Category: Free Software

Free Software, and Open Source Software. More specifacally, probably Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Python, Debian, and other things Free Software I’m interested in.

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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...

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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...