Daisy and George at Debian’s Conference Dinner

Daisy and George have spent the week at the Debian Conference. Tonight is the conference dinner. The menu is more complicated than usual, because it is in both Portuguese and English. Daisy and George have made many friends this week. Dinner is over. It’s time for some serious work.

Too close?

At times of stress I’m prone to topical nightmares, but they are usually fairly mundane – last night, for example, I dreamed that I’d mixed up bullseye and bookworm in one of the announcements of future code names. But Saturday night was a whole different game. Imagine taking a rucksack out of the cupboard under…

Daisy and George Help Debian

Daisy and George have decided to get stuck into testing images for #ReleasingDebianBuster. George is driving the keyboard while Daisy takes notes about their test results. This test looks like a success. Next!

Testing in Teams

The Debian CD images are subjected to a battery of tests before release, even more so when the release is a major new version. Debian has volunteers all over the world testing images as they come off the production line, but it can be a lonely task. Getting together in a group and having a…

What to expect on buster release day

The ‘buster’ release day is today! This is mostly a re-hash of previous checklists, since we’ve done this a few times now and we have a pretty good rhythm. There have been some preparations going on in advance: Last week we imposed a “quiet period” on migrations. That’s about as frozen as we can get;…