Martin Schulze | 4 Apr 21:35 2006

Debian Weekly News - April 4th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 14th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Robert Millan [1]reported that he has built a
CD installer images for GNU/kFreeBSD on [2]AMD64. Joey Schulze
earlier [3]announced that the changelog files have been regenerated
on the new [4]packages.debian.org system.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2006/03/msg00266.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/
 3. http://www.infodrom.org/~joey/log/?200603121801
 4. http://packages.debian.org/

Moving GFDL Documentation to non-free. After the Debian Project
[5]decided upon the freeness of documentation released under the GNU
Free Documentation [6]license (GFDL), Jérôme Marant [7]wondered
about the best way to move non-free parts from his emacs package to
non-free. Jörg Jaspert [8]answered that the source tarball has to be
split into two parts and that the free source package should not be
renamed.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/03/msg00012.html
 6. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/03/msg01061.html
 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/03/msg01072.html

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Martin Schulze | 11 Apr 21:06 2006

Debian Weekly News - April 11th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Martin Zobel-Helas [1]sent out an update of the
[2]preparations for an updated [3]stable distribution. When this
newsletter is released, the Debian project has [4]elected a new
project leader. Congratulations.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/04/msg00023.html
 2. http://release.debian.org/stable/3.1/3.1r2/
 3. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_002

Internationalisation Collaboration Server. Jaldhar H. Vyas [5]asked
if it would be possible to set up a central website for coordinating
translation efforts within Debian. He suggested several tools which
were working like Ubuntu's proprietary Rosetta tool. Margarita
Manterola [6]added that such a website would encourage a lot of
people to contribute to Debian who were unable to do so with the
existing translation tools.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/03/msg00280.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/03/msg00282.html

Proposed General Resolution. Josselin Mouette [7]proposed a new
general solution to alter the [8]Debian Free Software Guidelines in
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Martin Schulze | 18 Apr 22:35 2006

Debian Weekly News - April 18th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 16th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. We congratulate the new project leader (DPL),
Anthony Towns. Holger Levsen [1]announced updated [2]videos from the
last Skolelinux meeting as Ogg theoras. For the first time the videos
themselves contain a copyright and author note.

 1. http://layer-acht.org/blog/debian/#1-14
 2. http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2006/debian-edu-erkelenz/

Debian Project Leader Election. Manoj Srivastava [3]announced Anthony
Towns as the winner of this year's project leader [4]election whose
term started on April 17th. In total 421 developers have casted a
ballot. Anthony [5]stated afterwards that the general philosophy he
is aiming to follow is that there's very little you can do as DPL that
you can't do as a regular developer.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/04/msg00004.html
 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_002
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/04/msg00152.html

Experimental Autobuilder. Wouter Verhelst [6]explained that
automatically building packages in the experimental distribution is a
bit of a special case, which means that our experimental autobuilders
act slightly differently compared to other distributions. Only
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Martin Schulze | 25 Apr 21:07 2006

Debian Weekly News - April 25th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 17th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The Debian Live Initiative that aims to produce
a pure Debian live CD summarises links to mailing lists, ISO images
and other resources on their [1]website. Aníbal Monsalve Salazar is
[2]soliciting ASCII armoured public keys for the keysigning [3]party
at the upcoming [4]Debian Conference.

 1. http://live.debian.net/
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/04/msg00733.html
 3. http://debconf.org/ksp/ksp-dc6.html
 4. http://www.debian.org/events/2006/0514-debconf

Using Alioth for Packaging. Raphaël Hertzog [5]provided
[6]documentation on maintaining Debian packages via [7]Alioth. For
single packages the [8]collab-maint project is probably sufficient.
Maintaining a set of related packages is best done by a new dedicated
project and Subversion configured to send commit notifications to the
package tracking system.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/04/msg00013.html
 6. http://wiki.debian.org/AliothPackagingProject
 7. http://alioth.debian.org/
 8. http://alioth.debian.org/projects/collab-maint/

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