FOSDEM 2013

fosdemlogo2013As for the past years, I attended FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels (Belgium, Europe) with the only exception that this year I had the opportunity to also contribute to Mageia, staying at the booth and talking to the people. It was very nice to meet people commonly known only by their nick names on IRC πŸ˜‰

It was also a good occasion to talk about many interesting topics and to attend the general assembly of the Mageia project.

I had also the opportunity to meet the LibreOffice guys at their booth as like many other people belonging to other extremely interesting FOSS projects πŸ˜‰

FOSDEM remains a great event and its HUGE success [cit. https://fosdem.org/2013/] is the final confirmation.

I’ve to say thanks especially to someone:

  • my mother that accompanied me this year hoping to better understand Free Software and also to visit Bruxelles and its museums/monuments: she stayed at the ULB with the Mageia staff almost all the time and she helped us at the booth during the general assembly πŸ˜‰
  • Chris, Maarten, Marja, Oliver and Remco for their great kindness and hospitality
  • Wolfgang who helped me with a Broadcom releated issue
  • All the Mageia contributors!

Below you can find some shots I took during the 2 days event.

Mageia gadgets plus speculoos ;-)
Mageia gadgets plus speculoos πŸ˜‰
Marja @ work
Marja @ work
Remmy @ work
Remmy @ work
obgr_seneca & tmb
obgr_seneca & tmb
AL13N & eatdirt
AL13N & eatdirt
sebsebseb, AL13N and Ada at the Sunday diner
sebsebseb, AL13N and Ada at the Sunday dinner
Remmy and Marja at the Sunday diner
Remmy and Marja at the Sunday dinner
Mageia stand
Mageia booth was very populated
Mageia stand
People at the Mageia booth
Mageia stand
Contributors @ work

 

Contributions to Mageia – January 2013

Mageia.Org

It was another extremely busy month. I wrote part of my thesis and I worked on other projects but, I found the time to maintain a few packages, to add a new one and to work on rpmdragora.

MaINTAINED PACKAGES in CAULDRON

  • merkaartor
  • razorqt-power (https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8602)
  • qlipper (https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8593)
  • task-razorqt (arora replaced by qupzilla)

NEW UPDATES in CAULDRON

  • josm
  • gpscorrelate
  • merkaartor
  • qlipper (https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8593)
  • screengrab
  • curtain
  • geis
  • grail
  • trojita
  • libtorrent-rasterbar (freeze-push request)

NEW PACKAGES in CAULDRON

  • qupzilla

UiAbstraction4mcc (aka AdminPanel)

Some improvement brought to the Privileges module that is now able to use sudo, pam and polkit as backends to let AdminPanel acquire the necessary privileges.

A lot of work has been done on rpmdragora (a rpmdrake port to yui). I’m working to make rpmdragora more gui-indipendent thanks to the yui library. rpmdrake currently uses GTK causing a lot of gtk stuff to be necessarily installed even on a qt-based installation of Mageia.

This is a huge task and it often requires a lot of code rewrite, but I already achieved some good result (see below).

Rpmdragora using ncurses
Rpmdragora using ncurses

 

rpmdragora using Qt
rpmdragora using Qt

 

Thanks

See you next month for a new summary of my activities πŸ˜‰