Martin Schulze | 6 Oct 08:28 2004

Debian Weekly News - October 5th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 39th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Robert Millan [1]reported that GNOME basically
[2]works on kfreebsd-gnu. The AGNULA Team has [3]released version
1.2.0 of DeMuDi using the Debian installer and supporting Custom
Debian Distributions. Santiago Garcia Mantinan [4]noticed that
current Debian CDs don't provide the required files to start the
installer from within DOS.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-bsd/2004/09/msg00001.html
 2. http://people.debian.org/~rmh/kfreebsd-gnu/gnome.png
 3. http://lwn.net/Articles/104837/
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2004/09/msg00128.html

Debian-Installer Testing Candidate 2. Joey Hess [5]announced the
testing candidate 2 alias pre-release-candidate 2 (rc2) of the
debian-installer has been released, with lots of fun new features. In
only one week, the installer people want to start the release process
for rc2 itself. Christian Perrier additionally [6]announced a string
freeze on October 6th.

 5. http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/d-i_pre-rc2-2004-10-01-00-18.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2004/10/msg00075.html

Status of the non-US Archive. Andreas Barth [7]investigated the
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Martin Schulze | 12 Oct 21:03 2004

Debian Weekly News - October 12th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 40th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Christian Perrier [1]reported the new
[2]debian-installer can be understood by two third of the world
population since it is translated into 40 languages.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/2004/10/msg00022.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

2003 SPI Annual Report. David Graham [3]announced the [4]annual
report for [5]Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (SPI), the
non-profit corporation which manages Debian's bank accounts and other
legal affairs. The report discusses SPI bylaws, membership, and
finances as well as hardware donations and reports that wxWidget was
invited to become a SPI member project.

 3. http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-announce/2004/000103.html
 4. http://www.spi-inc.org/~jgoerzen/ar2004/
 5. http://www.spi-inc.org/

Consistent Themes for Debian. Jaap Haitsma [6]noticed that there are
many nice themes for grub, bootsplash, GDM, desktop splash and
backgrounds, but in general it's difficult to find a combination that
fits together nicely. Therefore he created [7]DebBlue, a set of
themes, which can be used to give a nice consistent look to the Debian
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Martin Schulze | 15 Oct 19:10 2004

Debian project at conferences and expos in Europe

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Debian project at several conferences and exhibitions in Europe

Seven exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and
GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities
in Europe.

October 16th - 17th  Mini Italian Debconf
                     Sesto S. Giovanni, Italy
                     http://www.debian.org/events/2004/1016-minidebconf

       This mini Debian conference is dedicated to talks, workshops,
       development and translations with the common interest to
       contribute to the Debian project.

       Saturday, October 16th

       14:00   Mattia Monga        Introduction to the project Debian
       15:00   Carlo Contavalli    Introduction to TLA
       16:00   Stefano Melchior    User Mode Linux (UML) for debugging
       17:00   Stefano Zacchiroli  OCAML programming and packaging
       18:00   Question from the audience, answer by Debian Developers

       Sunday, October 17th

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Martin Schulze | 19 Oct 20:01 2004

Debian Weekly News - October 19th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 41st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Raphaël Hertzog has written the first French
[1]book about Debian to honour the growing French speaking Debian
community with a sample chapter online. Joey Hess has [2]contacted
submitters of older installation reports to retry and received a lot
of promising responses. Carla Schroder [3]reported about using
[4]Knoppix for system recovery.

 1. http://www.ouaza.com/livre/admin-debian/
 2. http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/random-2004-10-13-21-29.html
 3. http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-knopx.html?ca=dgr-lnxw03-obg-SysRecover
 4. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/

Debian GIS Sub-Project started. Francesco Lovergine [5]announced the
launch of DebianGis as new Debian sub-project. The goal is to create a
[6]custom Debian distribution oriented to serious [7]Geographical
Information Systems (GIS) users and applications. Coordination
currently takes place on [8]Alioth.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/10/msg00007.html
 6. http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?CustomDebian
 7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gis
 8. http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-general

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Martin Schulze | 26 Oct 20:04 2004

Debian Weekly News - October 26th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Roger So [1]called for [2]papers for the first
Asia Debian [3]Mini-Conf, to be held in Beijing, China next
February/March. Support for the new m32r processor architecture has
been added to Linux 2.6.9 and the [4]root filesystem is based on
Debian.

 1. http://spacehunt.info/2004/10#20041025-2
 2. http://debian.org.cn/events/admc2005/cfp
 3. http://debian.org.cn/events/admc2005
 4. http://www.linux-m32r.org/eng/download.html

Support for real i386 Machines. Frank Lichtenheld [5]aggregated the
opinion of the release team and reported that they have decided to
keep -i386 kernels which will continue to run on real 80386 machines.
The used [6]patch, though, is [7]said to contain security problems,
which only exist on real 80386 machines.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2004/10/msg00204.html
 6. http://svn.debian.org/viewcvs/kernel/trunk/kernel/source/kernel-source-2.6.8-2.6.8/debian/patches/x86-i486_emu.dpatch
 7. http://bugs.debian.org/250468

Problematic Xchat Shareware Version. Giacomo Catenazzi [8]noticed
that the [9]xchat website offers a [10]shareware binary for a
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