My Free Software Activities in March 2018

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games I could close a KDE specific startup bug in ace-of-penguins (#883707) thanks to the help of Esa Peuha. New upstream releases this month: springlobby, trackballs and freeciv. Bug fixes and package updates: foobillardplus (#892338, #889523), tuxpuck (#892349), micropolis-activity (RC #891338, #870761), beneath-a-steel-sky. I sponsored an NMU . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in March 2018

My Free Software Activities in February 2018

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games Last month I wrote about „The state of Debian Games“ and I was pleasantly surprised that someone apparently read my post and offered some help with saving endangered games. Well, I don’t know how it will turn out but at least it is encouraging to see . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in February 2018

My Free Software Activities in January 2018

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games The state of Debian Games: We have created a new games-team group at salsa.debian.org. If you are interested in maintaining games or related projects then we’re looking forward to see you there. A couple of Gnome related games are at risk of being removed from Debian. . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in January 2018

My Free Software Activities in December 2017

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games I spent some time in December 2017 to revive Hex-a-Hop, a nice (and somehow cute) logic game, which eventually closed seven bugs. Unfortunately this game was not well maintained but it should be up-to-date again now. I released a new version of debian-games, a collection of . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in December 2017

My Free Software Activities in November 2017

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games New upstream versions this month: bzflag and pygame-sdl2. I investigated a serious issue reported against widelands. (#880990) It turned out that SDL2 was temporarily broken in testing and made the game unusable. I fixed two RC bugs in atomix (#882004) and asc (#881998). The bug fix . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in November 2017

My Free Software Activities in October 2017

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games I packaged a new upstream version of springlobby. There is even a more recent one now but I discovered that it would fail to build from source. I reported the issue and now I am waiting for another release. These packages were also updated: bullet, tuxfootball . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in October 2017

My Free Software Activities in September 2017

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games I sponsored a new release of hexalate for Unit193 and icebreaker for Andreas Gnau. The latter is a reintroduction. New upstream releases this month: freeorion and hyperrogue. I backported freeciv and freeorion to Stretch. Debian Java New upstream releases and one update: sweethome3d, sweethome3d-furniture, sweethome3d-furniture-editor, sweethome3d-textures-editor . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in September 2017

My Free Software Activities in August 2017

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

DebConf 17 in Montreal

I traveled to DebConf 17 in Montreal/Canada. I arrived on 04. August and met a lot of different people which I only knew by name so far. I think this is definitely one of the best aspects of real life meetings, putting names to . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in August 2017

My Free Software Activities in July 2017

Welcome to gambaru.de. Here is my monthly report that covers what I have been doing for Debian. If you’re interested in Java, Games and LTS topics, this might be interesting for you.

Debian Games I backported freeciv, freeorion and minetest to stretch-backports. The bug fix (#866378) for 3dchess also landed in Stretch and Jessie. I sponsored Lugaru for Vincent Prat and Martin Erik Werner, a really cool 3D fighting game featuring a rabbit. The game is dfsg-free now and will . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in July 2017

PDFsam: How to upgrade a Maven application for Debian

In the coming weeks and months I intend to write a mini series about packaging Java software for Debian. The following article basically starts in the middle of this journey because the PDFsam upgrade is still fresh in my mind. It requires some preexisting knowledge about build tools like Maven and some Java terminology. But do not fear. Hopefully it will make sense in the end when all pieces fall into place.

A month ago I decided to upgrade PDFsam, . . . → Weiterlesen: PDFsam: How to upgrade a Maven application for Debian