19 Apr 2004 mbanck   » (Journeyer)

So the hacking party is over. Besides Jens Schmalzing and me, most notably Frank Lichtenheld (the main BSP coordinator, coming from Karlsruhe), Andreas Barth (from the Debian QA team), Norbert Tretkowski (of backports.org, coming from Nuremberg) and Sven Luther (debian-installer powerpc port, coming from Strasbourg) were attending. Frank already arrived on friday and we both hacked at my place that evening. The main event began on saturday and after setting things up we were busy squashing bugs. We all went to a Biergarten for dinner and then continued hacking until 4:30 AM, which seems like a good indicator that poeple were enjoying it. After a very minor amount of sleep, we continued on sunday. The wheather was really excellent then, so we again went to a Biergarten in the afternoon.

The general mood was really good and people said they'd liked it quite a lot, which was also my personal impression. Coming together physically seems to be a good idea as we got a good number of bugs fixed or pending, while the only major contributions from people not in Munich were done by Goswin von Brederlow and also Micah Anderson. I wonder whether the other Debian developers don't feel like fixing bugs right now or perhaps are too busy or something. In addition to most of us fixing bugs, Jens told me that and he and Sven made quite some progress on the powerpc kernel front.

Personally, I also collected various patches to annoying bugs in dpkg on hurd-i386 making a package out of them for testing and managed to port the vim package to Debian GNU/Hurd for the most part, although it still needs some cleanup. I intend to take a break from Debian (or rather, IRC for a start) for a while now because I need to concentrate on finishing my Master Thesis until the end of May, unfortunately.

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