Martin Schulze | 2 Sep 21:29 2003

Debian Weekly News - September 2nd, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 35th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The discussion about legalizing [1]software
patents in Europe was held so [2]controversial that the vote was
postponed, as Ciaran O'Riordan from the [3]FSF reported. At the 10th
international conference of [4]European Association for Japanese
Studies in Warsaw Janusz Bien gave a [5]talk on Debian GNU/Linux as a
Japanese language teaching platform.

 1. http://swpat.ffii.org/
 2. http://www.heise.de/newsticker/foren/go.shtml?read=1&msg_id=4088125&forum_id=46660
 3. http://www.fsf.org/
 4. http://www.eajs.org/
 5. http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~jsbien/slajdy/JSB-EAJS03-s.pdf

Opteron Support for Debian. The Debian project has [6]received full
access to a Dual Opteron [7]machine for [8]porting efforts. Mattias
Wadenstein also maintains a similar machine and hands out accounts to
interested developers. This port aims at supporting a mixed 32/64 bit
userland, which requires significant [9]changes in the Debian
infrastructure that will most probably not happen in time for the
release of sarge. The developer list has also been [10]renamed to
[11]debian-amd64 to [12]reflect the general architecture name.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64-0308/msg00035.html
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Martin Schulze | 9 Sep 21:29 2003

Debian Weekly News - September 9th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 36th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. [1]Rio Audio announced the [2]Rio Karma 20,
which seems to be the first industrially manufactured digital audio
player that supports the Ogg Vorbis audio format. In light of the
recent software patents debate members of the German [3]Debianforum
signed an [4]open letter directed at the European Parliament.

 1. http://www.rioaudio.com/
 2. http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/shop/_templates/item_main_Rio.asp?model=220&cat=35
 3. http://www.debianforum.de/
 4. http://www.debianforum.de/wiki/OffenerBrief

Not just another pretty Face. Robert Storey, a self-confessed Debian
convert wrote a [5]review about his successful installation
experience. He explains that a good package management system should
not only inform you about unmet dependencies but even better, it
should just fix the problem for you without asking. He continues with
a section about "Post Install Configuration" which includes many
details such as APM and framebuffer configuration, which many
installation articles do not mention.

 5. http://www.distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=review-debian

Latest Versions of Webmagick and Imagemagick. Keith Goettert wrote a
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Martin Schulze | 16 Sep 19:05 2003

Debian Weekly News - September 16th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Several readers told us that the first hardware
audio player that supports Ogg/Vorbis is the [1]NeurosAudio and has
been shipping for months. They are said to also support one of the key
Ogg authors and also supply a synchronization manager for GNU/Linux,
[2]positron, which is packaged and distributed with Debian.

 1. http://www.neurosaudio.com/
 2. http://packages.debian.org/positron

Too many Versions of Tcl? Andreas Rottmann [3]wondered why there are
four different versions (8.0, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4) of the Tcl programming
environment in the archive. Matthew Palmer [4]explained that Tcl
isn't particularly backwards compatible. Hence, several packages don't
run or build with newer versions of the language.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0309/msg00468.html
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0309/msg00514.html

Status of Testing Migration. Petter Reinholdtsen [5]reported that the
[6]migration of packages into testing has been slowed down
significantly. At least partially this is due to the mips buildd being
under heavy load. Colin Watson [7]pointed out that the reason is
glibc 2.3.2 and that there is a good chance that this will start to
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Martin Schulze | 23 Sep 22:08 2003

Debian Weekly News - September 23rd, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Since [1]Knoppix only uses KDE these days,
several GNOME people have created [2]Gnoppix which includes their
favourite desktop environment. Matt Zimmerman also [3]discovered
horrific new levels of changelog abuse.

 1. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/
 2. http://www.gnoppix.org/
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0309/msg00893.html

New CD Image Server. Mattias Wadenstein [4]announced the new
[5]cdimage.debian.org with iso images and an authoritative directory
structure. Since many people still don't use [6]Jigdo to download and
build the Debian [7]images, they are available as well. He is also
looking for sites to [8]mirror the server.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors-0309/msg00000.html
 5. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/
 6. http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/
 7. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/images/
 8. http://www.acc.umu.se/~maswan/debian-push/cdimage/

Skolelinux Debian Labs? Martin Michlmayr [9]reported that Skolelinux
is very successful in Norway and has gained some funding. Everything
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Martin Schulze | 23 Sep 22:08 2003

Debian Weekly News - September 23rd, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Since [1]Knoppix only uses KDE these days,
several GNOME people have created [2]Gnoppix which includes their
favourite desktop environment. Matt Zimmerman also [3]discovered
horrific new levels of changelog abuse.

 1. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/
 2. http://www.gnoppix.org/
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0309/msg00893.html

New CD Image Server. Mattias Wadenstein [4]announced the new
[5]cdimage.debian.org with iso images and an authoritative directory
structure. Since many people still don't use [6]Jigdo to download and
build the Debian [7]images, they are available as well. He is also
looking for sites to [8]mirror the server.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors-0309/msg00000.html
 5. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/
 6. http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/
 7. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/images/
 8. http://www.acc.umu.se/~maswan/debian-push/cdimage/

Skolelinux Debian Labs? Martin Michlmayr [9]reported that Skolelinux
is very successful in Norway and has gained some funding. Everything
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Martin Schulze | 30 Sep 20:42 2003

Debian Weekly News - September 30th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 39th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Joey attended the "Joey meets Joey" session also
known as Oldenburg Linux Developers [1]meeting last weekend where both
finally met. The meeting was quite [2]successful, both in terms of
Debian as well as for the Linux kernel. A longer report on the Debian
part will probably be sent to the list later.

 1. http://oldenburger.linuxtage.de/Oldenburg2003/
 2. http://oldenburger.linuxtage.de/Oldenburg2003/success.html

Lessons in Packaging Linux Applications. Billy Biggs and Doug Bell
wrote about their [3]experiences in packaging [4]tvtime for many
distributions, including communication between packagers and
developers, dependency problems, dealing with bugs, and the Debian
menu system. They conclude that coordination between packagers from
different distributions could reduce work for the packagers and reduce
the number of distribution-specific bugs.

 3. http://freshmeat.net/articles/view/992/
 4. http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/

Committee for FSF-Debian Discussion. Bruce Perens [5]organised people
from the [6]Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Debian to discuss
issues revolving around the GNU [7]Free Documentation License (FDL).
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