Martin Schulze | 17 Jun 17:44 2005

Debian Project at OSS Symposium, LinuxTag and DebConf

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Debian Project at OSS Symposium, LinuxTag and DebConf

The Debian project will attend the Open Source Software Symposium in
Stuttgart and the LinuxTag in Karlsruhe next week, both in Germany.

June 20th - 21st           Symposium OSS 2005
                           Ostfildern, Germany
                           http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0620-oss2005

       The Debian project will run a booth and will present the
       distribution at this symposium for business and public
       administration..  Michael Meskes will also give a talk about
       the use of the Debian system in companies and in public
       administration.

June 22nd - 25th           LinuxTag
                           Karlsruhe, Germany
                           http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0622-linuxtag

       This is the largest and most important Free Software exhibition
       and conference.  The Debian project will maintain a booth in
       the exhibition area and organise a mini conference called
       Debian Day with the schedule below.  The new and shiny release
       of Debian 3.1 alias sarge will be demonstrated at the booth
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Martin Schulze | 8 Jun 15:20 2005

Debian Weekly News - June 8th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 23rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Now that Debian 3.1 has been released, people
are keen to celebrate this. There may be a [1]party in your
neighbourhood as well. Branden Robinson [2]announced that [3]SPI,
Debian's legal umbrella, is now able to accept donations via check
from Canada.

 1. http://wiki.debian.net/?ReleasePartySarge
 2. http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-announce/2005/000117.html
 3. http://www.spi-inc.org/

Debian Sarge released. The Debian project [4]announced the release of
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge. After three years of development,
this release marks another milestone in the history of Debian. With
more than 15,000 binary packages, a lot of updated software and the
new and shiny [5]installer this release boosts Debian back into the
present.

 4. http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050606
 5. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Problems with new Debian DVDs and CDs. Colin Watson [6]reported about
a problem with the brand-new 3.1r0 CD/DVD images. Due to incorrect
Release files on the images the apt resource for
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Martin Schulze | 14 Jun 21:26 2005

Debian Weekly News - June 14th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Last week has seen a lot of discussion on
release goals and the release team for etch. Several people are
already keen on discussing the preparation and timing for the next
release. Branden Robinson [1]explained where news about [2]Alioth
should be sent to instead of using private mail.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/05/msg00092.html
 2. http://alioth.debian.org/

Release Policy Changes. Andreas Barth [3]proposed a few changes to
the release policy for the upcoming release of etch. When libraries
are provided, other programs should link against them dynamically
instead of duplicating its source, build-dependencies must be static.
The section about PIC libraries probably needs a technical discussion
first.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/06/msg00157.html

C++ ABI Changes. Matthias Klose [4]announced that the application
binary interface (ABI) for C++ will be changed in unstable. All
packages that contain shared libraries written in C++ will have to be
renamed. After that, all packages that depend on these need to be
uploaded again. Therefore unstable is frozen with regards to C++
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Martin Schulze | 21 Jun 21:05 2005

Debian Weekly News - June 21st, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 25th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Jordi Mallach [1]reported that the GNOME team
has completed all uploads needed to bring GNOME 2.10.1 into unstable.
With the presence at this year's LinuxTag and the first sarge DVD
after the release this will become a hectic week for European Debian
people.

 1. http://oskuro.net/blog/freesoftware/gnome-2.10-unstable-2005-06-14-21-01

Woody to Sarge Upgrades. Bill Allombert [2]summarised the major
problems people have reported in upgrade reports. Circular
dependencies in woody and the dependency of apt-get and [3]aptitude
on C++ seem to be the most problematic ones. There are far too many
packages that alter configuration files for which dpkg requires
approval before overwriting them.

 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/06/msg00006.html
 3. http://packages.debian.org/aptitude

The Debian Legacy. Nick Myra [4]reported about the sarge release and
that Debian's popularity has inspired dozens of variants, many of them
run directly from CD. Knoppix and its derivatives have encouraged the
current growth in GNU/Linux users. Debian helps show that GNU/Linux
and its broader social, political, and economical implications are a
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Geoff Jacobs | 22 Jun 01:22 2005
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Re: bmp/ppm/jpeg/pbm to wsq/nist2000 file format changer

Mustafa Golam wrote:

> We are working for a finger print validation system.
> We have taken NFIS as our base.
> We need some bmp/ppm/jpeg/pbm to wsq/nist2000 file format changer.
> any link or Free program will be quit help full.
> any doc to converter program or specification of wsq/nist 2000 file
> fomat and  other image format.
> with regards,
> mustafa
>  
>  
> eee.buet
>  
> Sky is the Limit

These guys know about WSQ.
http://ffpis.sourceforge.net/

--

-- 
Geoffrey D. Jacobs
MORE CORE AVAILABLE, BUT NONE FOR YOU.

Martin Schulze | 28 Jun 21:48 2005

Debian Weekly News - June 28th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Rafael Laboissiere [1]wondered if bug reports
for woody can now be closed, but Frank Lichtenheld [2]added that they
should be kept if they are security related and that others may be
usefull to prevent others from reporting them again. Martin F. Krafft
[3]announced his new [4]book that was introduced at [5]LinuxTag.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/06/msg00588.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/06/msg00600.html
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2005/06/msg03748.html
 4. http://debiansystem.info/
 5. http://www.linuxtag.org/

Package Policy Committee. Branden Robinson officially [6]founded the
package policy commitee that has the authority to handle the
[7]Debian policy manual. He appointed Manoj Srivastava (chair),
Andreas Barth and Matt Zimmerman to maintain the document and define
levels of conformance other standards.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/06/msg00017.html
 7. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/

Release Policy for Etch. Andreas Barth [8]announced changes in the
[9]release policy for the etch release. It is now required that all
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debconf5-press | 27 Jun 22:22 2005
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DebConf5 Press Release

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June 27th, 2005                http://www.debconf.org/debconf5/press/pr1
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Sixth Annual Debian Developers Conference

The 6th annual Debian Developers Conference (DebConf) will be held in
Helsinki, Finland from July 9th to July 17th 2005. Its target
audience is Debian developers, though Debian users are welcome to
attend as well. The event is based around talks, workshops, demos,
coding parties and discussions. It is highly technical in nature.

The conference will be kicked off on July 9th with Debian Day, which
is aimed at the general public and the press. This is an excellent
opportunity for corporations and governments to discover the benefits
of the world's most mature GNU/Linux distribution. Computer users can
experience the Debian community and learn from the software designers
themselves.

DebConf gathers Free Software developers from countries around the
world for a week-long series of intensive development, seminars and
workshops. DebConf is organized in collaboration with one of Finland's
leading Free Software think tanks, Linux-Aktivaattori, along with
financial support from Credativ, Damicon, Hostway, HP, IBM, Intel,
Linspire, Linux Information Systems AG, Linux Magazine, Movial, MySQL,
NetApp, Nokia, O'Reilly, Progeny, SLX-Debian-Labs, Ubuntu, Univention,
VA Linux Systems Japan and Xandros.
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