Martin Albisetti's blog

30Mar/083

Bazaar hosting on Launchpad slow this weekend

Just a quick note for everyone who is wondering, bazaar hosting on Launchpad is horrifyingly slow this weekend, so, "it's not just you".

Seems the devs are working on it, and part of the problem has been fixed, but it's still not there yet.

Good thing it's a distributed version control system, huh?

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28Mar/080

I'm going to DebConf8


I'm going to DebConf8, edition 2008 of the annual Debian developers meeting

And also, I want to point out the logo design was made by a good friend of mine, Lisandro Martinez Basabilvaso.

Now, if they would only fix his name in the winner announcements...

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28Mar/080

I’m going to DebConf8


I'm going to DebConf8, edition 2008 of the annual Debian developers meeting

And also, I want to point out the logo design was made by a good friend of mine, Lisandro Martinez Basabilvaso.

Now, if they would only fix his name in the winner announcements...

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28Mar/080

Couldn't attend the sprint? You can still help!

It occurred to me that many people couldn't attend the last bzr sprint, and having missed out on other conferences myself, I know how discouraging it can be left out of the action   🙂

Anyway, a great wiki page was setup with everything that was discussed, and who's going to work on what, so feel free to sign up yourself to the bits you are interested, and get in touch with the rest of the folks to coordinate efforts.

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28Mar/080

Couldn’t attend the sprint? You can still help!

It occurred to me that many people couldn't attend the last bzr sprint, and having missed out on other conferences myself, I know how discouraging it can be left out of the action   🙂

Anyway, a great wiki page was setup with everything that was discussed, and who's going to work on what, so feel free to sign up yourself to the bits you are interested, and get in touch with the rest of the folks to coordinate efforts.

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10Mar/082

Ubuntustats.com is back!

After quite some downtime due to excessive traffic and load to the server to keep processing all the data we needed, Felipe Lerena finally managed to put some spare time into migrating it to a new server (provided by Mitch Mahan, thanks!) and launched UbuntuStats back into the intrawebs.

It's up back again with some minor tweaks, and showing off the newly created "brainstorm" site feeds.

If everything goes well, we're planning on building on top of it as previously planned, to expand the statistics gathered, and start showing trends in different areas, and cleaning up the code so other people can contribute code into the project as well as providing public snapshots of the database.

So, three cheers for Felipe, and, as always, any bugs or feature requests are welcome in Launchpad.

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8Mar/080

Bazaar sprint concludes

So, the sprint is over.
It's been a very long week, and looking back at it it seems impossible to me that so many things happened and got done in just 5 days.
This has been the first bazaar sprint I've attended, so my expectations weren't based on anything else than my imagination.
Basically, I thought I would meet very intelligent people who had a a tons of experience with the project, and that knew exactly what had to be done and how to do it.
It wasn't quite like that.
There where 16 of us in total, which is a pretty large crowd for such a specific piece of software like versioning control, and everyone was just embarrassingly smart. What was a surprise was how well us community folks where integrated into the project as a whole, on the decision making aspects and on even on taking responsibility for ideas being put in place appropriately. Everyone was extremely helpful with just about anything, and I've personally learned so much in such a small time frame, I can't even begin to process it.

Canonical sponsored all our travel and accommodation costs, to the extent that it didn't cost me a single dollar to go across half the world and spend some time discussing, coding, and drinking beer with the same people I hang out on IRC. The four start hotel overlooking the Thames was a bit over the top, but, as you can expect, we didn't complain. I also got to meet people from Launchpad and Ubuntu with whom I've been interacting for the past two years. Many concepts one has over what's commonly denominated "low bandwidth communication" (eg. IRC or email) change a fair bit with some face to face time.
While really tired, I'm really happy with how everything went, and am really excited to start work (and finish!) on some of the many areas I volunteered in.

I suppose this is just a way of thanking everyone for making it possible, and for the hospitality which we where treated with.

beuno@beuno-laptop:~$ bzr rocks

P.S. I'm going to catch up on all the previous days of the sprint, just need some sleep  😀

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7Mar/080

Bazaar goes GNU

Just over a week ago, Bazaar got approved as an official GNU project, and it seems some big GNU projects like emacs are thinking about converting to bzr.

Exciting times to be working on bzr!

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6Mar/080

Podcast on Bazaar IDE Integration

A while ago Matthew Revell interviewed me on the work being done on IDE integration efforts, and posted it on the Launchpad blog.

Direct download link

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5Mar/082

Bazaar sprint, day 2

Second day is over (I'm a bit delayed on reporting, yesterday was exhausting).

The current disussions are currently being dumped into the wiki in http://bazaar-vcs.org/SprintLondonMarch08/Brainstorms, so today I'm just going to post some pictures.


This is where we eat breakfast 😀


That would be the Canonical building


Canonical!


Brainstorming


Deciding which are the most important Adoption Blockers


Lunch!


Coding time!

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