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Upcoming BSP this weekend (December 16th to 18th) in DebConf-es 2, Spain.

(This mail has been shameless copied from another by Hanna M. Wallach).

	Hello, dear developers. This weekend the second edition of Debconf-es [0] 
will take place in Guadalajara, Spain, and we will be holding a BSP during 
the weekend (mainly on Friday and Saturday). The RC bug count [1] is going 
down, and we want to keep it as low as possible, so it is time to make a 
party before Christmas!

	The main goal of this weekend's BSP is mainly to encourage DebConf-es2 
assistants who haven't previously attended a BSP to get involved, but any 
other newcomer will be welcome. If you've never participated in a BSP, this 
is a great time to start -- there will be lots of people around to answer 
questions, and plenty of bugs for all levels of of experience, skills and 
time commitment. First time bug-squashers should read Steve Langasek's 
"Squashing Release-Critical Bugs in Debian: A Primer" [2]. Steve also has 
several useful links [3], which are worth reading in advance of the BSP.

Technical Information

The second C++ transition, aka library renaming to c2a, [4] seems to be almost 
over. KDE 3.4.3 has been changing its dependencies much faster than before, 
and few packages do not have their dependencies updated. While
uploads for the C++ library renaming should be the priority for
non-maintainer uploads (NMUs) during the BSP, it would be extremely
useful if non-DDs would work on filing bugs about the C++ transition,
instead of submitting patches for previously reported bugs.

During the BSP, we will use a 0-day NMU policy. This means that
uploads that fix RC bugs that are more than a week old can be uploaded
directly. However, if you feel unsure about a patch, perhaps because
the patch is rather invasive, do ask to any Debian developer if you are in 
Debconf-es2, or on #debian-bugs (on irc.oftc.net) for review, or upload to 
the DELAYED queue [5,6] to give the package maintainer some time to respond.

Finally, everyone should consider reading the mails by Colin Watson and Pascal 
Hakim about the latest bug-tracking system features [7,8] before attending 
the BSP.

[0] http://www.debian.org.es/debconf-es2/ (only in Spanish)
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/
[2] http://people.debian.org/~vorlon/rc-bugsquashing.html
[3] http://people.debian.org/~vorlon/rc-bugsquashing-urls.txt
[4] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00010.html
[5] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/02/msg00887.html 
[6] http://people.debian.org/~djpig/delayed.html
[7] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/07/msg00010.html
[8] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/07/msg00014.html

	Thank you in advance,

Network engineer
Debian Developer

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