Debian OTR team
Interacting with the team
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public IRC channel: #otr on irc.oftc.net (general OTR discussion channel)
The Debian OTR team maintains packages related to Off-the-Record Messaging.
Help squash bugs
Triaging OTR bugs is welcome!
We like to fix bugs in OTR software. If it's not Debian specific, we'll forward it to upstream. An example of a bug email can be found below.
To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Pidgin-otr crashes when receiving "NULL" in the OTR version handler Package: pidgin-otr Version: 3.2.1-3+deb7u1 When Bob starts an OTR conversation with Alice and sends Alice an OTR version handler with a "NULL", Pidgin-OTR as a plugin crashes. Here is my GDB output: <output> I suggest that "NULL" be caught in a signal handler. I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7, kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 and libc6 2.13-38+deb7u1.
Tools and processes
- We are maintaining the packaging in Git with git-buildpackage and pristine-tar.
- Whenever possible, use the upstream signed Git tag as the canonical upstream release, and generate the tarball ourselves.
- We are using source format 3.0 (quilt).
- We don't apply patches to the upstream source that have not been submitted upstream yet.