Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 20 Sep 08:24 2011

Upcoming point releases and call for test

The Debian Project                       
Upcoming point releases and call for test                press <at>
September 18th, 2011   

Upcoming point releases and call for test

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the upcoming point
releases for Debian 5 "Lenny" and Debian 6 "Squeeze" are scheduled for
October 1st and October 8th respectively.

Debian "Squeeze" 6.0.3 will ship updated Linux kernel packages, including
bug fixes from the Linux "longterm" series up to, plus updated
drivers supporting new gigabit Ethernet chips from Broadcom, Intel and
Realtek.  New packages for 32-bit PC, 64-bit PC and PowerPC are already
available for installation from the "stable-proposed-updates" suite [1].


The Debian Project invites interested users to test these packages before
their release, especially on systems that use the updated drivers.

The drivers being updated are:

 * e1000e (
   * Add support for i82567V-4 and i82579
   * Fix support for i82577, i82578 and i82583
 * igb, igbvf (
   * Add support for i82576-ET2, i82580, DH89xxCC, i340 and i350
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Francesca Ciceri | 20 Sep 08:12 2011

Debian Project News - September 19th, 2011

The Debian Project                      
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at>
September 19th, 2011

Welcome to this year's thirteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian's 18th birthday
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Debian Bug Squashing Party at MIT
  * Squeeze backports for Xorg
  * Debian feeds on and Twitter
  * Debian in Myanmar
  * Further interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian's 18th birthday

On August 16 the Debian Project turned 18 [1]: for that occasion, across
the world there were various parties [2] organised by Debian Developers,
Maintainers, Contributors and Users. Pictures of these parties can be
viewed at the Debian Birthday website [3], where the project has
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