7 Mar 2005 kov   » (Journeyer)

The days after CONSOL were a mix of sadness for having left such a great conference behind and joyness for meeting up with my friends again. I went to Belo Horizonte, my city, in the weekend and had lots of fun with friends and cousins with whom I haven't met for a long time.

I also spent some time updating apt-howto to finally build PDF files for Korean and Japanese thanks to Jens Seidel. I also must note that Osamu is doing loads of nice work on the debian-doc team, and has been the main person to blame for any APT-HOWTO infra-structure improvements for some months now.

I've been playing with mod_python these last days, too, before the trip to BH. We discussed, long time ago, this idea of having a localized BTS for the Debian Brasil project to be able to "proxy" bug reports in pt_BR to the official Debian BTS. I've been thinking, together with fatalerror, to actually implement the idea, and maybe do this using mod_python. I've done some initial playing with code, but still need to really understand some more about web session management and plan the way the tool will work.

This is surely going to be a nice toy, after all the apt-br-v2, which I started writing long time ago. apt-br is Debian Brasil's channel infobot but it had many glitches and pt_BR was not that natural to him. So I started playing with python-irclib and created a simple python bot to replace it. fatalerror has continued the work recently and now we have 'debconf' as our infobot, completely python, pt_BR and UTF-8 aware =).

Life is good.

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