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Debian breaking Unison (again)

Congratulations – Debian/sid now contains a unison binary that is incompatible with Debian/buster, the stable release. That means, everyone who relies on unison for file synchronization across servers (running buster) and development machines (running...

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Python 3 deprecation imminent

OSS Journal, November 2026. In less than two month, with the end of the year 2026, Python 3 will be deprecated and will not obtain any further security updates. Despite the announcement of deprecation...

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SUSI.AI Smart Speaker release 20191105

After long and painful times due to the switch to buster, we at the FOSSASIA Team finally can release a new stable build of SUSI.AI for our RaspberryPi based smart speaker. SUSI.AI aims at...

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TeX Live/Debian updates 20191030

Another month, another update of TeX Live in Debian with the usual long list of updated and new packages. The reappearance of turtle graphics via PStricks packages pst-turtle made me laugh. I used turtle...

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Pleasures of Tibetan input and typesetting with TeX

Many years ago I decided to learn Tibetan (and the necessary Sanskrit), and enrolled in the university studies of Tibetology in Vienna. Since then I have mostly forgotten Tibetan due to absolute absence of...

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State of Calibre in Debian

To counter some recent FUD spread about Calibre in general and Calibre in Debian in particular, here a concise explanation of the current state. Many might have read my previous post on Calibre as...

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R with TensorFlow 2.0 on Debian/sid

I recently posted on getting TensorFlow 2.0 with GPU support running on Debian/sid. At that time I didn’t manage to get the tensorflow package for R running properly. It didn’t need much to get...

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RIP (for now) Calibre in Debian

The current purge of all Python2 related packages has a direct impact on Calibre. The latest version of Calibre requires Python modules that are not (anymore) available for Python 2, which means that Calibre...

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TensorFlow 2.0 with GPU on Debian/sid

Some time ago I have been written about how to get Tensorflow (1.x) running on current Debian/sid back then. It turned out that this isn’t correct anymore and needs an update, so here it...

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10 years in Japan

Exactly 10 years ago, on October 1, 2009, I started my work at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), arriving the previous day in a place not completely unknown, but with...

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TeX Live/Debian updates 20190930

TeX Live 2019 has seen already many updates since the initial upload to Debian, most of which I have never reported about. Today I have uploaded a new set of packages, based on the...

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Gaming: Puzzle Agent

Two lovely but short puzzle games: Puzzle Agent and Puzzle Agent II, follow agent Nelson Tethers in his quest to solve an obscure case in Scoggins, Minnesota: The erasers factory delivering to the White...

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TeX Services at texlive.info

I have been working over the last weeks to provide four more services for the TeX (Live) community: an archive of TeX Live’s network installation directory tlnet, a git repository of CTAN, a mirror...

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Debian Activities of the last few months

I haven’t written about specific Debian activities in recent times, but I haven’t been lazy. In fact I have been very active with a lot of new packages I am contributing to. TeX and...

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Nessie Mystery: Finally Solved

The long standing mystery of Nessie, the Monster of Loch Ness, has finally been resolved! And that by my daughter of three years! In a lovely present my daughter got recently in Berlin, a...