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systemd backport of v230 available for Debian/jessie

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

At DebConf 16 I was working on a systemd backport for Debian/jessie. Results are officially available via the Debian archive now. In Debian jessie we have systemd v215 (which originally dates back to 2014-07-03 upstream-wise, plus changes + fixes from pkg-systemd folks of course). Now via Debian backports you have the option to update systemd […]

mur.strom: Podcast über Debian

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

mur.strom ist ein Podcast aus Graz rund um Technologie und Gesellschaft. Am 6. Jänner wurde eine neue Folge veröffentlicht, in der es um das Debian-Projekt geht. Sebastian Ramacher und ich waren die Interview-Gäste, viel Spaß beim Hören der ~1h 43 Minuten:

DebConf15: “Continuous Delivery of Debian packages” talk

Monday, August 24th, 2015

At the Debian Conference 2015 I gave a talk about Continuous Delivery of Debian packages. My slides are available online (PDF, 753KB). Thanks to the fantastic video team there’s also a recording of the talk available: WebM (471MB) and on YouTube.

The #newinjessie game: tools related to RPM packages

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Continuing the #newinjessie game: Bernhard Miklautz, contributor to jenkins-debian-glue and author of jenkins-package-builder (being in an early stage but under active development to provide support for building RPMs, similar to what jenkins-debian-glue provides for building Debian/Ubuntu packages) pointed out that there are new tools related to RPM packaging available in Debian/jessie: mock: Build rpm packages […]

GLT15: Slides of my “Debian 8 aka jessie, what’s new” talk

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

I wasn’t sure whether I would make it to Linuxdays Graz (GLT15) this year so I didn’t participate in its call for lectures. But when meeting folks on the evening before the main event I came up with the idea of giving a lightning talk as special kind of celebrating the Debian jessie release. So […]

The #newinjessie game: new forensic packages in Debian/jessie

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Repeating what I did for the last Debian release with the #newinwheezy game it’s time for the #newinjessie game: Debian/jessie AKA Debian 8.0 includes a bunch of packages for people interested in digital forensics. The packages maintained within the Debian Forensics team which are new in the Debian/jessie stable release as compared to Debian/wheezy (and […]

Ten years of Grml

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

On 22nd of October 2004 an event called OS04 took place in Seifenfabrik Graz/Austria and it marked the first official release of the Grml project. Grml was initially started by myself in 2003 – I registered the domain on September 16, 2003 (so technically it would be 11 years already :)). It started with a […]

How geeks celebrate a birthday AKA bin2dec

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Far away from Rosetta Code, but that’s what Frank and I came up with when explaining 100000₂: Guile: guile <<< \#b100000 guile -c ‘((@@ (ice-9 format) format) #t “~d~%” #b100000)’ Racket: racket -e ‘#b100000’ Ruby: ruby -e ‘puts “100000”.to_i(2)’ Python: python -c ‘print int(“100000”, 2)’ Perl: perl -e ‘print 0b100000’ Zsh: zsh -c ‘print $((2#100000))’ […]

jenkins-debian-glue: Continuous Integration for Debian and Ubuntu made easy

Monday, August 27th, 2012

jenkins-debian-glue is an open source project of mine which recently celebrated its first birthday and it’s time to finally write about it. jenkins-debian-glue allows you to build Debian and Ubuntu packages directly from the Jenkins continuous integration system. It retrieves package sources from a version control repository, adjusts debian/changelog (handle version number + mention changes […]

Grazer Linuxtage 2012: Call for Lectures

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Am Samstag, dem 28. April finden heuer wieder die Grazer Linuxtage statt! Die Suche nach Vorträgen und Projektständen wurde soeben offiziell eröffnet. Wenn du ein spannendes Thema oder Projekt hast, über das du vor einem interessierten Publikum reden möchtest ist das deine Chance. :) Die Grazer Linuxtage feiern heuer ihren 10. Geburtstag(!) und wir erwarten […]

commit-sounds – make committing more fun

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

December, release time. I’m currently involved in the release management of three major projects and it’s not always about fun. So lets make it more fun:

FAI: switch from Subversion to Git

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Revision one in the Subversion repository of the FAI project dates back to the 27th of June 2000. Over the last few months we were discussing the switch to Git. At the last FAI meeting we decided to finally switch to Git and I volunteered to drive the migration. Today I officially did the migration. […]

Rocking Zsh: directory specific shell profiles – Screencast

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The “Directory specific shell configuration with Zsh” is a rocking feature I use in all my projects when working on the command line. I just created a screencast where I’m showing this feature in action, including its configuration: This embedded video doesn’t work for you? Try heading over to YouTube. Since its my first screencast […]

Open Source Projects using Jenkins

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

For a (german) talk I’ll be giving soon I was interested in a list of open source projects which use Jenkins. Jenkins is a great open source continuous integration server. I was wondering whether such a list exists but since it doesn’t exist yet I created my own and Kohsuke Kawaguchi (creator of Hudson/Jenkins) suggested […]

Event: 20 Jahre Linux – WKO/Graz

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Die Open Source Experts Group Steiermark veranstaltet am 1. September 2011 das Event “20 Jahre Linux” in Graz. Gemeinsam mit Alfred Bach, Jan Kleinert und Klaus Knopper bin ich als Vortragender anzutreffen. Ich würde mich über ein paar bekannte Gesichter im Publikum freuen. Der Eintritt ist frei, weitere Details unter

Use of VCS in Debian packages – some stats

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Everyone loves stats, ok well – at least I do. I was doing some research with regards to package maintenance within the Debian distribution and since the results might be interesting for someone else – there we are. On 19th of August 2011 there have been: 16935 unique source packages in Debian/sid 9977 packages with […]

Event: Grazer Linuxtage 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Nicht vergessen – am Samstag, dem 9. April finden an der FH Joanneum wieder die Grazer Linuxtage (GLT11) statt. Das Programm bietet von 09:30 bis 19:00 Uhr über 30 Vorträge, LPI- und BSD-Prüfungen, eine Keysigning-Party und viele Infostände von renommierten Projekten wie z.B. Debian, LibreOffice und OpenStreetMap. Ich selbst bin neben der Tätigkeit als Organisator […]

Open Source Projektmanagement

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Seit Ende September gibt es das Resultat von rund 3 Jahren Arbeit in Buchform im Handel. "Open Source Projektmanagement – Softwareentwicklung von der Idee zur Marktreife" ist mein literarischer Beitrag rund um das Management von Open-Source-Projekten. Dass das Buch so lange auf sich warten hat lassen, liegt – entgegen anders lautender Gerüchte – nicht an […]

Vortrag “Gute Open-Source-Projekte bestehen aus mehr als nur Code”

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Auf der FrOSCon (Free and Open Source Software Conference) habe ich am letzten Wochenende einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Gute Open-Source-Projekte bestehen aus mehr als nur Code" gehalten. Das Videoteam war heuer schnell (danke!) und daher gibt es für Interessierte zu meinen Vortragsfolien (PDF, 10MB) auch bereits das Video zum Vortrag: h264-Format, 118MB theora-Format, 290MB gone – long live!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I love EtherPad for online collaboration in real-time. By today (14th of April 2010) new pad creation will be disabled at Being aware of that in advance and as the EtherPad software was open sourced recently friends of mine and I were working on providing a dedicated EtherPad setup. TitanPad was born! Quoting our […]