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;…

RC candidate of the day (5)

Sometimes the list of release-critical bugs is overwhelming, and it’s hard to find something to tackle. In #929269 we find that coturn always overwrites its database with a blank file during upgrades. It should probably be created once and not shipped as part of the package.

RC candidate of the day (4)

Sometimes the list of release-critical bugs is overwhelming, and it’s hard to find something to tackle. #928282 is a security issue in Filezilla with a patch upstream, a clean path to testing via unstable and no maintainer response so far this month.

RC candidate of the day (3)

Sometimes the list of release-critical bugs is overwhelming, and it’s hard to find something to tackle. Bug #929017 includes a patch which needs reviewing and, if it’s appropriate, uploading.

RC candidate of the day (2)

Sometimes the list of release-critical bugs is overwhelming, and it’s hard to find something to tackle. Today’s invitation is to review and perhaps upload the patch included in bug #928883.

RC candidate of the day (1)

Sometimes the list of release-critical bugs is overwhelming, and it’s hard to find something to tackle. So I invite you to have a go at #928040, which may only be a case of reviewing and uploading the included patch.

Behind the scenes

“Paradoxically, government is more open when it is less open. Open Government is rather like the live theatre: the audience gets a performance. And it gives a response. But, like the theatre, in order to have something to show openly there must first be much hidden activity. And all sorts of things have to be…