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Debian Weekly News 06/2006

This weeks edition of DWN is here. Read about Finnish Debian Community honoured, Graphical Installer Development and Call for Project Leader Nominations.
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Debian Weekly News – February 7th, 2006
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Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Noèl Köthe [1]announced Debian [2]packages for the
[3]Kolab groupware server. An update for the stable Debian
[4]release is currently being [5]prepared which will incorporate
about 40 security updates.

1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/02/msg00077.html
2. http://pkg-kolab.alioth.debian.org/
3. http://www.kolab.org/
4. http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/
5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/02/msg00024.html

Finnish Debian Community honoured. Lars Wirzenius [6]reported that
the Finnish Debian community has been [7]honoured by the Finnish
Linux User's Group (FLUG). Every year since 2002 FLUG gives out an
award to the people or organisations who have worked well to promote
GNU/Linux in Finland. This year the main award was given to the
Finnish translators of OpenOffice.org.

6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/02/msg00002.html
7. http://liw.iki.fi/liw/misc/flug-2006-kunniamaininta-pieni.png

Call for Project Leader Nominations. Manoj Srivastava [8]called for
nominations for the upcoming project leader election. The nomination
period will end on February 26th, followed by the campaigning period
until March 19th and the voting period until April 9th. Prospective
leaders should be familiar with the constitution and their platform
statements will be published on the [9]voting pages.

8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00243.html
9. http://www.debian.org/vote/

Graphical Installer Development. Davide Viti [10]reported about the
first Extremadura development [11]meeting whose subject was the
graphical version of the Debian [12]installer. An unofficial graphical
installer image based on Gtk+ 2.8.10 has been [13]built. Various
usability issues and future features of the graphical installer were
also discussed.

10. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/02/msg00012.html
11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/12/msg00003.html
12. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
13. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2006/02/msg00225.html

Security Updates. You know the drill. Please make sure that you update
your systems if you have any of these packages installed.

* DSA 961: [14]pdfkit.framework — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 962: [15]pdftohtml — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 963: [16]mydns — Denial of service.
* DSA 964: [17]gnocatan — Denial of service.
* DSA 965: [18]ipsec-tools — Denial of service.

14. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-961
15. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-962
16. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-963
17. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-964
18. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-965

New or Noteworthy Packages. Due to [19]packages.debian.org being down
because of performance issues we are unable to provide the regular
list of new packages.

19. http://packages.debian.org/

Removed Packages. 6 packages have been [20]removed from the Debian
archive during the past week:

20. http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt

* gtkglextmm — C++ wrapper for the OpenGL extension to GTK
[21]Bug#349254: Request of QA: rc-buggy, no rev-deps
* redboot — Red Hat embedded debug and bootstrap firmware
[22]Bug#349411: Request of QA: rc-buggy, old, unmaintained
* doomlegacy — Port of the Doom engine that supports OpenGL
[23]Bug#350122: Request of QA: has never been part of a stable
release, rc-buggy; alternatives exist; orphaned, license problems
* notify-daemon — Daemon that displays passive pop-up notifications
[24]Bug#350402: Request of maintainer: renamed back to
notification-daemon
* horde2 — Horde web application suite
[25]Bug#350630: Request of maintainer: dead upstream
* linuxvideostudio — MJPEG-tools GTK graphical user interface
[26]Bug#350846: Request of maintainer, old; depends on non-free;
alternatives exist

21. http://bugs.debian.org/349254
22. http://bugs.debian.org/349411
23. http://bugs.debian.org/350122
24. http://bugs.debian.org/350402
25. http://bugs.debian.org/350630
26. http://bugs.debian.org/350846

Want to continue reading DWN? Please help us create this newsletter.
We still need more volunteer writers who watch the Debian community
and report about what is going on. Please see the [27]contributing
page to find out how to help. We're looking forward to receiving your
mail at [28]dwn@debian.org.

27. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/contributing
28. mailto:dwn@debian.org

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