Martin Schulze | 6 Jul 22:19 2004

Debian Weekly News - July 6th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The online-forum debianHELP is carrying an
online [1]Debian Trivia Quiz for you to see if you can put yourself
into the hall of fame. In retrospect of this year's [2]Debian
conference Joey Hess [3]complained about being not very productive at
conferences and high expectations that also block productivity and
socialising.

 1. http://www.debianhelp.org/index.php?module=vquiz
 2. http://www.debian.org/events/2004/0526-debconf
 3. http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/being_productive_at_conferences-2004-06-09-18-56.html

Quantian 0.5.9.1 released. Dirk Eddelbuettel [4]announced a new
release of Quantian, a re-mastered version of [5]Knoppix for use by
applied or theoretical workers in quantitative or data-driven fields.
This version is intended for DVDs and no longer fits on a CD-ROM.
Users without a DVD can use their hard disk to [6]boot the ISO image.

 4. http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/blog/2004/06/14/#uploaded_0.5.9.1
 5. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/
 6. http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/blog/2004/06/16#howto_winboot

GNOME 2.6 moves into testing. The latest version of GNOME has started
to propagate into Testing (Sarge), less than a month after the release
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Martin Schulze | 13 Jul 22:30 2004

Debian Weekly News - July 13th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Jordi Mallach [1]reported that the transition of
GNOME 2.6 into testing is nearly sorted out. Steve McIntyre
[2]explained that the CD/DVD creation process in debian-cd is very
slow because large amounts of data are read and written, and because
that data is checked with checksums several times.

 1. http://oskuro.net/blog/freesoftware/cupsys-transition-done-2004-07-12-09-26
 2. http://blog.einval.com/2004/07/09#md5-considered-harmful

Debian Software used at Google. Marc Merlin of [3]Google fame
reported in an [4]interview that Debian is the most comprehensive
software library available for GNU/Linux. He uses apt-get and an
overall getupdates mechanism to keep the huge farm of servers in sync.
The tool itself is distribution- and even Unix-agnostic, though.

 3. http://www.google.com/
 4. http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1306281842;fp;16;fpid;0

New Debian based Distribution. [5]New Mexico Software, Inc. (NMXS)
[6]announced that it will release the new Santa Fe desktop
environment which is Desktop-oriented and based on Debian GNU/Linux on
August 3rd this year. Dick Govatski, CEO of NMXS is proud about its
ease of use: "Users won't have to be a Linux guru to easily use the
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Martin Schulze | 20 Jul 20:27 2004

Debian Weekly News - July 20th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 28th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The University of Zaragoza in Spain [1]plans to
distribute 50,000 copies of their [2]distribution which is based on
Debian GNU/Linux and utilises the GNOME desktop. NewsForge took a
[3]look at the upcoming release of Linux Standard Base 2.0.

 1. http://www.aragob.es/pre/cido/c0407121.htm
 2. http://pulsar.unizar.es/gluz/
 3. http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/07/09/2342211

General Resolution to force AMD64 into Sarge? Josselin Mouette
[4]proposed a general resolution to force the pure AMD64 port into
the release of sarge and its immediate inclusion into the unstable
distribution. It's not clear to everybody on the list, though, that
this is the [5]right way to get this port [6]accepted into Debian
nor help with the [7]release of sarge etc.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/07/msg00019.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/07/msg00067.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/07/msg00070.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/07/msg00024.html

Debian is increasing it's Market Share. Netcraft is [8]reporting that
Debian shows market share gains among GNU/Linux distributions while
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Martin Schulze | 27 Jul 21:10 2004

Debian Weekly News - July 27th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 29th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Pablo Lorenzzoni [1]reported that the
[2]Brazilian Debian community has decided to celebrate a huge
nation-wide party on August 21st for Debian's 11th birthday.

 1. http://hackers.propus.com.br/~pablo/blog/?id=34
 2. http://www.debian-br.org/

New License Test. Branden Robinson and Matthew Palmer [3]developed
the Dictator Test, which has the ability to determine if a license is
not compliant with the [4]Debian Free Software Guidelines. A license
is not Free if it prohibits actions which, in the absence of
acceptance of the license, would be allowed by copyright or other
applicable laws.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/07/msg00097.html
 4. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

Update on Java in Main. Arnaud Vandyck [5]reported that [6]kaffe has
entered testing recently. A lot of the effort of [7]moving Java into
main was based on building these Java packages with Kaffe. Another
good news is that a lot of these packages can now be build with
[8]SableVM, which is also in testing.

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