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Serafeim Zanikolas
Day Saturday
Room H.1302
Capacity 200
Start time 11:30
End time 12:00
Duration 00:30
Track CrossDistribution Devroom

How to replace a legacy tool with 100k installations

... and 50 reverse package dependencies in Debian

Debian has a number of legacy tools (that's a euphemism for ugly hacks) that are not addressed due to inertia, fear of breaking stuff, and the difficulty of reaching consensus for changes with cross-package impact. I'll talk about dealing with the above issues in the context of ongoing work as part of Debian Enhancement Proposal 9.

Specifically, the talk will cover how (not) to make proposals for cross-package changes, and how to map behaviour in a technical spec to feature-centered assertions in a test suite.

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12:00-13:00 IIO, a new subsystem for I/O devices Embedded Lameere
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12:30-13:00 Java Lambda for Hackers Free Java K.4.401
12:30-13:00 WebApps: Interwidget Communication with XMPP Jabber and XMPP H.2213
12:30-13:00 Easy Hacks LibreOffice H.1309
12:30-13:00 Grey Areas of Software Licensing AW1.125
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12:30-13:20 Re-thinking system and distro development Keynotes Janson