My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.
This month I was allocated 12h but I had 1.5h left from September too. During this time, I finally finished my work on exiv2: I completed the triage of all CVE, backported 3 patches to the version in wheezy and released DLA-1147-1.
I also did some review of the oldest entries in dla-needed. I reclassified a bunch of CVE on zoneminder and released DLA-1145-1 for the most problematic issue on that package. Many other packages got their CVE reclassified as not worth an update: xbmc, check-mk, rbenv, phamm, yaml-cpp. For mosquitto, I released DLA-1146-1.
I filed #879001 (security issue) and #879002 (removal suggestion) on libpam4j. This library is no longer used by any other package in Debian, so it could be removed instead of costing us time in support.
Misc Debian work
After multiple months of wait, I was allowed to upload my schroot stable update (#864297).
After ack from the d-i release manager, I pushed my pkgsel changes and uploaded version 0.46 of the package: this brings unattended-upgrades support in the installer. It’s now installed by default.
I nudged the upstream developer of gnome-shell-timer to get a new release for GNOME 3.26 compatibility and packaged it.
Finally, I was pleased to merge multiple patches from Ville Skyttä on Distro Tracker (the software powering tracker.debian.org). It looks like Ville will continue to contribute on a regular basis, yay. \o/ He already helped me to fix the remaining blockers for the switch to Python 3.
Not really Debian related, but I also filed a bug against Tryton that I discovered after upgrading to the latest version.
See you next month for a new summary of my activities.