Lone developer

January 7, 2010

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 :)

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 …

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DebConf11; Banja Luka gets wiki

January 6, 2010

Bosnian bid for DebConf11 is Banja Luka, we had wiki page that wasn’t changed since DebConf9 in Cáceres this year. Reason we didn’t have it changed for so long is that we didn’t want to post anything before we had “official/first hand” answers to all our questions. Therefor we present you with wiki page for Banja Luka!


Our team was working (still is) incredibly hard in order to get it all sorted. Slowly but surely we are taking our bid process to the final stage, where we are planing to finalize the actual funds needed for the DebConf11 to take place and … that would be from us :)

If you have any questions about something that wasn’t mentioned on the wiki please do let me know.

DebConf11 bid in Banja Luka?

October 7, 2009

Yesterday was a glorious day for DebConf11 bid in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had a scheduled meeting with Banja Luka’s mayor Dragoljub Davidovic.

We met in his cabinet, where I presented him with the paper “DebConf11 in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in which I tried to explain what it all means. From what Debian is, over what DebConf is, to why is DebConf important.

The thing I was most worried about was how am I going to explain all this in simple “non-tech” words :)

Either way, I was in middle of explaining what Debian is when mayor interrupted me “I understand, I’m electrical engineer myself” … you have no idea what relief came from these words! :D

Explaining what DebConf is and what kind of profiles attend one such event went smoothly as well, where mayor made some replicas on my story from the projects he worked on and so on. After my last “case” he also explained me how it’s good that we meet, since Banja Luka was known as “electronic” city in ex-Yugoslavia.

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August 28, 2009

Just a quick note to everybody, after post “Debian Start!” (thank you for all your feedback!) I’ve decided to definitely continue my work on this little “project”.

Just so you know, besides foolcontrol.org/debstart you can find it on start.debian.net from now on ;)

I still have a lot of ideas to realize when it comes to this project, so feel free to expect changes soon.

Ana thanks for the subdomain :)