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Mon, 29 Mar 2010

We Have Released

On 20th of March, at five to midnight, we have released out most straining and time consuming project ever. Its codename is Simon André and we are pleased that it was (more or less) a smooth release process with just a minor delay of three days—but the best don't release on time but when it is ready.

Because everyone loves screenshots, and a few might be viewed on our dedicated Screenshot Page, for completeness this announce contains one:

Simon André

After one week into the release we have to say the feedback and the interest so far is pretty good, the maintenance is requesting its toll, but nothing really unexpected happened so far. We look into a bright future!

Thank you for your attention, enjoy the nice spring weather!

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Thu, 25 Mar 2010

dpkg source format 3.0

Ben Hutchings writes:

You are missing the point - debian/source/format allows you to make it explicit that the source format is 1.0, if you want to stick with that.

You are missing the point - the planned switch of the default format isn't considered a good approach by quite some people. If something new gets introduced, switching to it should be done in wake manner. Other tools do that too, so why can't a central package as dpkg use that approach? I especially want to mention that a point release update for stable was required to get it working in stable like it should.

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Wed, 24 Mar 2010

rxvt-unicode Matcher Patch for Bug Numbers

A while ago Ganneff wondered weather it would be possible to make the matcher extension of rxvt-unicode also pick up something like #12345 and turn it into a link into the BTS.

It isn't—or rather, it wasn't. The idea got stuck in my head and invested some time to make it happen. Here is the quick'n'dirty diff to make it happen:

--- /usr/lib/urxvt/perl/matcher.distrib	2009-11-30 06:44:07.000000000 +0100
+++ /usr/lib/urxvt/perl/matcher.rhonda	2010-03-24 23:57:01.000000000 +0100
@@ -3,13 +3,14 @@
 # Author: Tim Pope <rxvt-unicodeNOSPAM@tpope.info>
 my $url =
-   qr{
+   qr{(?:
          \([a-zA-Z0-9\-\@;\/?:&=%\$_.+!*\x27,~#]*\)| # Allow a pair of matched parentheses
          [a-zA-Z0-9\-\@;\/?:&=%\$_+*~]  # exclude some trailing characters (heuristic)
+      )|\#[0-9]{4,}
 sub on_user_command {
@@ -145,6 +146,7 @@
          my @begin = @-;
          my @end = @+;
          if (!defined($col) || ($-[0] <= $col && $+[0] >= $col)) {
+            $match =~ s/^#/http:\/\/bugs.debian.org\//;
             if ($launcher !~ /\$/) {
                return ($launcher,$match);
             } else {

The diff is intentionally small so it is clear what is happening here. And it should give ideas for other extensions that one would like to make. I don't consider it though flexible enough to submit it upstream. Enjoy anyway!

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Mon, 15 Mar 2010

stable RC Bug Squashing, Part 2

A while ago I blogged about squashing release-critical bugs in stable. Yesterday we have reached a big milestone on that area: The amount of release-critical bugs in stable dropped below 1000 (blue graph). This might sound like it's still pretty high but given that we were well over 1600 RC bugs in stable a while ago I consider this quite a success.

This is though no time for rest. There is still way too many RC bugs in stable, there are definitely still a lot of bugs that just aren't affecting stable and thus can be marked as such meaning no upload needs to get done for them. I'm taking a close look at those with higher numbers and most of those seem to be validly affecting stable too so they might require a bit more work than just tagging them.

Thanks to all people who helped on that area, I can just remember a few names and don't want to make anyone else also working on stable to feel singled out, though I want to thank Lucas for tagging his FTBFS rounds with squeeze sid right from the start because the packages obviously have built before due to his regular rebuilds. Thanks to all, but like said, not the time to rest. The green squeeze graph is still around 250 bugs away from us!

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