Special thanks go to Michael Biebl. He maintains the rsyslog package on Debian. Without his hard work and very solid understanding of the Debian platform, rsyslog would never have been able to be ready for prime time on that platform.
For those who enjoy the good news as much as I do, here are two relevant links:
While it is joy to read about these developments, it is also a chore of the rsyslog project to live up to the trust that is put into it. We are well aware of this and will keep rsyslog in good shape for all who depend on it.