On 3 March I attended a Debian Bug Squashing Party in Tirana. Organized by colleagues at Open Labs Albania Anisa and friends and Daniel. Debian is the second oldest GNU/Linux distribution still active and a launchpad for so many others.
A large number of Kosovo participants took place, mostly female students. I chose to focus on adding Kosovo to country-lists in Debian by verifying that Kosovo was missing and then filing bug reports or, even better, doing pull requests.
apt-cache rdepends iso-codes will return a list of packages that include ISO codes. However, this proved hard to examine by simply looking at these applications on Debian; one would have to search through their code to find out how the ISO MA-3166 codes are used. So I left that for another time.
I moved next to what I thought I would be able complete within the event. Coding is becoming quite popular with children in Kosovo. I looked into MIT’s Scratch and Google’s Blockly, the second one being freeer software and targeting younger children. They both work by snapping together logical building blocks into a program.
Translation of Blockly into Albanian is now complete and hopefully will get much use. You can improve on my work at Translatewiki.
Thank you for the all fish and see you at the next Debian BSP.