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=== Special reports for package maintainers ===

There are some [[https://people.debian.org/~eriberto/udd/|daily reports]], all based in [[https://wiki.debian.org/UltimateDebianDatabase|UDD]], which can be used by maintainers to know about packages in Debian.

The currently available reports are:

 * [[https://people.debian.org/~eriberto/udd/help_a_package.html|Statistics to Choose a Debian Package to Help]]: this report has several sections. The fist section lists all source packages in Debian, with some data about each one, sorted by date of the last upload to Sid. As an example, based in this report, you can choose a good package to do a QA upload or a NMU work.
 * [[https://people.debian.org/~eriberto/udd/top_500_new.html|Top 500 NEW source packages in Debian Sid]]: lists the most recent NEW packages in Sid.
 * [[https://people.debian.org/~eriberto/udd/uploaders_ranking.html|Uploaders to Debian Sid Ranking]]: this is a report for current and previous years that show a racking, by uploads, including QA and NMU, about all people that sent packages to Sid.

-- Joao Eriberto Mota Filho (eriberto)

=== titanpad.com shutting down ===

titanpad.com is [[http://blog.titanpad.com/2016/11/shutting-down-titanpad_12.html|shutting down]] after more than 6 years of service. If your team is using titanpad, you may want to switch to an alternative service before the deadline of 2017-12-31. Some alternatives include:

 * Debian's [[https://gobby.debian.org/|gobby service]], which requires a locally installed client to edit and has http plain text export but does not [[https://github.com/gobby/gobby/issues/9|yet]] have a web editing interface
 * Richard Darst's [[http://whiteboard.debian.net/|whiteboard service]], which is base on google-mobwrite
 * Asheesh Laroia's [[http://storm.debian.net/|Sandstorm service]], which hosts other services too
 * Alexander Wirt's [[https://paste.debian.net/|paste service]], which doesn't allow for real-time collaborative editing
 * various Etherpad sites that can be found with a web search or at the URLs mentioned in the [[http://blog.titanpad.com/2016/11/shutting-down-titanpad_12.html|announcement]].

The following IRC channels have titanpad URLs in their topics and may want to backup and or migrate their data: #alioth #debian-admin #debian-berlin #debian-forensics #debian-gnome #debian-newmaint #debian-systemd #debian-x #siduction-manual

-- Paul Wise

=== Adding the uaccess tag to udev rules ===

Packages containing udev rules that use GROUP="plugdev" should also add TAG+="uaccess" so that all users that are physically present can access the relevant devices, instead of just users in the plugdev group (GROUP="plugdev"). Some packages use MODE="666" to allow all users (including remote users) to access devices. For almost all devices it is probably more appropriate to switch from MODE="666" to GROUP="plugdev", MODE="660", TAG+="uaccess" so that remote users cannot access local devices. Check the wiki page for [[USB/GadgetSetup|USB gadgets]] for more hints. There is a lintian warning in [[https://bugs.debian.org/841670|progress]] for these issues.

-- Paul Wise & Petter Reinholdtsen

=== Announcing supported hardware via AppStream ===

If you are maintaining a package that supports a specific set of hardware, it would be great if you could [[https://wiki.debian.org/AppStream/Guidelines#Announcing_supported_hardware|add]] some metadata about which hardware is supported. By doing so, you will enable users to discover your package when they plug in a new device supported by your package. Users can use the [[http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Using_appstream_with_isenkram_to_install_hardware_related_packages_in_Debian.html|isenkram]] package to discover packages related to their hardware. If your package contains udev rules, it probably needs some AppStream metadata.

-- Paul Wise

=== New lists: RISC-V, Asia/Pacific events, Colombia ===

Three new mailing lists have been created by the listmasters:

 * [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-riscv/|debian-riscv]] for porting Debian to free and open [[https://riscv.org/|RISC-V CPU]] arch
 * [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-apac/|debian-events-apac]] for Debian events in the Asia/Pacific region
 * [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-dug-co/|debian-dug-co]] for the Debian user community in Colombia

-- Paul Wise
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