Francesca Ciceri | 8 Jun 16:44 2011
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Debian Project News - July 8th, 2011

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June 8th, 2011                http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2011/09/
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Welcome to this year's ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Report from LinuxTag 2011
  * Testing new hardware support for Debian 6.0.2
  * Bits from the Perl maintainers
  * Report from the Alioth sprint
  * Bits from the DPL
  * New mirrors closer to Debian users
  * Debian in newspapers
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Report from LinuxTag 2011
-------------------------

Jan Hauke Rahm sent a report from the LinuxTag event [1] held in
Berlin, Germany. This year, Debian shared a booth with Kanotix and
aptosid, so one of the main topics was the relationship between Debian
and its derivatives. Users also asked about various hot topics like the
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ndangi francis | 10 Jun 21:27 2011
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demande

Bonjour, je me nomme Francis NDANGI. Je voudrais faire partir du projet Debian.
Que faire?

Hello, I wanna participe in debian project,
what do I done?

Cordialement Francis
Francesca Ciceri | 17 Jun 15:36 2011
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New round of Debian IRC Training Sessions

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June 17th, 2011                  http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110617
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New round of Debian IRC Training Sessions

The Debian project is pleased to announce the forthcoming start of a new
round of IRC Training Sessions, which will be held on IRC by experienced
community members. There will be two different series of sessions:

 1. "Ask the ..." dealing with the organization and structure of the
    Debian project, will consist of talks delivered by people who have
    a specific role within the Debian organization, taking a closer look
    at the Debian infrastructure and constitution, plus a Q&A part.

 2. "One day with ...", a more technical session, during which people
     from various essential Debian teams will talk about their packages,
     day-to-day tasks, and specific issues.

All sessions will be held on #debian-meeting channel on irc.debian.org.
The first session, scheduled for Wednesday 22th at 19:00 UTC, will be
"Ask the DPL": Stefano Zacchiroli, current Debian Project Leader, will
tell us about what exactly the DPL does, according to the constitution,
folklore, and personal experience.  Future sessions will be held on a
regular basis, and will deal with various aspects of the Debian
organization and different teams.  Please, visit the official wiki page
[1] regularly to check the up-to-date agenda and follow us on identi.ca
[2].  You may also refer to the wiki to suggest new topics or sign
yourself up as a trainer: we are always looking for more people to share
knowledge and complete the schedule, so don't be shy!</p>

  1: http://wiki.debian.org/IRC/debian-meeting
  2: http://identi.ca/debian

About Debian
------------

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

Contact Information
-------------------

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press <at> debian.org>.

Meike Reichle | 23 Jun 23:27 2011
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Debian moves to LibreOffice

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Debian moves to LibreOffice

The Debian project is proud to announce that the transition from
OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice has now been completed. LibreOffice has
already been available for "testing" and "unstable" since March and has
now been backported to Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", too. 

Rene Engelhard, Debian's LibreOffice maintainer and member of
LibreOffice's Engineering Steering Committee, says: "I am sure Debian and
its users will benefit greatly from this transition; I expect not only an
improved collaboration but also quicker development cycles."

Installation of LibreOffice

Interested users of the current stable release Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" may
add the following line in their /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main

After adding this, perform an update and install the package libreoffice
from the squeeze-backports suite using the package management software of
your choice (e.g. apt-get update ; apt-get install -t squeeze-backports
libreoffice). Previously installed OpenOffice.org packages should be
uninstalled automatically. Depending on the used desktop environment, you
might also have to install the libeoffice-gtk, libreoffice-gnome or
libreoffice-kde packages.

More information on backports can be found on the backports.debian.org
webpage at http://backports-master.debian.org/.

About LibreOffice
-----------------

LibreOffice is a free software office suite developed by The Document
Foundation as a fork of OpenOffice.org.

About Debian
------------

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

Contact Information
-------------------

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press <at> debian.org>.

Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 24 Jun 21:20 2011
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Debian Project News - June 24th 2011

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June 24th, 2011               http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2011/10/
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Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Upcoming Debian GNU/Linux update
  * Spreading the world
  * New IRC Training Sessions
  * Report from the Debian Edu developer meeting
  * Meet Planet Debian Derivatives!
  * "Squeeze" debian-installer with Linux 2.6.38
  * DebConf11: Call for keys for keysigning
  * Graphical installer for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
  * Iceweasel 5.0 in "experimental" 
  * Further interviews
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Upcoming Debian GNU/Linux update
--------------------------------

Philip Kern announced the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.2 [1].
This update, scheduled for Saturday, June 25th, will mainly add
corrections for security problems to stable release, along with some
adjustments for serious problems.

   1 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2011/06/msg00000.html

Spreading the world
-------------------

Christian Perrier published his annual report about the number of
developers per country [2]. Among these numbers, we can noticed that
Debian developers are present [3] in fifty-seven countries. Twenty-three
more active Debian developers have been counted this year, along with two
more countries.

   2 : http://www.perrier.eu.org/weblog/2011/06/12#devel-countries-201106-3
   3 : http://www.debian.org/devel/developers.loc

New IRC Training Sessions
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The Debian Project started a new round of IRC Training Sessions [4],
which will be held on IRC by experienced community members. This time,
there will be two different series: non-technical, called  "Ask the ..."
and more technical "One day with ..." . Additional information and
scheduled sessions are always available on the relatedwiki page [5].

   4 : http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110617
   5 : http://wiki.debian.org/IRC/debian-meeting

The first session, held on June 22th and featuring Stefano Zacchiroli,
current Debian Project Leader, was followed by more than 70 attendees who
asked Stefano various interesting questions; it is also available the log
of the session [6].  In the next one, scheduled for July 1st at 19:00
UTC, Gregor Herrmann will tell us about the day-to-day work of the Debian
Perl Team and how join it. Don't miss it!

   6 : http://meetbot.debian.net/debian-meeting/2011/debian-meeting.2011-06-22-19.01.log.html

Report from the Debian Edu developer meeting
--------------------------------------------

Holger Levsen sent a report from the Debian Edu developer gathering in
Hamburg, Germany. [7] The main goal of the sprint was preparing the
release of Debian Edu "Squeeze". Debian Edu developers discussed and
worked on various things like documentation, Samba integration, and
testing of "Squeeze" installation images. More than 200 commits were
pushed to the Debian Edu's Subversion repository and 18 bugs fixed (and a
bunch of bugs filed againstbugs.skolelinux.org). Participants also had a
long discussion with two persons from "Chaos macht Schule", which is a
CCC subproject. In the end of his mail Holger thanks CCC Hamburg,
Opensides.be, the OLPC.de association and the Debian sprints program for
their financially supporting the event.

   7 : http://lists.debian.org/201106141624.46478.holger <at> layer-acht.org

Meet Planet Debian Derivatives!
-------------------------------

Paul Wise blogged about creation [8] of [9] "Planet Debian Derivatives"
which aggregates the blogs and planets of all the distributions
represented in the derivatives census. As say Paul it's first concrete
outcome from the Debian derivatives census [10]. He also shared his plans
about integration of information about derivatives with Debian
infrastructure and thanks Jörg Jaspert "for doing the necessary setup
procedures".

   8 : http://bonedaddy.net/pabs3/log/2011/06/16/planet-debian-derivatives/
   9 : http://planet.debian.org/deriv/
   10 : http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census

"Squeeze" debian-installer with Linux 2.6.38
--------------------------------------------

Kenshi Muto announced the release of backported amd64 debian-installer
for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 [11] "Squeeze", which is available onhis images
archive page [12]. This image is based on Debian 6.0.1 and contain
firmwares. Also Kenshi added in the image a new DHCP client which fixes
an interacting problem with some DHCP servers. Please note that this is
an unofficial image and you should use it only if you really need this.

   11 : http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/debian/d-i-2638-squeeze.htm
   12 : http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/

DebConf11: Call for keys for keysigning
---------------------------------------

Anibal Monsalve Salazar sent an announcement about organization of
keysigning at DebConf11 [13] which will be held at Banja Luka, Republika
Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. All who intend to participate in the
keysigning should send their ASCII armored public key no later than 23:59
UTC on Sunday 10 July 2011.  All needed information can be found on
corresponding page [14].

   13 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/06/msg00001.html
   14 : http://people.debian.org/~anibal/ksp-dc11/ksp-dc11.html

Graphical installer for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
-------------------------------------------

Robert Millan announced that a graphical installer is now available for
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD [15]: with it is now possible to install "Wheezy" in
a more comfortable way. You can find it on thedaily images page [16].

   15 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-bsd/2011/06/msg00187.html
   16 : http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/kfreebsd-amd64/daily/netboot/gtk/

Iceweasel 5.0 in "experimental"
-------------------------------

Mike Hommey blogged about adding Iceweasel 5.0 to [17] "experimental".
Mike also noticed that he discontinued the Iceweasel 4.0 backport for
"Squeeze", but he will still backports patches to 3.5 in "Squeeze" and
3.0 in "Lenny". At the end of the post he added: "In the coming weeks,
there will also be some additional changes to themozilla.debian.net [18]
repository, but I'll give more details when that happens".

   17 : http://glandium.org/blog/?p=2108
   18 : http://mozilla.debian.net/

Further interviews
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There has been two further "People behind Debian" interviews: withPhilipp
Kern [19], Stable Release Manager and member of the wanna-build team; and
with Sam Hartman [20], Kerberos package maintainer explains how he uses
Debian despite his blindness.

   19 : http://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/06/10/people-behind-debian-philipp-kern/
   20 : http://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/06/24/people-behin-debian-sam-hartman-kerberos-package-maintainer/

Christian Perrier noticed that the bug #630000 [21] has been reported
Friday, 10 Jun 2011.

   21 : http://www.perrier.eu.org/weblog/2011/06/10#630000

Daniel Barlow blogged about how to clone a Debian system [22] installing
on it identical packages and versions.

   22 : http://www.debian-administration.org/article/669/Cloning_a_Debian_system_-_identical_packages_and_versions

Martin Zobel-Helas wrote an interesting article on how start contributing
to Debian [23]. He listed various ways to help Debian: from reporting
bugs and try to reproduce them, to write documentation or translate the
existing one, to organize events or deliver talk on Debian-related
topics. And, if you haven't time to actively work with Debian, you could
always help it donating money or hardware. As Martin said:  "Find your
own area to work on within Debian, and don't think you can't help. Even
graphic designers, lawyers or clerks can help Debian!" .

   23 : http://blog.zobel.ftbfs.de/2011/06/how-you-can-help-debian-1.html

New Debian Contributors
-----------------------

	
14 people have started to maintain packages [24] since the previous issue
of the Debian Project News. Please welcome John T. Nogatch, Matthias
Kämmerer, Jonathan Riddell, Alexey S Kravchenko, Cleto Martan, Petr
Hlozek, Nikolaus Rath, Maxime Chatelle, Gergely Nagy, Leonid Borisenko,
Julien Dutheil, Manish Sinha, Bastian Blywis, and Wences Arana into our
project!

   24 : http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi

Important Debian Security Advisories
------------------------------------

Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): tiff [25], vlc [26], kolab-cyrus-imapd [27], fex [28],
rails [29], redmine [30], moodle [31], movabletype-opensource [32],
linux-2.6 [33], perl [34], Please read them carefully and take the proper
measures.

   25 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2256
   26 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2257
   27 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2258
   28 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2259
   29 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2260
   30 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2261
   31 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2262
   32 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2263
   33 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2264
   34 : http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2265

Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list [38] (and the separate backports
list [39], and stable updates list [40] or volatile list [41], for
"Lenny" , the oldstable distribution) for announcements.

   38 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/
   39 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/
   40 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/
   41 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/

New and noteworthy packages
---------------------------

263 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others [42] are:

   42 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg

  * apt-clone -- Script to create state bundles [43]
  * brltty-espeak -- Access software for a blind person - espeak driver [44]
  * c2esp -- Driver for Kodak ESP 5xxx AiO color inkjet printers [45]
  * cardstories -- multiplayer online card guessing game [46]
  * clementine -- modern music player and library organizer [47]
  * espeakup-udeb -- Configure the speech synthesizer voice [48]
  * extundelete -- utility to recover deleted files from ext3/ext4 partition [49]
  * hunspell-ml -- Malayalam dictionary for hunspell [50]
  * jack-stdio -- program to pipe audio-data from and to JACK [51]
  * letodms -- open source document management system based on PHP and MySQL [52]
  * linux-headers-2.6.39-2-486 -- Header files for Linux 2.6.39-2-486 [53]
  * linux-image-2.6.39-2-686-pae -- Linux 2.6.39 for modern PCs [54]
  * m2300w -- Driver for the Minolta magicolor 2300W/24000W color laser printers [55]
  * preprocess -- portable multi-language file preprocessor [56]
  * rhash -- utility for computing hash sums and magnet links [57]
  * xul-ext-linky -- iceweasel extension to handle web and image links [58]

   43 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/apt-clone
   44 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/brltty-espeak
   45 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/c2esp
   46 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cardstories
   47 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/clementine
   48 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/espeakup-udeb
   49 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/extundelete
   50 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/hunspell-ml
   51 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/jack-stdio
   52 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/letodms
   53 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/linux-headers-2.6.39-2-486
   54 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/linux-image-2.6.39-2-686-pae
   55 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/m2300w
   56 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/preprocess
   57 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/rhash
   58 : http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/xul-ext-linky

Work-needing packages
---------------------

Currently 306 packages are orphaned [59] and 142 packages are up for
adoption [60]: please visit the complete list of packages which need your
help [61].

   59 : http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
   60 : http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
   61 : http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested

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writers to watch the Debian community and report about what is going on.
Please see the contributing page [62] to find out how to help. We're
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debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org [63].

   62 : http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/HowToContribute
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This issue of Debian Project News was edited by Francesca Ciceri,
Jeremiah C.  Foster, David Prévot, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl, Alexander
Reshetov and Justin B Rye [64].

   64 : mailto:debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org


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