Mandriva update statistics

Some statistics, before I go on holidays until the end of the year.

Looking at bugfix updates, we've seen a steady increase since I've kept track (going back to 1999, although I think in 1999 it was only a half-year of doing updates).

  • 1999: 13
  • 2000: 24
  • 2001: 25
  • 2002 …
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Sad metrics on community decline

I've been saying it for a while, but never really put hard evidence to it. Our community has declined and by the numbers I'll produce, I'm going to say it declined a lot. I just wrote a quick shell script to parse the number of messages posted to each given …

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Do we matter?

A good friend of mine has over the last little while been feeding me some really great books that have made me re-evaluate a lot of things. The first book is "PresentationZen" (ISBN: 978-0-321-52565-9) which gives some really great ideas regarding presentation design and delivery of presentations. While it primarily …

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urpmi tricks

Some lesser-known urpmi tricks I've had to figure out today. The situation is that the machine that had my mirrored files has been moved somewhere else in order to ease up on rsync being an absolute bandwidth pig (great for downloading, bad when it's throwing nagios checks into fits).

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Mandriva community support

The Mandriva community is small, yes, but tight-knit. This can be evidenced by the comments in my previous blog entry and the many emails I received privately, and the many chats initiated on IRC. It has been my honor and privilege to work with you guys, and I sincerely appreciate …

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Bon Voyage, Mandriva!

Well, I received some horrid news today.

As of December 31st, my contract with Mandriva will be terminated and I will no longer be working for Mandriva. We've got a new CEO now, and he's determined there is to be no remote contractors, and as a result I've been booted …

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