sábado, septiembre 24, 2011

See you @ Software Freedom Day Nicaragua

In a couple of hours the Nicaraguan Free Software Community will gather together to celebrate the Software Freedom Day 2011. The activities starts early in the morning with a "collaborative" breakfast and will continue until very late in the evening with a great concert with artist performing a very rich combination of music genders.
SFD Nicaragua 2011

For more details about the event step by the event's wiki page (in spanish).

viernes, septiembre 02, 2011

Software Freedom Day 2011 Nicaragua

It's great to see the Software Freedom Day as a global event in the Ubuntu LoCo Directory. And Ubuntu Nicaragua LoCo Team will participate (as usual) in the Nicaraguan Software Freedom Day 2011 organized by the Nicaraguan Free Software Community.

You can check more details of the event in the official wiki page or in the event @ LoCo Directory and expect the unexpected.

martes, julio 26, 2011

30 Years...

Today is my 30th birthday and I'm really happy for it \o/ I know, I know, I'm older than most of my friends but hey! when you turn 30 people look at you with a little more respect ;-)

Celebrating my Birthday

I thanks God for the blessings all over these 30 years and for the new interesting challenges ahead.

miércoles, julio 20, 2011

Fin de semana largo

A pesar de que en Nicaragua tenemos cualquier cantidad de días feriados, muy pocas veces tengo la oportunidad de pasarlos con mi esposa.

Con la celebración del 32do. Aniversario de la Revolución Popular Sandinista, tiré de mis días de vacaciones acumulados para pasar con mi esposa un fin de semana largo, y tuvimos la oportunidad de ponernos al día con los asunto relacionados a la cada día más próxima mudanza  y hasta tuvimos tiempo de comer algodón de azúcar :)

jueves, mayo 05, 2011

MOTU Journey in a Dead End

As I mentioned before, I started my MOTU adventure very late in Natty cicle, but it was useful to get confident with the tools, and fixed some minor bugs and upgrade one package :-)

Desert Dead End 
Picture by: Bill Ledbetter
With the Oneric cicle now running, I'm in some kind of dead end and I can't find where to go, Should I try merges/syncs???

miércoles, abril 27, 2011

Natty está aquí!!! NOT

La parte divertida de correr versiones en desarrollo de nuestra distribución favorita es que podemos darnos cuenta cuando la nueva versión está lista para lanzamiento. Y después de actualizar un par de paquetes hoy, me doy cuenta que la versión final de Ubuntu Natty ya salió a luz!!!!

Es una broma :-P pero con las restricciones (Freeze) establecidas y con menos de 24 horas para el lanzamiento oficial no espero ver actualizaciones grandes en las proximas horas.

miércoles, abril 06, 2011

Back to the 80's?

With the release of Natty beta it was time to follow my ritual and make a fresh install of ubuntu beta on my netbook. I was tempted by the Upgrade option than now comes in the Live CD, but I really wanted a fresh install. After some upgrades my desktop looked like this.

A couple of updates later, the desktop turned back to normal (ambiance theme, black panel, etc). 

And after today's update, the horror again! I thinks this is how Unity would look like if we were back to the 80's.

Can someone explain me why Unity is behaving this way?

jueves, febrero 24, 2011

MOTU Journey: Updating logjam

Bisecting the Moonrise
In order to get more confident with packaging tools I decided to try to upgrade a package. After a breaf search, I started working on LP #682461, upgrade logjam to new upstream version. I needed some theorical background for this, so I started reading the Updating a Package Recipe and the log from Didier Roche - How To Update a Package, IRC session.

The biggest obstacle to tackle were the patches. There were three patches in debian/patches and non of them applied cleanly, two of them where already in upstream source code so they are not needed anymore, but how do I delete them? Asking on #ubuntu-motu got me to Using Quilt, in debian wiki (thanks to c2tarun and RAOF for the words of wisdom). That leaved me with one patch that needed to be refreshed (almost all parts of the patch were merged upstream), which was not so difficult following the step in Using Quilt's wiki.

It was time to build the package on pbuilder and it failed to build due to missing Build-Depends. I wasn't if it was a good practice to add Build-Depends when updating a package so asked on #ubuntu-motu and it's ok as long as their actually needed. So I added the missing Build-Depends and pbuilder built the package \o/ Now it was time to attach the .dsc, .debian.tar.gz and .orig.tar.bz2 files and suscribe Ubuntu Sponsors Team to the Launchpad bug and we are done.

Picture by: Steve Jurvetson.

viernes, febrero 11, 2011

Just a little Bite

A little bite

So my first self-assignment in my MOTU Journey was to fix a Bitesize Bug. I wanted to get confident with the tools and to better understand the bug-fixing-workflow. The chosen victim was LP: #706221, just to fix a typo in the package description (piece of cake).

After asking a few questions in #ubuntu-motu, the suggestion was to send this change to Debian. The calibre packaging team uses bzr so I followed the Debdiff packaging recipe and after sorting some lintian warnings , I pushed the changes to my own branch and proposed it for merging.

What I learned from this? Use bzr for packaging, sort NMU's lintian warning. Thanks to persia and Laney for your help.

Picture by: Víctor de la Fuente.

jueves, febrero 10, 2011

Starting my MOTU Journey

Muskoka Wharf - Gravenhurst

After delaying it for two release cycles I'm starting my MOTU Journey. I believe that it's a little late in the release cycle to take this step, but it's better late than never!

As first step I've read the Packaging Guide, set up a pbuilder environment for Natty and subscribed to the MOTU-mentors mailing list. Right now I'm looking for a task, so wish me luck and I'll see you on #ubuntu-motu.

martes, febrero 08, 2011

4to Aniversario de Ubuntu Nicaragua

Hay gente que se emociona mucho con las fiestas...

Ven a celebrar con nosotros, el cuarto aniversario de la comunidad que puso a Nicaragua en el mapa del Software Libre. Para más información visita la wiki del evento.

miércoles, febrero 02, 2011

Ubuntu Bug Day dedicado a Rhythmbox

Ladybug Ladybug
Fotografía de Thomas Hawk
El próximo 3 de Febrero del 2011 se realizará el Ubuntu Bug Day dedicado a Rhythmbox. Si alguna vez te ha interesado trabajar con bugs, este es el momento adecuado.

- 100 nuevos bugs necesitan de tu cariño.
- 87 bugs incompletos necesitan verificación de estado.
- 57 bugs confirmados necesitan de revisión.

Si te has preguntado cómo clasificar (triage) bugs o te interesa aprender sobre ese tema, eres bienvenido, pues ¡todos podemos contribuir en un Bug Day! Abre tu cliente de IRC favorito y accede a #ubuntu-bugs en FreeNode y el BugSquad estará ahí para ayudarte.

lunes, enero 10, 2011

Now I'm Mr. Dávila

On December the 18th I got married to Marling Elizabeth Ríos. It was a very private ceremony with our families and some friends.

After almost a month, it's still fresh in my memory the happiness I felt when the "Bridal Chorus" started and I first saw Marling Elizabeth wearing her wedding dress, definitively a priceless moment.