Martin Schulze | 7 Dec 22:18 2004

Debian Weekly News - December 7th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 48th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Frank Ronneburg has updated his [1]book about
Debian to cover the upcoming release of sarge and will [2]present it
on December 14th in Berlin, Germany. [3]Europcar has [4]switched
1,500 computers in branch offices to Debian based thin clients, and is
now moving 3,500 more machines in headquarters to GNU/Linux.

 1. http://debiananwenderhandbuch.de/
 2. http://www.lob.de/cgi-bin/work/pages?id=Dvj09C3PcRVB&page=Bernd1
 3. http://www.europcar.com/
 4. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39175484,00.htm

Hot Babe and non-US? After Thibaut Varene [5]declared his intention
to package [6]hot babe, a small application showing different
pictures (of a drawn girl) depending on the CPU temperature, a
discussion about which packages should be part of Debian started. The
question came up how to handle packages that are against the law in
some countries. Paul Hampson [7]wondered if non-US should be
reactivated for such packages.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/11/msg00986.html
 6. http://dindinx.net/hotbabe/
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/11/msg01042.html

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Martin Schulze | 14 Dec 21:30 2004

Debian Weekly News - December 14th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 49th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Bruce Byfield released a short [1]introduction
into apt-get on [2]NewsForge. Again, developers were [3]advised to
close bugs automatically with a changelog entry only in connection
with a proper description. Jason Boxman wrote a [4]guideline for
using Exim 4 and Courier IMAP on a Debian system.

 1. http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/12/02/1710208
 2. http://www.newsforge.com/
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/12/msg00907.html
 4. http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/exim4_courier/

Constructive Critique of Debian. In a guest [5]editorial on
[6]DesktopLinux Binh Nguyen noted some key design attributes of
Debian that make it one of the strongest and most versatile GNU/Linux
distributions. He also observed certain weaknesses and argued that a
few simple improvements and a more welcoming attitude to new users
would significantly improve Debian. He concluded that Debian is a
competent and robust distribution, but with a few critical flaws that
have led perception of it being an elitist distribution.

 5. http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT7588639943.html
 6. http://www.desktoplinux.com/

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Martin Schulze | 21 Dec 21:00 2004

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Martin Schulze | 22 Dec 12:26 2004

Debian Weekly News - December 21st, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 50th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The Oxford University's computer centre will
[1]complete its move to PostgreSQL running on Debian as the back-end
database over the next year. The next [2]stable update is being
[3]prepared and expected before New Year's eve. For those of you who
celebrate Christmas we wish you a Merry Christmas.

 1. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/applications/0,39020384,39173013,00.htm
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2004/12/msg00134.html
 3. http://people.debian.org/~joey/3.0r4/

Sarge Release Progress Update. Andreas Barth sent in an [4]update on
the release progress for Debian 3.1. He reported that GNOME 2.8 has
been added to sarge and that a kernel update is inadvertently binary
incompatible with its predecessor. The KDE maintainers have presented
a plan for getting KDE 3.3 into testing that meets the release team's
requirements.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/12/msg00006.html

Debian GNU/Hurd supports large Partitions. The latest [5]upload of
the [6]hurd package features a [7]patch by Ognyan Kulev which has
support for ext2 partitions larger than 2 GB on 32 bit systems. A
Kerneltrap [8]story has more details on the history and
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Martin Schulze | 29 Dec 12:27 2004

Debian Weekly News - December 28th, 2004

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Welcome to this year's 51st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Piotr Roszatycki [1]reported that he has created
preliminary packages for PHP5 already. We would like to thank all
contributors and translators of this online resource who have helped
provide high quality information to our readers. We are seeking more
contributions in order to be able to maintain DWN in 2005 as well.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/12/msg01992.html

51 Issues of DWN produced this Year. You are currently reading the
51st issue, which means that this is also the 51st week of gathering
information on interesting activities in the Debian community, writing
items, proofreading and translating. Even though the English version
is prepared only by a small group of people, many more people are
involved before you can read the issue. Each issue is sent to
proofreaders, and translators also improve it. Each issue is also
translated into several other languages simultaneously.

Documenting transitional Packages. Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña
[2]investigated the archive in order to provide a list in the
[3]Release Notes that can tell users which packages in woody have
been renamed or moved in sarge and can be safely removed after an
upgrade. This information was part of the [4]documentation for woody
already.
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