September 30th 2018

Free software activities in September 2018

Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world during September 2018 (previous month):

More hacking on the Lintian static analysis tool for Debian packages:

Reproducible builds

Whilst anyone can inspect the source code of free software for malicious flaws almost all software is distributed pre-compiled to end users.

The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort is to ensure no flaws have been introduced during this compilation process by promising identical results are always generated from a given source, thus allowing multiple third-parties to come to a consensus on whether a build was compromised.

This month I:


Debian LTS

This month I have worked 18 hours on Debian Long Term Support (LTS) and 12 hours on its sister Extended LTS project


I also uploaded the following packages as a member of the Debian Python Module Team: django-ipware (2.1.0-1), django-adminaudit (0.3.3-2), python-openid (2.2.5-7), python-social-auth (1:0.2.21+dfsg-3). python-vagrant (0.5.15-2) & python-validictory (0.8.3-3)

Finally, I sponsored the following uploads: bm-el (201808-1), elpy (1.24.0-1), mutt-alias-el (1.5-1) & android-platform-external-boringssl (8.1.0+r23-2).

Debian bugs filed

FTP Team

As a Debian FTP assistant I ACCEPTed 81 packages: adios, android-platform-system-core, aom, appmenu-registrar, astroid2, black, bm-el, colmap, cowpatty, devpi-common, equinox-bundles, fabulous, fasttracker2, folding-mode-el, fontpens, ganeti-2.15, geomet, golang-github-google-go-github, golang-github-gregjones-httpcache, hub, infnoise, intel-processor-trace, its-playback-time, jsonb-api, kitinerary, kpkpass, libclass-tiny-chained-perl, libmoox-traits-perl, librda, libtwitter-api-perl, liburl-encode-perl, libwww-oauth-perl, llvm-toolchain-7, lucy, markdown-toc-el, mmdebstrap, mozjs60, mutt-alias-el, nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-390xx, o-saft, pass-tomb, pass-tomb-basic, pgformatter, picocli, pikepdf, pipewire, poliastro, port-for, pyagentx, pylint2, pynwb, pytest-flask, python-argon2, python-asteval, python-caldav, python-djangosaml2, python-pcl, python-persist-queue, python-rfc3161ng, python-treetime, python-x2go, python-x3dh, python-xeddsa, rust-crossbeam-deque, rust-iovec, rust-phf-generator, rust-simd, rust-spin, rustc, sentinelsat, sesman, sphinx-autobuild, sphinxcontrib-restbuilder, tao-pegtl, trojan, ufolib2, ufonormalizer, unarr, vlc-plugin-bittorrent, xlunzip & xxhash.

I additionally filed 6 RC bugs against packages that had potentially-incomplete debian/copyright files against adios, pgformatter, picocli, python-argon2, python-pcl & python-treetime.

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