News for Debian developers
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codesearch.d.n source code released
codesearch.debian.net by Michael Stapelberg allows to quickly search through 130 GiB of the Debian sources. This service has various use cases: from determining the sources of cryptic error messages to pining down material in the archive with questionable legal terms. As promised, Michael has released the sources of the engine github.com/debiancodesearch/dcs under BSD-3 license allowing for wider adoption and improvements.
-- Yaroslav Halchenko
Targets for package review
If you have some spare time and are interested in getting more involved in Debian QA work, the list of packages that have never had a bug filed against them is a great place to start. The list can be sorted by source package, maintainer, popcon, first upload date or last upload date. Packages in this list may be perfect or for a specific audience or very new packages or simply never have received enough attention from users. In any case it is possible that these packages need a review from a user perspective, a review of the source code or both. For easy reference you can use the short URL http://deb.li/nobugs. Thanks go to Ivo De Decker for implementing the list.
-- Paul Wise
DEP-12 supported by the PTS
Source packages that contain a debian/upstream file now have an "upstream info" link on their PTS pages. The link currently points at the yaml-all page of the upstream metadata gatherer. The debian/upstream file is a useful way to inform people about upstream version control systems, donation pages, scientific publications and other interesting metadata. Please add it to your packages before your next upload.
-- Paul Wise
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