Sonntag, September 06, 2009

10 years in Debian now

I think this was my first contribution to the Debian operating system:

grace (5.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low

* added Replaces: xmgr, closes #35010, #42115, the only conflicting
file is the grconvert binary which is identical in both packages
* changed editor to sensible-editor
* redebianized using dh_make and debhelper
* new upstream, closes: #41146, #27308, #28944, #29705, #38214

-- Torsten Werner Mon, 6 Sep 1999 22:19:04 +0200

That was 10 years ago. By the way the package is still in the distribution but orphaned now. Please note that our bug numbers had 5 digits only!

I don't want to count the packages that I am involved today but I am concentrating on Java related stuff. We got OpenJDK into Lenny and since DebConf9 it is our default JDK. Thanks to the recent work of Ludovic Claude we can use Maven for building official Debian packages. That will hopefully make packaging easier for many packages where upstream is using Maven as the build tool. I recommend joining the debian-java list if you are interested in those topics.

And I am a member of the FTP team today which is a great honour. It is quite
some extra work but we are now closer to the 1 week waiting time for NEW
processing (on average). Processing NEW is another place where I could see that
times are changing: this week I accepted a package (c) Microsoft Corporation
into Debian main what seemed to be impossible ten years ago.


Ferdinand Thommes hat gesagt…

congrats for your 10th anniversary. 10 years is a long time.


Zak B. Elep hat gesagt…

Congrats! Keep up the good work!

schue hat gesagt…

Belated congratulations on your 10th year! For a while there I thought OpenJDK was never going to happen. Its sort of unbelievable that it finally did.

jastazv hat gesagt…

Congratulations Torsten. Thank you very much for all your contributions. I admire you man. Go ahead!!!