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My Debian Activities in December 2016

FTP assistant

This month I marked 367 packages for accept and rejected 45 packages. This time I only sent 10 emails to maintainers asking questions.

Debian LTS

This was my thirtieth 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 13.50h. During that time I did uploads of

  • [DLA 739-1] jasper security update for nine CVEs
  • [DLA 749-1] php5 security update for 14 CVEs
  • [DLA 771-1] hdf5 security update for four CVEs

Other stuff

The Debian Med Advent Calendar was really successful this year. As announced in [1] this year the second highest number of bugs has been closed during tht bug squashing:

year number of bugs closed
2011 63
2012 28
2013 73
2014 5
2015 150
2016 95

Well done everybody who participated!

In December I also uploaded new upstream versions of duktape, fixed bugs in openzwave, did a binary upload for mpb on mipsel, sponsored openzwave-controlpanel, sidedoor and printrun.
Thanks to lamby that openzwave-controlpanel and sidedoor even made it into Stretch.

Last but not least I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-med/2016/12/msg00180.html

My Debian Activities in November 2016

FTP assistant

This month I marked 377 packages for accept and rejected 36 packages. I also sent 13 emails to maintainers asking questions.

Debian LTS

This was my twenty-ninth 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 11h. During that time I did uploads of

  • [DLA 696-1] bind9 security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 711-1] curl security update for nine CVEs

The upload of curl started as an embargoed one but the discussion about one fix took some time and the upload was a bit delayed.

I also prepared a test package for jasper which takes care of nine CVEs and is available here. If you are interested in jasper, please download it and check whether everything is working in your environment. As upstream only takes care of CVEs/bugs at the moment, maybe we should not upload the old version with patches but the new version with all fixes. Any comments?

Other stuff

As it is again this time of the year, I would also like to draw some attention to the Debian Med Advent Calendar. Like the past years, the Debian Med team starts a bug squashing event from the December 1st to 24th. Every bug that is closed will be registered in the calendar. So instead of taking something from the calendar, this special one will be filled and at Christmas hopefully every Debian Med related bug is closed. Don’t hestitate, start to squash :-).

In November I also uploaded new versions of libmatthew-java, node-array-find-index, node-ejs, node-querystringify, node-require-dir, node-setimmediate, libkeepalive,
Further I added node-json5, node-emojis-list, node-big.js, node-eslint-plugin-flowtype to the NEW queue, sponsored an upload of node-lodash, adopted gnupg-pkcs11-scd, reverted the -fPIC-patch in libctl and fixed RC bugs in alljoyn-core-1504, alljoyn-core-1509, alljoyn-core-1604.

My Debian Activities in December 2015

FTP assistant

Due to Christmas, I only marked 254 packages for accept and rejected 17 of them. I had to send 14 emails to maintainers.

Squeeze LTS

This was my eighteenth month that I did some work for the Squeeze LTS initiative, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian.

As other members of the LTS team had to give back some hours of their workload, this month my initial workload of 18.25h had been increased to 21.25h. Altogether I uploaded those DLAs:

  • [DLA 370-1] bind9 security update
  • [DLA 373-1] libxml2 security update
  • [DLA 375-1] libpng security update

I also started to work on CVEs for packages t-coffee and pitivi, only to recognize that the versions in Squeeze are not affected. Further I prepared patches for passenger and srtp but I could not test them yet, so an upload will be in January.

This month I also experienced something strange. Due to the upload of the new version of mysql, I had to process a package for squeeze-lts in NEW. I seldom see a package, that creates so much “red” output from lintian. I assume this always happens when an “old” package will be checked by the latest lintian and is a good sign for all the development within Debian.

I also tested Raphaels patch for #796784 and could confirm that everything works as expected.

Unfortunately the php5 upload must be delayed until Januar.

This month I also had another week of frontdesk duties.

Other stuff

The Advent season is over and the Debian Med Advent Calendar is full to bursting. The incredible number of 150 bugs have been closed this year!

Due to the GSL transition a new upload of all meep packages had to be done and all in all I could close #748822, #807210, #807212, #807213, #807214, #807215 and #807747.

Debian Med Bug Squashing in Advent 2015

The Debian Med Bug Squashing just ended and the Debian Med Advent Calendar is full to bursting.

Like the years before, the Debian Med team performed a bug squashing event from December 1st to 24th. All bugs that have been closed during that period got an entry in the calendar. This year I am really impressed with the achievement of all participants. After the rather small quantity last year, the incredible number of 150 bugs have been closed this year! Thanks alot!

year number of bugs closed
2011 63
2012 28
2013 73
2014 5
2015 150

My Debian Activities in November 2015

FTP assistant

This month I marked 352 packages for accept and rejected 61 of them. I had to send only 15 emails to maintainers.

I also started to work on #796095 and #796784, but my first patch was rejected. So expect more to come here …

Squeeze LTS

This was my seventeenth month that I did some work for the Squeeze LTS initiative, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian.

Due to Toshiba becoming the first platinum sponsor, I got a workload of 21.25h. This is a new and delightful record! Altogether I uploaded those DLAs:

  • [DLA 341-1] php5 security update
  • [DLA 343-1] libpng security update
  • [DLA 355-1] libxml2 security update
  • [DLA 356-1] libsndfile security update

I also started to work on two bugs that were filed against the pseudo-package ftp.debian.org, which are somehow related to the security team: #796095 and #796784 (see above). Moreover I started to work on the next php5 upload, which will happen at the end of December.

As more and more people work at the LTS frontdesk now, this month I could chill out a bit and let the others do the work.

Other stuff

As the Advent season started again I would also like to draw some attention to the Debian Med Advent Calendar. It was announced here and like the past years, the Debian Med team starts a bug squashing event from the December 1st to 24th. Every bug that is closed will be registered in the calendar. So instead of taking something from the calendar, this special one will be filled and at Christmas hopefully every Debian Med related bug is closed. Don’t hestitate, start to squash :-) .