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Name: André Luís Lopes
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FLOSS believer/user/supporter. A happy Debian user/developer living in Brazil, contributing to Debian and Debian-BR projects and trying to maintain the sanity.


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Meeting people's notes online

Despite being on Advogato for some time (but not updating my online diary as often as I would like), I didn't noticed before that my friend faw was also keeping his activities properly documented on Advogato. I found that he recently even linked to my last post.

I was searching for something interesting to read and remembered that for some time I used to read Advogato entries of some people I considered interesting, went to check it out and then I found his notes online. What a surprise :-)

As I was already there reading his diary entries I took the chance to certify him as Journeyer according to Advogato's metric.

FISL7.0 : Done

Ok, it's done. I'm now back at home, posting this blog entry after staying at Porto Alegre, Brazil, since April 18, attending to FISL7.0 (Fórum Internacional de Software Livre, ou "International Free Software Forum" version 7.0).

It was a nice time I had there, meeting lots of nice friends and helping in the Debian and Debian-BR-CDD booth we were running at the event.

However, it was pretty difficult to keep up and don't fall sleep, as we were almost all the time in the booth for fours consecutive days, starting everyday from something like 9:00AM till something like 23:00. Of course I attended to some talks, but the booth was were I stayed for most of the time. I'm very tired right now but didn't wanted to sleep before posting something about the event.

We had a party to celebrate the release of the 1.0 version of our local Custom Debian Distribution : Debian-BR-CDD, which is based on Sarge and aimed at brazilian desktop users. Lots of drinks, cakes and happy people in the front of our booth. That's nice when you think that FISL7.0 was an event which had something close to (or more than) 5.000 people attending.

People worked very hard to make it happen and I would like to publicy thank everyone from the team for the great release, even if I didn't helped to do it at all :-)

We heard from some people that some government people were evaluating GNU/Linux distributions for use at some specific places and it seems tha our distro was the one they picked. Great, and even better when you know that we already had some use-cases from some other government people even before the final 1.0 version.

Well, it's Sarge, only with some pre-selected packages and a nice desktop design with only a couple of backports and some already-in-trunk debian-installer enhancements. Nice to see that Debian seems to be the preferred free/libre operating systems in lots pf places in Brazil.

Thank's to all the Debian people for such a great OS :-)

Yes !!! It's done. Sarge's released.

I would like to thank all the members of this huge project and let you all know that your work is fantastic. It's been a pleasure to work with you guys.

This release is really encouraging and give us more energy to work harder in order to spread the word about Debian's qualities and strengths.

Be sure that your work is really being appreciated :-)

For those wondering, I'm not dead yet. It's just that I've been really tired lately as I've been participating in a long work-related project whch is stealing all of my time.

Anyway, I decided not to be so lazy and took some time to update some Brazilian Portuguese translations for Debian package maintainers which asked me for updates as well as (finally) review the translations of the "update-manager" and "update-notifier" Ubuntu packages.

decko asked me to review them some time ago as he's trying to package them aiming for including them into Debian-BR-CDD and latter into Debian proper.

Surely I couldn't say no to him :-)

IPv6 under Linux 2.6 seems to kill name resolution

Since some time I've been wondering why name resolution under my 2.6 box was so slow. I even set up a local caching-only nameserver and it didn't helped at all.

Today, after I read Jeremy Wells review of Ubuntu on OSnews I gave his tip on ipv6 module loading prevention a try. Woo ! Now name resolution is working again at the same level it should be always working.

I already did it to my two home machines (my router and my laptop) and now they are much better to work with when it comes to name resolution (i.e. always for me).

In time : I'm using Debian unstable, not Ubuntu.

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