Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lenny release goals wiki page

I created the wiki page http://wiki.debian.org/LennyReleaseGoals to have some clickable and more selective links to bugs pertaining to lenny release goals. I found this helpful for selecting a bug to work on every day; perhaps this is useful for others as well. If someone has a clue about writing proper URLs into the bug tracking system, please contribute any improvements.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The wiki is great!

Well, I asked for a wiki almost three years ago, but it is finally here in official capacity. Thanks! In the few weeks of its existence, we have already seen great progress in documenting many development issues that were previously undocumented or hidden in strange places. I have started to keep my personal notes and todo items, which were previously spread around various files and pieces of papers, under User:Petere.

I have been observing the wikification in the Debian project for a few years now. I expect that in the near future, all of the contents relevant to developers will have migrated from the main web site to the wiki.

A Sporty PGCon!

I have signed up for the Ottawa Marathon on the weekend after PGCon. If anyone is still around on the Sunday, join me on or at the side of the track.

Monday, April 14, 2008

News on the PostgreSQL RPM packages for SUSE

Reinhard Max has revived the PostgreSQL RPM packages for SUSE and has given them a permanent place at the openSUSE Build Service. This builds on and supercedes my earlier offering, so please go to the new URL in the future. And please send your suggestions and contributions; it is "open" after all. By the way, the packages developed there are integrated into the official SUSE distributions, so it is the "real thing".