Donald Norwood | 27 May 05:10 2016

Debian Project News - May 26th, 2016

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May 26th, 2016               https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2016/02/
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Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Welcome to the Debian Project News!
  * Internal News/Happenings
  * Events: Upcoming and Reports
  * Help needed
  * More than just code
  * Outside News
  * Reports
  * Quick Links from Debian Social Media
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Welcome to the Debian Project News!
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We hope that you are enjoying the new format of the DPN.

For other news, please read the official Debian Blog Bits from
Debian [1], and follow our Pump.io network feed:
https://identi.ca/debian.

    1: https://bits.debian.org

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Donald Norwood | 13 May 21:37 2016

Debian Project thanks Mythic Beasts for loaned hardware

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Debian thanks Mythic Beasts for loaned hardware         press <at> debian.org
May 13th, 2016                 https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160513
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Debian regularly produces many variations of installation CDs, DVDs, and
live or cloud images for its users. We are due to upgrade soon to a new
central build machine for image production to make the most of the
latest CPU and storage technologies.

Tuning the hardware and software configuration of a large build machine
can be tricky, and buying the wrong equipment can be a costly mistake in
terms of finance and administration time.

To help with this, the friendly people at Mythic Beasts loaned the
project a large build machine configured with 12 cores, 256 GB RAM,
multiple disks, SSDs and NVMe storage. Using this machine, we were able
to evaluate various possible configurations for image building to ensure
we purchased the right equipment with the most value for our needs.

Steve McIntyre, who worked with the equipment, stated, "We wanted to
optimise our image build performance in two ways. First, the working
filesystem used for input could be stored on disk, on SSD or pre-cached
in memory. Secondly, the output data could be stored on either disk or
SSD."

Several weeks of benchmarking told us that the best option was simple:
using SSD for the working filesystem. Pre-caching in RAM didn't make a
noticeable difference; the Linux VM system is clearly already very
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Donald Norwood | 19 Feb 07:50 2016

Debian Project News - February 18, 2016

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February 18th, 2016          https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2016/01/
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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:

  * Welcome to the "New" Debian Project News!
  * Internal News/Happenings
  * Help needed
  * More than just code
  * Reports
  * Outside News
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Welcome to the "New" Debian Project News!
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We hope that you have enjoyed our newly revised format of the DPN. We
have shifted some of the content around, introduced new sections, and
moved some content onto the Bits from Debian [1] blog.

    1: https://bits.debian.org/

Bits from Debian will showcase new packages and interviews, plus some
announcements, and is where we will welcome new DDs.

We are planning to send more short news items via our social network
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Laura Arjona Reina | 2 Jan 15:08 2016
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Debian Project News - January 1, 2016


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January 1st, 2016            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/09/
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Welcome to this year's ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Mourning Ian Murdock
  * The "New" Debian Project News
  * Internal News/Happenings
  * Help needed
  * More than just code
  * Reports
  * Outside News
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Mourning Ian Murdock
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Debian is saddened to share the news [1] of the passing of Ian Murdock.
Ian was not only the founder of Debian, but friend and mentor to many.
We will miss him dearly.

    1: https://bits.debian.org/2015/12/mourning-ian-murdock.html

The publication of this issue of the Debian Project News has been
delayed with this sad news, along with the preparation of a dedicated
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Donald Norwood | 23 Oct 23:45 2015

Debian Project News - October 22, 2015

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October 22nd, 2015           https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/08/
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Welcome to this year's eight issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Welcome to the "New" Debian Project News!
  * Internal News/Happenings
  * Calls for help!
  * More than just code
  * Reports
  * Outside News
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Welcome to the "New" Debian Project News!
-----------------------------------------

We hope that you enjoy our first newly revised issue of the DPN. We have
shifted some of the content around, introduced new sections, and moved
some content onto the Bits from Debian [1] blog.

    1: https://bits.debian.org/

Bits from Debian will showcase new packages and interviews, plus some
announcements, and is where we will welcome new DDs.

We are planning to send more short news items via our social network
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Cédric Boutillier | 4 Sep 20:09 2015
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Debian Project News - September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/07/
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Welcome to this year's seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Stefano Zacchiroli receives O'Reilly Open Source Award
  * First Alpha versions for Stretch Debian installer
  * DebConf15: The biggest Debconf ever held!
  * Archive changes: SPARC removed from the archive, Squeeze moved to
    archive.debian.org
  * New Debian UEFI team
  * FreedomBox 0.5 released
  * Bits from the release Team: GCC5 as default, transition thereof
  * Bits from Perl maintainers: Transition to Perl 5.22
  * Bits from the Wanna Build team: Buildd status
  * Reports
  * Tips and Tricks
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Stefano Zacchiroli receives O'Reilly Open Source Award
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Neil McGovern | 17 Aug 17:32 2015
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Debian and Software Freedom Conservancy announce Copyright Aggregation Project

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Debian and Software Freedom Conservancy announce Copyright 
Aggregation Project
August 17th, 2015              https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150817
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This past weekend, in his keynote at DebConf (the Debian Project's
annual conference in Heidelberg, Germany), Software Freedom
Conservancy's Distinguished Technologist and President, Bradley M. Kuhn,
announced [1] Conservancy's Debian Copyright Aggregation Project. This
new project, formed at the request of Debian developers, gives Debian
contributors various new options to ensure the defense of software
freedom.
Specifically, Debian contributors may chose to either assign their
copyrights to Conservancy for permanent stewardship, or sign
Conservancy's license enforcement agreement, which delegates to
Conservancy authority to enforce Free Software licenses (such as the GNU
General Public License). Several Debian contributors have already signed
both forms of agreement.

    1: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2015/aug/17/debian/

Former Debian Project Leader (DPL), Stefano Zacchiroli enthusiastically
welcomed the program, saying: "I urged Conservancy to work with Debian
to create this program. Holding copyright on Free Software code is a
privilege, but also a huge responsibility. Debian Developers have asked
me for years a way to make sure some charity they can trust looked after
their hard work and ensured Free Software licenses were upheld.
Conservancy is the best partner I can imagine for this job. I've signed
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Neil McGovern | 5 Aug 11:01 2015
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DebConf15 — Debian Conference in Heidelberg

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August 5th, 2015               https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150805
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5 August 2015

  * 16th Debian conference, first time in Germany, 15–22 August 2015,
    Heidelberg
  * Largest DebConf so far with more than 550 participants from 53
    countries expected
  * "Open weekend" on 15/16 August; only very few spaces left
  * Renowned speakers to talk on subjects including the Cloud, security
    and privacy, streamed in real-time to the Internet
  * Conference website: http://debconf15.debconf.org
  * Hashtag for social media: #DebConf15

Heidelberg, August 2015 — The international Debian conference "DebConf"
will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from 15 to 22 August 2015.
Volunteer developers and contributors from all over the world will come
together to inform each other and the general public about progress and
ongoing work and to engage in discussions and planning for future
development. With more than 550 attendees from 53 countries, DebConf15
will be the largest DebConf so far.

At the start of the 8-day-conference, the organising team invites
members of the public to an "Open Weekend", to inform themselves about
the Debian Project, its operating systems and the people behind them.
More information about this weekend is available at
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Cédric Boutillier | 22 Jul 08:56 2015
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Debian Project News - July 21, 2015

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July 21, 2015                https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/06/
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Welcome to this year's sixth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Perl team sprint
  * New documentation guides on the Debian website
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Help rescuing Debian Live Rescue
  * Debian switches to FFmpeg for multimedia packages
  * Reproducible builds funded by the Linux Foundation
  * Transition to GCC5 and libstdc++6
  * Report from Google Summer of Code students
  * Long Term Support reports
  * Tips and Tricks
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Perl team sprint
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The Debian Perl team had its first sprint [1] in May, and it was a
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Cédric Boutillier | 16 Jun 07:14 2015
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Debian Project News - June 15, 2015

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June 15, 2015                https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/05/
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Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Souvenirs from Jessie's release parties from all over the world
  * Reports
  * A challenge to improve reproducibility
  * Debian Squeeze LTS reports
  * An official mirrors redirector
  * A glimpse at DebConf15's program
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Souvenirs from Jessie's release parties from all over the world
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To celebrate Jessie's release, many parties were organised all over the
world. Here is a collection of links to photos and reports of the
various events, in Évry [1] (France), Perth [2] (Australia), San [3]
Francisco [4] (USA), and several [5] places [6] in [7] India, from where
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Cédric Boutillier | 13 May 16:57 2015
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Debian Project News - May 12, 2015


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May 12, 2015                 https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/04/
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Welcome to this year's fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian 8 Jessie is released
  * Publicity live coverage
  * Results of the DPL elections
  * A delegation for the Outreach team
  * Debian welcomes its 2015 Google Summer of Code Students
  * Long Term Support announcements for Wheezy and Jessie, Report for Squeeze LTS
  * Reports
  * Bucharest Debian Women mini-DebConf
  * A new arm64 buildd machine
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian 8 Jessie is released
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