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Antoine Beaupré: Wallabako 1.4.0 released
May 6, 2022, 4:26 PM
I don't particularly like it when people announce their personal
projects on their blog, but I'm making an exception for this one,
because it's a little special for me.
You see, I have just released Wallabako 1.4.0 (and a quick,
mostly irrelevant 1.4.1 hotfix) today. It's the first release of
that project in almost 3 years (the previous was 1.3.1, before
the pandemic).
The other reason I figured I would mention it is that I have almost
never talked about Wallabako on this blog at all, so many ...
Holger Levsen: 20220506-i-had-an-abortion
May 6, 2022, 1:42 PM
I had an abortion...
Well, it wasn't me, but when I was 18 my partner thankfully was able to take
a 'morning-after-pill' because we were seriously not ready to have
a baby. As one data point: We were both still in high school.
It's not possible to ban abortions. It's only possible to ban safe abortions.
Dirk Eddelbuettel: RQuantLib 0.4.16 on CRAN: Small Updates
May 6, 2022, 12:50 AM
A new release 0.4.16 of RQuantLib arrived at CRAN earlier today, and has been uploaded to Debian as well.
QuantLib is a very comprehensice free/open-source library for quantitative finance; RQuantLib connects it to the R environment and language.
The release of RQuantLib comes agaain about four months after the previous release, and brings a a few small updates for daycounters, all thanks to Kai Lin, plus a small parameter change to avoid an error in an example, and small updates to the Docker f...
Reproducible Builds: Reproducible Builds in April 2022
May 5, 2022, 7:18 PM
Welcome to the April 2022 report from the Reproducible Builds project! In these reports, we try to summarise the most important things that we have been up to over the past month. If you are interested in contributing to the project, please take a few moments to visit our Contribute page on our website.
Cory Doctorow published an interesting article this month about the possibility of Undetectable backdoors for machine learning models. Given that machine learning models can provide unpred...
Bits from Debian: Google Platinum Sponsor of DebConf22
May 5, 2022, 8:00 AM
We are very pleased to announce that Google
has committed to support DebConf22 as a
Platinum sponsor. This is the third year in a row that Google is
sponsoring The Debian Conference with the higher tier!
Google is one of the largest technology companies in the
world, providing a wide range of Internet-related services and products
as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google has been supporting Debian by sponsoring DebConf since more than
ten years,...
Steve Kemp: A plea for books ..
May 3, 2022, 5:15 PM
Recently I've been getting much more interested in the "retro" computers of my youth, partly because I've been writing crazy code in Z80 assembly-language, and partly because I've been preparing to introduce our child to his first computer:
An actual 1982 ZX Spectrum, cassette deck and all.
No internet
No hi-rez graphics
Easily available BASIC
And as a nice bonus the keyboard is wipe-clean!
I've got a few books, books I've hoarded for 30+ years, but I'd love to collect some more.  So here...
Gunnar Wolf: Using a RPi as a display adapter
May 3, 2022, 4:16 PM
Almost ten months ago, I mentioned on this
I bought an ARM laptop, which is now my main machine while away from
home — a Lenovo Yoga C630
13Q50. Yes,
yes, I am still not as much away from home as I used to before, as
this pandemic is still somewhat of a thing, but I do move more.
My main activity in the outside world with my laptop is teaching. I
teach twice a week, and… well, having a display for my slides and
for showing examples in the terminal and such is a must. However, as I
Thomas Koch: Missing memegen
May 1, 2022, 6:17 PM
Posted on May  1, 2022
            Tags: debian, free software, life
    Back at $COMPANY we had an internal meme-site. I had some reputation in my team for creating good memes. When I watched Episode 3 of Season 2 from Yes Premier Minister yesterday, I really missed a place to post memes.
This is the full scene. Please watch it or even the full episode before scrolling down to the GIFs. I had a good laugh for some time.
With Debian, I could just download the episode from somewhere on the...
Thomas Koch: lsp-java coming to debian
May 1, 2022, 6:17 PM
Posted on March 12, 2022
            Tags: debian
    The Language Server Protocol (LSP) standardizes communication between editors and so called language servers for different programming languages. This reduces the old problem that every editor had to implement many different plugins for all different programming languages. With LSP an editor just needs to talk LSP and can immediately provide typicall IDE features.
I already packaged the Emacs packages lsp-mode and lsp-haskell for Debia...
Thomas Koch: Waiting for a STATE folder in the XDG basedir spec
May 1, 2022, 6:17 PM
Posted on February 18, 2014
            Tags: debian, free software
    The XDG Basedirectory specification proposes default homedir folders for the categories DATA (~/.local/share), CONFIG (~/.config) and CACHE (~/.cache). One category however is missing: STATE. This category has been requested several times but nothing happened.
Examples for state data are:
history files of shells, repls, anything that uses libreadline
state of application windows on exit
recently opened files...
Thomas Koch: shared infrastructure coop
May 1, 2022, 6:17 PM
Posted on February  5, 2014
            Tags: debian, free software
    I’m working in a very small web agency with 4 employees, one of them part time and our boss who doesn’t do programming. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, that our development infrastructure is not perfect. We have many ideas and dreams how we could improve it, but not the time. Now we have two obvious choices: Either we just do nothing or we buy services from specialized vendors like github, atlassian, travis-ci,...
Paul Wise: FLOSS Activities April 2022
May 1, 2022, 12:26 AM
This month I didn't have any particular focus.
I just worked on issues in my info bubble.
allow dep override
missing comma
fix MinGW build
Debian usertags:
drop + usertag,
reassign transition usertag
Debian package uploads:
Debian wiki pages:
Kosovo test123,
FOSSjobs wiki pages:
Junichi Uekawa: Already May.
April 30, 2022, 11:57 PM
Already May.
  I've been writing some code in rust and a bit of javascript. But real life is too busy.
Jonathan Dowland: hyperlinked PDF planner
April 29, 2022, 9:29 PM
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