After fixing some bugs this week, I’ve noticed they’ve been one per day (on average) so I think I’m joining Stefano Zacchiroli on this RCBW thingie… let’s see if I can keep up!
These are this week’s bugs:
#561645 – gdesklets – Doesn’t work with python2.6 (thanks to Andrew Starr-Bochicchio)
#571488 – gedit – FTBFS with Python 2.6 as default
#571517 – totem – FTBFS with Python 2.6 as default
#571510 – rhythmbox – FTBFS with Python 2.6 as default
#533836 – spe – FTBFS with Python 2.6 as default
#569378 – gnet – FTBFS
#551215 – gtkmm-documentation – FTBFS
I’ve also sponsored gnome-dvb-daemon for Sebastian Reichel, which fixes two more RC bugs:
#566949 – gnome-dvb-daemon – FTBFS with Python 2.6 as default
#569480 – gnome-dvb-daemon – FTBFS
It’s interesting to note that all of the above bugs except for the spe one are from pkg-gnome packages. We still have a few more, although they are the hard ones so it’s not gonna be that easy for the next week…
Since this January, I’ve been doing upstream work for Liferea. This is a great oportunity to learn C and to contribute more to an upstream project! And the atmosphere around Liferea is great. Today I’ve published my first post in the Liferea blog. If you are a Liferea user, you may want to subscribe to it!
There is a lot of work going on in Liferea. We are working hard to release 1.6 (which will use WebKit as the rendering backend) without any known regressions. Most of the performance work will likely go into the next series though, but 1.6 shouldn’t be any worse than 1.4.
If you would like to contribute, don’t be shy and join #liferea on Freenode! We have some blockers for 1.6 and some other things to do, and we will appreciate any contributions. Testing is also appreciated. We are mostly interested in the unstable series, so if you find a bug in the latest unstable release or in trunk, file a bug report!
The Debian Python Modules Team is discussing which DVCS to switch to from SVN. Ondrej Certik asked how to generate a list of commiters to the team’s repository, so I looked at it and got this:
emilio@saturno:~/deb/python-modules$ svn log | egrep "^r[0-9]+ " | cut -f2 -d'|' | sed 's/-guest//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r
As it’s likely that the Python Applications Packaging Team will switch too to the same DVCS at the same time, here are the numbers for its repo:
emilio@saturno:~/deb/python-apps$ svn log | egrep "^r[0-9]+ " | cut -f2 -d'|' | sed 's/-guest//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r
Here I’m the 4th most committer
And while I was on it, I thought I could do the same for the GNOME and GStreamer teams:
emilio@saturno:~/deb/pkg-gnome$ svn log | egrep "^r[0-9]+ " | cut -f2 -d'|' | sed 's/-guest//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r
emilio@saturno:~/deb/pkg-gstreamer$ svn log | egrep "^r[0-9]+ " | cut -f2 -d'|' | sed 's/-guest//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r
- Why do I have the full python-modules and pkg-gstreamer trees, if I have just one commit to DPMT, and don’t even have commit access to the GStreamer team?
- If you don’t want to seem like you have done less commits than you have actually done, don’t change your alioth name when you become a DD (hint: pox-guest and piotr in python-modules are the same person)
- If the switch to a new VCS was based on a vote where you have one vote per commit, the top 3 commiters in pkg-gnome could win the vote if they chosed the same! For python-apps it’s the 4 top commiters, and the 7 ones for python-modules. pkg-gstreamer is a bit special
About one year and a half after my first package was uploaded to Debian, I decided to apply to become a Debian Developer last month. It didn’t happen inmediately because in order to apply you are asked whether you have read the foundation documents, the policy, the developers reference… and I didn’t want to cheat! So I took the time to read all of them, and then applied on November 1st!
LoÃ¯c Minier advocated me (thanks!) and now I’m waiting to be asigned an AM. I hope not to loose interest in the meantime
Ralph Janke points out that Thomas David has created a very nice image of a lot of the Hardy Heron contributors.
As the Hardy Heron t-shirts are already out of stock, could we get a new design (t-shirts and/or posters) with Thomas’ image, possibly with a discount for the people mentioned in the image?
Emmet Hikory has volunteered for running a session about how to read stack
traces (thanks Emmet!).
(Quoting from wikipedia):
“A stack trace (also called stack backtrace or stack traceback) is a report of
the active stack frames instantiated by the execution of a program. They are
mostly used to aid debugging by showing where exactly an error occurs. The last
few stack frames often indicate the origin of the bug.”
So knowing them well means you will be able to triage a lot of more bug reports,
and possibly fixing them. Also, since these reports are usually crashes they are
very important, so don’t doubt this is an incredible opportunity for learning a
very important stuff.
It will be run this Saturday at 11:00 UTC on #ubuntu-classroom on Freenode. So
if you are interested on it, just join us there! It will be a really interesting
session and we will learn a very useful thing, with our master persia.
So don’t forget to come, and also let your friends know about this, so they can
See you there!
Hace apenas unos minutos ha salido oficialmente la versiÃ³n candidata de Ubuntu 7.10, ‘Gutsy Gibbon‘. Si todo va bien (y esperemos que vaya), la final saldrÃ¡ el Jueves que viene.
Esta nueva versiÃ³n incluye grandes novedades: Gnome 2.20, Compiz por defecto, indexador de archivos, mayor facilidad para configurar tus monitores (sÃ, en plural!), autodetecciÃ³n y autoinstalaciÃ³n de impresoras, mayor ahorro de energÃa (o lo que es lo mismo, mayor duraciÃ³n de la baterÃa de tu portatil), sistema de ficheros encriptado (ya no tendrÃ¡s que preocuparte si te roban el portatil)… y mÃ¡s, mucho mÃ¡s!
Puedes descargarlo desde la pÃ¡gina oficial de descargas.