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Thorsten Alteholz: My Debian Activities in January 2015

Planet Debian - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:41

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This month at the beginning of the year has been rather quiet as well. All in all I marked 50 packages for accept and rejected only 17 packages.

Squeeze LTS

This was my seventh month that I did some work for the Squeeze LTS initiative, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian.

This month I got assigned a workload of 12h and I spent these hours to upload new versions of:

  • [DLA 127-1] pyyaml security update
  • [DLA 128-1] sox security update
  • [DLA 138-1] jasper security update
  • [DLA 145-1] php5 security update

In doing so, preparing the upload for php5 consumed most of the time as support from Upstream for the old version in Squeeze no longer exists. Oddly enough, a simple one-line-patch seems to have created a regression …

I also sponsored the upload of [DLA 133-1] unrtf security update, [DLA 134-1] curl security update and [DLA 130-1] firebird2.1 security update. Many thanks to Nguyen Cong from Toshiba who prepared the patches for these packages.

I also uploaded two DLAs for polarssel ([DLA 129-1] polarssl security update and [DLA 144-1] polarssl security update) although no LTS sponsor indicated any interest.

Other packages

Thanks to the relentless QA work of Andreas Beckmann, his piuparts tests detected an issue in the greylistd package. If greylistd has been installed in Wheezy, removed but not purged afterwards, the whole system dist-upgraded to Jessie and afterwards greylistd is installed again, there would be an error message. RC bug taken, fixed package uploaded and unblock request approved.

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Drupal core announcements: No Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, February 4

Planet Drupal - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:14

The monthly Drupal core bug fix release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, there haven't been enough changes to the development version since the last bug fix release three months ago to warrant a new release. A Drupal 7 bug fix release during the March release window is likely instead.

Upcoming release windows include:

  • Wednesday, February 18 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, March 4 (bug fix release window)

For more information on Drupal core release windows, see the documentation on release timing and security releases, and the discussion that led to this policy being implemented.

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Drupal Association News: Infographic: Who Attends DrupalCon?

Planet Drupal - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:06

Did you know that DrupalCon isn’t just for developers? The community survey we conducted at the end of 2014 turned up some interesting facts, including the fascinating statistic that only about half of DrupalCon attendees self-identify as developers? With project managers, C-level executives, and Drupal sales and marketing experts in attendance, DrupalCon is a great place to meet a wide array of passionate Drupal users and advocates.

So, who goes to DrupalCon? Check out the infographic below for a more complete picture of who attends the biggest Drupal conference on earth.


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Dirk Eddelbuettel: RcppStreams 0.1.0

Planet Debian - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:37

The new package RcppStreams arrived on CRAN on Saturday. RcppStreams brings the excellent Streamulus C++ template library for event stream processing to R.

Streamulus, written by Irit Katriel, uses very clever template meta-programming (via Boost Fusion) to implement an embedded domain-specific event language created specifically for event stream processing.

The packages wraps the four existing examples by Irit, all her unit tests and includes a slide deck from a workshop presentation. The framework is quite powerful, and it brings a very promising avenue for (efficient !!) stream event processing to R.

The NEWS file entries follows below:

Changes in version 0.1.0 (2015-01-30)
  • First CRAN release

  • Contains all upstream examples and documentation from Streamulus

  • Added Rcpp Attributes wrapping and minimal manual pages

  • Added Travis CI unit testing

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is also a copy of the DESCRIPTION file for this initial release. More detailed information is on the RcppStreams page page and of course on the Streamulus page.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.

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