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DebCamp / DebConf9

So far I’m very much enjoying my first DebCamp / DebConf. It’s nice to finally meet a lot of people in person that I have worked together with or talked to on IRC in the last few years. Cáceres is a relatively small town with a nice old city center.

I arrived early for DebCamp and spent the first few days here working on fixing bugs in the Bazaar and Samba packages as well as discussing the integration between Samba 4 and Kerberos with Sam (both in general and on Debian specifically). In trying to set up a Samba 4 domain we found a number of bugs in the provisioning script, most of which seem to be fixed now.

In the last few days I’ve mostly worked on getting Samba 4 and OpenChange ready to go into Sid (they’re in experimental only at the moment) and have discussed bzr-builddeb and related Bazaar issues with James.

Currently Playing: Pixies - Velouria



I’m looking forward to going to my first DebCamp/DebConf. I won’t be giving a talk, but I hope to work together with others on integrating Samba 3 and 4 better with the rest of the system and VCS integration.


Finally a DD

After spending a little bit more than three years in the Debian New Maintainers queue, I have finally become a Debian Developer.

Many thanks to the various people who have helped me through NM and have sponsored my uploads over the past few years.


Squashing Debian RC Bugs

I spent most of my weekend at a-eskwadraat, for the Debian Bugsquashing Party and the UKP (qualifying round for the national championships), right after I got back from New York. Unfortunately my jetlag caught up with me on the sunday, so I overslept and woke up around four. :-(

My contribution to the BSP was small; I didn’t fix any release-critical bugs though I did work on getting the next CtrlProxy out, which should fix at least one RC bug.

Currently playing: The Black Crowes - Struttin’ Blues

Update(15 October): Oops, looks like I still had this entry marked as “Draft” instead of “Publish”


NUnit packages and SVN integration in mono

My new nunit packages just got accepted by ftp-master. The CLI Policy has been updated.

In the mean while, I’ve continued work on the svn plugin for bzr. The refactored bzr API is working great for foreign branch implementation. The only two things that are odd so far are the fact that I have to implement a phony ‘Transport’ subclass and I think the name of ‘BzrDir’ should be changed, though I’m not sure to what.


Samba4 Debian packages in experimental

In the past week, we have migrated the Debian packaging for Samba 4 to the SVN repository of the Debian Samba packaging team at alioth.

Mostly thanks to the hard work of Steinar Gunderson in the past week, the packages are now ready for, and have been uploaded to Debian experimental. Most importantly, there is now integration for upgrading from Samba 3 to Samba 4 using the upgrade scripts.

I will no longer upload Samba4 Debian packages to

Currently Playing: Porcupine Tree - Radioactive Toy


NUnit in unstable

My first package (nunit) is now in the Debian archive. It was approved by ftp-master two days ago.

Thanks go to Andrew “ajmitch” Mitchell for sponsoring and to Mirco “meebey” Bauer and David “Dajobe” Beckett for comments and feedback. See the pkg-mono pages for details.

Meebey has uploaded another package (gnunit) that provides a Gtk# interface to NUnit. Screenshot


Samba4 debian packages

Now that the Samba4 Debian packages appear to be somewhat working, I’ve set up a daily cronjob that generates packages for the latest SVN revision. Add the following line to your “/etc/apt/sources.list” to try them out:

deb .

Please note that these packages are still very much alpha, as is the Samba4 code. Comments are welcome


NUnit packages

I’m currently fixing the last few quirks in my NUnit Debian packages, after getting a some good feedback from the folks at #debian-mono. Just a few more hours before I’ll put into pkg-mono’s SVN. Until then, snapshots are available at:

deb ./
deb-src ./

I wonder what I’ll work on next. Perhaps nantcontrib or ndoc?