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Building a lab VM based on Debian for a MOOC, using Vagrant + VirtualBox

We’ve been busy setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) image to be used by participants of a MOOC that’s opening in early september on Relational Databases at Telecom SudParis. We’ve chosen to use Vagrant and VirtualBox which are used to … Continue reading

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Debian docker containers using a modified baseimage-docker

I have been testing Docker for a few weeks now, and investigated the use of baseimage-docker, which provides support for supervising services with runit, and includes OpenSSH, among other things, based on an Ubuntu base system. Of couse, I’m interested … Continue reading

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Switched from gnome flashback-session to XFCE

I’ve gotten fed up with Gnome flashback session annoyances on Debian testing, so, for a bit more than a month now I’m running XFCE 4. So far so good. YMMV but if you’ve not made the switch to Gnome 3′s … Continue reading

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Generating WebID profiles for Debian project members

I’ve been investigating the generation of WebID profiles for Debian project members for some time.

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Experimenting with Linked Open Data about FLOSS projects : matching Debian upstream projects

I’ve been experimenting with Linked Open Data about FLOSS projects harvested from different sources of DOAP or ADMS.SW descriptions. I’ve tried and match upstream projects of Debian packages with upstream projects hosted at Apache, Gnome, or Alioth.debian.org, or catalogued on … Continue reading

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New paper “Authoritative linked data descriptions of debian source packages using ADMS.SW” accepted at OSS 2013

I’ll be presenting “Authoritative linked data descriptions of debian source packages using ADMS.SW” at OSS 2013. Here’s the abstract : The Debian Package Tracking System is a Web dashboard for Debian contributors and advanced users. This central tool publishes the … Continue reading

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The Debian Package Tracking System now publishes Turtle RDF meta-data

The Debian PTS now speaks the Turtle representation format for the export of RDF meta-data about Debian source packages. Alongside HTML pages for humans, and the RDF/XML that had already been added to it this means that a new flavour … Continue reading

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Presented “Generating Linked Data descriptions of Debian packages in the Debian PTS” at the Paris Mini DebConf

I have made a presentation at the Paris MinDebconf 2012 about the work I’ve done to bring more semantic meta-data to the Debian PTS (see previous posts). Here are my slides : Generating Linked Data descriptions of Debian packages in … Continue reading

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Debian Package Tracking System now produces RDF description of source packages

Here’s a second post on the subject of RDF descriptions for Debian source packages (see the previous post for some context). From now on, the Debian Package Tracking System (PTS) will produce, alongside HTML pages meant for humans, RDF pages … Continue reading

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Generating RDF description of Debian package sources with ADMS.SW

Edit : I’ve now managed to roll out my contribution which is now in production on packages.qa.debian.org. See a later post I’ve made on the subject, and beware that the generated RDF has changed a bit also. ADMS.SW proposes specifications … Continue reading

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Migrating from Evolution to Gnus + NotMuch (part 1)

I’ve gotten fed up with Evolution‘s bugs and slowness. Even though I experience less problems than some weeks ago since I’ve applied a patch related to locks in e-d-s, Evolution has now become really too slow… and given that my … Continue reading

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New stronger personal GnuPG key

I have generated a new GPG key (4096R/7C5BB6A5) associated to my “personal” identity, for the needs of my application as Debian Developer. Therefore, the old key (1024D/B4C5F37F) will soon be retired. If you happen to meet me, I’d be glad … Continue reading

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Conférence “Debian: 17 ans de logiciel libre, “do-ocracy” et démocratie.” le 24/02 à 15h à Évry

À l’invitation des associations AIESEC et MiNET, Stefano Zacchiroli, leader du projet Debian interviendra sur le campus de Télecom & Management SudParis à Évry, le jeudi 24/02/2011, à 15h, pour faire une conférence intitulée “Debian: 17 ans de logiciel libre, … Continue reading

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Report on “Debbugs – New developments in the ongoing struggle against bugs” by Don Armstrong at Debconf

Here are some notes I took about the lecture “Debbugs – New developments in the ongoing struggle against bugs” by Don Armstrong at Debconf 10 (that I watched from the stream). Note that the slides are at : http://rzlab.ucr.edu/debian/debbugs_presentation_debconf10.pdf, and … Continue reading

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