Archive for March 2008

Dak Extensions

One of the challenges maintaining the Debian archive kit (dak) is dealing with Debian-specific requirements: fundamentally because there are a lot of them, and they can get quite hairy — yet at the same time, you want to keep them as separate as possible both so dak can be used elsewhere, and just so you […]

The second half…

Continuing from where we left off… The lower bound for me becoming a DD was 8th Feb ’98 when I applied; for comparison, the upper bound as best I can make out was 23rd Feb, when I would have received this mail through the debian-private list: Resent-Date: 23 Feb 1998 18:18:57 -0000 From: Martin Schulze […]

Been a while…

So, sometime over the past few weeks I clocked up ten years as a Debian developer: From: Anthony Towns <> Subject: Wannabe maintainer. Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 18:35:28 +1000 (EST) To: Hello world, I’d like to become a debian maintainer. I’d like an account on master, and for it to be subscribed to […]