Planet Debian, ces 60 derniers jours

lundi 30 novembre 2020

  • John Goerzen: Thanksgiving in 2020
    With COVID-19, Thanksgiving is a little different this year. The kids enjoyed doing a little sightseeing by air – in our own plane (all socially-distanced of course!). We built a Prusa 3D printer from a kit (the boys and I, though Martha checked in periodically too). It arrived earlier (...)

samedi 28 novembre 2020

  • Mark Brown: Book club: Rust after the honeymoon
    Earlier this month Daniel, Lars and myself got together to discuss Bryan Cantrill's article Rust after the honeymoon. This is an overview of what keeps him enjoying working with Rust after having used it for an extended period of time for low level systems work at Oxide, we were particularly (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: Nine Goblins
    Review: Nine Goblins, by T. Kingfisher Publisher: Red Wombat Tea Company Copyright: 2013 ASIN: B00G9GSEXO Format: Kindle Pages: 140 The goblins are at war, a messy multi-sided war also involving humans, elves, and orcs. The war was not exactly their idea, although the humans would claim (...)

vendredi 27 novembre 2020

  • Shirish Agarwal: Farmer Protests and RCEP
    Farmer Protests While I was hoping to write about RCEP exclusively, just today farmer protests have happened against three farm laws which had been passed by our Govt. about a month ago without consulting anybody. The bills benefit only big business houses at the cost of farmers. This has been (...)

  • Arturo Borrero Gonz?lez: Netfilter virtual workshop 2020 summary
    Once a year folks interested in Netfilter technologies gather together to discuss past, ongoing and future works. The Netfilter Workshop is an opportunity to share and discuss new ideas, the state of the project, bring people together to work & hack and to put faces to people who otherwise (...)

  • Reproducible Builds (diffoscope): diffoscope 162 released
    The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of diffoscope version 162. This version includes the following changes: [ Chris Lamb ] * Don't depends on radare2 in the Debian autopkgtests as it will not be in bullseye due to security considerations (#950372). (Closes: (...)

jeudi 26 novembre 2020

mercredi 25 novembre 2020

  • Junichi Uekawa: Grabbing screenshot.
    Grabbing screenshot. I wanted to know the size of screenshot generated by canvas.toDataURL so I wrote a web app that just measures the size at 60fps because I could. From output I can see webp: 19087 png: 115818 jpg: 115818, so I figured webp is really good at this, or maybe chrome is really (...)

lundi 23 novembre 2020

dimanche 22 novembre 2020

samedi 21 novembre 2020

vendredi 20 novembre 2020

  • Shirish Agarwal: Rights, Press freedom and India
    In some ways it is sad and interesting to see how personal liberty is viewed in India. And how it differs from those having the highest fame and power can get a different kind of justice then the rest cannot. Arnab Goswami This particular gentleman is a class apart. He is the editor as well as (...)

jeudi 19 novembre 2020

  • Molly de Blanc: Transparency
    Technology must be transparent in order to be knowable. Technology must be knowable in order for us to be able to consent to it in good faith. Good faith informed consent is necessary to preserving our (digital) autonomy. Let's now look at this in reverse, considering first why informed (...)

  • Steinar H. Gunderson: COVID-19 vaccine confidence intervals
    I keep hearing about new vaccines being “at least 90% effective”, “94.5% effective”, “92% effective” etc... and that's obviously really good news. But is that a point estimate, or a confidence interval? Does 92% mean “anything from 70% to (...)

  • Daniel Silverstone: Withdrawing Gitano from support
    Unfortunately, in Debian in particular, libgit2 is undergoing a transition which is blocked by gall. Despite having had over a month to deal with this, I've not managed to summon the tuits to update Gall to the new libgit2 which means, nominally, I ought to withdraw it from testing and (...)

mardi 17 novembre 2020

lundi 16 novembre 2020

dimanche 15 novembre 2020

  • Jamie McClelland: Being your own Certificate Authority
    There are many blogs and tutorials with nice shortcuts providing the necessary openssl commands to create and sign x509 certficates. However, there is precious few instructions for how to easily create your own certificate authority. You probably never want to do this in a production (...)

  • Steinar H. Gunderson: Using Buypass card readers in Linux
    If you want to know the result of your corona test in Norway (or really, any other health information), you'll need to either get an electronic ID with a confidential spec where your bank holds the secret key, can use it towards other banks with no oversight, and allows whoever has that key (...)

  • Vincent Bernat: Zero-Touch Provisioning for Juniper
  • Russ Allbery: PGP::Sign 1.04
    The refactor of PGP::Sign in the 1.00 release to use IPC::Run instead of hand-rolled process management code broke signing large files, which I discovered when trying to use the new module to sign checkgroups for the Big Eight Usenet hierarchies. There were two problems: IPC::Run sets sockets (...)

samedi 14 novembre 2020

  • Junichi Uekawa: Rewrote my build system in C++.
    Rewrote my build system in C++. I used to write build rules in Nodejs, but I figured if my projects are mostly C++ I should probably write them in C++. I wanted to make it a bit more like BUILD files but couldn't really and ended up looking more C++ than I wanted to. Seems like key-value (...)

vendredi 13 novembre 2020

  • Martin Michlmayr: beancount2ledger 1.3 released
    I released version 1.3 of beancount2ledger, the beancount to ledger converter that was moved from bean-report ledger into a standalone tool. You can get beancount2ledger from GitHub or via pip install. Here are the changes in 1.3: Add rounding postings only when required (issue #9) Avoid (...)

jeudi 12 novembre 2020

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: tidyCpp 0.0.2: More documentation and features
    A first update of the still fairly new package tidyCpp is now on CRAN. The packages offers a C++ layer on top of the C API for R which aims to make its use a little easier and more consistent. The vignette has been extended with a new examples, a new section and some general editing. A few new (...)

  • Bits from Debian: "Homeworld" will be the default theme for Debian 11
    The theme "Homeworld" by Juliette Taka has been selected as default theme for Debian 11 'bullseye'. Juliette says that this theme has been inspired by the Bauhaus movement, an art style born in Germany in the 20th century. After the Debian Desktop Team made the call for proposing (...)

  • Mike Hommey: Announcing git-cinnabar 0.5.6
    Please partake in the git-cinnabar survey. Git-cinnabar is a git remote helper to interact with mercurial repositories. It allows to clone, pull and push from/to mercurial remote repositories, using git. Get it on github. These release notes are also available on the git-cinnabar wiki. (...)

mercredi 11 novembre 2020

mardi 10 novembre 2020

  • Thorsten Alteholz: My Debian Activities in October 2020
    FTP master This month I accepted 208 packages and rejected 29. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 563, so yeah, I was not alone this month :-). Anyway, this month marked another milestone in my NEW package handling. My overall number of ACCEPTed package exceeded the magic (...)

  • Jonathan Dowland: Borg, confidence in backups, GtkPod and software preservation
    Over the summer I decided to migrate my backups from rdiff-backup to borg, which offers some significant advantages, in particular de-duplication, but comes at a cost of complexity, and a corresponding sense of unease about how sound my backup strategy might be. I've now hit the Point Of No (...)

  • Jonathan Dowland: Red Hat at the Turing Institute
    In Summer 2019 Red Hat were invited to the Turing Institute to provide a workshop on issues around building and sustaining an Open Source community. I was part of a group of about 6 people to visit the Turing and deliver the workshop. It seemed to have been well received by the audience. The (...)

lundi 9 novembre 2020

dimanche 8 novembre 2020

  • Sean Whitton: Combining repeat and repeat-complex-command
    In Emacs, you can use C-x z to repeat the last command you input, and subsequently you can keep tapping the ‘z' key to execute that command again and again. If the command took minibuffer input, however, you'll be asked for that input again. For example, suppose you type M-z : to delete (...)

  • Kentaro Hayashi: debexpo: adding "Already in Debian" field for packages list
    I've sent a merge request to show "Already in Debian" column in packages list on At first, I've used Emoji, but for consistency, it has been modified to use "Yes or No". This feature is not fully merged yet, but it may be useful to distinguish (...)

  • Russell Coker: Links November 2020
    KDE has a long term problem of excessive CPU time used by the screen locker [1]. Part of it is due to software GL emulation, and part of it is due to the screen locker doing things like flashing the cursor when nothing else is happening. One of my systems has an NVidia card and enabling GL (...)

vendredi 6 novembre 2020


17 mai 2007 - Du GigaPixels sur IPsyn !

Depuis quelques jours IPsyn héberge la plus grosse image numérique au monde : (...)

22 mars 2005 - Cable reseau "perime"

Nous avons, ce soir (21/03/2005), ete victime du fameux probleme du cable RJ45 "perime". Apres (...)

13 mars 2005 - Perte de notre serveur de fichier

Nous avons perdu, vers 16h00 ce samedi 12 mars 2005, notre serveur de fichier sur lequel etait (...)

26 décembre 2004 - Exploitation d’une faille dans phpBB

Ipsyn n’aura pas ete epargne par la failel sur le forum phpBB (j’imae pas le forums (...)

7 janvier 2004 - Problème sur notre serveur mysql

Pour une raison indeterminee notre serveur mysql refuse de repartir. Nous basculons toutes les (...)