Martin Schulze | 5 Sep 22:07 2006

Debian Weekly News - September 5th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 36th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Alexander Sack [1]called for people to test
upcoming security updates to the Mozilla packages for sarge. Ben
Hutchings has managed to [2]upload the final files for DebConf
session videos. Three documentary videos filmed by Biella Coleman fill
follow later.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/08/msg00286.html
 2. http://womble2.livejournal.com/57100.html

Etch Release Advertisement. Gustavo Franco [3]suggested to ask for
donations specific for a release advertisement. Joey Schulze
[4]raised some questions to find get a clearer picture. The goal is
to publish advertisements in large newspapers and magazines to get a
press coverage like the past Firefox [5]campaign.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2006/07/msg00049.html
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2006/08/msg00092.html
 5. http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/4611

New Tcl/Tk Team. Chris Waters [6]announced the foundation of the
Tcl/Tk team to co-maintain Tcl/Tk and some of it's add-ons. To
accomplish this he has created a [7]project on [8]Alioth and set up
a [9]mailing list for discussing Debian's Tcl/Tk infrastructure and
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Martin Schulze | 12 Sep 21:06 2006

Debian Weekly News - September 12th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Debian will be [1]present at the [2]Wizards of
OS conference next weekend in Berlin, Germany. André Luiz Rodrigues
Ferreira [3]wondered if there will be special Debian [4]themes
available for the desktop environments in [5]etch. Adrian von Bidder
[6]discovered a 16 core MIPS [7]server with Debian pre-installed.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu/2006/09/msg00007.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/events/2006/0914-wizardsofos
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/08/msg00510.html
 4. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopArtwork
 5. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/08/msg00900.html
 7. http://www.movidis.com/products/rev.asp

Secure APT Key Management. Andreas Barth [8]summarised the
[9]discussion about key management for APT from July. The general
idea is to have an offline key for signing stable releases per release
and a yearly rotating key for unstable. Stable release keys will be
revoked by stable+2, so that updates between stable releases still
work with the old key.

 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/09/msg00042.html
 9. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/07/msg00192.html
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Martin Schulze | 19 Sep 21:44 2006

Debian Weekly News - September 19th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. David Barker [1]thanked the project for the
well developed [2]etch distribution. Joey Schulze [3]contemplated
etch to be ready for release already. From Friday to Sunday a bug
squashing [4]party will be organised in [5]Berlin, Germany.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00042.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/
 3. http://www.infodrom.org/~joey/log/?200609102259
 4. http://wiki.debian.org/BSPMarathon
 5. http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/de/Berlin

Status of GNOME 2.16 in Debian. Frederic Peters [6]announced a status
[7]page that helps tracking packages of [8]GNOME 2.16 which has been
released recently. Josselin Mouette [9]added that it is planned to
push packages for version 2.16 into [10]experimental as soon as
possible.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-gtk-gnome/2006/09/msg00004.html
 7. http://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-2.16-status.html
 8. http://www.gnome.org/
 9. http://lists.debian.org/debian-gtk-gnome/2006/09/msg00005.html
 10. http://packages.debian.org/experimental/

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Martin Schulze | 26 Sep 21:18 2006

Debian Weekly News - September 26th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 39th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Jeroen van Wolffelaar [1]announced a bug
squashing party to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from September
29th to October 1st. Manoj Srivastava [2]announced that the general
resolution on asset handling has passed. As Debian [3]experiments
with funding, the author of DWN is going to experiment with spending
less time on Debian. Please understand that due to this there may be
no future issues of DWN in the current form or that they will only be
released less frequently.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/09/msg00013.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/09/msg00439.html
 3. http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1964607233;fp;2;fpid;1

Distributing DVD CSS from ftp.skolelinux.org? Petter Reinholdtsen
[4]wondered if libdvdcss2 could be distributed from
[5]ftp.skolelinux.org as there is no DMCA law in Norway. Holger
Levsen [6]stated that users in countries other then Norway might get
into legal problems if this is done, and asked for legal advice.
Alexander Schmehl [7]pointed him to Gregory Pomerantz, the legal
advisor of [8]SPI.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/09/msg00079.html
 5. http://ftp.skolelinux.org/
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