Lone developer

January 7, 2010 – 6:05 pm by Adnan Hodzic

I’ve been around Debian for some time, however am not a “official” Debian Developer and I can’t become “overnight” because country I live in (Bosnia) and I have no one to sign my key. I doubt I could easily do it in Croatia or Serbia my neighboring countries. This is definitely another reason why I’m pursuing to have DebConf11 in Balkans (read: Bosnia).

I didn’t get my key signed on DebConf9 since I hesitated whether to keep my old DSA 768 bit key or not. However by the end of this month I’m planning to visit some friends on TUWIEN and planing to meet up with some DD from Vienna and get my key signed. Btw I’d like to use this opportunity to call all DD residing in Vienna (Rhonda?) to contact me Smile

So what am talking about after all? Thunderbird 3.0 was released 29 ago, Icedove 3.0 is in experimental but only arm and i386 arch. and I’m using amd64. … After I kept bothering nice people at #debian-buildd they told me to make my own, and once I built my own I don’t have permissions to upload it to ftp-mater … there’s no sense I upload it through mentors …

So I’m making my Icedove amd64 packages available if you want them:


I didn’t even change the maintainer name, I kept it all as original package, except it’s now available for amd64 architecture, hopefully we’ll see these on Debian servers as well Smile

  • Matthew W. S. Bell

    No no no. DSA is horrible, as the use of a nonce in signing a message results in the trivial exposure of the entire private key, which we know from the entire Debian random number generator fiasco.

  • Yes, that’s why I hesitated, in the I changed it to my new RSA 4096 key Wink

  • So, why don’t you contact *me* instead of waiting wether I would stumble upon your blog posting and notice that you mentioned me? *poke* Wink

    Just drop by at a http://debienna.at/ meeting (every thursday) and if you tell me beforehand I can try to get other DDs/people to be around to get your key signed by more people.

    See you, and looking forward to meeting you again!


  • Stumbled upon? I knew you’d come Razz

    Awesome, see you soon Dance

  • Also, if you manage, come to http://www.fosdem.org/
    It’s worth it each time!

  • I’ll seriously consider this option! Smile

  • It though was by accident rather than that you could should have depended on it. I guess you know how to reach me by mail or jabber – so please do it there to give me more detailed informations, I won’t go dig your blog in a polling way for the exact date you drop by. Smile

  • I was joking Smile I know, I will let you know on everything Wink