Martin Schulze | 5 May 21:16 2003

Debian Project at Conferences in Italy and Austria

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Debian Project at Conferences in Italy and Austria

Two exhibitions and conferences that cover Free Software and GNU/Linux
are taking place during the next couple of days.  The Debian project
has been invited to participate in them with various means.

May 9th - 10th       IFIT 2003
                     Innsbruck, Austria
                     http://www.debian.org/events/2003/0509-ifit

        The Debian Project will maintain a booth in the info lounge.
        Martin 'Joey' Schulze will also deliver two talks covering
        "community-based development using Debian as example" and "the
        future of free IT in the society".  Daniel 'con-fuse'
        K. Gebhart will also organise a keysigning party right after a
        talk about GnuPG given by Martin 'maxx' Würtele.

May 9th - 11th       Webb.it 2003
                     Padova, Italy
                     http://www.debian.org/events/2003/0509-webbit

        Debian will be present with a booth in the Free Software
        Island.  Additionally Debian developers and enthusiasts will
        help install Debian GNU/Linux on visitors' machines.
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Martin Schulze | 6 May 21:48 2003

Debian Weekly News - May 6th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 18th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. As a completion of the [1]FLOSS survey last year
the University of Stanford is carrying out [2]FLOSS-US. Bruce Perens
[3]mentioned that he would like to see Debian-based efforts (such as
Knoppix, Trusted Debian, Libranet and others) work more closely with
Debian.

 1. http://floss1.infonomics.nl/
 2. http://www.stanford.edu/group/floss-us/
 3. http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-general/2003-April/000825.html

Experimental APT with DDTP Support. The DDTP team and the Debian-BR
project [4]announced the first public release of APT with [5]support
for translated package descriptions. This initial experimental release
was based upon the CVS version of APT. Complete source and patches are
also [6]available.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0304/msg00015.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0210/msg00004.html
 6. http://people.debian.org/~otavio/sid/apt/

Automatic Merging of Configuration Files. Jarno Elonen [7]announced
experimental [8]support for merging configuration files in dpkg. When
the installed configuration file differs from the file in the package
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Martin Schulze | 14 May 22:06 2003

Debian Weekly News - May 14th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 19th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Debian users in Virginia, USA, may get in
[1]conflict with the law by only installing a regular Debian package,
since it may be a [2]delict to own tools like [3]bulkmail or
[4]smartlist which can be used to deliver mass email or modify
regular mail headers.

 1. http://www.governor.state.va.us/Press_Policy/Releases/2003/Apr03/0429b.htm
 2. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?031+ful+CHAP0987
 3. http://packages.debian.org/bulkmail
 4. http://packages.debian.org/smartlist

Update for DebConf 3 in Oslo. Tollef Fog Heen sent an [5]update for
DebConf 3, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, from July 18th to
20th, with DebCamp preceding it from July 12th to 17th. DebCamp will
be a work camp where urgent things like debian-installer or big mean
bugs will be worked on. Depending on the weather, the evenings will be
spent with barbecue, mosquitos and other fun things. HP and Lindows
thankfully sponsor this event. Interested people should [6]register
online.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0305/msg00002.html
 6. http://www.debconf.org/debconf3/registration/

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Martin Schulze | 20 May 20:49 2003

Debian Weekly News - May 20th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 20th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. While Debian is still fighting with some GCC 3.2
gotchas, the compiler developers apparently [1]released version 3.3
already. [2]Libranet has released version 2.8 A warm fuzzy review of
this release is [3]here and yet another one [4]here.

 1. http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-3.3/
 2. http://www.libranet.com/
 3. http://www.madpenguin.org/slashdot/libranet28.html
 4. http://www.distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=review-libranet

Debian Leader Delegations. Martin Michlmayr [5]reported about work he
did during the last few weeks. Manoj Srivastava will continue to act
as project secretary and Matt Zimmerman has become a full member of
the security team. If you are interested in [6]helping out with
security then just go ahead and help. Furthermore, Debian
[7]memberships in other organizations and representatives are now
documented.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0305/msg00005.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-0109/msg00225.html
 7. http://www.debian.org/misc/memberships

Report from Webb.it. Federico Di Gregorio wrote a [8]report about the
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Martin Schulze | 27 May 19:46 2003

Debian Weekly News - May 27th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The GNOME project [1]released their unstable
snapshot of GNOME (version 2.3.2) for testing. The miniwoody CD, which
offers a stripped down variant of Debian woody, has been [2]renamed
to [3]Bonzai Linux.

 1. http://www.gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid=1126
 2. http://www.debianplanet.org/node.php?id=954
 3. http://developer.berlios.de/projects/bonzai/

Donations Wishlist. Wouter Verhelst [4]proposed to create a donations
wishlist similar to the one FreeBSD developers [5]maintain. The list
requires people to state how they would use the hardware. If someone
works on something which is important to someone elses business, a
donation could be to the benefit of both.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0305/msg01017.html
 5. http://www.freebsd.org/donations/wantlist.html

Proposal to remove Mosix. Francesco Lovergine [6]proposed to remove
all Mosix packages from the archive. Currently, Debian ships both
Mosix and OpenMosix. However, OpenMosix is more actively maintained
and even contains support for IA-64. It was forked off of Mosix when
Prof. Barak changed the license into a proprietary one.
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Martin Schulze | 31 May 22:34 2003

Debian at Conferences in Austria and Brazil

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May 31st, 2003                  http://www.debian.org/News/2003/20030530
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Debian Project at Conferences in Austria and Brazil

Two exhibitions and conferences that cover Free Software and GNU/Linux
are taking place during the next couple of days.  The Debian project
has been invited to participate in them with various means.

June 5th - 7th       2nd LinuxWochen
                     Vienna, Austria
                     http://www.debian.org/events/2003/0605-linuxwochen

       The Debian project will participate in the Vienna event of the
       LinuxWochen roadshow with a booth run by Gerfried Fuchs.  He is
       also organizing a keysigning party and will give a talk about
       the first steps after Debian has been installed freshly on a
       machine.

June 5th - 7th       International Free Software Convention
                     Porto Alegre, Brazil
                     http://www.debian.org/events/2003/0605-softwarelivre

       Almost all Brazilian Debian Developers and members of the
       Debian-BR project will meet at this convention.  Bdale Garbee
       and Wichert Akkerman will also deliver a talk.

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