Let's see what has been accomplished during these (rather cold) summer months.
I have proposed serveral pull-requests for the glade-bindgen Rust crate:
- Fix clippy warnings;
- Introduce GitHub actions CI for crate; and
- Add support for *.ui files, use regex.
They all got merged. I am interested into this crate because it is pushing a step further what I managed to do with my gladis crate: automatically integrate GTK *.ui XML interface files with Rust code seamlessly.
Regarding gladis itself, I have:
- Added an example in Gladis using the Relm crate; and
- Added an example in Relm using the Gladis crate (not merged yet).
By this reciprocal example introduction, I hope that gladis will be more visible and help developers simplify their Relm use with UI files. When comparing the previous glade.rs example with the new glade_gladis.rs one, the gains are clear.
Next step would be to do the same for the relm4 crate for GTK4 (and it has a nice logo now).
Finally, I have created a new crate: debcontrol_struct.
This crate uses a proc macro to derive named structs and automatically allow them to be read from a Debian control file. Not only debian/control, but any file that uses this mail-inspired key: value syntax.
The provided example is used to parse the beginning of the debian/copyright file that also uses the control syntax.
I have packaged the opentracker package for Debian. I had to write few patches in order to make it work as intented. I proposed the patches back to upstream as usual — via direct email for this one — and they got merged pretty quickly into the main branch!
Here are two patches for the curious:
I also wrote a man page for the software, by looking at how other man pages were redacted, as well as opentracker's --help output. I have sent the man page to upstream, but got no answer (yet).
Regarding my other packages, I updated python-strictyaml from 1.3.2 to 1.4.4 on Salsa, leaving it for the Python Team to review while I do not have push rights, but…
…Last, but not least, I have started to apply as a Debian Maintainer to be a part of the team, after something like a year of contributing to the project. I hope that this will succeed, in order to be able to update my packages without requiring the review of another Debian Developer each time.
Wish me success!