My Debian Activities in October 2016

FTP assistant

This month I caught up from last month and marked 317 packages for accept and rejected 23 packages. I also sent 5 emails to maintainers asking questions.

Debian LTS

This was my twenty-eighth month that I did some work for the Debian LTS initiative, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian.

This month my all in all workload has been 13h. During that time I did uploads of

  • [DLA 645-1] bind9 security update
  • [DLA 646-1] zendframework security update
  • [DLA 665-1] libgd2 security update
  • [DLA 671-1] libxvmc security update
  • [DLA 672-1] bind9 security update
  • [DLA 691-1] libxml2 security update

The second upload of bind was an embargoed one.

Other stuff

I uploaded a new version of greylistd and fixed RC bug #837501. A new version of highlight.js fixed RC bug #830189. With a new upstream version of chktex I could close bugs #782342, #782343 and #819885. I also uploaded the new package node-random-bytes and new upstream versions of alljoyn-core-1604 and duktape

Finally, after about 4 years, I managed to upload entropybroker and instantly had to deal with #840018, #840019 and #840020. One cannot overemphasize the importance of our QA stuff!

I also uploaded a new version of libctl to solve the -fPIC issue but was asked short time after to revert that again :-(.

As already mentioned some days ago I adopted libmatthew-java. At that time about 956 package were orphaned and I asked everybody to adopt one of these packages. Unfortunately now there are 982 package orphaned. I guess I have to clear up a misunderstanding. You should adopt those packages and not oprhan more of them!