Cédric Boutillier | 15 Apr 00:13 2014
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Debian Project News - April 14, 2014


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April 14, 2014                http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/07/
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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:

  * Results of the DPL elections
  * Debsources stats: Historical overview of Debian source code
  * Reports from Mini-DebConf Barcelona
  * CAcert removed from Debian
  * Discussion of a fully functional RTC/VoIP client for "Jessie"
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Results of the DPL elections
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Lucas Nussbaum has just been reelected by the Debian Developers as the
Debian Project Leader.

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Cédric Boutillier | 31 Mar 22:31 2014
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Debian Project News - March 31st, 2014

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March 31st, 2014              http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/06/
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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:

  * Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 released
  * Indian federal state of Tamil Nadu adopts
    Debian derivative BOSS GNU/Linux as official OS
  * Rebuild of the Debian archive with Clang
  * BeagleBoard shifts to Debian
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 released
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On March 19, Cyril Brulebois, member of the Debian Installer team [1],
announced the Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 release [2]: the first
alpha version of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

Several improvements have been introduced, among which are a bug-fix in
the apt-setup package and the fact that the grub-installer now supports
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Debian Project News - March 17th, 2014


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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:

  * The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service
  * DebConf, past and future
  * Upcoming votes in the Debian Project: DPL elections and a code of conduct
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Bits from the Security Team
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service
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The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid [1] (CeSViMa),
which is part of the Technical University of Madrid [2] and houses
Magerit [3], one of the most powerful supercomputers in Spain, has
chosen Debian as host and guest operating system for its new service of
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Cédric Boutillier | 3 Mar 22:16 2014
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Debian Project News - March 3rd, 2014

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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 Technical Committee chooses systemd
  * Debian selected for Google Summer of Code 2014
  * DebConf14 organising team needs your help to raise funds
  * Barcelona Debian Women mini-DebConf
  * Debian France's new contributor game
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian Technical Committee chooses systemd
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Don Armstrong announced [1] that the Technical Committee [2], which was
asked in bug #727708 [3] to decide which init system would be the
default init system for Debian, had reached the decision that for Linux
architectures the default in Jessie should be systemd. Additional
discussions regarding the technical policy necessary for implementing
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Cédric Boutillier | 10 Feb 23:13 2014
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Debian Project News - February 10th, 2014

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February 10th, 2014           http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/03/
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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:

  * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2014
  * Bits from the Release Team
  * Reports from recent Debian Sprints
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2014
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Nicolas Dandrimont asked all Debian contributors for projects and
mentors [1] to help Debian participate in the tenth year of the Google
Summer of Code [2]. "Everyone (member of the Debian project or not,
student or not) is welcome to submit their ideas, and to try and find
people willing to mentor the projects", explained Nicolas in his mail.
If you have an idea, please publish it on the wiki page [3], and send an
email to the coordination mailing list [4]. You can also contact Nicolas
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Cédric Boutillier | 27 Jan 23:52 2014
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Debian Project News - January 27th, 2014


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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:

  * Bits from the DPL
  * Debian France online shop open
  * Valve games for Debian Members and Maintainers
  * Debian real-time communication
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Bits from the DPL
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Lucas Nussbaum sent his monthly report of DPL activities for December
2013 and the first half of January 2014 [1]. Lucas started public
discussions on several topics, such as evaluation criteria for trusted
organisations [2] and Debian services and Debian infrastructure [3].

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Cédric Boutillier | 7 Jan 00:22 2014
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Debian Project News - January 6th, 2014


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January 6th, 2014             http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/01/
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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:

  * SteamOS, a game oriented Debian derivative
  * Mini-DebConf in Phnom Penh
  * Mini-DebConf in Barcelona
  * Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament to use Debian for email encryption
  * An automatic list of Debian contributors
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Bits from the Release Team
  * 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?

SteamOS, a game oriented Debian derivative
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Arne Wichmann | 12 Dec 14:43 2013
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Re: Safe Community Conference in Arusha, Tanzania

This mail might be of interest to some of you. Specifically:
- debian-news : could you feature this to help finding volunteers (who
  possibly whould not need to travel too far)
- debian-med : this might be of specific interest to you
- debian-events-* : there is no mailing list for Africa, maybe some of
  you know people who can help.
- Mr. Wilson - please read below ;)

[quoted in full for information for most of you...]
begin  quotation  from Michael L. Wilson (in <52A89AFD.30702 <at> peercorpstrust.org>):
> I hope that this email has found the Debian community well. 

It has.

> By way of introduction my name is Michael Wilson and I currently serve as
> the Director of the PeerCorps Centre for Injury Prevention. We are a
> non-governmental organization institute based in Tanzania, East Africa.
> Our primary aim lies in preventing various forms of trauma such as those
> which might occur in the traffic environment, burns, poisoning and falls.
> 
> Next year, in collaboration with the World Health Organization
> Collaborating Centre for Safe Communities, we will host a regional
> conference on safety in Arusha, Tanzania. Participants will come from the
> East African region, Europe and elsewhere.
> 
> I write with the aim of establishing whether there might be interest
> within the Debian community in participating in the conference to promote
> the use of the Debian OS and free software in science, government and
> healthcare (GNU Health). PeerCorps is an advocate of FLOSS software.
> 
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Cédric Boutillier | 2 Dec 22:47 2013
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Debian Project News - December 2nd, 2013


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Welcome to this year's twenty-first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Bits from the Release team
  * A new member for the Technical Committee
  * Alioth is back
  * Reports from November mini DebConfs
  * Bits from the Debian Med team
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Bits from the Release team
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Niels Thykier summarised [1] the release team sprint, in Paris on
November 23-24. Niels Thykier will join Adam D. Barratt as release
manager for Jessie, replacing Neil McGovern. Ivo De Decker becomes a
release assistant, whereas Dann Frazier is leaving his position as
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Cédric Boutillier | 13 Nov 23:02 2013
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Debian Project News - November 13th, 2013


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Welcome to this year's twentieth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Bits from the Release Team
  * s390 removed from the archive in favour of s390x
  * manpages.debian.net now an official service
  * Debian increases its popularity on web servers
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Bits from the DPL
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Lucas Nussbaum sent his monthly report of DPL activities for
October 2013 [1]. Among other things, Lucas mentioned important ongoing
discussions about the choice of default init system for Debian (which
has been brought to the technical committee [2]) and on the possible use
of CDNs [3] to deliver content to Debian's users, as well as the
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Cédric Boutillier | 28 Oct 23:12 2013
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Debian Project News - October 28th, 2013


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Welcome to this year's nineteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Bits from the Release Team
  * s390 removed from the archive in favour of s390x
  * manpages.debian.net now an official service
  * Debian increases its popularity on web servers
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Bits from the Release Team
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Niels Thykier announced in the bits from the Release Team [1] that
Jessie, the current testing version of Debian, will be frozen next year
on 5 November 2014, at 23:59 UTC. A draft of the freeze policy,
describing the changes that can be considered for inclusion in Jessie
after the freeze, is already available [2]. Niels also summarised the
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