19 07 2010
The package suffered from a very longstanding RC bug that made it unusable on amd64 machines. I had to call for help Ocaml gurus and Rémi Vanicat kindly provided a working patch.
So, now, geneweb can be released and I won't have to ask for my pet package to be removed from testing.
I even switched it to dh7 and "minimal" debian/rules file (something I planned to do at DC10 but finally turned out to be easy to do.
That will be my last week-end of activity in Debian until DebConf10 as I'll be away for the upcoming week-end. So, for those of you who attend DC10, see you in NYC. I'll arrive on Wed 28th evening for part of Debcamp and I'll have the great pleasure to introduce my son Jean-Baptiste to the Debian world.
We finally have 65 supported languages. In a final effort, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Tagalog, Kurdish, Croatian and Macedonian were "rescued" and completed enough for being included in the release.
Unfortunately, I had to deactivate Wolof, Serbian and Welsh because of lack of activity. For Serbian, this is very infortunate as new translators indeed tried to contact me with updates, which I missed and discovered only after it wasn't possible to revert the change. Good news are that Serbian is now already reactivated for the next release and we will even have both the Cyrillic and Latin versions of it.
The mass upload of D-I packages happened mostly on Sunday 12th (you probably noticed that if you follow debian-devel-changes).
It is already possible to test what will be D-I beta1: just go to the D-I development web page, then choose to download the daily built netboot image. Boot it with "install mirror/suite=unstable".
This is not *exactly* what beta1 will give as this will install unstable and not testing, for non D-I packages...but I think that, until D-I packages migrate to testing, this is the best way to test beta1.
The next step in D-I release preparation should be the mass migration to testing of most udeb packages.