Martin Schulze | 3 May 21:08 2005

Debian Weekly News - May 3rd, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 18th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. As a hint of a working testing queue, the first
package has been [1]uploaded directly into testing. Many people are
pleased that the It has been appreciated a lot that the [2]NEW queue
is processed again. However, Anand Kumria [3]suggested packages
should be referred to the [4]technical committee when a decision had
not been made within two months.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-testing-changes/2005/05/msg00000.html
 2. http://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/04/msg00380.html
 4. http://www.debian.org/devel/tech-ctte

Leadership Team Meeting. Andreas Schuldei sent in the [5]minutes of
the leadership team meeting last week in which he was appointed as
secretary. Topics discussed during the meeting were a contact address,
funding, for attendance at [6]aKademy 2005 in particular and a new
name. Additionally they resolved to invite Benjamin Hill to join the
team.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/04/msg00401.html
 6. http://dot.kde.org/1111445162/

Dealing with PHP Application Design Flaws. Martin Schulze [7]asked
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Martin Schulze | 10 May 21:04 2005

Debian Weekly News - May 10th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 19th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Shortly before the release a [1]discussion on
the version number for sarge arose. In light of the upcoming release
of sarge, the [2]debian-release list has seen a flood of requests to
update packages in sarge which the release team are dealing with.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00220.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/

Sarge is frozen. Steve Langasek eventually [3]announced the freeze of
sarge. All updates need to be approved manually and should go in via
unstable if possible. He explained which changes are still allowed to
go into sarge and emphasised on only fixing critical bugs without
other changes. If everything goes well, we'll be ready to release at
the end of the month.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/05/msg00001.html

Debian Server in 3.1 Watts. Alex Perry [4]installed Debian woody on a
Peplink [5]Manga. This unit combines an ARM based processor, two
Ethernet interfaces, a four port switch, USB 2.0 and a power draw of 3
Watts (including the AC adaptor). He installed Debian on a 1 GB USB
flash drive and explains step by step how it went.

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Martin Schulze | 17 May 21:07 2005

Debian Weekly News - May 17th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 20th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. A [1]paper from the MIT talks about the
development process of Free Software, which is the basis for an
[2]article on Groklaw that emphasises on the importance of Free
Software due to its educational potential. Looking at the traffic on
the [3]debian-release list it becomes apparent that Debian sarge will
be released soon.

 1. http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/dafermoslinux.pdf
 2. http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050508021510445
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/

Inconsistent Password Authentication. Shaul Karl [4]wondered about
the difference between a disabled login and a disabled password. Marc
Haber [5]explained how this works with ssh. Russ Allbery added some
[6]notes about the UsePam option. Brian May [7]reported even more
oddities.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00423.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00689.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00693.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00741.html

Mixing GNU GPL and FDL Content. Gueven Bay [8]wondered if he can mix
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Martin Schulze | 25 May 12:39 2005

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Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. A lot of activity has still been recorded on the
[1]debian-release list in order to fix the remaining
[2]release-critical bugs and to get the translations into shape. Matt
Whipp [3]quoted several people to counter the claim that Free
Software is running short of developers.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/
 2. http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/
 3. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/69766/open-source-not-running-short-of-developers.html

Debian Desktop with 12 Watts. Silas Bennett wanted to run a low-power
desktop system and ended up using a [4]Mac mini. He [5]described
that he had removed the hard disk and CD-ROM drive to save power and
space that he could reuse with a battery pack, so that the system
draws 12 watts from it. He was also delighted to see the sarge
installer run flawlessly.

 4. http://www.apple.com/macmini/
 5. http://www.home.earthlink.net/~silasb/macbat/

Debian GNU/Hurd running GNOME and Qt. Michael Banck [6]managed to get
GNOME compile and run on GNU/Hurd, albeit with some caveats and loose
ends, and also took a [7]screenshot. Several packages had to be
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Martin Schulze | 31 May 21:19 2005

Debian Weekly News - May 31st, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 22nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Andreas Barth prepares for after the release
already and tried to [1]optimise the LDAP gateway to the
[2]bugtracking system. Nokia has [3]released an Internet tablet PC
that uses Debian as operating system.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg01173.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
 3. http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS3716070830.html

Sarge Release Update. Andreas Barth sent in the next [4]status report
about the upcoming sarge release. The number of release-critical bugs
is still too high so the release is postponed by one more week. He
also mentioned that all update requests need to be reviewed manually
which consumes a lot of time.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/05/msg00020.html

New Archive Section: video? Philipp Kern [5]wondered when a set of
packages warrant the introduction of a new archive section. He heard
from several users who were looking for multimedia players and got
lost in the graphics section. He also [6]noted that some players are
currently even in the section of their corresponding desktop
environment.
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