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Mon, 03 Nov 2008

release critical bug stats

The unofficial rc bug thingy currently lists:

  • 144 rc Bugs affecting the next stable release Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny:
    • 61 Bugs of them, fixed in the unstable branch Sid
    • 83 Bugs open in both, Lenny and Sid of these:
      • 10 marked as pending
      • 25 have already a patch
      • 10 have been reported multiple times

Ignoring bugs, which are marked pending, have a patch, have been reported multiple times or concern packages in contrib or non-free, that leaves 43 release critical bugs.

Again a big improvement compared to the numbers of last week. Thanks for everyone helping!

However 28 of them have been reported more than 30 days ago; maybe they are quite complicated, so please pay special attention to them.

postet at 23:17 into [Debian] permanent link

Dear Lazyweb,

I use Icedove / Thunderbird for nearly all of my daily mail business. I use it to read blogs, too. However, since I work from different computers, on my mails, I'm slightly annoyed since it seems not possible to synchronize several important settings in an easy way.

Is it somehow possible to synchronise:

  • address book
  • Read post of the subscribed blogs
  • Installed extensions

I rely heavily on the automatic completion of e-mail addresses and like, that Thunderbird automatically adds recipients of mails I send to an address book for later use. However it seems to be not possible to share these entries between several computers.

Similar to subscribed blogs. I'm subscribed to some blogs on different computers. However I need to "synchronize" which posts I already read by hand.

Last, not least: From time to time I find and install a new extension to Thunderbird, which I install on one computer. And later forget to install the very same extension on the other computers :(

Yes, technically I could solve these problems myself. E.g. by using the rss2mail script to read blogs via my imap server, or by using some kind of version control for my Thunderbird settings. But that seems kind of ugly to me. Isn't there a better way?

postet at 11:00 into [Debian] permanent link


Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.