Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Crash course in alioth usage

Lessons learned today:

  • Debian developers already have got accounts on alioth and don't have to needlessly create new accounts like I did

  • always check the project home page of an alioth project otherwise you look potentially at an old and dead cvs repository like I did instead of the current svn repository

  • do more research before you do ITPs otherwise there are more lessons like the above for me to learn

Monday, January 1, 2007

Returning to some Debian work in the new year

Decided to get back to some Debian related work: posted an ITP for the vdr epgsearch plugin. The autotimer function of vdradmin which I use extensively is reaaaally slowing down the web interface. Fortunately more recent vdradmin versions are deprecating the autotimer function and recommend the epgsearch plugin for automatic timers. So instead of just compiling the plugin for myself I thought I should better do it properly and include it in Debian. I hope to get it done during the week.

BTW happy new year to everyone who just changed years according to their calendar. For me I'm sure it'll get an interesting ride this year.