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

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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

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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

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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