Some news

Jun. 21, 2011


After few months of inactivity, there’s some news.

So you might see it now, I wrote a new template for this website, less colored, more readable.

Then, the Debian/Ubuntu repositories I’m maintaining (which are now in the main menu)

The OWFS repository is still here, and updated regularly, with the latest release (2.8p9 released at the end of May). I am peacefully preparing the add of Ubuntu Oneiric, which will occur in the next weeks.

The newcomer, DDB (for Davromaniak’s Debian Backports) is a repository containing all the backports I’m working on. The goal is to work on proposing them for inclusion in the official backport repository. It’s a stable repository, but as it contains backports, it may be risky to use it.

For now, backports for nginx 1.0.4, chromium 11.0.696.71 and audacious 2.4.4 are available, all along their build dependencies and binary dependencies.

Also, nginx 1.0.4 was recently accepted for inclusion in the official backports, we just need to wait until it’s included. So the package available in the DDB repository is the same as the official one, only the version changes (I use “davrobpo60+1” instead of “bpo60+1” to mark the difference between official packages and DDB’s packages).

For chromium, it was a hard to perform backport (between 20 to 30 hours of work to make it work), but it’s not so clean, as I prefered to backport the binutils package in order to have a backported package as close as the official package.

For audacious, it works, but it’s still a work in progress, mostly on the amount of dependencies to backport.

I try to make my packages available for the majority of hardware architectures, but it all depends on the package size. For now, only OWFS and nginx are available under 5 hardware architectures (amd64, armel, i386, mips and powerpc), because they don’t take too long to compile. For audaicous, the amount of dependencies make it difficult to compile under other architectures than amd64 and i386. For chromium, it’s only compilable in amd64, i386 and armel, but it’s compilation lasts for 25 minutes on my building machine (8 cores, 16GB of RAM), my armel machine being the complete opposite in term of power, building could last for days.

That’s all folks.