Martin Schulze | 5 Aug 20:40 2003

Debian Weekly News - August 5th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Few of you may have noticed this already, but as
per the [1]results of last year's security [2]survey the Debian
Security Team doesn't support potato (Debian 2.2) anymore. Also, Robin
'Roblimo' Miller [3]explained why governments should be allowed to
specify Free Software.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0302/msg00010.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0211/msg00001.html
 3. http://newsforge.com/newsforge/03/07/19/1713232.shtml

Booting Debian with Eye-Candy. Martin Michlmayr [4]wondered about
having Debian show nice graphics during boot up, rather than boot
messages in text mode. He discussed this with Herbert Xu, who
explained that this is no longer a kernel issue. Once the frame buffer
driver is loaded, a user space process can do arbitrary graphical
operations on the console. Alastair McKinstry [5]pointed out that
debian-installer already uses framebuffer support in modules and that
work is under way to divert all stderr towards a logging solution.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot-0307/msg00471.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot-0307/msg00479.html

MPlayer moves closer to being Free. Andrea Mennucc and Dariush
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Martin Schulze | 12 Aug 21:35 2003

Debian Weekly News - August 12th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 32nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Following the [1]26th issue, Stephan Wehrheim
wrote a document about installing Debian 3.0 on a Dell [2]Inspiron
8200. Michael Singer [3]looked at Open Source as a social movement,
in a similar way to what Bruce Perens discussed at Linuxworld San
Francisco.

 1. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/26/
 2. http://www.StephanWehrheim.de/computer/dell8200+debian30/dell8200+debian30.html
 3. http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/2246751

Crontab no longer setuid. Steve Greenland [4]reported that he has
changed crontab to be setgid 'cron' rather than setuid 'root'. This
introduces a new group 'cron' which will automatically be created
during installation.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0308/msg00160.html

Removal of Libraries from the Archive. Chris Cheney [5]noticed that a
library was removed which he had just listed as a dependency for an
uploaded package. He proposed to make an addition to policy stating
that an old library can not be removed from the archive until no other
package depends on it. Richard Braakman [6]explained that the past
had shown that as long as the old library was still around, there was
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Martin Schulze | 19 Aug 22:12 2003

Debian Weekly News - August 19th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Aryan Ameri wrote a user [1]review of
[2]Libranet 2.8, which is based on Debian. Richard Stallman [3]said
he now prefers the [4]GNU/LinEx distribution over Debian because of
non-free software on our FTP servers. There's been a lot of discussion
on the [5]debian-legal list about the definition of the word
"software", with much heat generated.

 1. http://www.linuxiran.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=232
 2. http://www.libranet.com/
 3. http://www.ofb.biz/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=260
 4. http://www.linex.org/
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal-0308/

Birthday Present: Rescue CD. As a special birthday present for the
[6]10th anniversary of the Debian project Jörg Jaspert has created a
business card sized [7]rescue CD. Although only 50 MB in size, it
contains most tools required to rescue a GNU/Linux systems, plus some
tools which are useful to rescue other systems. The CD can be ordered
at [8]LinuxLand.

 6. http://www.debian.org/News/2003/20030811
 7. http://people.debian.org/~joerg/rettcd/
 8. http://www.linuxland.de/katalog/01_linuxdistri_bs/debian/debiangeburtstag/framify
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Martin Schulze | 26 Aug 22:36 2003

Debian Weekly News - August 26th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The editorial of the [1]last issue seemed to
imply that LinEx did not contain non-free software, [2]which [3]is
obviously [4]wrong. The most important event for this week is
probably the decision in the European parliament regarding the
legalizing of software patents in Europe. [5]EuroLinux and [6]FFII
call for an offline demo in Brussels and an online [7]demo against
software patents.

 1. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/33/
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0308/msg02802.html
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0308/msg02926.html
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0308/msg02947.html
 5. http://www.eurolinux.org/
 6. http://www.ffii.org/
 7. http://swpat.ffii.org/girzu/demo/

The next Debian Release. Anthony Towns [8]proposed December 1st as
the sarge release date. He also explained why the Debian project
maintains [9]stable releases at all. He also explains that this
release will feature a distributed release management, consisting of
at least four people. The use of the experimental distribution is also
recommended for cvs snapshots and the like. Of course, Anthony also
added a timeline for the sarge release. You're also strongly
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