Martin Schulze | 1 Nov 22:30 2005

Debian Weekly News - November 1st, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 44th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Nathanael Nerode [1]reported that current GCC
versions support the old i386 processor again and hence Debian could
retain i386 compatibility in the upcoming [2]etch release.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg00388.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/

Calculating Development Package Dependencies. Jay Berkenbilt
[3]proposed to work on a [4]debhelper script that helps calculating
[5]libtool dependencies for development packages. Goswin von
Brederlow [6]pointed out that with [7]multiarch there may be
concurrent .la files to handle. No consensus in favour of such a
script was reached. Junichi Uekawa [8]mentioned the [9]d-shlibs
package that contains scripts to support the maintainer in this
regard.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg00184.html
 4. http://packages.debian.org/debhelper
 5. http://packages.debian.org/libtool
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg00519.html
 7. http://raw.no/debian/amd64-multiarch-2
 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg00316.html
 9. http://packages.debian.org/d-shlibs
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Martin Schulze | 8 Nov 21:40 2005

Debian Weekly News - November 8th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 45th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Nathanael Nerode [1]tried to solve some of the
problems in KDE packages in testing, due to various transitions and
fixes. In Florida 150 defendants perhaps will be acquitted because a
breathalyser company [2]refused to turn over the source code of their
device despite of a judge's order.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/10/msg00284.html
 2. http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20051105125531161

Participating in the GPLv3 Process. Florian Weimer [3]wondered if the
Debian project or [4]Software in the Public Interest, Inc. is
participating in the creation process for the new [5]General Public
License. He believes that Debian should be involved to ensure that
license compatibility does not decrease substantially, and that things
like the purported anti-DRM clauses remain practical.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/11/msg00035.html
 4. http://www.spi-inc.org/
 5. http://www.fsf.org/news/gplv3

Linux-Info-Tag Dresden Event Report. [6]Meike Reichle and
[7]Alexander Schmehl wrote reports about the [8]Linux-Info-Tag
exhibition and conference that took place in Dresden, Germany at the
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Martin Schulze | 16 Nov 06:08 2005

Debian Weekly News - November 15th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 46th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Members of the Debian-Edu sub-project have
[1]proposed codenames for the upcoming Skolelinux release such as
Terra, Tellus and Oslo. Adrian von Bidder was [2]looking for very old
Debian installation images. Many can still be found on
[3]ibiblio.org.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2005/10/msg00207.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg00709.html
 3. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-linux/distributions/debian/

Status of Big Endian ARM Port. Lennert Buytenhek [4]reported that the
big endian [5]ARM port has seen steady progress in the recent weeks.
The sarge distribution is nearly rebuilt and two build daemons are
working on the unstable distribution, both of which are available from
a separate [6]server.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00006.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/
 6. http://armeb.debian.net/debian-armeb/

Travel Sponsorship for Debian Conference. Andreas Schuldei [7]offered
active Debian people limited travel sponsorship if they can't afford
the entire trip. In order to be able to plan the budget he asked those
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Martin Schulze | 22 Nov 21:08 2005

Debian Weekly News - November 22nd, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 47th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Nathanael Nerode [1]observed that the new C++
libraries are not transitioning to testing due to a rash of dependent
uploads and has requested that maintainers hold off from uploading
dependent packages that will contribute to the clog. Guillem Jover
[2]proposed to [3]split dependency lines in the source control files
for improved readability. Andreas Tille [4]reported about a free
[5]Live CD aiming at children.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg01131.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/10/msg01195.html
 3. http://bugs.debian.org/90989
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-jr/2005/11/msg00003.html
 5. http://www.klixxa.de/

Standard C++ Library Modification. Matthias Klose [6]announced that
the memory allocator in the standard C++ library will be changed which
requires several packages to be rebuilt for which he has appended a
list. The library will be updated by new versions of the [7]gcc-3.4
and [8]gcc-4.0 packages. Maintainers may have to [9]rename the
binary packages to reflect the new dependency.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00010.html
 7. http://packages.debian.org/gcc-3.4
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Martin Schulze | 29 Nov 23:08 2005

Debian Weekly News - November 29th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 48th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Andreas Schuldei sent out a [1]reminder for the
DebConf call for papers. Martin Krafft [2]announced a [3]bug
squashing party that lasts until December 14th and rewards 25 bug
squashers with a [4]book.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00017.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00019.html
 3. http://wiki.debian.org/BSP
 4. http://debiansystem.info/

Possible Freetype Library Transition. Steve Langasek [5]reported that
[6]libfreetype probably requires a transition as well due to upstream
[7]changes. There are currently 583 packages in unstable which depend
on the libfreetype library, which would result in the largest
transition. He asked library maintainers to improve their packages by
using [8]libtool and [9]pkg-config.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/11/msg00016.html
 6. http://packages.debian.org/libfreetype6
 7. http://bugs.debian.org/314385
 8. http://packages.debian.org/libtool
 9. http://packages.debian.org/pkg-config

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