dc10 - 0.5


Russ Allbery
Day DebConf Day 5 (2010-08-05)
Room 414 Schapiro
Start time 14:00
Duration 01:00
ID 573
Event type bof
Language en

Lintian BoF

Discussion of the current status of Lintian, the current Lintian architecture, desired future architectural and testing changes, and how you can help.

Lintian is increasing in importance as a core QA tool for the Debian archive now that package uploads can be automatically rejected based on Lintian results. Its architecture has also seen significant improvements in the past year, with additional significant improvements planned. And there is always the never-ending flood of new possible tags, new types of analysis, and new issues that Lintian can help with.

This BoF is for anyone interested in knowing more about the Lintian architecture, the current maintenance strategy, or Lintian's current and future capabilities. Possible topics of discussion include architectural issues and changes, documentation, the new Lintian test suite mechanism, desired tags, and how you can contribute.