, haven’t been very good at logging activities...

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#debian-meeting revival

As part of my DPL campaign I suggested that we have more open community meetings, and also suggested that we have more generic open team meetings in a well-known public channel. Fortunately, that idea doesn’t really need a DPL to...

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Free Software Activities (2019-04)

April is over and winter is here and things are getting gloomy, but that doesn’t stop surfers from heading out into the ocean (photo taken at Muizenberg surfer’s corner, Cape Town). Debian package work 2019-04-04: Work on gamemode (1.3.1-1) update....

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Debian project leader elections 2019

A few weeks ago, after a few days of internal turmoil on the matter, I committed to running for DPL. The original nomination period was the week before, with no one stepping up for the position and with our current...

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Help test Debian Live

Introduction During the stretch release period, it became apparent that very few people had been testing Debian Live, and some nasty bugs were discovered only during final release testing. The final stretch images for Debian live wasn’t quite up to...

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Free Software Activities (2019-03)

Wow. March is over already. Picture above taken on weekend away on a wine farm in Robertson, Western Cape. Debian packaging work 2019-03-01: Upload new upstream version of bundlewrap (3.6.0-1) to debian unstable. 2019-03-05: Work on updating python-aniso8601 to version...

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Fun and Debian

Brief background When I started working on my DPL platform, I read through some platforms of recent years. Many of them made some mention of either making Debian a more fun project to contribute to, or keeping it so, even...

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DPL 2019 Election: Rebuttals

Writing rebuttals is not easy. You have to scrutinise the ideas of the people you admire and highlight the flaws in the ideas that they have put a lot of thought in to. At first I wanted to hold back...

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GitLab and Debian

As part of my DPL campaign, I thought that I’d break out a few items out in blog posts that don’t quite fit into my platform. This is the first post in that series. When Debian was hunting for a...

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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...