As someone who learned computers on his own, I always acknowledged the value that the Free Software movement has brought. The accessibility of these topics, which are only supposed to be part of text books and schools, is available for anyone and everyone who has the resource and passion to do it.
But this past week, 2 things made me pretty impressed with the maturity and quality of work that we do.
When I prepared Apport for Debian, I wasn't sure how it will look going forward. If you look at the current one lying in experimental, it just detects your crashes and pops up in your systray. It doesn't have the mechanism to interact with BTS.
So, like the title of this post says, this is the first worthy feature for Apport in the context of Debian.
Laptop Mode Tools, version 1.61, has been released and will land up soon for Debian. This is the version that would be targetting Wheezy. This release includes many bug fixes and should make power savings much better on your machines.
This is mainly a bug fix release. Some parallel module execution approach has been used which could show runtime improvements.