The Debian Ruby Ruby team had a first
sprint in 2014. The experience was very positive, and it was decided to do it
again in 2015. Last April, the team once more met at the
IRILL offices, in Paris, France.
The participants worked to improve the quality Ruby packages in Debian,
including fixing release critical and security bugs, improving metadata and
packaging code, and triaging test failures on the Debian Continuous
The sprint also served to prepare the team infrastructure for the future Debian
gem2deb packaging helper to improve the semi-automated generation of
Debian source packages from existing standard-compliant Ruby packages from
there was also an effort to prepare the switch to Ruby 2.2, the latest stable
release of the Ruby language which was released after the Debian testing
suite was already frozen for the Debian 8 release.
Left to right: Christian Hofstaedtler, Tomasz Nitecki, Sebastien Badia and Antonio Terceiro.
A full report with technical details has been
posted to the
relevant Debian mailing lists.