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Wanted: sponsors for developer gatherings

On the debian-devel-announce maillist, Andreas Schuldei issues a call for sponsors to donate locations, work and money fordebian developer gatherings. This is a call for sponsors to donate locations, work and money fordebian developer gatherings. Why?==== SLX Debian Labs has funded and organized numerous developer gatheringsin the past (e.g. for debian-edu, debian-installer or the releaseteam). […]

archive.debian.org – alive again!

After a year offline, the archive containing older Debian-releases is back online! DebianPlanet reports that the archive is back online. See all the golden oldies at http://archive.debian.org/

Sarge Kernel Upgrade 2.6.8 -> 2.6.11

DebianHelp has made a small & simple guide if you need to upgrade Sarge from 2.6.8 to 2.6.11. Enjoy the guide here! Quote: A simple description of a not so fancy kernel upgrade for the layman. Having tired of my old kernel because of all the things that didn't work (and deciding it was the […]

DCCA: What it is, why it matters

Former Debian lead Bruce Perens on the new Debian Common Core: What it is and why it matters. Madpenguin.org has an article, where Bruce Perens discuss the implications of Debian Core Consortium Alliance:Quote: MP: So tell us what the Debian Common Core Alliance is, and what gap it fills. BP: I've been hoping for a […]

Are Computers without Hard Drives Useless

This review of Knoppix (3.9!) is based on what you actually can do with a computer without a harddrive! The article at flexbeta has no clear conclusion, but discuss from this pointQuote: Knoppix, a Linux based live CD, will boot a computer from the optical drive and gives a slow but usable graphical user interface. […]

Ubuntu being used into a community project

What you can do with Ubuntu? Put it on a bus and let it go over the city on quarters, offering courses about Internet and OpenOffice.org for poor people in Brazil. See the forum post here.Quote: The project is a bus that have 12 pc, it will go over the city on quarters, offering courses […]

Debian Developer Conference in Bangalore

If you happend to be in the area, the First Annual Bangalore Debian Developer Conference is held on August 20th Hi, The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B) is organisinga one day Debian Conference on 20th August, 2005. The conference is mainly tocreate a platform for Debian Developers in India and create an environment […]

Progeny looking for funding

As the Debian project gets some funding, Ian Murdock's Progeny is looking for funding, reports CNet.com Read the story here:Quote: “We're looking to accelerate our growth,” Murdock said in an interview here at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. “It's nice not to have to worry about raising more money to keep the lights on, but […]

The Debian Project receives Funding

We all know that money makes the world go round, and the Debian project is pleased to announce that it is funded by the LinuxFund with $500 per month for an entire year. Congratulations! ————————————————————————The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/Debian Project receives Funding press@debian.orgAugust 13th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050813———————————————————————— The Debian Project receives Funding The Debian project is pleased […]

"Take Your Pick of the Debian Litter"

A small article discuss why there are so many (good) Debian-based distributions and why Debian is a strong distribution. They go through Libranet, Xandros, Linspire and mention Ubuntu as well. Read it at enterpriseworkingplanet:Quote: If you haven't tried Debian, or tried it and got frustrated, I encourage you to give it another look. In my […]

Debian Common Core Alliance officially announced

The DCCA was officially announced at LinuxWorld Expo – it consitst of the organisations behind KNOPPIX, LinEx, Linspire, MEPIS, Progeny, Sun Wah, UserLinux, and Xandros. From the press announcement at Progeny's website:08.09.05 The DCC (Debian Common Core) Alliance launches to assemble a common, standards-based core for Debian-based Linux distributions. Major Linux vendors form partnership and […]

Debian adds Security Support for AMD64

The Debian project adds security support for the stable amd64distribution. This port is not yet part of the Debian archive, but itwill be included in unstable/testing soon and users already benefitfrom security updates distributed via security.debian.org. ————————————————————————The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/Debian adds Security Support for AMD64 press@debian.orgAugust 11th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050811———————————————————————— Debian Project adds Security Support for […]

Debian in China

After DCCA now is official, the first offering from a member for the enterprise is ready – by Sun Wah Linux in China. The package contain:Quote: Alex Banh, CEO of Sun Wah Linux, explained to internetnews.com that the Rays ES development was first based on Sarge “unstable” and was adjusted when Sarge was officially released. […]

Ubuntu replaces Progeny as base for MoLinux

Short, but interesting – the spanish distribution MoLinux has switched to Ubuntu as the base for their distribution instead of replaced Progeny Linux. I'm sure that won't make Ian Murdock's temper regarding Ubuntu any better, but you can read a bit more about it at OSDir and enjoy the screenshot tour here. It's actually a […]

Debian Project mourns the loss of Jens Schmalzig (jensen)

The Debian Project has lost another member of its community. JensSchmalzig (jensen) died on July 30th in a tragic accident at hisworkplace in Munich. ————————————————————————The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/Debian mourns the loss of Jens Schmalzig press@debian.orgAugust 9th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050809———————————————————————— Debian Project mourns the loss of Jens Schmalzig The Debian Project has lost another member of its […]

Debian weekly news 32/2005

Yet another bunch of news from the mailing lists – this time about the amount of bugs for etch, GNUstep and much, much more. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2005/32/Debian Weekly News – August 9th, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 32nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Andreas Barth [1]reported that etch has almost800 release-critical […]

DCCA loosing members before it's announced?

It seems that VA Linux Japan is separating itself from Debian Common Core Alliance. Again, it's eweek.com that has news about DCCA:Quote: The Debian Common Core Alliance hasn't even been formally announced yet at LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week, and already one of its prospective members, VA Linux Japan, is explaining why it isn't […]

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2.test02 Available

The latest version of SimplyMEPIS is now available for testing! Read it at mepis.org:Quote: 3.3.2 was updated to the Debian unstable pool on August 2, 2005 and to the MEPIS pool on August 5, 2005. This version of SimplyMEPIS sports a 2.6.12 kernel. SMP kernels for pentium4 and K6 are planned for shortly after 3.3.2 […]

Build your own 2.6.x-kernel

With the 2.6.12.4-kernel out there, here's a reminder from always excellent Debian-Administration on how to build your kernel. As the article mentions, it is rather easy:Quote: We've covered building a 2.6 Kernel before in the Debian manner, but here's another introduction in case you missed the last one. Building a 2.6 Kernel on Debian is […]

Review of ProMEPIS

MEPIS has released two versions of Linux. SimplyMEPIS is designed for non-technical end users. ProMEPIS is designed for more technical users, administrators, IT professionals and web developers. LinuxBuxinessReview has had a look at ProMEPIS. The review concludes thatQuote: ProMEPIS, like SimplyMEPIS, ranks at the top of free Linux distributions. I am running MEPIS on three […]

More about Debian Common Core Alliance

More news emerge about DCCA: “There will be a tangible Debian Common Core that you can download, that you can base a distribution on, and that you can certify to.” Eweek.com has another article with news about DCCA:Quote: The DCCA (Debian Common Core Alliance) is an apt name. Sources within the Alliance said that “there […]

Release of MEPISLite 3.3.1-2.test02

MEPISLite is a lighter-weight Linux for home users new to Linux. It is similar to SimplyMEPIS, except that some packages have been changed to improve performance. This release was synchronized to the Debian testing pool on August 1, 2005. Read the entire release document here: Quote: Morgantown, WV, August 5, 2005: MEPISLite 3.3.1-2.test02 is available […]

Kernel 2.6.12.4 released

The latest Linux kernel has been released with another bunch of bug-fixes. Get it from kernel.org or read the changenotes directly here. commit b8f212953417021b3b92a250babacca6dd7784eaAuthor: Chris Wright Date: Fri Aug 5 00:04:37 2005 -0700 Linux 2.6.12.4 commit 2d0c661b972f94baa8fd5f80b3f49e76056fdf79Author: Dave Jones Date: Sat Jul 30 21:30:30 2005 +0100 [PATCH] Fix powernow oops on dual-core athlon Date: Thu, […]

Review of Damn Small Linux 1.4

Gnuman.com has written a short review, and they are full of praise for the small distribution! Enjoy the entire story on their page, but the conclusion is clear:Quote: Damn Small Linux started as a personal project; it has evolved into a valuable little operating system highly valued by those who have become familiar with it […]

Xfce 4.2.2 now in Etch!

The title says it all – if you'd like to try it, get that apt-get working! The Debian Xfce Group at http://pkg-xfce.alioth.debian.org/ did a lot of packaging work on both the core desktop environment Xfce etras; the xfce4-sensors-plugin should hit testing soon… Other open ITPs are: * xfmedia* xfce4-genmon-plugin* xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin* xfce4-cpugraph-plugin* xfce4-fsguard-plugin* xfce4-taskbar-plugin Read more […]

Debian Alliance on The Horizon

Renamed to Debian Common Core Alliance (DCCA), it is expected to help drive Debian into the enterprise and bring it into direct competition with enterprise Linux heavyweights Red Hat and Novell. Internetnews has another article about DCC (now known as DCCA) – it should be officially announced at a press conference at LinuxWorld San Francisco […]

Debian weekly news 31/2005

The weekly news from the mailing lists – Enjoy news about Debian's birthday, popularity contests and much, much more! —————————————————————————Debian Weekly Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2005/31/Debian Weekly News – August 2nd, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Geert Stappers [1]noted that the twelfth[2]birthday of the Debian project will take place […]

Bug squashing party Aug 5th-7th

Due to numerous transitions, many new upstream versions andrapid development of native packages Debian has a big jump in thenumbers of RC bugs since the sarge release and holds a bug squashing weekend. Hi. Due to numerous transitions, many new upstream versions andrapid development of native packages we had a big jump in thenumbers of […]

MEPIS for the small office?

The MEPIS Linux project has begun formal testing of a new version of its OS – aimed at the small office/home office, called MEPIS SoHoServer. DesktopLinux has the news:Quote: MEPIS SoHoServer is described a “preinstalled and configured server package” that includes Apache2, PHP4, Perl, Mysql, Proftpd, Bind, DHCPd, Postfix, Dovecot, Shorewall, Squid, DansGuardian, Webmin, and […]

Kubuntu interview

Distrowatch has interviewed Jonathan Riddell about the Kubuntu distribution (Ubuntu with KDE instead of Gnome). A snip from the interview:Quote: DW: Kubuntu is essentially a project that brought KDE to Ubuntu. How did it all start? Are you on Canonical's payroll or is Kubuntu a purely volunteer effort? JR: Sometime last year I blogged about […]

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