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Apport Integration with Debian - GSoC Update

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For this year's Google Summer of Code, I have been mentoring Yuru Roy Shao, on Integrating Apport with Debian. Yuru is a CS student studying at University of Michigan, USA completing his PhD.

For around 2+ years, Apport was packaged for Debian, but remained in Experimental. While we did have a separate (Debian BTS aware) crashdb, the general concerns (bug spam, too many duplicates etc) were the reason we held its inclusion.

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Laptop Mode Tools 1.67

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I am pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools, version 1.67.

This release has many important bug fixes, and everyone is recommended to upgrade. Of the many, one important fix is to, more reliably check for Device Mapper based devices, which is common these days with Crypt and LVM.

For the summary of changes to quote from git log:

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Lenovo Yoga 2 13 with Debian

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I recently acquired a Lenovo Yoga 2 13. While, at the time, the Yoga 3 was available, I decided to go for Yoga 2 13. The Yoga 3 comes with the newer Core M Broadwell family, which, in my opinion, doesn't really bring any astounding benefits.

The Yoga 2 13 comes in mulitple variants worldwide. Infact these hardware variations have different effets when run under Linux.

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Drupal maintenance with Drush

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Another of my articles for self. Writing it down on the website is much better than pushing it on a 3rd party social site. Your data is yours.

My site runs on Drupal. Given I'm not a web designer, it is not my core area. Thus I've always wanted to have minimal engagement with it. My practices have paid me well so far. And I should thank all the free tools that help do that. I like to keep a running snapshot of my website on my local laptop, to keep it handy when trying anything new. This means that the setup has to be almost identical to what is running remotely.

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Gitolite and Gitweb

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This article is for self, so that I don't again forget the specifics. The last time I did the same setup, it wasn't very important in terms of security. gitolite(3) + gitweb can give an impressive git tool with very simple user acls. After you setup gitolite, ensure that the umask value in gitolite is approriate, i.e. the gitolite group has r-x privilege. This is needed for the web view. Add your apache user to the gitolite group. With the umask changes, and the group association, apache's user will now be able to read gitolite repos.

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