Donald Norwood | 16 Apr 13:56 2015

Debian Project News - April 16th, 2015

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April 16th, 2015             https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/03/
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Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Jessie coming soon!
  * Reports
  * Calls For Help
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * 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?

Jessie coming soon!
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Niels Thykier of the Debian Release team made the official
announcement [1] of a target release date of Saturday 25 April for
Debian 8 Jessie! The date although announced is still subject to change
for critical issues, but otherwise we are moving into the final stages
for release. There will be a quiet period starting Saturday 18 April;
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Paul Wise | 27 Mar 07:36 2015
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Imagination maintains momentum for Debian MIPS ports

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March 27th, 2015               https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150327
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In October of 2014, Imagination Technologies donated several MIPS-based
machines for Debian development; these include substantially faster
Loongson 3A (mipsel) and Cavium Octeon II (mips) servers. The brand new
machines include three Loongson LS3A-RS780E development boards, one
Lemote 3A ITX and three EdgeRouter Pro 8 port machines.

"Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high
reliability from the machines used", explains Aurelien Jarno, Debian
MIPS port maintainer. "We are confident that these devices will help us
build and maintain Debian's MIPS ports over the next release cycles".

The Debian MIPS ports are also possible thanks to donations from the AQL
hosting service provider, the Eaton remote controlled ePDU and many
other individual members of the Debian community.

About Debian
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The Debian Project was founded in 1993 to be a truly free community
project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and
most influential open source 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 | 13 Mar 00:14 2015

Debian Project News - March 12, 2015

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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:

  * Reports
  * A delegation for the Trademark Team
  * Calls for help: Debian Partners Program
  * Debian Project Leader Elections 2015
  * Events
  * Other news
  * DPN asks: DSA, what do you do?
  * Interviews
  * 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?

Reports
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Andreas Tille posted the DebianMed Sprint report [1], detailing the
fifth sprint collaboration between the DebianMed team, BioLinux,
developers, and users. The event was a great showcase for the Blends
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Cédric Boutillier | 17 Feb 17:56 2015
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Debian Project News - February 16, 2015

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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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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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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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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
------------

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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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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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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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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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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