7 May 2004 mbanck   » (Journeyer)

I've unsubscribed from debian-boot a couple of days ago after tbm started to flood the list with follow-ups on bug reports and other maintenance work. Great job, but too much for me to bear right now, unfortunately. I have to hand in my Diplomarbeit by the end of the month and so far I'm pretty good at avoiding IRC at least. I also pondered unsubscribing from -private and -vote, but things seem to have calmed down a bit lately, so I guess that can wait. Further, I managed to convince our admin at the university to install ion, so now I can use a decent window-manager which should get me a bit more productive as well.

I've met Bdale and a couple of other Debian guys from Munich last night. It was nice to see Bdale again and we had quite some interesting conversations about the current state of Debian and uncle Bdale also told us a couple of wonderful stories from way back then.

On the Hurd porting front, the patches for glibc and vim are in the packager's repositories pending uploads. The python case proved to be a bit harder than I thought but I think I've tackled that one now as well. I finally need to look at Roland's xattr patch for Linux again and check the pending issue, it would be nice to see that one go in some day. In other news, Barry deFreese managed to build the X11 libraries from X.org on GNU/Hurd yesterday which is really promising as X was next on my list anyway.

I also did some work on my own packages, uploading new upstream versions of chemtool and scmxx this week. Already a while ago, I set up a jack-pkg project on alioth with a mailing-list. Now I only have to figure out how to import the debian/-directory into CVS and then tell everybody who might be interested to join the effort. After the shock of the Sarge delay, I was less than motivated to go on fixing RC bugs for a while, and now I've got no time for that anyway. Since then, I've mostly recovered my faith and again hope we will release Sarge soon and that mako will get the FSF to fix the GFDL.

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