Martin Schulze | 5 Jul 20:34 2005

Sixth Annual Debian Conference

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Sixth Annual Debian Conference

The 6th annual Debian Conference will be held at the Computer Science
department of the Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo, Finland
from July 9th to July 17th 2005.  Debian and Free Software developers
from countries around the world meet for a week-long series of
intensive development, seminars and workshops.  It is highly technical
in nature.

The target audience is Debian developers, interested and sophisticated
Debian users.  During the conference a number of attending developers
will give talks about particular topics about or otherwise affiliated
with Debian.  The schedule will be published during the conference and
isn't fixed yet.  There will also be several workshops, coding
parties, demonstrations and discussions.

Details on DebConf: http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0710-debconf

Debian Day

The Debian Developers Conference starts with Debian Day, a one-day
conference aiming at the general public.  This sub-conference will
take place at the Computer Science department of the Helsinki
University of Technology in Espoo, Finland.  The schedule follows:
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Martin Schulze | 5 Jul 21:10 2005

Debian Weekly News - July 5th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. David Nusinow [1]announced Debian [2]packages
for X.Org that he also planned to upload into unstable. Norbert
Tretkowski has built [3]backports for sarge. Rajiv Battula has
published a small [4]review of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 in which he
demonstrates how simple installing Debian has become.

 1. http://www.livejournal.com/users/gravityboy/14794.html
 2. http://people.debian.org/~dnusinow/xorg/
 3. http://people.debian.org/~nobse/xorg-x11/
 4. http://www.reviewlinux.com/articles/26/1/Debian-3.1-Review

Release Team Meeting. Andreas Barth sent in the [5]minutes of the
release team meeting last week. During the meeting they discussed
issues learned from releasing sarge, list release goals for etch and
proposed a timeline. Potential release blockers are the toolchain
transition, the introduction of X.Org, freeing documentation, the
archive split, the addition of amd64 and securing apt.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/06/msg00241.html

Ongoing Installer Development. Joey Hess [6]reported about his
ongoing effort to keep the [7]debian-installer working after the
release. The worst breakage so far has been in [8]debootstrap and the
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Martin Schulze | 12 Jul 21:06 2005

Debian Weekly News - July 12th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 28th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Bill Allombert [1]called for arm porters to
support the [2]ARM port of Debian. As this year's [3]Debian
conference is taking place now, [4]Debian Planet carries a lot of
content from the attending developers.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/06/msg02112.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/
 3. http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0710-debconf
 4. http://planet.debian.org/

LSB Version to support? Andreas Barth [5]wondered which version of
the Linux Standard Base (LSB) standard the upcoming etch release
should support. Matt Taggart would like to [6]support LSB 3.0 which
requires a newer glibc and may also need some tweaks to X.Org, but
both are needed anyway. To get the work done, Dave Neil started a
[7]discussion on who is working on which part.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/06/msg00309.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/06/msg00310.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-lsb/2005/06/msg00020.html

GCC 4.0 and C++ ABI Change. Matthias Klose [8]announced the start of
the GCC and C++ transition. GCC 4.0 is now the default compiler in
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Martin Schulze | 24 Jul 21:35 2005

Sixth Debian Developers' Conference ends in Success

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Sixth Debian Developers' Conference ends in Success

More than 300 people attended this year's Debian Conference, which
took place from July 9th to 17th at the University of Helsinki,
Finland.  The conference has been supported by more than 20 sponsors
and featured a lot of talks, workshops, demonstrations, coding
marathons and round table discussions on various aspects of the Debian
project.

Highlights include a presentation about the large-scale deployment of
80,000 Debian workstations in Extramadura, Spain, along with several
talks about popular Debian derivatives such as Skolelinux and Ubuntu.
The presentations were captured by the Video Team and are available
online at <http://dc5video.debian.net/>.

The conference broke several records, making it the largest Debian
conference ever.  The number of sponsors and the value of their
commitment exceeded that of previous Debian conferences.  This year,
more than 20 sponsors provided the Debian Conference with a total
budget of around 125,000 Euros.  This generosity made it possible to,
among other things, provide housing and food for almost 200
participants.

The conference was an organisational challenge that required a large
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Martin Schulze | 27 Jul 08:21 2005

Debian Weekly News - July 26th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 30th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The hosting offer for two important Debian
machines ended and they are being temporarily [1]relocated to [2]HP,
resulting in a temporary downtime of several services. Lars Wirzenius
[3]reported that [4]piuparts, a testing utility for Debian packages,
has been added to the archive.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/07/msg00013.html
 2. http://www.hp.com/
 3. http://liw.iki.fi/liw/log/2005-07.html#20050719b
 4. http://packages.debian.org/piuparts

Greylisting for Debian Hosts. Santiago Vila would like the project to
[5]consider using greylisting, a technique to delay mails, on Debian
hosts. Rich Walker [6]explained that some mail servers can't cope
with such delays. Florian Weimer [7]added that zombie software that
is locked out with greylisting will probably be improved in the
future, leaving greylisting without effect. Marc Haber [8]noted that
[9]exim runs the queue every 30 minutes, which would be a significant
for many users.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/06/msg01550.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/06/msg01624.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/06/msg01704.html
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