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Re: Draft for Debian Project News: Free FPGA programming with Debian

Hi Laura,

On 03/09/16 12:24, Laura Arjona Reina wrote:
> Hi Steffen
> El 03/09/16 a las 10:17, Steffen Möller escribió:
>> Dear all,
>> This is my very first attempt to spread some information with
>> the Debian Project News. There text is here:
>> "FPGA are increasingly popular for data acquisition, device control and
>> application acceleration. Debian now features a completely Free set of
>> tools to program FPGA in Verilog, prepare the binary and have it
>> executed on an affordable device. See
>> http://wiki.debian.org/FPGA/Lattice for details. Readers familiar with
>> the technology may rightly guess that this refers to the yosys package
>> together with berkeley-abc, arachne-"Place-and-Route" and the icestorm
>> tools to communicate with the device. We hope this effort to support the
>> FPGA community to collect an increasing number of skills to further
>> smoothen the Open Source experience and lower the entry barriers for this
>> tantalising technology."
>> Is this text sufficiently clear? I was sponsoring the packages and the
>> maintainer has seen this little write-up and agreed to spreading it
>> with the DPN.
> Thank you very much!
> This is great news and I think we can (should!) publish a blog post in
> bits.debian.org with the info you sent. We would link to it in the
> next DPN, too.
> I've committed a draft adding some links to your text:
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/publicity/bits.git/tree/content/2016/fpga-debian.md
> Would you like to have a look at it?
> I've added a line crediting the maintainer (but I don't know who is
> (s)he!) and you for the packaging/sponsoring work, and the Debian
> Science team (not sure about this point, in the packages it says
> Debian Science Maintainers).
I had a look. Thank you for the links to the packages. The important page
is the wiki.debian.org/FPGA/Lattice one, though. I would not mind if there
are fewer distractive links on the page but it is fine to have them.
That said,
if you all could have a look on that wiki.d.o/FPGA/Lattice one and
correct any
unfortunate mishaps, then this would certainly help the overall
impression that
Debian is making on the FPGA community. Also, I had prepared some
thoughts on wiki.d.o/FPGA that may be worthwhile to experience a linguistic
checkup, too - as your time/curiosity permits.

The funny part is that neither the maintainer nor me want any visibility for
ourselves. It is only the work that counts. It is perfectly fine to
mention Debian
Science, though. So, he/she does not matter.
> OTOH, if you can add a photo of a board or any image you find
> interesting, that can be published with the MIT or GPL license, that
> would be awesome.
Yes, I happily provide that.
> All Debian Developers can commit directly to the bits repo in git:
> ssh://git.debian.org/git/publicity/bits.git
> Or you can send patches or comments to the -publicity
> mailing list and I'll commit them.
Please remove the personal information on Ruben and myself from the
announcement and I will send an informative PNG - will just need to wait
for about a week until I am back from my travel.
> Thank you again for your work in FPGA and for taking the time to write
> about it!
Well, definitely thank you for your investments


Steffen - subscribed to debian-publicity

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