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Debian statistics?

In Debian we all love statistics. It is not unusual see people blogging with graphs and stats about several stuff (ie: bugs, active developers), and we have official sites like popcon or this unofficial website bugstats that measures our packaging "karma". Now there is a page in the wiki http://wiki.debian.org/Statistics where put all the related links.

But I still keep thinking there are some more statistics we could gather, like daily number of the packages in the archive, top bugs reporters, monthly number of maintainers, etc. Some numbers would be interesting to see the "health" of the project, and some just for fun.

So, what about create stats.debian.net? The goal would be list statistics places and host different stats. Some of the existing sites could chose move there, and collaborately, people could submit their scripts.


Lenny with KDE4? I do not think so

The first version of the KDE4 desktop series, KDE 4.0 is planned to be release in December, 11th 2007 and our releases managers are aiming to release Lenny in September. Given that there are some months between releases, this seem to lead a lot of people to think Lenny will be released with KDE4, but this is highly improbable. It is true that KDE 4.0 could be delayed again, and almost everybody is expecting Lenny be delayed... :)

The development of KDE4 started more than 2 years ago, and actually the libraries seems to be in a pretty good shape, the next release of the KDE Development Platform is a proof of that, a lot of stuff that is what the end user actually see, like plasma, needs still some work. A lot of improvements that we are hoping see in our desktop won't be until KDE 4.1 or even 4.2. So the first release of the KDE4 desktop series will be still work in progress in some aspects and not so functional like current KDE 3.5 is.

On the other hand, KDE 3.5 is a pretty mature desktop that has been developed and tested for almost 2 years now, the 8th revision, KDE 3.5.8, was released in the beginning of this week, and we'll likely have a KDE 3.5.9 revision with more bugfixes. Also there are plans to merge the kdepim enterprise branch into the current 3.5 kdepim branch, so we'll be getting soon a bunch of bugfixes in kdepim, that have the dubious honour in being the second KDE module in Debian with more bugs after kdelibs.

So even if KDE 4.0 is released in december and lenny is delayed, there is not enough time to push KDE 4.0 or even 4.1, into a Debian stable release.


Endgame: Singularity, translators wanted!

Together with kaol, I maintain a nice game called Endgame: Singularity (Debian's package is singularity, in case you want give it a try ;)).
After a year or so in silence, the upstream team has started to work again actively in the game, and they have even relicensed some parts of the game with a license DFSG-compatible, which allowed move the game from non-free to main :) But the game is lacking of people contributing with translations, it currently is only translated to spanish, and imho, the spanish translation could use of some help... It is a very literal translation from English.
So, if you are interested in translate Singularity to your language, read this mini-howto. The game has a mailing list, where you can send a mail in case you have any doubts and the translation once you have done it.

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