Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 3 Nov 10:06 2010
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Mini-DebConf in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during FOSSASIA 2010

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Mini-DebConf in Vietnam during FOSSASIA 2010            press <at> debian.org
September 8th, 2010             http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100102
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Mini-DebConf in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during FOSSASIA 2010

FOSSASIA 2010, one of the top Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
events for developers, enterprises, governments, and users in Vietnam,
will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12-14, 2010.

The event will feature the first mini-DebConf in Vietnam. After Beijing,
China (2005), Taipei, Taiwan (2009), Khon Kaen, Thailand (March 2010),
and Pune, India (August, 2010) this will be the fifth mini-DebConf in
Asia.

FOSSASIA is organized by the Asian Free Software and Open Source IT
community under the roof of the non-profit FOSSASIA event organization
and in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City Government, Quang Trung
Software Park Online and MBM International. Co-organizers of 2010 are
the OpenOffice.org community and the Asia mini-DebConf 2010. Chair of
the event is Ms. Hong Phuc DANG from Vietnam, who is supported by
co-lead Mario Behling (Lubuntu, Germany) and Long Lam (QTSC Online,
Vietnam).

The main participants this year include Debian, Drupal, Fedora,
Blackray, Lubuntu, OpenDesign.Asia, Mozilla, NOSQL, OLPC, StatusNet,
Tiddly Wiki, YaCy, Ubuntu Vietnam, xPUD, eXo Platform, Freifunk, Joomla,
Libre Graphics, Android, MariaDB, TomatoCMS, and Sahana Eden.
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 9 Nov 01:31 2010
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Debian Project News - November 8th, 2010

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Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
November 8th, 2010                http://debian.org/News/weekly/2010/15/
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Welcome to this year's fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian and "Google Code-in 2010" 
  * Report from openSUSE Conference
  * Debian Installer 6.0 Beta1 release
  * Minutes from mini-DebConf Paris
  * Mini-DebConf in Ho Chi Minh City
  * Bits from the Website Team
  * Further "This week in Debian" interviews
  * ... and much more.

Debian and "Google Code-in 2010" 
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After Debian has been successfully participated in the last  "Google
Summer of Code" , where Google sponsored students during the summer
holidays to work on specific task for Open Source projects, a new
campaign for pre-university students is now started: theGoogle Code-in
2010 [1]. In this new contest, pre-university students may work on
smaller tasks during one or two weeks, and in the end may win T-Shirts,
money and other prices. Coordination is done again by Obey Arthur Liu
[2], who already started a general wiki page [3] and is now collecting
tasks [4].
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 16 Nov 18:32 2010
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Debian Women IRC Training Sessions

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September 8th, 2010            http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101116a
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Debian Women IRC Training Sessions

The Debian Women project is pleased to announce the forthcoming start
of a series of training sessions which will be held on IRC by
experienced community members. The main goal of this initiative is to
encourage more people, and specifically women, to contribute to Debian
while introducing them to different aspects of the Debian Project.
Topics will span over a wide range of subjects related to daily Debian
maintenance efforts as well as advanced tasks. These sessions are
organized by the Debian Women project on its IRC channel (#debian-women
on irc.debian.org) and are open to everybody, regardless of gender or
previous involvements in the community.

First session has been scheduled for Thursday, 18th November at 20:00
UTC. Lars Wirzenius, a long-standing Debian Developer, will give an
introductory lesson titled "Introduction to Debian Packaging".

Future sessions will be held on a regular basis, and will cover
collaborative maintenance with git, Python modules and applications
packaging, and many more. Please visit the official wiki page [1]
regularly to check the up-to-date agenda and follow our group on
identi.ca [2]. You may also refer to the wiki to suggest new topics or
sign up yourself as a trainer: we are always looking for more people to
share knowledge and complete the schedule, so don't be shy!
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 17 Nov 12:17 2010
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

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November 16th, 2010                   http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101116b
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release
Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" has entered the final phase of its development
cycle and is nearly in its final form. We now seek the help of our users
to find the remaining bugs related to upgrades from the previous stable
release as well as bugs related to the installation of fresh systems.

If you plan to install a fresh Debian system in the near future, please
consider installing Debian "Squeeze" with the debian-installer available
at http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ [1]. There is also a list
of known errata [2] available, as well as a detailed installation manual
[3]. As usual problems should be reported as an installation report [4].

  1: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
  2: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
  3: http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/installmanual
  4: http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch05s04.html#submit-bug

Upgrade tests from Debian 5.0 "Lenny" to the current Debian testing
branch are also welcome. Please see the current release notes [5] about
known problems and their workarounds. Please take special care about
chapter "Recording the session" [6], which explains how you can log the
output of the various commands during the upgrade process, in case you
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 22 Nov 13:43 2010
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Debian Project News - November 22nd, 2010

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November 22nd, 2010              http://debian.org/News/project/2010/16/
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Welcome to this year's sixteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * State of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" 
  * Highlights from the Debian linux-2.6 Meeting
  * New default artwork for Debian "Squeeze" 
  * Debian Women IRC Training Sessions
  * Bits from the Debian Project Leader
  * Bits from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers
  * Interview with Debian Developer Joey Hess
  * Revival of the m68k port?
  * ... and much more.

State of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"
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Release Manager Neil McGovern gave an update for the upcoming Debian 6.0
"Squeeze" stable release. As "Squeeze is almost in its final form" he
calls for upgrade and installation tests (see also the separate
announcement for that [1]). He also notes that even (experienced) users
who have no systems available for installation or upgrade tests can help
by triaging installation reports [2] and upgrade reports [3], or propose
text for the release notes [4].

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