Search Results: "Dafydd Harries"

15 December 2016

Reproducible builds folks: Reproducible Builds: week 85 in Stretch cycle

What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday December 4 and Saturday December 10 2016: Toolchain development and fixes Anders Kaseorg opened a pull request to asciidoc upstream, to make it generate reproducible documentation. (#782294) Bugs filed Chris Lamb: Clint Adams: Dafydd Harries: Robbie Harwood: Valerie R Young: Reviews of unreproducible packages 47 package reviews have been added, 84 have been updated and 3 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues. 1 new issue type has been added: lessc_captures_build_path Weekly QA work During our reproducibility testing, some FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by: diffoscope development Chris Lamb fixed a division-by-zero in the progress bar, split out trydiffoscope into a separate package, and made some performance enhancements. Maria Glukhova fixed build issues with Python 3.4 strip-nondeterminism development Anders Kaseorg added support for .par files, by allowing them to be treated as Zip archives; and Chris Lamb improved some documentation. reprotest development Ximin Luo added the ability to vary the build time using faketime, as well as other code quality improvements and cleanups. He also discovered a little-known fact about faketime - that it also modifies filesystem timestamps by default. He submitted a PR to libfaketime upstream to improve the documentation on this, which was quickly accepted, and also disabled this feature in reprotest's own usage of faketime. development There was further work on code. Chris Lamb added support for buildinfo format 0.2 and made rejection notices clearer; and Emanuel Bronshtein fixed some links to use HTTPS. Misc. This week's edition was written by Ximin Luo and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC and via email.

5 December 2016

Reproducible builds folks: Reproducible Builds: week 84 in Stretch cycle

What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday November 27 and Saturday December 3 2016: Reproducible work in other projects Media coverage, etc. Bugs filed Chris Lamb: Clint Adams: Dafydd Harries: Daniel Shahaf: Reiner Herrmann: Valerie R Young: Reviews of unreproducible packages 15 package reviews have been added, 4 have been updated and 26 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues. 2 issue types have been added: Weekly QA work During our reproducibility testing, some FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by: diffoscope development Is is available now in Debian, Archlinux and on PyPI. strip-nondeterminism development reprotest development Misc. This week's edition was written by Chris Lamb, Valerie Young, Vagrant Cascadian, Holger Levsen and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC.

16 August 2013

Lucas Nussbaum: Debian birthday

This upload was the first one of my very first package in Debian. It was sponsored by Dafydd Harries, who I ve finally met at DebConf13, and got out of NEW on 2005-08-16. Exactly 8 years ago today. I only realized that yesterday evening, and Debian s birthday feels even more special to me now. Dafydd, it looks like I owe you a lot! :)

18 December 2011

Lars Wirzenius: Obnam 0.24 released (backup software)

I've released version 0.24 of Obnam, my backup application. USER VISIBLE CHANGES BUG FIXES:

15 October 2007

Benjamin Mako Hill: Comical Gastronomical

When it comes to puns about digestion, Dafydd Harries and I make up for in quantity what we lack in quality. Apologies to Daf if he is embarassed by my public acknowledgement of his contributions in this endeavor.

12 June 2007

Christine Spang: IBM Takeover

Made it to the “real” Cambridge in one piece. I’m currently in Dafydd Harries and Matthew Garrett’s living room. Last night when we were all sitting around hacking and drinking tea, there were four X-series Thinkpads and four people at the table. Clearly these must be smart people.

10 June 2007

Christine Spang: And Straight On Til Morning

My internal clock is finding it hard to believe that it’s light outside right now, which might have something to do with the fact that I’m sitting in Shannon, Ireland. Since I only got maybe two hours of sleep on the plane, I wonder if I’m going to crash horribly later today. I haven’t flown internationally since 2000, so I was a little paranoid about it being a horrible nightmare, but so far it hasn’t been. I haven’t managed to trip any metal detectors yet, though I did accidentally leave my laptop in my bag when I sent it through the scanner at Logan. The security people were nice enough about it, however. I’m not carrying much in terms of carry-ons, so things have been smooth. I completely forgot that “long-haul” flights serve meals. Aer Lingus has a standard meal offering consisting of “chicken” or “beef”, neither of which are very good for vegans. Apparently if you call their reservations office in advance of your flight you can order special meals, of which vegan vegetarian is an option. But I definitely don’t remember this being mentioned at all (or at least very prominently) during the booking process, so I never thought of checking. I had just written off being able to eat the airline food and brought granola bars and snacks. Apparently this was a wrong assumption. I was originally going to FlyGlobespan, but ended up changing my mind after experiencing their entirely broken website which didn’t allow me to make a booking, and waiting a week for a response to their “feedback form” and never getting any, all the while watching their fares creep up as every day passed. Luckily the flight I ended up getting wasn’t too much more expensive, and even allowed me the flexibility to fly into London and out from Glasgow, making it easier to accomplish my plans of visiting Dafydd Harries, Hanna Wallach, and Matthew Garrett in the “other” Cambridge before ending up at Debconf!

11 December 2006

Yves-Alexis Perez: NM Queue, Xfce 4.4rc2 and Etch freeze...

It's been more than one year that I'm waiting on NM queue, waiting for an Applicant Manager, performing Philosophy & Procedure part 1 & 2, then Tasks & Skills.

When applying for NM, it's really appreciated to already maintain a few packages in the archive, so for T&S the AM can check them and appreciate the work done. I guess people applying for NM first start by taking care of some package, before submitting.

But for me, it was the opposite way. I joined pkg-xfce team more than 18 months ago, and got my first packages in the archive a few weeks later.

I only applied to NM 6 months later, because, as I was dedicating more time to pkg-xfce, it would be more efficient for me to be able to upload directly, without
bothering huggie or ema (the two DDs in the team). It wasn't really required, but
it interested me, and huggie said me that it'd take some time so the sooner, the better.

Now, due to personal reason, huggie and ema don't have time/motivation anymore to work on pkg-xfce. I'm currently the one in charge, as I spent some time on it, and tries to spent some time on debian-desktop team, so we have a nice and consistent look for desktop environments in Etch. But I can't upload my packages myself, I need to find a sponsor. Xfce represent more than 50 packages (including goodies), that's quite a lot, and we have scripts and procedure to be efficient when rebuilding everything. If I could do everything myself, Xfce 4.4rc2 (released 2006/11/05) would have been in Etch since a long time. But I can't, because I'm stuck in NM queue.

Most of 4.4rc2 packages have been uploaded by my AM, Dafydd Harries (which I want to thank, though), but not everything, and few packages won't be in Etch, now that it's frozen. Yeah, that means that Etch will have half rc1 and half rc2, which isn't really good. Not really bad either, but still... (ok, and not as bad as shipping broken svn snapshots...)

I'm interested in beeing a Debian Developper because I *know* it'll make my work and my time more efficient. And not beeing able to push rc2 to Etch because of that really makes me sad...

Matthew Garrett: Bug#403129: ITP: 15 December 2006 -- 6b Fair Street

Subject: Bug#403129: ITP: 15 December 2006 -- 6b Fair Street                    
Package: wnpp                                                                   
Severity: wishlist                                                              
Owner: Matthew Garrett <>                                    
* Party name    : Gratuitous party                                              
  Time          : 7:30                                                          
  Maintainers   : Matthew Garrett                                               
                  Dafydd Harries                                                
* Location      : 6b Fair Street                                                
* License       : Bring booze                                                   
  Description   : A party.                                                      
This party aids the transition from pre-Christmas to post-Christmas             
state. It may be safely removed afterwards.                       

4 September 2006

Benjamin Mako Hill: For Dafydd Harries

Something about this museum in Eindhoven made my think of my friend Daf.

25 January 2006

Benjamin Mako Hill: For Everything A Name

I've recently been speaking quite a bit about people who are principled, and sometimes not so principled, about free software. Now, I'm not convinced that name calling has ever done any movement much good but I won't let that stop me when I want a few concise way to describe different groups of unprincipled, hypocritical, struggling, or just plain confused free software users -- at least not when it's all in good fun. I do not, as I've mentioned before, consider myself immune from either my criticism or my epithets. To appreciate either term, you merely must recognize that the term FLOSS is often used to mean Free, Libre and Open Source Software. The first great term is the brilliant neologism flip-flosser, a creation of Dafydd Harries. It is perfect for describing the on-again off-again free software user. My own addition is the more edgy flosstitute: an solid poke at anyone willing to sell out their principles and their movement for a little political good will or a slicker desktop.