Category Archives: Debian

First day of Beijing Debian mini-conf

The first day of Beijing Debian mini-conf was a success, and I’m sure tomorrow will still be great. Although we don’t have any fist fight or even the slightest flamewar as Alex Schemhl had expected, the participants are really looking for something in this conference. There are more than 10 journalists in this morning, so there are more people than we expected and the room was already full when I arrived and chairs had to be added to accomodate more people, yet some people still have to stand (Oops yes I was late anyway).

The high time is the keysigning session. It’s cool to do something that other people don’t know what you’re doing yet you’re enjoying doing it. (Just kidding :)) Although this is the Asian Debian mini-conf, there are actually people coming from all over the world, the US, Europe, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. Great event.

Good job Roger, your planning is great and all the hard work you did was worth of it!

Got to finish signing the keys of the people I met today, my notebook has problem in booting up during the keysigning party so I have to do it now.

sarge d-i

上次幫自己部 server 裝機,用左隻 sarge installer,感覺非常好,全程都無問題。雖然 sarge 未 release, 我以後都會繼續用 sarge d-i 喇。

不過voidoo大哥,而家未有 security update 喎,咁係咪要等 release 咗先可以用部機呢?

與 dpkg 君的一席話

2004年3月31日,14時24分,在 irc.freenode.net 的 #debian 頻道我和 dpkg 君有過這樣的對話,節錄如下:

<ypwong> gnome
<dpkg> it has been said that gnome is a desktop environment – see http://www.gnome.org. a little dwarf, or a race in d&d, or not the same as gtk but the gnome developers don’t know that
<ypwong> debian jp
<dpkg> i heard debian jp is a project by Debian developers in Japan to provide excellent Japanese support in Debian. smile See http://www.debian.or.jp/ for more information.
<ypwong> debian hk
<dpkg> no idea
<ypwong> wtf
<dpkg> what the fuck is wtf
<ypwong> S*$#@-0$%
<dpkg> I’m not sure, is it larger than a breadbox?
<ypwong> Debian HK is a project by Hong Kong (not necessarily living in smile Debian developers and enthusiasts to promote the use of Debian. More information can be found at http://www.debian.org.hk/.

<dpkg> okay, ypwong
<ypwong> debian hk
<dpkg> i guess debian hk is a project by Hong Kong (not necessarily living in smile Debian developers and enthusiasts to promote the use of Debian. More information can be found at http://www.debian.org.hk/.

<ypwong> thx
<dpkg> np
<ypwong> u r idiot
<dpkg> no idea, ypwong

有無搞錯,Woody 是牛仔電影中的人物?

開放系統世界是國內的一本Linux和開源雜誌,由國家背景的賽迪集團編寫,以月刊形式發行,每期100頁左右,從業界到end user的使用都有涵蓋,內容算是豐富。以前在高登等電腦商場都可以買到,但現在我不太清楚。

2004年3月刊有一篇題為"Debian及其社區發展"的文章,筆者為楊鵬和李洋,文章大致可讀。不過其中的一段可以令大家在沉悶的一天開懷:

“其實,就像Windows 95的代號是Chicago,Windows
XP的代號是Whistler一樣,Debian各個版本也有非常奇怪的代號。[…]
Debian從1.1到3.0的版本代號都非常有趣,例如,Debian
1.1叫Buzz,1.2叫Rex,2.0叫Hamm,2.2叫Potato,3.0叫Woody。據說這些名字都出自於電影裡面人物的姓名,目前使用的Woody就是某部牛仔電影中的人物。”