27 Jul 2006 faw   » (Journeyer)

Things ready to change again :o)

Keeping you up-to-date about my NM process, I have some good news since last time I wrote here. I was approved in the P&P! And I just sent the answers to T&S Part 1, by far, this was the most time intensive part of the NM until now. I had to fix RC-bugs, write shell script, write manpages and answer another round of questions. It is a hard part of the NM, IMHO, not because of the questions but because of the time required to prepare everything as good as possible. There is always something new to learn about Debian, how the project works, where to find information, how to help, it is really amazing. Extremadura i18n meeting is pretty close and we have a proposal to work in the debian-installer language packs (or something like that) trying to add more languages (and trying to save space or using another approach to load the languages).

Talking quickly about Brazil, August is almost there, our Debian User Group already find a place to celebrate Debian Anniversary, which is great and will allow us to prepare everything in the best way possible to have a very nice event. Translation work is a little bit delayed because CVS pserver is offline and translators without ssh access (non Debian Developers) can't work directly, we are routing our files and patches do debian-www, a huge thanks for all people helping us to get the files commited!

[Random stuff]
University classes are about to begin. Next week (August 31st), let's go for another round. I got visit from my cousing from Sao Paulo and also from my cousins from Netherlands, busy weekend (which delayed a little bit my NM answers, but it was all fun). :-)

I'm trying to get involved with DebConf Organization, we are in the middle of lots of changes. I'm working to get my packages uploaded to get them in "etch" and "in time". I'm also waiting for the new point release of Sarge (r3) so we can update Debian-BR-CDD (r1). Speaking about Debian-BR-CDD, we are ready to migrate to RT which will help to keep the tasks (DebConf Teams also use it).
Hmmm, I would like to write more about lots of things. Not right know, but certainly pretty soon. And by the way, if you don't know, the idea is to get Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, codename "etch", in time for Christmas. :-)

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