Paul Wise | 13 Jan 12:06 2011
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Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 published

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Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 published      press <at> debian.org
January 13th, 2011              http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20100113
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Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 published

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release
candidate of the installer for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". Changes since the
second beta of the installer include:

This release candidate includes the new SpaceFun artwork for Squeeze.
You can preview this artwork on the wiki page [1] and watch a video of
it [2] in action.

  1: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/SpaceFun
  2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBW5qE1eDmM

This release candidate adds support for the Lao and Sinhala languages.
The keyboard support for Finnish has been fixed. In total 70 languages
are activated in the installer for Squeeze and for at least 57 of these
the whole installation process is translated.

The Linux kernel used by the installer has been updated to the latest
version of 2.6.32 available in Squeeze. The handling of non-free
firmware has had some usability issues fixed.

This release candidate adds support for three extra computer systems:
YDL PowerStation (PowerPC), QNAP TS-119P+ and TS-219P+ (ARM). This
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 14 Jan 17:21 2011
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Debian Project News - January 14th, 2011

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Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
January 14th, 2011            http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2011/01/
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Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * "Squeeze" Deep Freeze
  * Debian Installer 6.0 RC1 release
  * Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" to be released with completely free Linux kernel
  * Machine-readable format for debian/copyright files
  * Bits from the Debian Project Leader
  * Further documentation on Emdebian: components and filters
  * Two new Debian Women tutorials
  * Further "This week in Debian" interviews
  * ... and much more.

"Squeeze" Deep Freeze
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Neil McGovern writes in an recent email [1]: "Following the plan
outlined in theprevious release update [2], we are now in deep freeze,
which means that we'll only be migrating to testing packages that fix
RC bugs." A deep freeze is one of the last phases before a release of
Debian. There is lots of bug fixing and documentation still to do and
you can help. Check out theNew in [3] "Squeeze" page for example; and
if you find bugs in the installer help report and even fix them. 

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Paul Wise | 24 Jan 14:11 2011
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Debian derivatives census

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January 24th, 2011              http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20100124
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Debian derivatives census

The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions
derived from Debian to participate in a census[1] of Debian derivatives.
In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions
derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives[2] front desk[3][4].
Debian encourages members of derivative distributions to contribute
their ideas, patches, bug reports to Debian and to the upstream
developers of software included in Debian.

     1. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census
     2. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives
     3. http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk
     4. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100629

By participating in the census you will increase the visibility of your
derivative within Debian, provide Debian contributors with a contact
point and a set of information that will make it easier for them to
interact with your distribution. Representatives of distributions
derived from Ubuntu[5] are encouraged to get their distribution added
to the Ubuntu Derivative Team wiki page[6].

     5. http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives
     6. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTeam/Derivatives
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 26 Jan 13:55 2011
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Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs

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January 26th, 2011              http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20100126
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Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it will be present at
several events in the coming weeks, ranging from developer oriented
conferences to user oriented trade fairs. As usual, upcoming events are
also listed on our website [1].

  1: http://www.debian.org/events/

Several Debian Developers will be present at the linux.conf.au [2],
including Debian Project Leader Stefano Zacchiroli, who will give a talk
titled "Who the bloody hell cares about Debian?" [3] on this Friday the
28th of January.

  2: http://lca2011.linux.org.au/
  3: http://lca2011.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/view_talk/153?day=None

On the 2nd and 3rd February, Debian will be present with a booth at the
Cloud Expo Europe 2011 [4], in London, United Kingdom.  Our booth will
be part of the ".ORG stand" in Barbican Exhibition Hall 1.

  4: http://www.cloudexpoeurope.com/

On the 5th and 6th February, Debian will be present with a booth at the
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 31 Jan 17:15 2011
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Debian Project News - January 31st, 2011

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January 31st, 2011            http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2011/02/
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Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" to be released this weekend
  * Join the DebConf team
  * Bits from the Security Team
  * Debunking myths about Debian's firmware (non-)removal
  * Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released
  * Debian Installer 6.0 RC2 released
  * Cross-distro Application Installer
  * On the maintainability of Ruby
  * Bits from Debian GIS
  * Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs
  * Further "This week in Debian" interviews
  * ... and much more.

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" to be released this weekend

Release Manager Neil McGovern announced the target release date of
Debian 6.0 [1] "Squeeze"  on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of
February.  Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" will finally arrive as a stable
release! Final work towards this has begun including preparations
forrelease parties [2] all over the world!

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