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Python dataclasses for Deb822 format

Python includes some helping support for classes that are designed to just hold some data and not much more: Data Classes. It uses plain Python type definitions to specify what you can have and some further information for every field. This will then generate you some useful methods, like __init__ …

Introducing uploads to Debian by git tag

We like to revisit the discussion about simple git tags used for Debian uploads.

Salsa updated to GitLab 13.7

Debian Salsa updated to GitLab 13.7 with several new features.

Salsa updated to GitLab 13.5

Debian Salsa updated to the recent GitLab 13.5 release with several new features.

Salsa hosted 1e6 CI jobs

Today, Salsa hosted it's 1,000,000th CI job. The price for hitting the target goes to the Cloud team. The job itself was not that interesting, but it was successful.

Introducing dpkg source format for git repositories

There is a large disagreement inside Debian on how a git repository used for Debian packages should look like. You just have to read debian-devel to get too much of it.

Some people prefer that the content of the repository looks like a "modern" (3.0) source package the Debian …

Google Cloud backed Debian mirror

It's been some time that someone at Google told us that they had problems providing a stable mirror of Debian for use by their cloud platform. I wanted to give it a try and see what the platform can give us. At this time I was already responsible for the …