Martin Schulze | 5 Apr 21:56 2005

Debian Weekly News - April 5th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 14th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. A Hurd [1]live CD has recently seen the light
for everybody who would like to give it a try without installing the
system. Noèl Köthe [2]reported during the CeBIT exhibition that some
German government agencies have switched to Debian recently. Kenshi
Muto has [3]recorded an installation of Debian sarge which can be
watched by using telnet.

 1. http://www.superunprivileged.org/
 2. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39191002,00.htm
 3. http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/2005/03/12#ttyplay

Use the Source, Luke. John Goerzen [4]proposed a source-centric
approach to mitigate the problem of getting all architectures in sync
and to save disk space on the mirrors. Wouter Verhelst [5]pointed out
that one of Debian's key selling points is the fact that you don't
have to wait for something to build before you can use it. The
proposal would turn Debian into a second Gentoo distribution.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/03/msg01387.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/03/msg01626.html

Why Firewall Support? Thomas Bushnell [6]wondered why the
[7]Vancouver prospectus listed firewall support as an essential
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Martin Schulze | 12 Apr 21:07 2005

Debian Weekly News - April 12th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. After an unscheduled downtime of one major host
in the Debian network the machine is [1]available again, but suffered
from gross filesystem corruption.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/04/msg00008.html

Debian Project Leader Election Result. Manoj Srivastava [2]announced
the [3]results of the recent project leader [4]election. After
running as project leader candidate since 2001 Branden Robinson
eventually won the election in 2005. He [5]thanked those who voted
for him and hoped to gain the confidence of those who didn't. 504
developers have casted a vote, which is 52.227 % of all possible
votes.

 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2005/04/msg00028.html
 3. http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/leader2005_results.txt
 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2005/vote_001
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/04/msg00087.html

Why supporting PHP3? Marcelo Magallon [6]wondered why Debian still
supports PHP3 in addition to PHP4 in the unstable (and testing)
distribution. Gunnar Wolf [7]noted that those packages that depend on
PHP3 are available for PHP4 as well or depend on either version.
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Martin Schulze | 19 Apr 21:10 2005

Debian Weekly News - April 19th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 16th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Micah Anderson [1]noted that the oldest open
[2]bug [3]reports in Debian turn ten this month. Brian Proffitt
[4]commented on a [5]report about a survey that uncovered that in
2005 the majority of Free Software developers preferred
community-based distributions.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/02/msg00971.html
 2. http://bugs.debian.org/725
 3. http://bugs.debian.org/825
 4. http://linuxtoday.com/developer/2005041501526OPBZDV
 5. http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050413005236&newsLang=en

Debian based Desktops in Munich. The city of Munich [6]chose (German)
the Debian distribution as a basis for their desktop. Two German
companies will configure and maintain the 14,000 machines based on
this client. The [7]decision (German) to move away from a proprietary
system had attracted a lot of interest by all kinds of media.

 6. http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/publikationen/news_archiv/127730/basis_client.html
 7. http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/37197

Interview with Branden Robinson. Our former Editor Joe 'Zonker'
Brockmeier conducted an [8]interview with Branden Robinson, the new
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Martin Schulze | 26 Apr 21:06 2005

Debian Weekly News - April 26th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 17th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. According to analyst house IDC, Free Software is
[1]gaining ground in Europe, as one third of mid-to-large sized
companies in Europe report significant use of a Free Software database
management system. The [2]leadership team had its first meeting
whilst this issue was being prepared.

 1. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/18/oss_gains_in_europe/
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/04/msg00324.html

GNOME 2.10 uploaded into Experimental. Jordi Mallach [3]reported that
most of the pieces of the 2.10 puzzle have been uploaded into the
experimental distribution and many people are already using it. Since
newer versions of a few libraries are needed they were temporarily
packaged by the GNOME team and uploaded to their own repository until
newer versions make it into Debian.

 3. http://oskuro.net/blog/freesoftware/gnome-2.10-experimental-2005-04-18-18-37

GFDL and Debian. Matthew Garrett [4]explained in a discussion about
the [5]GNU Free Documentation License that Debian wants freedom for
everybody. Matthew Wilcox [6]drafted the Debian Free Documentation
[7]Guidelines that define slightly different goals or freedoms for
documentation than for software.
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