Wed, 09 Mar 2005

Accepted mlterm 2.9.2-1

I received accept mail from DAK. Thanks ftp-masters!
mlterm 2.9.2-1 fixes possible integer overflow.

arm buildd

I saw there were many complains about arm and mipsel buildd. mipsel will be solved soon, from Florian Lohoff's post to debian-devel. That's good news.

I bought arm machine last year for Debian Project's work. The spec StrongARM 150MHz, 256MB SIMM memory, and 36GB HDD is strongest machine in Debian arm world. Unfortunately this machine is located inside NAT and access is restricted, but I've already set up buildd on this machine.

This machine has built packages for experimental, volatile, ganneff, and byhand. Furthermore cron builds debian-installer images every day.

So, is this machine busy? No, CPU idles almost half of day (although this is because experimental build finishes soon if the package depends other packages in experimental. Currently experimental buildd team decides a policy to not take build-dep packages from experimental).

I've already contacted to ftp-masters. It was hard to find correct frontdesk, but finally I understood only elmo and neuro have a permission to add new build member and configure wanna-build database. They are too busy to respond by mail. Luckly I catched elmo on IRC a few monthes ago and asked to join me. His answer was he was too busy and didn't want new comer at this time.
I don't want to bother him, but hope he will remember my offer in the future.

If you want to build your package on my buildd, contact me. But I should note RM Kamion said it was not recommended that each developer builds a package instead of using official buildd.

I created another buildd for sparc, alpha, hppa, mips, and mipsel. sparc is at gotom's home, others are at ishikawa's home.