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=== debhelper compat 11 ===

As of December 2017, debhelper compat level 11 is now stable and available in buster (plus stretch-backports).

This compat level (among other):

 * Supports "main doc package" (Policy 12.3) out of the box in many cases
 * Adds --sourcedir to many dh_install* making it easier to support the "nodoc" profile.
 * Makes dh_strip/dh_shlibdeps find *all* ELF binaries (fixing the 18 year old bug [[https://bugs.debian.org/35733|#35733]])
 * Rewrites the dh_systemd_* tooling into dh_installsystemd to avoid many of the paper cuts in the interactions between dh_systemd_enable, dh_installinit and dh_systemd_start.

Please see the [[https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/debhelper/debhelper.7.en.html|debhelper(7) manual page]] for the full list of changes.

-- Niels Thykier

=== KGB now supports GitLab webhooks (for salsa) ===

kgb-bot, the VCS to IRC relay, supports !GitLab webhooks since version 1.36.
The three instances known for providing services to 68 Alioth-hosted
projects have been updated to this version.

This means that all projects hosted on salsa.debian.org can benefit from the
service, whether they've used KGB in the past or not. [[https://salsa.debian.org/kgb-team/kg
## Please insert new items above this oneb/wikis/usage|Usage]] details are available.

At the current stage we consider this a "public beta" and invite "friendly
customers" to test the new feature.

Non-alioth projects aren't required to change anything and will continue to
work as before.

For any questions, please contact {dmn,gregoa,tincho}@debian.org or

-- Damyan Ivanov

=== Change of the mentors.d.n FTP upload queue ===

mentors.d.n has been running a patched vsftp to allow anonymous uploads
to the root of the upload queue. We want to get rid of that local
patch, so we are changing the upload queue to something that is
non-root, and we want for the pseudo-standard path also used for

Therefore, the FTP upload queue [[https://lists.debian.org/20180224093144.GZ25855@mapreri.org|changed]] from `/` to `/pub/UploadQueue/`, please update your local dupload, dput or dput-ng configuration if you have customised it from the defaults.

-- Mattia Rizzolo

=== Review your debtags today! ===

Since the removal of anonymous debtags editing and the consequent addition of the special::unreviewed tag to all packages, the debtags service has many packages that have tags that need to be reviewed for accuracy. Please visit the report for your packages via the link on DPT/PTS and DDPO pages. To modify the debtags for a package, you can login with the Debian SSO and use either the [[https://debtags.debian.org/edit/|JavaScript based web editor]] or [[https://debtags.debian.org/api/|manually construct a patch]] and send it to the [[https://debtags.debian.org/api/patch|patch API]]. There is also an intro to [[https://debtags.debian.org/getting-started/|getting started]] with helping improve the debtags data.

-- Paul Wise

=== Purism hardware discounts ===

[[https://puri.sm|Purism]] [[https://puri.sm/posts/purisms-debian-developer-discount-program-announcement/|now]] [[https://wiki.debian.org/MemberBenefits#Purism|offers]] discounts on their hardware for all active Debian Developers.

-- Zlatan Todoric
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