Martin Schulze | 4 Jun 12:46 2006

Debian IRC Network moves to OFTC

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June 4th, 2006                  http://www.debian.org/News/2006/20060604
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Debian IRC Network moves to OFTC

Starting with today the Debian IRC host alias irc.debian.org directs
to irc.oftc.net maintained by the Open and Free Technology Community
(OFTC).  An increasing number of online discussions has been taken
place in this network already despite irc.debian.org pointing to a
different network.  In recognition of that, Debian has decided to move
the irc.debian.org alias over.

The Debian project wishes to thank Freenode <http://freenode.net/>,
the well-known Free Software friendly IRC network that has been
providing the IRC service for Debian for the past years.

IRC clients configured to connect to irc.debian.org (as with most IRC
clients packaged in Debian) should need no changes by users wishing to
follow the changeover, but long-running clients may need to be
reconnected or restarted.  Developers will be on hand in most of the
common development channels on both networks in case any help is
needed.

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Martin Schulze | 6 Jun 21:04 2006

Debian Weekly News - June 6th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 23rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Enrico Zini [1]reported that he has increased
the performance of [2]debtags by improving the [3]tagcoll library.
Krzysztof Klincewicz [4]analysed 500 most active projects on
[5]SourceForge and concluded that only little innovation happens in
these projects.

 1. http://www.enricozini.org/blog/eng/debtags-performance-burst.html
 2. http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/
 3. http://packages.debian.org/tagcoll
 4. http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/klincewicz.pdf
 5. http://www.sourceforge.net/

Trustability of the Web of Trust. During the recent [6]Debian
Conference Martin Krafft [7]conducted a keysigning [8]experiment to
raise questions about the Debian web of trust. This web consists of
signatures between GnuPG keys, which verify that the signer has reason
to believe that the key's owner is really the person who they claims
to be. However, the signer does not confirm the validity of a
government-issued form of identification, which is not possible given
the wide variety of identification to be found at an international
event with 140 participants.

 6. http://www.debian.org/events/2006/0514-debconf
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Martin Schulze | 13 Jun 21:04 2006

Debian Weekly News - June 13th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Jeff Licquia [1]stated that the last tests he
ran would have been acceptable for passing the [2]Linux Standard Base
3.0. OSDir put up a [3]screenshot tour of the second beta release of
the [4]installer for Debian [5]etch.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/06/msg00061.html
 2. http://refspecs.freestandards.org/LSB_3.0.0/
 3. http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=658&slide=1
 4. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
 5. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/

Debian CGL registration. Troy Heber [6]reported that Debian GNU/Linux
3.1 has been [7]registered against OSDL's CGL 2.0.2 specification as
a Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) [8]distribution by HP. Since Debian does
not meet the [9]requirements with 100 % an analysis will show where
it falls and help correct this for future releases. Ideally this would
result in a [10]fully integrated Custom Debian Distribution.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/06/msg00043.html
 7. http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/06/05/1713247
 8. http://osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/registration.html
 9. http://www.osdl.org/docs/cgl_requirements_definition___v202.pdf
 10. http://wiki.debian.org/Debian-CGL?highlight=%28CGL%29
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Martin Schulze | 20 Jun 21:34 2006

Debian Weekly News - June 20th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 25th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Matt Brown [1]created a couple of wrapper
scripts around sbuild and debarchiver to automatically build uploaded
packages. Isaac Clerencia [2]reported that the [3]Zaragoza City Hall
has deployed a thin-client solution based on Debian in six elderly
centres.

 1. http://www.mattb.net.nz/blog/2005/10/26/lightweight-debian-archive-scripts/
 2. http://people.warp.es/~isaac/blog/index.php/debian-kde-deployment-for-elderly-people-32
 3. http://www.zaragoza.es/

Homepage Location in Package Description. Kai Hendry [4]pointed out
that the way URLs are listed in package descriptions is a hack which
in practice commonly defers from the Developer's [5]reference.
Margarita Manterola [6]suggested to first patch dpkg with a Homepage
field in order to address this problem in policy. Raphaƫl Hertzog
finally recommended this meta field should be incorporated in a Web
application of a [7]collaborative repository of meta information for
packages.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2006/06/msg00037.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practices.en.html#s-bpp-upstream-info
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2006/06/msg00038.html
 7. http://wiki.debian.org/CRMI
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Martin Schulze | 27 Jun 21:05 2006

Debian Weekly News - June 27th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Alan Baghumian [1]announced a [2]new version
of [3]Parsix a special Debian-based live and installation CD with
Persian support. Joey Schulze [4]reported that an [5]RSS feed for
the [6]weekly news is generated automatically, including translations
for the current issue.

 1. http://lists.parsix.org/?0::737
 2. http://lists.parsix.org/?0::803
 3. http://www.parsix.org/
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-www/2006/06/msg00238.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/dwn.en.rdf
 6. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/

Debian Query Language. Berke Durak from the French National
[7]Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control is
[8]seeking feedback and ideas for defining a query language that
would be useful to maintainers, power-users and researchers. They have
already developed a [9]dependency checker based on boolean form.
Tools for handling the Debian meta data with its evolution in time are
also being implemented.

 7. http://www.inria.fr/
 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/05/msg01912.html
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