It's that time again! Another year,
We're expecting 50 or so Debian folks at our place in Cambridge this
weekend, ready to natter, geek, socialise and generally have a good
time. Let's hope the weather stays nice, but if not we have gazebo
Many thanks to a number of awesome companies and people near and
far who are sponsoring the important refreshments for the weekend:
I've even been working on the garden this week to improve it ready
for the event. If you'd like to come and haven't already told us,
please add yourself to the wiki page!
There are about 15 Netfilter packages in Debian, and they are maintained
by separate people.
Yersterday, I contacted the maintainers of the main packages to propose
the creation of a pkg-netfilter team to maintain all the packages together.
The benefits of maintaining packages in a team is already known to all, and
I would expect to rise the overall quality of the packages due to this
By now, the involved packages and maintainers are:
- maintained or co-maintained by Laurence J. Lane:
- maintained by Chris Boot:
- maintained or co-maintained by Alexander Wirt:
- maintained or co-maintained by Neutron Soutmun:
- maintained or co-maintained by Anibal Monsalve Salazar:
- maintained or co-maintained by myself:
We should probably ping Jochen Friedrich as well who maintains arptables
and ebtables. Also, there are some other non-official Netfilter packages, like
iptables-persistent. I m undecided to what to do with them, as my primary
impulse is to only put in the team upstream packages.
Given the release of Stretch is just some months ahead, the creation of
this packaging team will happen after the release, so we don t have any hurry
moving things now.
The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:
- Stein Magnus Jodal (jodal)
- Prach Pongpanich (prach)
- Markus Koschany (apo)
- Bernhard Schmidt (berni)
- Uwe Kleine-K nig (ukleinek)
- Timo Weing rtner (tiwe)
- Sebastian Andrzej Siewior (bigeasy)
- Mattia Rizzolo (mattia)
- Alexandre Viau (aviau)
- Lev Lamberov (dogsleg)
- Adam Borowski (kilobyte)
- Chris Boot (bootc)
The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:
- Alf Gaida
- Andrew Ayer
- Marcio de Souza Oliveira
- Alexandre Detiste
- Dave Hibberd
- Andreas Boll
- Punit Agrawal
- Edward Betts
- Shih-Yuan Lee
- Ivan Udovichenko
- Andrew Kelley
- Benda Xu
- Russell Sim
- Paulo Roberto Alves de Oliveira
- Marc Fournier
- Scott Talbert
- Sergio Durigan Junior
- Guillaume Turri
- Michael Lustfield
At mini-Debconf Cambridge:
Much unintentional chaos and hilarity and world class problem solving yesterday.
A routine upgrade from Wheezy - Jessie died horribly on my laptop when UEFI variable space filled, leaving No Operating System on screen.
Cue much running around: Chris Boot, Colin Walters, Steve dug around, booted the system usng rescue CD and so on. Lots more digging, including helpful posts by mjg59 - a BIOS update may solve the problem.
Flashing BIOS did clear the variables and variable space and it all worked perfectly thereafter. This had the potential for turning the laptop into a brick under UEFI (but still working under legacy boot).
As it is, it all worked perfectly - but where else would you get _the_ Grub maintainer, 2 x UEFI experts and a broken laptop all in the same room ?
If it hadn't happened yesterday, it would have happened at home and I'd have been left with nothing. As it is, we all learnt/remembered stuff and had a useful time fixing it.