Re: DebConf16 Call for Proposals deadline extended to 15 May 2016
On 20 May 2016 at 19:51, Philipp Kern <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 2016-05-11 13:17, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
>> Would there be enough interest for s390x BoF session and/or mini-track
>> with talks at Debconf 2016?
>> I would like to present some of the work that was done on Ubuntu s390x
>> port and discuss things we could improve in the Debian s390x port.
> Finally booked my travel to South Africa, so I'll be there. I'm happy to
> talk with whoever is interested in s390x. However, I'd like to suggest if
> Ubuntu could contribute the work done in Ubuntu back to Debian. There is not
> a lot of manpower behind the port (which might be an overstatement), so any
> contribution would be welcome[*].
> I think there is few stuff that's genuinely unique to Ubuntu and I, myself,
> cannot keep track of all the changes you did to s390x because of the your
> relationship with IBM. On the other hand I am very happy with IBM themselves
> chiming in on improving debian-installer. That's just immensely appreciated.
I have registered a BoF session about s390x and a talk "ubuntu on z"
to discuss things that we have done in Ubuntu, whether it's suitable
for debian, and if yes which bits we should re-integrate. Some things
are ubuntu specific, but majority of stuff is portable - or can be
rewritten to be done more elegantly and more generically.
It would be great to have a sit down and go through the whole lot.
> Kind regards and thanks
> Philipp Kern
> [*] The only thing that does not go down well is a single untested on Debian
> patch that increases the maintenance burden.