Cédric Boutillier | 17 Feb 17:56 2015
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Debian Project News - February 16, 2015

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
February 16, 2015            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/01/
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Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * A brief history of the arm64 port
  * First release candidate of Jessie Debian Installer
  * Debian Mirrors new and old
  * Debian Long Term Support
  * Debian members vote to limit Technical Committee Term
  * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2015
  * Progress on reproducible builds
  * Bug Squashing Parties
  * Recap of the 2015 mini-DebConf in Mumbai
  * 2048-bit key removal from Debian keyrings
  * Reports
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

A brief history of the arm64 port
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Paul Wise | 6 Feb 07:40 2015
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New Debian security mirror for Asia

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
New Debian security mirror for Asia                     press <at> debian.org
February 6th, 2015             https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150206
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The Debian Project is pleased to announce a new security.debian.org
mirror with hardware and hosting provided by SAKURA Internet, Inc. The
new host is located in and serves content from Japan.

The hardware and hosting donation will allow the Debian Systems
Administration (DSA) team to improve Debian's core services by providing
a security mirror archive for Asia and is another step towards
decentralized and stable security mirror access for world.

"In combination with the GeoDNS feature used by Debian, the new mirror
should speed up downloads for our users in that geographical area
drastically. This is a welcome improvement in the worldwide coverage of
dedicated official security.debian.org mirrors, administrated by the
Debian project" said Martin Zobel-Helas, a member of the Debian System
Administrator team.

"SAKURA Internet is a leading Japanese hosting service provider which
hosts many servers running the Debian operating system. SAKURA is very
honored to have an opportunity to support Debian's security mirror
system and wishes to continue supporting the Debian community" says
Kunihiro Tanaka, Founder, CEO, and President of SAKURA Internet.

About SAKURA Internet
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Neil McGovern | 4 Feb 17:46 2015
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Debian Project mourns the loss of Clytie Siddall

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project mourns the loss of Clytie Siddall        press <at> debian.org
February 4th, 2015             https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150204
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The Debian Project sadly announces that it has lost a member of its
community. Clytie Siddall passed recently after a long battle with
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Clytie was a contributor of Vietnamese translations to Debian and other
projects for many years. Within Debian she worked on translations for
the installer, dpkg, apt and various documentation. She also contributed
translations within the GNOME community and many other projects. Clytie
was a GNOME foundation contributor.

The Debian Project honours her good work and strong dedication to Debian
and Free Software. Clytie's contributions will not be forgotten, and the
high standards of her work will continue to serve as an inspiration to
others.

About Debian
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The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information
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For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
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Neil McGovern | 8 Jan 17:32 2015
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Marvell donation accelerates Debian ARM package builds

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Marvell donation accelerates Debian ARM package builds  press <at> debian.org
January 8th, 2015              https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150108
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Starting in April, several Debian ARM port builder machines have been
upgraded to substantially faster Marvell Armada XP based servers.
Marvell has donated eight Marvell MV78460 SoC development boards using
Marvell Armada 370/XP CPUs running at 1.6GHz.

"Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high
reliability from the machines used." Explains Riku Voipio, Debian ARM
port maintainer "We are confident the new machines will serve us as well
as the previous Marvell Discovery Innovation-based builders which have
been operating 24/7 since 2009".

The Debian ARM port has a long relationship with Marvell: the Marvell
Orion and Kirkwood based systems are some of the devices supported best
by the Debian ARM port.

About Debian
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The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential projects. Thousands of volunteers from all
over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software.
Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer
types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".
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Donald Norwood | 30 Dec 09:27 2014

Debian Project News - December 29, 2014

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Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
December 29, 2014            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/17/
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Welcome to this year's seventeenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Online Source Editing
  * Debian Code Search
  * UEFI Support in Jessie
  * Technical Committee Term Limits
  * Debian Long Term Support and Freexian's 4th report
  * C++11 talk, notes, and use in Jessie
  * Bug Reports for Jessie
  * DPN asks: Auditors, What do you do?
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Online Source Editing
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Inspired by GitHub's online code editing and Stefano Zacchiroli's
presentation at Debconf14, Raphael Geissert has announced an integrated
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Donald Norwood | 2 Dec 05:56 2014

Debian Project News - December 1, 2014


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Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
December 1, 2014             https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/16/
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Welcome to this year's sixteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * DebConf15 welcomes its first eleven sponsors!
  * Debian running on a graphing calculator
  * Votes on the General Resolution on init system coupling
  * Bits from the Debian Med team
  * Freexians third report about Debian Long Term Support
  * Newcomer tag in BTS
  * FOSS Outreach program for women
  * Release Team Sprint Results
  * Fun and Sanity in Debian
  * Notes on the Cambridge Mini-DebConf
  * DebConf14 final report
  * Debian Description Translation Project
  * How to get new packages into stable
  * LiMux Munich Bug Squashing Party
  * DPN asks: Hams, What do you do?
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
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Cédric Boutillier | 15 Nov 16:46 2014
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Debian Project News - November 14, 2014

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Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
November 14, 2014            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/15/
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Welcome to this year's fifteen issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * The Debian Community combats Global Warming with a Freeze
  * Tokyo area Debian study group
  * First Jessie based Debian Edu released
  * LTS Reports for October 2014
  * Other Reports
  * Open Source Conference 2014 Tokyo/Fall
  * Who's using Debian Audit
  * Jessie removals/updates
  * 2014 Mini-DebConf in Cambridge at ARM
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

The Debian Community combats Global Warming with a Freeze
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The Release Team is proud to announce [1] that Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is
frozen. Further updates to this release will be restricted to bug fixes
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Donald Norwood | 27 Oct 23:28 2014

Debian Project News - October 27, 2014

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Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
October 27, 2014             https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/14/
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Welcome to this year's fourteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian & Stuff podcast
  * Debian switching back to GNOME as the default desktop
  * Contributing to Debian in other ways
  * The Ada initiative and the Outreach Program For Women
  * Who is 15?!
  * Squeeze long term support reports
  * General Resolution: init system coupling
  * Bits from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers
  * Debian Quiz Game, help wanted!
  * Debian DebUtsav'14
  * Other reports
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian & Stuff podcast
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Donald Norwood | 27 Oct 23:16 2014

Debian Project News - October 27, 2014

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
October 27, 2014             https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/14/
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Welcome to this year's fourteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian & Stuff podcast
  * Debian switching back to GNOME as the default desktop
  * Contributing to Debian in other ways
  * The Ada initiative and the Outreach Program For Women
  * Who is 15?!
  * Squeeze long term support reports
  * General Resolution: init system coupling
  * Bits from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers
  * Debian Quiz Game, help wanted!
  * Debian DebUtsav'14
  * Other reports
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian & Stuff podcast
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Neil McGovern | 20 Oct 19:15 2014
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Debian Project mourns the loss of Peter Miller

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project mourns the loss of Peter Miller          press <at> debian.org
October 20th, 2014             https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20141020
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The Debian Project recently learned that it has lost a member of its
community. Peter Miller died on July 27th after a long battle with
leukemia.

Peter was a relative newcomer to the Debian project, but his
contributions to Free and Open Source Software goes back the the late
1980s. Peter was significant contributor to GNU gettext as well as being
the main upstream author and maintainer of other projects that ship as
part of Debian, including, but not limited to srecord, aegis and cook.
Peter was also the author of the paper "Recursive Make Considered
Harmful".

The Debian Project honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian
and Free Software. The contributions of Peter will not be forgotten, and
the high standards of his work will continue to serve as an inspiration
to others.

About Debian
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The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce a completely free
operating system known as Debian.

Contact Information
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Neil McGovern | 14 Oct 16:17 2014
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Debian Project chooses LeaseWeb to provide global snapshot archive

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The Debian Project                                https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project chooses LeaseWeb to provide global snapshot archive
press <at> debian.org
October 14th, 2014             https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20141014
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The Debian Project, provider of one of the earliest OS distributions in
Linux’s history, has chosen LeaseWeb Netherlands, part of global hosting
brand LeaseWeb, to deploy and host their globally available Debian OS
Snapshot Archive with 80 Terabyte (TB) of capacity and ample room to
grow.

The Debian OS Snapshot Archive, available at http://snapshot.debian.org,
allows access to old software packages accepted into Debian since the
operating system's first release over twenty years ago. The snapshot
archive provides developers with access to an immense amount of
historical information regarding Debian packages, enabling software
development including debugging and patching.

The Debian snapshot archive is growing year-on-year, currently expanding
at a rate of more than 5 TB per year. As a result, The Debian Project
needed a hosting partner that could support its worldwide infrastructure
needs.

As part of a three-year commitment, LeaseWeb Netherlands has provided a
private rack with storage servers to The Debian Project, housed in one
of its data centers located in the Amsterdam region. The solution
provides Debian with an improved user experience thanks to the
additional bandwidth capacity, as well as a direct connection to one of
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