Debexpo is online: testing period information
As promised ( and ), I put debexpo on the web by November 5. It's
online at http://expo.debian.net/.
Here's what I'm thinking:
It looks nice, and some features work
Wow, http://expo.debian.net/ has some nice color, and a pretty cool
We're testing out the instance, finding bugs, and fixing them on the
debexpo-devel list. Package uploading works! Other features might, too...
It seems to work for me, so I declare it in "public beta". Try it.
It's hosted is a VM on a personal machine of mine. In the fullness of
time, I imagine we'll move it to some Debian infrastructure. In this trial
period, I want to empower anyone who wants shell access to the deployment.
(That probably means you shouldn't use a password you care a whole lot
The best way to stay on top of development is to join the devel list. I
invite you all there! Join at
Info on getting the source: http://debexpo.workaround.org/
If you find any issues, you can report them to that list. If you don't
want to join a new list, you can also file a bug in the bug tracker (or
email me personally).
Time-line and weekly meetings
I want to have weekly chats on IRC, where we gather up the feedback so
far, and work on the most important (or most visible) issues. Once a week,
we can do that, and also help new contributors get started with running +
Here's what I'm thinking for time-line:
* Tue, Nov 9: This email announcing the public beta
* Sun, December 5: official unveiling of the service, suggesting people
seriously use it.
* Wed, Jan 5: (Hopefully) retirement of current mentors.debian.net code.
I think we can actually replace mentors.debian.net even sooner than
January 5. (-:
How to help
0. Try using the site. Name things that don't work for you.
1. Join the debexpo-devel list:
2. Get the source, and make patches, and submit them to the email list. (I
can help with this.)
3. File bugs.
4. Come to the weekly meetings when we have them.
You can contact us by email (debexpo-devel), or on IRC (#debian-mentors on
irc.debian.org, or #debexpo on irc.debian.org).
ta-ta for now
P.S. #debexpo used to be on irc.freenode.net. Let's talk on OFTC now, AKA
Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.
-- Mark Twain