Debian Wheezy is coming stable on May 4th/5th.
Ten months ago I posted this in identi.ca:
Today I can say that I’ve become a tiny but regular contributor to Debian, YAY! As I planned for new year, I’ve been updating/translating 3-4 files every week for the Debian website, so I think I can say that I becomed a member of the Debian Spanish team.I have been cleaning spam in some Debian mailing lists too.
On the other side, last weeks have been exciting when thinking about Debian: I have built my first Debian package, Octave-UPM for Debian Wheezy amd64. Thanks @herraiz for the guidance! I hope this week I find time to build the package for i386 and try to create a repository in our libre software server at job, so people can just add the repo to their sources.list and go. I plan to regularly provide Debian packages along with the Ubuntu and Arch packages provided by Israel Herraiz, the project leader. Maybe in the future I find a sponsor so we get the Octave-UPM packages included in the official repositories of Debian, who knows!
In addition to this, we are giving a second life to some old computers at job, and will try to open a old-hardware/new-software computer lab with some PCs (Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM) with Debian Wheezy and XFCE. If we finish all the preparations in time (installations are the quickest part, I want to prepare some posters, a quick talk to explain how those PC works, and talk with the students delegates to prepare the event), maybe we can celebrate a Wheezy release party at job 🙂
The last thing I would like to do is to finally document the installation of the Spanish ID card DNIe and its free software package, OpenDNIe, in Debian Wheezy. I will also try to build packages for i386 and amd64 and contribute them to the OpenDNIe forge.
Let’s enjoy these exciting days around the release!