Report from the Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg

Participation and Results From June 15-17th we held a Debian BugSquashingParty in Salzburg, hosted and sponsored by conova communications GmbH. It was a fun and busy weekend, with 15-17 people from 5 countries being around, mainly working on RC bugs in Testing/Unstable. Gerfried Fuchs (rhonda) also worked on triaging the impact of RC bugs on the version in Squeeze, while Peter Palfrader (weasel) took care of Tor related things and Debian sysadmin work, including starting on the new bugs and udd hosts. »

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Bug squashing party in Salzburg

Just as a little reminder, the Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg will start in three days. We still have sponsored accomodation for five four people left, so don’t hesitate to come! Squashing as many RC bugs for Wheezy as possible is on the TODO list for the weekend! Also we’ll work on making Debian a proper Spacewalk client. This might be a bit too late for Wheezy, but there will be backports :) »

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Working on spacewalk support for and in Debian

With the latest release of Spacewalk PostgreSQL seems to be supported properly - finally. Also there are efforts to support Debian as a client system. So I’m thinking about using the upcoming BugSquashingParty in Salzburg to analyze the current support of Debian as a client in Spacewalk and maybe work on a better integration finalize the packaging and upload the client packages which were prepared by Miroslav Suchý (I hope he will be able to join us! »

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Nagios-plugins-contrib released

Nagios or Icinga users probably know the problem that neither the default plugin packages (nagios-plugins-basic and -standard) nor the few other plugin packages ship all the plugins you need to monitor your hardware and software properly. And unless you have puppet, cfengine or some other automation software, you probably just start searching plugins on Nagios Exchange, MonitoringExchange or some other machines you are monitoring already. Your problem shall be solved! nagios-plugins-contrib passed NEW today. »

Re-indenting files with vim

Sometimes projects with a long history of committers tend to collect various styles of indentation. Unfortunately not for all programming languages exist specialized tools like indent for C/C++, so we need to find a different way to mass-indent files properly. Using vim is one of them. First you need to create a file (let’s call it /tmp/indent.vim) including all the vim commands you want to run on your code. The following piece is a good start: gg=G :x! »