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=== Archive rebuilds as a service ===

Lucas Nussbaum [[https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20201013151720.GA14643@xanadu.blop.info|announced]] that he is able to run archive rebuilds on a quite regular basis and offers to do them on behalf of others. Archive rebuilds can be useful find FTBFS bugs or to test new versions of compilers, interpreters, or other packages that are common build-depends. If that is useful for you or your team, please get in touch with him. You will need an explanation of why the rebuild test is needed, a script that customizes a chroot and a list of source packages to test-build. There may be a few weeks of waiting, due to gathering several rebuilds into batches.

-- Paul Wise

=== A link to other distros ===

The Debian package tracker [[https://salsa.debian.org/qa/distro-tracker/commit/894cb4fe7364579fde3b8005215421a1ecab6c82|now]] has an "other distros" link. This brings you to a page containing metadata about how the upstream of the current Debian package has been packaged in other distributions. This page is provided by the [[https://repology.org/|Repology]] service, which monitors a large number of package repositories and other sources. You can use this page to connect with your fellow packagers, view patches available in other distros, look up bugs reported in other distros, find packaging tips/tricks/tweaks/differences, adopt some of these things and or talk to upstream about these things. The Repology service is Free Software and [[https://repology.org/#repos-footnote|monitors packages from]] Linux/BSD distros, third-party Linux/Unix/non-Unix package repos, language-specific package repos, news sites and other sources. Your [[https://qa.debian.org/developer.php|DDPO]] page also links to your [[https://repology.org/maintainers/|Repology maintainers]] page, where you can see outdated versions and URL problems for your packages.

-- Paul Wise

=== Collaborators needed for derivatives census ===

I'm [[https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/e5e75cd7a4ecfd9129b31af2daed9054606b0860.camel@debian.org|looking for]] collaborators on the [[https://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census|Debian derivatives census]], which aims to [[https://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Integration|integrate]] derivatives with the Debian community and infrastructure. I'm looking for folks who are not very involved in Debian and would like to increase their involvement. The census involves a mixture of information, social and technical work. I believe the census is valuable to Debian and to derivatives and that it helps build mutually beneficial connections between Debian and the wider community of Free Software distributions.

-- Paul Wise

=== crossgrader accepted into unstable ===

My [[https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2020/ApprovedProjects/ArchitectureCrossGrade|Google Summer of Code 2020 project]], crossgrader, has been [[https://packages.debian.org/sid/crossgrader|accepted from NEW]]. The repository for the package can be found [[https://salsa.debian.org/crossgrading-team/debian-crossgrading/|here]].

crossgrader automates the process of changing the architecture of a Debian install. Please give it a whirl and let me know if you have any feedback!

-- Kevin Wu <kevin@kevinniuwu.com>

=== New Debian mailing lists: e-learning, Scheme, AI/ML, Xen ===

Alexander Wirt [[https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20200910204112.GF11693@lisa.snow-crash.local|announced]]
the creation of the
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-academy/|debian-academy]] (Debian e-learning platform),
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-scheme/|debian-scheme]] (packaging for the Scheme programming language),
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-ai/|debian-ai]] (artificial intelligence, machine learning & hardware acceleration) and
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-xen/|debian-xen]] (packaging of Xen)
mailing lists and
the disabling of the debian-research list.

-- Paul Wise

=== New IRC channel: #debian-ai ===

You might have heard of the new Debian AI Team, the new mailing list being [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-ai/|debian-ai]], there's now also an
IRC channel for your convenience (#debian-ai on OFTC). For the curious here's the [[https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?email=debian-ai%40lists.debian.org|QA page]]
with a list of packages already maintained by the team.

-- Gurkan Myczko

=== Lenovo discounts for Debian Developers ===

[[http://www.lenovo.com|Lenovo]] now offers discounts for any Lenovo equipment for all active Debian Developers, for now in their [[http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/Linux|US]] and [[http://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/linuxca|Canada]] portals (working on getting other geographies up and running).

DDs should register in the portal corresponding to their geographic zone with their @debian.org mail address.

More details in this [[https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/f6d81cff-08ce-3804-121e-d76c0c84fa86@lenovo.com|message]] (and the corresponding thread) and the [[https://debconf20.debconf.org/talks/67-lenovo-debian/|"Lenovo+Debian" DebConf20 talk]].

-- Laura Arjona Reina
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