Hello world, i just want to take the opportunity that everyone is watching the final preparations for Squeeze to announce our next FTPMaster meeting. Your beloved team of FTPMasters will meet from the 21st til 27th of March in the LinuxHotel in Essen. During the weekend one of the wanna-build admins will join in. Similar to our last big meeting in Essen late in 2009 we again expect to have the archive turned off for much of the meeting time. I think expecting just something like "one dinstall per day, with packages accepted shortly before" is reasonable, but maybe there is a day or ten without even that. But we will keep you updated like we did last time, it is hard to exactly pin down today what will happen when during that week. As we know that the services we offer are pretty central to Debian and many people depend on what we do, we realize there are lots of people whose work is closely related to ours. Should you be one of those and run a service that can profit from something we can provide, or could profit from certain changes on our side - and you want to kick that off to get a better service from us: Please reply to me off-list and we can see if we can work something out for you to join us for the weekend. (I need a reason to see if it fits into the meeting and a half-way accurate amount your travel will cost). Currently we can plan for about 3 more people.  If you fly, Cologne or Duesseldorf are nearby. Frankfurt works too, especially good if you come in from far away. Obviously train takes a bit longer from there. From wherever you get in, the final train station you want to get to is called "Horst S-Bahnhof Essen (Ruhr)". Attached below is a tentative agenda. This is an unsorted list and we might not get to every point. We might also have missed any number of points, if so feel free to tell us about them. * Switch to use release codenames primarily inside dak, not testing/unstable/foo (if not done at release time already, which we try) * Database "acl" set, ie. ability to merge security into main archive, but not have everyone see everything... * Leaf packages. that is, the possibility of having small packages in the archive, without bloating the packages files as a "full package" would. Somehow, less information stored for them. Like only "Package", "Installed-Size", "Version", "FileName", "Size", "Sha1Sum" and one new "mainpackage:" which is simply the package name of the "full package". maybe a one-line description entry, but thats it. Tools like apt then take all the other missing information, including the long desc, from the mainpackage, and voila we get the possibility to have something like foo-config-blabla and foo-config-blubber without much bloat. (this will need design work done now but we won't be able to use it before wheezy or wheezy+1) * pg9.0 fun (we want replication) * buildd autosigning * get rid of hurd (or discuss this) * get rid of md5sum and one of the two shasums in packages files * script point releases more. copy/paste from docs/README.stablefoo works, but script is nicer. * Throwaway DD built .debs (well, let's have the fight^Wdiscussion) * Built-Using infrastructure (for kernel udebs and so on) * dinstall replacement (from bash off to python). look at ducks * fix up build queue handling so security stuff works properly * Merge the archives codes even more, maybe end up with only one config/ directory, not one per archive * data.debian.org * Contents, Source-Contents * Packages generation (needs lots of db stuff) * Reduce the config file even more - more in the database * Apropos the above, centralise dak's email handling / sending so it's easier to override (i.e. even from shell scripts use a dak wrapper for it) * Documentation * dak for squeeze (python 2.6, sqlalchemy 0.6, python-apt 0.7.100) * explain the idea behind class ORMObject and friends * remote interfaces: ORMObject has a json() method for easier debugging but might that be a first step to provide a (maybe readonly) REST interface to dak in the future? -- bye, Joerg Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us From the animals ... except the weasel.
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