Martin Schulze | 6 Sep 22:10 2005

Debian Weekly News - September 6th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 36th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Christoph Berg [1]created a Debian [2]quiz
where you can test your knowledge about Debian's distribution, people,
mailing lists, etc. So far, about 1600 people have participated. After
their summer holidays 16,000 pupils in northern Italy (south Tyrol)
will find their 2,460 classroom computers [3]migrated to a
customised, multi-language [4]derivative of Debian GNU/Linux.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-curiosa/2005/08/msg00020.html
 2. http://www.df7cb.de/debian/quiz/
 3. http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2079183879.html
 4. http://www.fuss.bz.it/

KDE Transition Status. Adeodato Simó [5]reported that the archive now
contains versions of qt-x11-free, aRts, and kdelibs for all
architectures that depend on the new C++ library. Therefore he asked
developers to update the packages that depend on one of these
libraries and enclosed a list of maintainers and packages.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/09/msg00000.html

License for Wiki Content. Geert Stappers [6]wondered which license
should be used for the [7]content of a Wiki system, which is intended
to be modified and improved by others. Nathanael Nerode [8]explained
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Martin Schulze | 14 Sep 07:22 2005

Debian Weekly News - September 13th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Wouter Verhelst [1]noticed that the [2]bug
tracking system has gotten a new layout and even uses cascading style
sheets like the main [3]website. In an article Ian Murdock
[4]suggested Debian to concentrate on a tight release cycle and
keeping the growing family of Debian derivatives united.

 1. http://www.grep.be/blog/2005/08/17#new_bugs.d.o
 2. http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
 3. http://www.debian.org/
 4. http://ianmurdock.com/?p=239

Debian UK Society. In March Steve McIntyre [5]announced plans to
found the [6]Debian UK Society. There have been some [7]resentments
against it and against [8]selling items at exhibitions, though,
leading to a large discussion. Branden Robinson already [9]worked on
a revocable trademark license grant for Debian's name and logos usable
by any local charitable affiliates.

 5. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/debian-uk/2005-March/002526.html
 6. http://wiki.earth.li/DebianUKSociety
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/09/msg00000.html
 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/09/msg00073.html
 9. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/08/msg00280.html
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Martin Schulze | 21 Sep 06:47 2005

Debian Weekly News - September 20th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. David Moreno Garza [1]reported that he has
closed 729 [2]work-needing and prospective packages bugs which were
more than 600 days old with no hope of progress. Branden Robinson
[3]posted his ideas and thoughts about managing Debian's trademark
with special attention to the [4]DCC Alliance. The [5]m68k port is
in [6]danger of being ignored by the testing propagation due to
internal compiler errors and a huge backlog of packages.

 1. http://damog.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=177
 2. http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/
 3. http://necrotic.deadbeast.net/~branden/blog/exuberance/Debian/trademark.html
 4. http://www.dccalliance.org/
 5. http://www.debian.org/ports/m68k/
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/09/msg00139.html

Volunteer Participation in Debian. A talk about the [7]evolution of
volunteer participation in Debian was held at the [8]International
Conference on Open Source Systems. It presents a quantitative research
of data of major Debian releases over the last 7 years, as a case
study of volunteer participation in Free Software projects. The
conclusion is that developers tend to maintain more packages and stay
active for a long period of time.

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Martin Schulze | 27 Sep 21:11 2005

Debian Weekly News - September 27th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 39th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Ben Hutchings [1]announced the availability of
video DVDs of the [2]DebConf talks. There has been some [3]effort to
convert the content of the old Wiki to the new [4]Debian Wiki.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/09/msg00011.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0710-debconf
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/09/msg00235.html
 4. http://wiki.debian.org/

Collecting Boot Data. Jörg Sommer [5]wanted to know where on the
filesystem an init replacement could store its data. Martin Krafft
[6]suggested to keep the data in memory and dump them to a file at
the end of the boot process. Later Jörg [7]explained that the data
will be stored temporarily in /run and moved to the final destination.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/08/msg01661.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/08/msg01663.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/08/msg01722.html

GL Library Duplication. Michael Biebl [8]wondered why both X.Org and
Mesa provide GL/GLU implementations as libraries and if there is an
attempt to switch to only one of them in the long term. Marcelo
Magallon [9]explained the contents of the affected packages and that
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