Martin Schulze | 4 Jan 22:39 2005

Debian Weekly News - January 4th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 1st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Martin Michlmayr [1]announced that Jörg Jaspert has
been appointed as an additional Debian account manager. The Debian
project [2]announced another update of their [3]stable release. Joey
Hess [4]published a list of security problems fixed in unstable but
pending in sarge.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2004/12/msg00277.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050101
 3. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2004/12/msg00198.html

New Arch and Subversion Server. Wichert Akkerman [5]announced the
move of all arch and subversion repositories to a new server. The
switch to the fsfs backend for subversion will fix problems resulting
from dead locks, stalled processes and incorrect access lists. He
later [6]reported that the move was successful.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/12/msg00009.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/12/msg00011.html

Meaning of GNU/Linux. Ed White [7]pointed out that Debian's
interpretation of the term GNU/Linux is wrong according to a recent
[8]interview with Richard Stallman where he explained that the term
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Martin Schulze | 11 Jan 21:01 2005

Debian Weekly News - January 11th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 2nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. [1]Knowing Knoppix is a beginner-friendly book to
help new users with the [2]Knoppix live CD. Bruno Torres conducted an
[3]interview with the Debian project leader Martin Michlmayr.

 1. http://www.pjls16812.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/knowing-knoppix/index.html
 2. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/
 3. http://os.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/12/23/2023223

KDE 3.3 accepted into Testing. Release Manager Steve Langasek
[4]noted that KDE 3.3 has been accepted into testing. He also
expressed many thanks to the KDE team for their [5]efforts in making
this happen, and to Anthony Towns for hand-holding britney through the
transition. This transition [6]closed many long standing
release-critical bugs in sarge, plus [7]many more.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/01/msg00033.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/01/msg00004.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-qt-kde/2005/01/msg00060.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-qt-kde/2005/01/msg00074.html

More frequently Package Install and Mirror Runs. Ken Bloom [8]asked
whether it would be possible to speed up the release process by having
the daily archive run (package installations and mirror pulse) run
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Martin Schulze | 18 Jan 21:37 2005

Debian Weekly News - January 18th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 3rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Roger So sent a [1]reminder for the Call for Papers
for the Asia Debian Mini-Conf taking place at the end of February in
Beijing, China. Jeroen van Wolffelaar compiled a [2]list of packages
in contrib which should be forced into the testing stage of contrib.
Ankit Malik listed [3]ten ways to pay back to the Free Software
community.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/01/msg00008.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/01/msg00040.html
 3. http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/01/06/1557225

Final DebConf 4 Report. Pablo Lorenzzoni [4]announced the [5]final
report about the [6]Debian Conference held last year in Porto Alegre.
The report is more a spreadsheet and lists 163 people who have
attended this conference representing many teams inside the Debian
project. Several sponsors have made this event possible and the
organisers even document things that can be improved next time.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/01/msg00007.html
 5. http://www.debconf.org/debconf4/final-report.html
 6. http://www.debian.org/events/2004/0526-debconf

Development on dpkg. Scott James Remnant [7]announced the
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Martin Schulze | 25 Jan 20:50 2005

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Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Marc Haber [1]announced experimental packages of
[2]Exim4 linked against db4.2 for later inclusion in to sarge/sid.
OSNews has a [3]guideline on using the new [4]debian-installer to
install Debian by Luis Lima.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/01/msg01327.html
 2. http://packages.debian.org/exim4
 3. http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=9271
 4. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Sarge Release Progress Update. Steve Langasek sent in an [5]update on
the release progress for Debian 3.1. He reported that KDE 3.3 has been
added to sarge and a porter upload for perl had taken place, which
dropped the release critical bug count about 60 bugs. He also stated
that progress in testing-proposed updates and testing-security has
been made but is still waiting for infrastructure.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/01/msg00011.html

Status Update for volatile Archive. Andreas Barth [6]reported about
the status of [7]debian-volatile. This unofficial archive aims at
supporting fast moving packages for the stable Debian release like
spam filter, virus scanner and the like. He and his team have set up
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