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Misc Developer News (#55)

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In this issue:
 + New Debian mailing lists
 + Debian bug tracker changes
 + screenshots.debian.net refurbished
 + Debian Developers can now create new Debtags tags
 + Your Lintian Tags on the Web
 + new ia64 porterbox

New Debian mailing lists

 The Debian listmasters have recently created these new mailing lists:

  * debian-bazel[1]: for discussions related to packaging, using and
    building with Bazel, a build system created by Google
  * debian-localgroups[2]: for discussions related to local Debian groups,
    such as co-ordinating between them, organising events and other
  * debian-rust[3]: for discussions related to packaging, using and
    building with Rust, a programming language originally created by

  -- Paul Wise

 [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-bazel/
 [2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-localgroups/
 [3] https://lists.debian.org/debian-rust/

Debian bug tracker changes

 The Debian bug tracker now supports setting usertags for multiple users
 at bug submission time. Each Usertags pseudo-header sets the usertags for
 the last User psuedo-header, or for the bug submitter if there was no
 earlier User pseudo-header. This is especially useful for setting
 usertags for a team with multiple users, setting usertags for multiple
 teams, or setting the architecture usertags[4] for bugs affecting
 multiple architectures, for example:

 User: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org
 Usertags: kfreebsd kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386
 User: debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
 Usertags: hurd-i386

 The Tags and Usertags pseudo-headers used at bug submission time are now
 correctly pluralised, so Tag and Usertag will work too in case you use
 them accidentally.

  -- Paul Wise

 [4] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Debbugs/ArchitectureTags

screenshots.debian.net refurbished

 The website that collects screenshots[5] of Debian-packaged applications
 received an overhaul. It has been providing the image backend for several
 package managers and packages.debian.org[6] for over 10 years now. Anyone
 can upload new screenshots anonymously which are then manually approved.
 If you have an account on Salsa[7] you can now login to
 screenshots.debian.net[8] as a moderator. You can directly publish your
 own screenshots, approve anonymously contributed uploads and hide other
 people's screenshots that you consider inappropriate.

 The source code[9] of the web application is also kept on Salsa for
 fellow Debianistas. There is also a list of (currently 77) open issues
 with feature requests and improvement suggestions. If you have a
 suggestion feel free to create an issue there.

 If you like numbers: today we have 11,396 screenshots online. And did you
 know that the idea for the web site came from a Windows sysadmin of a
 large corporation doing his first steps with Ubuntu?

  -- Christoph Haas

 [5] https://screenshots.debian.net
 [6] https://packages.debian.org/
 [7] https://salsa.debian.org/
 [8] https://screenshots.debian.net/users/sign_in
 [9] https://salsa.debian.org/debian/debshots

Debian Developers can now create new Debtags tags

 Group Debian was added[10] to the git repository for the Debtags tag
 vocabulary[11], and any Debian Developer can now create new tags for
 Debtags. People who are not Debian Developers are welcome to submit merge
 requests, which any Debian Developer can now approve.

 Pushing to master in that git repository triggers a quick CI job that
 checks the vocabulary for consistency. If the CI passes, the new tag
 vocabulary is automatically deployed to debtags.debian.org and becomes
 immediately visible on the site.

  -- Enrico Zini

 [10] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2021/04/msg00059.html
 [11] https://salsa.debian.org/debtags-team/debtags-vocabulary

Your Lintian Tags on the Web

 Lintian's new website is now live at lintian.debian.net[12]. The service
 is a bit sluggish while we wait for an upgrade, but hopefully worth the
 wait. Soon, your uploads will be processed when they arrive, like CI.
 Please invent something creative with our JSON interface[13] and check
 back often for new features.

  -- Felix Lechner on behalf of the Lintian maintainers

 [12] https://lintian.debian.net
 [13] https://lintian.debian.net/query

new ia64 porterbox

 John Paul Adrian Glaubitz has setup a new ia64[14] (wiki[15]) porterbox
 called yttrium[16]. It is available to Debian members and others[17] via
 SSH to yttrium.debian.net using the SSH keys setup in LDAP[18]. The usual
 porterbox[19] documentation[20] applies. The machine is an HPE Integrity
 rx2800 i2 Server with Intel Itanium Processor 9320 @ 1.33 GHz and 24 GB
 RAM. Thanks go to WILL GmbH&Co.KG[21] for their sponsoring of the machine
 and its hosting in Dettelbach, Germany.

  -- Paul Wise

 [14] https://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/
 [15] https://wiki.debian.org/Ports/ia64
 [16] https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?host=yttrium
 [17] https://dsa.debian.org/doc/guest-account/
 [18] https://db.debian.org/doc-mail.html
 [19] https://dsa.debian.org/doc/schroot/
 [20] https://wiki.debian.org/PorterBoxHowToUse
 [21] http://www.will.de/



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