Free software activities in April 2017

May 8, 2017, by Hugo Lefeuvre.

Picture of Karlsruhe in the rain.

April turned out to be a fairly peaceful month and I finally managed to free up some time for my free software activities.

Debian

This month I uploaded two NEW packages to experimental, updated three of my packages and sponsored an arpwatch upload within the Security Tools Packaging Team.

I was particularly surprised and happy to see the release of kupfer v319 since the project was put on hold for several years. Thanks for your work, Ulrik!

So, in short:

Debian LTS

You can find the original version of my report here.

This month was my eighth month as a payed Debian LTS contributor. I was allocated 15.5 hours and I spent all of them doing the following tasks:

Unfortunately, both issues required extensive debugging, specific test-environment setup (the partclone CVE only reproducible on i386) and non-trivial modifications to the upstream patch. This explains the high amount of hours spent to fix only two CVEs.

Juliet

Last but not least, I also started to write Juliet, a project of static websites generator.

I wanted a lightweight, easy to understand and hackable Python static websites generator, that would fit in less than 1000 SLOC.

After three weeks of development I released the alpha2, Juliet rocks and powers this website! :)

Heading image from Wikimedia Commons.