Archive for the 'PlanetDebian' Category, or how not to do bandwidth tests

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

While trying to debug a bandwidth problem on a 3G connection, I tried, which ranks fairly high when one searches for “bandwidth test” on various search engines. I was getting very strange results, so I started wondering if my ISP might be bandwidth-throttling all traffic except the one from tests. After all, that’s […]

self-hosting my calendar, follow-up

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Following my blog post on the topic, I played a bit with various options. But let’s explain my use case (which might be quite specific). I need to deal with three main sources of events: the Zimbra instance from my lab. It provides a CalDav interface. the ICS export from my University’s teaching timetable. a […]

self-hosting my calendar

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I’m trying to self-host my calendar setup, and I must admit that I’m lost between all the different solutions. My requirements are: (A) manage my own personal calendar using a reasonably modern web interface (probably on my own CalDAV server) (B) display a dozen public ICS calendars in the web interface. Organizing those public calendars […]

RSS feed available in the Debian Maintainer Dashboard

Friday, January 17th, 2014

One of my pet projects in Debian is the Debian Maintainer Dashboard. Built on top of UDD, DMD provides a maintainer-centric view to answer the “I have a few hours for Debian, what should I do now?” question (see example). Christophe Siraut did a lot of great work recently on DMD, rewriting much of the […]

talk at Open World Forum

Monday, October 7th, 2013

I attended Open World Forum last week (thanks to Inria for funding my travel). It was a fantastic opportunity to meet many people, and to watch great talks. If I had to single out just one talk, it would clearly be John Sullivan’s What do you mean you can’t Skype?!. On Saturday, I delivered a […]

Software for brainstorm / ideas sharing and voting?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Some time ago, Ubuntu had Ubuntu Brainstorm, a website where non-developers could submit ideas of improvements, and other people could comment and vote on them. I was wondering if there was existing software to deploy a similar service, e.g. as a plugin to popular forum software. I’ve found, but relying on the Cloud for […]

DebConf was fantastic (not just the view)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

So, I’m back from DebConf, which probably translated to the 10 busiest days of my life, but also to one of the best times of my life. The Le Camp venue clearly contributed to this success: having everybody at the same place, but at the same time many opportunities for quiet chat or just enjoying […]

Debian birthday

Friday, August 16th, 2013

This upload was the first one of my very first package in Debian. It was sponsored by Dafydd Harries, who I’ve finally met at DebConf13, and got out of NEW on 2005-08-16. Exactly 8 years ago today. I only realized that yesterday evening, and Debian’s birthday feels even more special to me now. Dafydd, it […]


Friday, August 16th, 2013

This DebConf is obviously quite special for me, being the DPL. It has really been great so far to talk to meet so many people, and especially to meet so many new Debian contributors or Developers. I’m really happy to see that the next generation is ready! :) On Sunday, I delivered my Bits from […]

Debian releases used by popcon participants

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

The graph below is generated from popcon submissions. Since they include the version of the popularity-contest package, one can determine the Debian release that was used by the submitter (a new version of the popularity-contest package is generally uploaded just after the release to make that tracking possible). The graph is similar to the one […]