Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 5 Aug 01:07 2008
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Debian Project News - August 4th, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community.
Some of the topics covered in this issue include:

 * "Lenny" frozen
 * Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated to include support for newer hardware
 * Schedule for 8th annual Debian Conference announced
 * Debian Days around the world
 * ... and much more.

"Lenny" frozen

Marc Brockschmidt, a Release Manager, announced that "Lenny", the
upcoming new stable release, has been [1]frozen as [2]planned. The
automatic transition of new versions of packages from the development
branch ("sid" or "unstable") to the current testing branch ("lenny") has
been stopped and new versions of packages need manual approval. New
versions which fix release critical bugs, other important bugs, add
documentation, or include translation fixes can be approved by the
release team upon request.

  1: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/08/msg00002.html
  2: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/07/msg00005.html

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 8 Aug 22:11 2008
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Mar Del Plata to host 9th Debian conference

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Mar Del Plata to host 9th Debian conference            press <at> debconf.org
August 8th, 2008                http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080808
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Mar Del Plata to host 9th Debian conference

  * 250 developers from 37 countries to come together at Hotel Dorá,
    Mar Del Plata, Argentina, 10-16 August 2008.
  * 100 talks and tutorial sessions scheduled.
  * Attendance is free of charge, on-site registration required.
  * Debian Project to turn 15 years of age.

Mar Del Plata, Argentina, 8 August 2008 - The Debian Project, the team
behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, is inviting members
of the public and the press to its annual conference, DebConf 8, which
takes place from 10 August to 16 August at the Hotel Dorá in Mar Del
Plata, Argentina.

Over 100 events have been scheduled with speakers from all parts of
the world, such as Debian Project leader Steve McIntyre and Hewlett
Packard's Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist, Bdale Garbee. The
topics include global team organisation, internationalisation,
development internals and policy, virtualisation, and systems &
network adminisatration. In tutorial sessions, attendants can gain
hands-on experience in various subjects. Development and brainstorming
takes place in the two "hack labs", and peripheral events, such as a
world cheese party, allow for extensive networking.

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 19 Aug 21:22 2008
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Debian Project News - August 18th, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community.
Some of the topics covered in this issue include:

 * Debian turns 15
 * 8th annual Debian Conference finished
 * Freespire 5 to be based on Debian
 * ... and much more.

Debian turns 15

On 16 August 1993 Ian Murdock [1]announced a new Linux distribution
named "Debian". 15 years later the project started by him is the
biggest Linux distribution worldwide, offering more than 20 000
software packages maintained by over 1'000 volunteers, supporting more
hardware architectures than any other Linux distribution, and providing
a base for more than twenty active derivatives, like [2]Knoppix,
[3]Skolelinux or [4]Ubuntu.

  1: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.development/msg/a32d4e2ef3bcdcc6
  2: http://www.knoppix.net
  3: http://www.skolelinux.org
  4: http://www.ubuntu.com/

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