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* Internal News/Happenings
* Events: Upcoming and Reports
* Help needed
* More than just code
* Quick Links from Debian Social Media
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Mate 1.14 in Unstable
Mike Gabriel announced  MATE 1.14 was landing in unstable, with
builds for the 23 architectures supported by Debian. Mike notes that the
greatest change is the switch from GTK2 to GTK3 and that there are some
known issues such as when running in an NXv3-based remote desktop
session. The team thanks all those who helped getting MATE into Debian.
Misc Developer News
Julien Cristau posted Misc Developer News #41 . Highlights include
the new debhelper compat 10 being ready for testing, source packages now
being able to include upstream signatures, a change to Apt allowing the
use of "by-hash" to avoid hashsum mismatches, minor mirror changes to
help the Debian Mirrors network, the "stretch-debug" suite now being
populated, and the package init losing its status as Essential and
required, so that it can be left out of minimal chroots.
5: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00002.html
Debian "wheezy" 7.11 : the eleventh and final update of oldstable
Debian 7 (codename "wheezy") was released on 4 June 2016.
Debian "jessie" 8.5 : the fifth update of stable Debian 8 (codename
"jessie") was also released on 4 June 2016.
Changes in the New Member process
Enrico Zini highlights  some changes to the New Member process along
with a guide to the application process. The nm.debian.org  site now
offers managed self-service for most of the steps, which should aid
applicants and advocates to provide input and information and make it
easier for Account Managers and Debian Developers to provide input.
8: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00003.html
These changes help move the NM process forward in several areas,
especially helping Debian Account Managers and Front Desk members to
concentrate on reviewing and deciding on applications.
Wheezy LTS and the switch to OpenJDK 7
Markus Koschany followed up on the earlier announcement of support 
and changes for Wheezy LTS. He gave more background information to the
decision to switch from OpenJDK 6 to OpenJDK 7 in Wheezy LTS , a
move prompted by the end of life of Ubuntu 12.04 which uses OpenJDK 6.
The switch took into consideration choosing a default for a stable
release cycle, the impact that it would have on users, and questioning
the need of supporting JDK6 for a short 12 month period of time in
contrast to the length of the LTS timeline.
http://java.debian.net/blog/2016/06/whe ... jdk-7.html
Bits from the DPL
Debian Project Leader Mehdi Dogguy shared news  of his activities
and happenings inside of the project. He announced changes made to the
Newmaint delegation, notes on attending DebConf16 and Sun Camp,
appointments to the Anti-Harassment team, a review of reimbursement
procedures, and asset purchases.
12: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00008.html
GCC 6 and binutils for the Debian stretch release
Matthias Klose announced GCC 6 will be the default  GNU Compiler
Collection for stretch. GCC 6 is available in testing and can be
currently made the default on systems by installing the gcc/g++ packages
from experimental. Matthias highlighted known build failures, and plans
for release. Packages using previous GCC versions will become release
critical for the next release.
13: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00007.html
binutils will be moving from a 12 month release cycle to a 6 month
release cycle; expect binutils 2.27 or later for stretch.
New pkg-security team
Gianfranco Costamagna announced a new pkg-security team  which will
focus on providing a list of security tools maintained by downstream
distributions, and merging them back into Debian. The pkg-security team
wiki  has more information on the team, task, and infrastructure.
14: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2 ... 00259.html
Replace "Chairman" with "Chair" throughout the Debian Constitution 
- Proposed by Margarita Menterola, with link to discussion .
17: https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/20 ... 00028.html
Declassifying debian-private  - Proposed by Nicolas Dandrimont, with
link to discussion .
19: https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/20 ... 00089.html
Events: Upcoming and Reports
* DebConf16 - The annual Debian Developers Conference
Each year the Debian community of Contributors, Developers, and software
enthusiasts meets for an annual Conference known as DebConf . This
year was the 16th conference, along with its precursor hacking session
DebCamp which was held 23 June through 1 July 2016.
The conference location for this year was Cape Town, South Africa, the
venue was the University of Cape Town (UCT), and the event was hosted by
the Engineering Faculty and the Department of Computer Sciences.
DebConf16  officially started 2 July and ended 9 July 2016 with over
280 people attending from all over the world. As Debian is a worldwide
community, for those unable to attend, 113 hours of talks in 114 events,
BOFs ("Birds of a Feather" discussions), and sessions were recorded and
live streamed. A special nod of appreciation to the Video team who
reviewed sessions as soon as they were recorded and set up a system to
publish the videos automatically; videos may be seen at the
Debian meetings archive website .
We hope to provide a fuller report of the DebConf16 experience, but as
of now most of the attendees are still recovering and blogging about
their times and experiences, so please stay tuned.
* Debian activities in FISL17
During the 17th edition of the International Free Software Forum
(FISL17) held from 13 July through 16 July at PUCRS in Porto Alegre,
Brazil, the Debian project's late founder, Ian Murdock, received a great
tribute, in which one of the stages of the event received his name. At
the official opening this announcement was greeted with a warm round of
applause. More details are available in the news published on the event
website (in Portuguese) .
The Brazilian Debian community held various activities during
FISL17: 6 Lightning Talks on various topics such as Forensics, BTS,
Debian Policy, and GSoC. There were also workshops on packaging, the Web
of Trust, and a community meeting. The main theme of this meeting was to
present the various work fronts and ways of contribution to the
community and to attract new contributors. All activities of the Debian
community in Brazil can be seen here .
As has happened in previous years, the event had exhibition stands for
the communities; this space was very important and served as a meeting
between members of the Debian community. During the four-day event
promotional materials were distributed, and many people sought out the
exhibition stand to learn more about the Debian community. Others
participated in the Install Fest.
Some photos  of the event. Debian Brazil community continues its
focus to have a continuous presence in one of the greatest Free Software
events in the world, showing the work done and inviting more people to
collaborate with the "Universal Operating System".
http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/ ... debconf16/
http://softwarelivre.org/fisl17/noticia ... an-murdock
24: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/br ... itarioFISL
* A small reminder that Debian has a Code of Conduct  that is to
be honoured at all Debian Events and by Developers representing Debian
at events and functions. We take pride in our diversity  and
* Reminder: 5 November 2016, transitions freeze for stretch.
Once upon a time in Debian:
* 2005-07-05 GCC 4.0 as the default GCC 
* 2008-06-09 lenny beta 2 Debian Installer 
* 2010-06-29 Derivatives Front Desk introduced 
* 2012-07-02 Bug #680000 reported by Jan Dejemyr 
28: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00001.html
29: https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-ins ... 8/20080609
30: https://lists.debian.org/debian-announc ... 00007.html
31: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=680000
Teams needing help
Call for Stretch artwork proposals
Niels Thykier made the official call for proposals for stretch
artwork . If you would like, or know of someone who would like, to
create a desktop look and feel, be sure to send in your artwork.
Submission deadline is 5 September 2016.
32: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00001.html
Packages needing help:
Currently  800 packages are orphaned  and 171 packages are up
for adoption : please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help .
33: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2 ... 00281.html
Debian has a newcomer bug tag used to indicate bugs which are suitable
for new contributors to use as an entry point to working on specific
There are 182  newcomer bugs available.
37: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgrepo ... g=newcomer
More than just code
1,657 people and 19 teams are listed on the Debian Contributors 
page for 2016.
Debian user Gene Heskett asked how to fix his Iceweasel/Firefox icon and
binary mixup ... and started one of the largest threads in -user.
The discussion covered firefox binaries, what synaptic actually installs
and where it installs it to, email etiquette and code of conduct, and
the resurfacing of bug #815006  and great news.
39: https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/20 ... 00462.html
40: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=815006
Debian user Lisi Reisz posted "Catastrophe - but how? Aptitude goes
mad" , when a simple aptitude install instead uninstalled
everything. The thread gives the recovery, solution and some history on
GREP, as well as notes on when to use and when to never use aptitude vs.
41: https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/20 ... 01153.html
On the Debian Developers list Steve McIntyre pondered the usefulness of
a "Jessie and a half" release . Although the name is not set, the
discussion on what to include in this release starts off with a
backports-kernel, a rebuilt Debian Installer, X drivers, xserver, and
other packages. Thoughts are many arm64, recent amd64, and ppc64el ports
would benefit from this release and its net install image.
42: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2 ... 00054.html
Tips and Tricks
Keerthana Krishnan shared 10 Git commands every developer should
know  and A beginnerâ€™s guide to Debian Source Packages .
http://thewaterbabe.in/2016/06/20/10-gi ... ould-know/
http://thewaterbabe.in/2016/06/13/a-beg ... -packages/
Francois Marier shared information on Replacing a failed RAID drive 
and Cleaning up obsolete config files on Debian and Ubuntu. 
45: http://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/repl ... aid-drive/
http://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/clea ... an-ubuntu/
Tips and Tricks: Capetown/South Africa Edition
Michael Prokop shared lessons learnt in Capetown  at DebConf16.
http://michael-prokop.at/blog/2016/07/1 ... ns-learnt/
Outreachy Weekly Reports
Valerie Young starts off Outreachy - Summer of Reproducible Builds 
with a self introduction and details of what Reproducible Builds are all
Week 1 , Reproduced the reproducible builds tests website locally,
added additional information to INSTALL files, and fixed broken links
due to an additional directory.
Week 2 , introduction of a templates system using mustache ,
navigation improvements to package pages, started bash to python script
Week 3 , at DebCamp Valerie continued work on python script
conversion and added more templates. Objectives presented for creating
more mustache templates and continuing work on navigation.
Week 5 , distracted by the amazing people of Debian at DebCamp.
Plans to finish package set page script, highlight issue with
Week After DebConf , finished the conversion of the package set
pages  script, replaced the bash code navigation with a mustache
template that the python scripts use for the home page , redesigned
the website by way of rearranging, enabled cross suite and architecture
navigation on most pages.
https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/d ... _sets.html
56: https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/d ... cible.html
Scarlett Clark - reports on Week 1  of Outreachy, Reproducible
Builds. Work started on kapptemplate , choqok  and plans to fix
the source of problem issues by looking into the kconfig_compiler.
http://scarlettgatelyclark.com/2016/deb ... ss-report/
59: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=825322
Week 2  saw kapptemplate pushed to upstream and a submitted patch
for choqok with a review request, work in progress on kxmlgui which was
causing unreproducible symbol/debug files.
http://scarlettgatelyclark.com/2016/deb ... ds-week-2/
Week 3  choqok patch approved! Further work with kxmlgui and the
start of work in KDE Randa.
http://scarlettgatelyclark.com/2016/deb ... usy-times/
Week 5 : kde4libs and kf5 kconfig were pushed upstream, testing a
patch to fix umask issues in kapptemplate, the KDE Randa docker image is
up and running.
http://scarlettgatelyclark.com/2016/kde ... much-more/
GSOC - WebRTC (Real-Time Communications) and Communications projects
Daniel Pocock introduces us to this year's Debian Summer of Code
Students  working on WebRTC (Real-Time Communications) and
Mesut Can Gurle  is making plugins for genuinely free WebRTC with
open standards like SIP, recently creating the WPCall  plugin for
https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... utCanGurle
Keerthana Krishnan  has started work on creating a similar plugin
https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... naKrishnan
Jaminy Prabaharan  is working on a tool to help users to find all
the phone numbers and ham radio callsigns in old emails.
67: https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... ons/Jaminy
Simon DÃ©saulniers , Olivier Gregoire , Nicolas Reynaud , and
Alok Anand  are working on a peer-to-peer alternative to SIP, XMPP
and WebRTC, along with Savoir Faire Linux  in work on the Ring 
https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... 9saulniers
https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... lasReynaud
https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... /AlokAnand
Pranav Jain  has been working on streamlining the provisioning of
SIP accounts, hoping as well to provide mechanisms for privately
operated SIP PBXes such as Asterisk.
Nik Vaes  has been working on issues that users of the JAIN SIP
library used for Java in Apache Camel and the Jitsi softphone have been
75: https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode201 ... ns/NikVaes
There is also a large Mentoring Team around the Summer of Code Projects
for the students.
GSoC - Reproducible Builds in Debian
Satyam Zode started Week 1  with work on the addition of the -
hide=profiles flag to diffoscope to provide alternatives for tools and
to increase the userbase of diffoscope and contributors. He task-listed:
Working towards reading argparse python documentation, debugging code
towards solutions, and discussing the problems with the community.
http://satyamz.github.io/blog/2016/06/0 ... in-debian/
Week 2 and 3  focused on using a prebuilder to duplicate
reproducibility issues, the use of which helped find more use cases for
-hide=profiles. He also researched the differences between different
unreproducible packages, added detailed use cases to Reproducible Builds
Hide Profiles Specifications , and apprised apkdiff, pkg-diff, and
tar to see how they were reading and ignoring input.
http://satyamz.github.io/blog/2016/06/1 ... in-debian/
78: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBui ... cification
Week 4 and 5  Satyam worked on interface design, argument
completion, and hiding.buildinfo from.changes files.
http://satyamz.github.io/blog/2016/06/2 ... in-debian/
GSoC - Improving distributed and secure communication using free
Simon DÃ©saulnier started his introduction  to GSoC by sharing his
focus of work on improving distributed and secure communication using
free software. Simon will be working on OpenDHT, a component of
Ring , a secure and distributed voice, video and chat communication
platform. OpenDHT is the distributed hash table which allows Ring to
keep communications and the platform decentralised.
Simon's roadmap for the project starts with new OpenDHT functionality,
maintenance, and data optimisation.
Week 1  started with serialisable structure for remote filtering
which allows for expanded sql like queries.
Week 2  Simon fixed a bug issues with a Packaging issue for Python
bindings  and for dht: consider IPv4 or IPv6 disconnected on
operation done .
Week 3 and 4  Simon worked on the final version of the queries code
library, work now focuses on Value pagination including a redesign of
some of the operation callbacks, and optimising announce operations.
Week 5 and 6  at DebConf16  Simon attended a keysigning party
and speaks on the web of trust and mentions that Ring is now part of
Debian. Simon worked with Debian Developer Alexandre Viau and together
they Presented Ring at DebConf 2016 .
http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/ ... _Ring.webm
LTS Freexian Monthly Reports
Debian Long Term Support, June 2016 
https://raphaelhertzog.com/2016/07/16/f ... june-2016/
Debian Long Term Support, May 2016 
https://raphaelhertzog.com/2016/06/13/f ... -may-2016/
Reproducible Build status/update
Reproducible builds: week 57 in "stretch" cycle 
Reproducible builds: week 58 in "stretch" cycle 
Reproducible builds: week 59 in "stretch" cycle 
Reproducible builds: week 60 in "stretch" cycle 
Reproducible builds: week 61 in "stretch" cycle 
Reproducible builds: week 62 in "stretch" cycle 
Quick Links from Debian Social Media
New Developers and Maintainers - May and June 2016 
98: https://bits.debian.org/2016/07/new-dev ... 16-06.html
Debian Perl Sprint 2016 
99: https://bits.debian.org/2016/07/debian- ... -2016.html
Debian 7 Wheezy LTS now supporting armel and armhf 
https://bits.debian.org/2016/06/wheezy- ... armhf.html
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