We had a small Debian UK meeting last night. Rather quiet - just a few people who were coming up to Cambridge for university interviews, the usual Cambridge geek crew, and a few others who could make it here on short notice. Still, there were some people I hadn't met before who with any luck will get more involved in the future.
Ripped out large chunks of man's logic and started replacing it with code that doesn't date from 1994 and that might actually be maintainable (then again, that's pretty much the story of my work on man so far). All this so that case-insensitive lookups will work.
My bug count seems to be climbing again, as I can't make any more changes to stuff in Debian base until Anthony pushes the magic button to branch off that bit of woody. I'm still not fully convinced that I understand how the branching is going to work with the new staged freeze, but I suppose it should be OK as long as nobody screws with shared library dependencies in unstable/base after the branch.