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

My Free Software Activities in June 2017

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Debian Games This month eventually saw the release of Debian 9 “Stretch” (yeah). Time to move some packages from experimental to unstable and package new upstream versions. New releases in June: minetest, pygame-sdl2, renpy, fifechan, hitori, blockattack, gtkatlantic Now in unstable: springlobby, freeciv, bzflag, freeorion, megaglest, megaglest-data, torcs . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in June 2017

My Free Software Activities in May 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 Bug fixes ufoai (RC #861979) : Robert Hackbauer discovered that ufoai crashed as soon as one player joined a game. I had never seen this crash before and the bug probably surfaced due to the recompilation last month but fortunately I could get a meaningful backtrace . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in May 2017

My Free Software Activities in April 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 released the final version 2 of debian-games for Stretch, a collection of metapackages that make it easier to install one’s favorite games. No surprises here, but two games were removed from Debian and some others didn’t make it into Stretch, so an update of the . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in April 2017

My Free Software Activities in March 2017

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

Debian Android A new upstream release of apktool was uploaded to experimental. Debian Games I packaged new upstream releases of megaglest and megaglest-data. I fixed a bug in pangzero (#857474) that crashed the game when someone pressed the pause key. The updated package will be part of . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in March 2017

My Free Software Activities in February 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.

We have reached the end of Stretch’s development cycle, a phase called full freeze. That means packages may only migrate to Testing aka Stretch after approval by the release team. Changes must be minimal and only address important or release critical bugs. This is usually the time when . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in February 2017

My Free Software Activities in January 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 In January 2017 we had the last chance to get new upstream releases into the next stable release of Debian 9 aka Stretch. Hence I packaged new versions of pygame-sdl2, renpy, fife, unknown-horizons, redeclipse and redeclipse-data and also backported Red Eclipse to Jessie. I uploaded fifechan . . . → Weiterlesen: My Free Software Activities in January 2017