~spwhitton

Tucson, AZ

https://spwhitton.name/

Debian Developer (DD)

Recent activity

"The Hidden Costs of Requiring Accounts" 19 days ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

    We analyze data from “natural experiments” that occurred when 136
    wikis on Fandom.com started requiring user accounts. Although we
    find strong evidence that the account requirements deterred low
    quality contributions, this came at a substantial (and usually
    hidden) cost: a much larger decrease in high quality contributions.

<https://blog.communitydata.science/the-hidden-costs-of-requiring-accounts/>

I don't know whether or to what extent these findings are applicable to
software contributions, but seems relevant to the sr.ht model of not
requiring accounts for contributions, just git-send-email(1).

Re: Debian repository: PGP key refreshed and help wanted 5 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello Denis,

On Thu 24 Jun 2021 at 08:43AM +02, Denis Laxalde wrote:

>> What kind of help do you need?
>
> I'm looking for someone to share the maintenance of packaging and
> repository infrastructure with.
>
> Basically, this requires reasonable knowledge of Debian packaging (and
> sourcehut) and the will to support the initiative until this can be
> handed over to the Debian project (which could occur during the beta
> phase). (If you're self-hosting a sourcehut instance installed with
> Debian packages, you're probably a good candidate also.)

Re: Discuss: proposed changes to the SourceHut terms of service 1 year, 6 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

On Sat 30 May 2020 at 01:38PM -04, Drew DeVault wrote:

> On Sat May 30, 2020 at 9:35 AM EDT, Jon Fineman wrote:
>> Did you envision classifying public code repositories differently than
>> public files for hosting web sites or maybe having other web sites point
>> to the assets stored in sr.ht?
>
> For your personal website, you could use a creative commons license,
> which offers lots of flexibility to you in how strict or lenient the
> distribution terms are. The most strict is CC-BY-ND-NC, which prohibits
> derivative works and commercial use, and requires attribution.

Re: Caching for builds.sr.ht? 1 year, 8 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

On Wed 08 Apr 2020 at 09:47AM -04, Drew DeVault wrote:

> No, we don't have any caching. This seems like an error with Debian
> upstream.

Thanks!

-- 
Sean Whitton

Caching for builds.sr.ht? 1 year, 8 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

Is there caching set up for the Debian images on builds.sr.ht?

I think something is going wrong with it:

    E: Failed to fetch http://deb.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/ocrmypdf/ocrmypdf-doc_9.6.0+dfsg-1_all.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
       Hashes of expected file:
        - SHA256:6c79b673e51f63da0cf4e5102d41bb8af6efa55ea95dbe5500469a0c8cbcc8ab
        - MD5Sum:4aeffe975d276580a684aff9952f7f5a [weak]
        - Filesize:162116 [weak]
        - SHA512:72689e9ba76b111549debf341a1dcf778308affc22127cd4ab2b732271d9ced13acec45df9f054fe2e96e9ca62a1294f756701d5c3fa77c71c7f2bc4675ecf73
       Hashes of received file:
        - SHA512:1fcb342458a46a7384aeac56848349bd72a04febece1b8a343d055f9a4e23473828d42b8a78eaeade1fe4349a529ab155978b304ac67d87451c371e83d23e932

Re: Supporting user groups/organizations on SourceHut 1 year, 9 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

On Sat 15 Feb 2020 at 08:58PM -05, Drew DeVault wrote:

> But emails don't actually have any technical requirement to use + in any
> particular way. It's an implementation detail of certain MTAs to
> disregard +..., and it only applies it to incoming emails - it wouldn't
> affect your ability to write emails to lists which use the + symbol in
> the name (at least not any more than ~, for which we already have a
> fallback).

Right.  But it has that established meaning in people's minds so could
cause confusion.  "Wait a minute, don't pluses in e-mails mean that part
isn't really part of the address?"

Re: Supporting user groups/organizations on SourceHut 1 year, 9 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

On Fri 14 Feb 2020 at 10:57AM -05, Greg B wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020, at 10:39, Drew DeVault wrote:
>> Regarding all of the comments about the ^ prefix, would a ! prefix be
>> better? I definitely want a prefix. I don't want to bikeshed over "it
>> looks weird", but arguments like the zsh one are better.
>
> If a glyph is definitely part of the name, then I think the earlier
> comment on valid URI characters should absolutely guide the choice of
> glyph.
>
>> a-z A-Z 0-9 . - _ ~ ! $ & ' ( ) * + , ; = : @

mbox-export-patch, notmuch-export-patch 1 year, 9 months ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

On Fri 31 Jan 2020 at 10:01PM -05, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:

> Hi, all:
>
> I'd like your opinion on this quick helper script I wrote that uses any
> message-id to grab a full thread from lore.kernel.org and save it as a
> mbox file.
>
> What's more useful, it can also prepare a mbox that you can pass
> straight to git-am:
>
> - it will tally up all "Acked-by", "Reviewed-by" etc trailers and add

Possibly useful: 'mailscripts' package 2 years ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello,

The new 'mailscripts' package in Debian and its derivatives has a number
of useful scripts for people interested in e-mail-based git workflows.
I thought it would be useful to share them with the sr.ht & aerc
communities.

For aerc users: maildir-import-patch(1) might be useful to you:
https://manpages.debian.org/maildir-import-patch

For aerc+notmuch and emacs+notmuch users: notmuch-import-patch(1) is
likely to be useful to you: https://manpages.debian.org/notmuch-import-patch

For emacs+notmuch users: the new Emacs commands

Possibly useful: 'mailscripts' package 2 years ago

From Sean Whitton to ~sircmpwn/aerc

Hello,

The new 'mailscripts' package in Debian and its derivatives has a number
of useful scripts for people interested in e-mail-based git workflows.
I thought it would be useful to share them with the sr.ht & aerc
communities.

For aerc users: maildir-import-patch(1) might be useful to you:
https://manpages.debian.org/maildir-import-patch

For aerc+notmuch and emacs+notmuch users: notmuch-import-patch(1) is
likely to be useful to you: https://manpages.debian.org/notmuch-import-patch

For emacs+notmuch users: the new Emacs commands