Posts for August 2016

2016-08-13: git-pbuilder 1.42

A minor update to my glue script for building software with pdebuild and git-buildpackage. (Yes, still needs to get rewritten in Python.)

This release stops using the old backport location for oldstable builds since oldstable is now wheezy, which merged the backports archive into the regular archive location. The old location is still there for squeeze just in case anyone needs it.

It also adds a new environment variable, GIT_PBUILDER_PDEBUILDOPTIONS, that can be used to pass options directly to pdebuild. Previously, there was only a way to pass options to the builder, via pdebuild, but not to configure pdebuild itself. There are some times when that's useful, such as to pass --use-pdebuild-internal. This was based on a patch from Rafał Długołęcki.

You can get the latest version of git-pbuilder from my scripts page.

2016-08-14: Summer haul

The reality is that I've just not been reading very much, as you can probably tell from the lack of reviews here. Lots of other things have been occupying my time, including rather too much on-line political reading eating into my off-line book reading. But hope springs eternal, so more books have been acquired in the interim. Since I use these posts to keep myself from buying duplicates, in the absence of a real database that I've not yet written or set up, here they are:

Mishell Baker — Borderline (sff)
Curtis C. Chen — Waypoint Kangaroo (sff)
Mark Forster — Secrets of Productive People (nonfiction)
Yoon Ha Lee — Ninefox Gambit (sff)
Seanan McGuire — Every Heart a Doorway (sff)
Don Norman — The Design of Everyday Things (nonfiction)
Kristina Rizga — Mission High (nonfiction)
John Scalzi — Lock In (sff)

This a pretty random collection of things from authors I know I like, non-fiction that looked really interesting from on-line reviews, the next book for book club reading for work (The Design of Everyday Things, which I've somehow never managed to read), and the first SF novel by an old college friend of mine (Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis Chen).

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