Martin Schulze | 1 Feb 21:15 2005

Debian Weekly News - February 1st, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 5th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Andreas Schuldei [1]announced that the
[2]registration for this year's Debian conference has been opened. Og
Maciel [3]installed Debian for the first time and thought that the
expert mode was appropriate, giving him the opportunity to answer all
27 questions of which only a fraction would be displayed during a
normal installation.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/01/msg00014.html
 2. http://comas.linux-aktivaattori.org/debconf5
 3. http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=9516

Debian Developer Room at FOSDEM. Wouter Verhelst [4]announced the
talk schedule for the Debian developer room during this year's
[5]FOSDEM taking place at the end of February. The talks will cover
the release process, embedded Debian, the Debian Women project, the
Hurd, porting, quality assurance and more.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu/2005/01/msg00064.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0226-fosdem

Dealing with missing Dependencies. Frank Küster [6]wondered why the
[7]Debian policy manual uses the word "should" and not "must" when it
comes to the requirement to add dependencies to packages which are
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Martin Schulze | 9 Feb 21:02 2005

Debian Weekly News - February 9th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Andreas Barth told us privately that the mipsel
architecture is back in the list of supported architectures for
testing. It's been [1]reported that Bdale Garbee's young daughter
Elizabeth, who has been a Debian user since she was nine, will deliver
a [2]talk about extending Tuxracer at the upcoming [3]Linux
conference Australia.

 1. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39186360,00.htm
 2. http://linux.conf.au/abstract.php?id=199
 3. http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0418-linuxconf

Debian Kernel IRC Meeting. Maximilian Attems [4]announced an IRC
meeting of Debian's kernel maintainers in order to decide the kernel
versions for the sarge release. Dann Frazier [5]added a [6]table of
available kernels. Steve Langasek provided a [7]log of the discussion
where the pros and cons of the 2.6.8 and 2.6.10 kernel trees were
identified. 2.6.10 is not in a releasable condition for sparc
currently, hence, the installer will [8]stay with 2.6.8 for now.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2005/01/msg00896.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2005/02/msg00015.html
 6. http://people.debian.org/~dannf/kernel-stats/kernel-avail.html
 7. http://minbar.dodds.net/~vorlon/kernel-2.6.10-discussion.log
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Martin Schulze | 16 Feb 04:55 2005

Debian Weekly News - February 15th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Legal professionals in Australia have [1]developed a
new judical information system based on Free Software and Debian in
particular. Chris Halls [2]announced preliminary packages for
OpenOffice.org 1.9.73 built with Sun's JDK.

 1. http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php/id;631120522;fp;2;fpid;1
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-openoffice/2005/01/msg00257.html

Debian Account Managing. Jörg Jaspert sent in a [3]status report
about the DAM (Debian Account Manager) work. He anticipates to have
cleared the queue by next month already and also explained the general
rules for accepting new developers. Emeritus developers are required
to go through a short new-maintainer process as well, if they want to
become active again.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/02/msg00003.html

Debian-Installer featured in c't. Andreas Barth [4]reported that the
German c't magazine has [5]released a special CD based on the new
[6]Debian installer. Joey Hess [7]added that the CD uses preseeding
to automate the installation. Martin Zobel-Helas [8]forwarded the
conclusion of an article in the iX magazine of the same publisher that
states it is a large step into the right direction.
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Martin Schulze | 18 Feb 14:57 2005

Debian Project at several Conferences worldwide

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Debian Project at several conferences worldwide

Six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and
GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities
where the Debian project participates.

February 22nd - 25th       CONSOL 2005
                           Mexico City, Mexico
                           http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0222-consol

       Debianmexico will be present with a booth in the exhibition
       area.  Several Debian developers will be around to answer all
       kinds of questions, demonstrate different things or happily
       sign one's gpg-key.  Several talks will be held as well:

       Tuesday, February 22nd
       12:00 David Moreno Garza    Creating packages for Debian
       18:00 David Moreno Garza    How to help the Debian Project
       19:30 Steve Langasek        The QA crisis in Free Software

February 26th - 27th       Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting
                           Brussels, Belgium
                           http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0226-fosdem

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Martin Schulze | 22 Feb 20:59 2005

Debian Weekly News - February 22nd, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Manoj Srivastava [1]announced that only one week is
left for nominations for the upcoming project leader [2]elections. In
order to achieve international standards recognition, the [3]LSB has
been [4]submitted to the ISO/IEEE.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/02/msg00006.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/vote/2005/vote_001
 3. http://www.linuxbase.org/
 4. http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/05/01/16/0232222.shtml

Debconf Template Translation. Christian Perrier [5]gave an update on
the status of debconf translations in Debian. Most debconf templates
are now handled through [6]po-debconf, which makes it much easier to
handle translations. There are only 102 packages left which are not
using this utility. He plans to start uploading non-maintainer
versions of these with translation support enabled. Lucas Wall
[7]provided a status page for those packages.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/2005/02/msg00038.html
 6. http://packages.debian.org/po-debconf
 7. http://people.debian.org/~lwall/i18n/

Moria Author found. Robert Koeneke, the original author of [8]Moria
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Martin Schulze | 1 Mar 20:50 2005

Debian Weekly News - March 1st, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Harald Welte [1]reported a 2.1 M pps (packets per
second) UDP packet forwarding rate over four gigabit ethernet ports,
which is a new record for Linux. After [2]OASIS, of which Debian is a
member, has accepted a patent policy that has bad consequences on
implementation of the standards, John Goerzen [3]called for support
for an open letter.

 1. http://gnumonks.org/~laforge/weblog/2005/02/23#20050223-olsson-newrecord
 2. http://www.oasis-open.org/
 3. http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-general/2005-February/001227.html

Debian Release Update. Andreas Barth [4]sent in a new update for the
release progress in which he outlines the timeline for the third
release candidate of the [5]debian-installer. The buildd
infrastructure is also getting some improvements, and will soon be in
shape for the release. A lot of bugs were fixed and several out-dated
libraries will be removed from sarge.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/02/msg00010.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Debian Cluster Components. The Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Croatia
has [6]released their Debian Cluster Components, which is a fairly
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