Martin Schulze | 13 Mar 21:06 2007

Debian Weekly News - March 13th, 2007

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Debian Weekly News
http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2007/04/
Debian Weekly News - March 13th, 2007
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Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DWN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. The Debian listmaster [1]determined as part of the spring
cleaning effort several unused and obsolete lists that will be closed
down. Tony Mobily [2]noted that the last [3]GIF patent has finally
expired. Gustavo Franco [4]reported that Second Life [5]runs on
Debian servers because it is suited to scaling massively with a small
IT staff.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2007/01/msg00046.html
 2. http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/node/1772
 3. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html
 4. http://stratusandtheswirl.blogspot.com/2007/03/debian-get-life.html
 5. http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197800179

Directory for Web Applications. Paul Cager [6]wondered what directory
should be used as document root for a small web server he is
packaging. Luis Matos [7]noted that packages like [8]phpsysinfo use
/usr/share/≤packagename> and symbolic links to /var/www/≤packagename>.
Sean Finney [9]explained that the proper way to include web
applications is via an alias in the web server configuration and
pointed to the [10]Webapps Policy Manual written by the Debian Webapps
Team.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/01/msg00608.html
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