This weeks edition of DWN is here. Read about Finnish Debian Community honoured, Graphical Installer Development and Call for Project Leader Nominations.
Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News – February 7th, 2006
Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Noèl Köthe announced Debian packages for the
Kolab groupware server. An update for the stable Debian
release is currently being prepared which will incorporate
about 40 security updates.
Finnish Debian Community honoured. Lars Wirzenius reported that
the Finnish Debian community has been 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.
Call for Project Leader Nominations. Manoj Srivastava 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 voting pages.
Graphical Installer Development. Davide Viti reported about the
first Extremadura development meeting whose subject was the
graphical version of the Debian installer. An unofficial graphical
installer image based on Gtk+ 2.8.10 has been built. Various
usability issues and future features of the graphical installer were
Security Updates. You know the drill. Please make sure that you update
your systems if you have any of these packages installed.
* DSA 961: pdfkit.framework — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 962: pdftohtml — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 963: mydns — Denial of service.
* DSA 964: gnocatan — Denial of service.
* DSA 965: ipsec-tools — Denial of service.
New or Noteworthy Packages. Due to packages.debian.org being down
because of performance issues we are unable to provide the regular
list of new packages.
Removed Packages. 6 packages have been removed from the Debian
archive during the past week:
* gtkglextmm — C++ wrapper for the OpenGL extension to GTK
Bug#349254: Request of QA: rc-buggy, no rev-deps
* redboot — Red Hat embedded debug and bootstrap firmware
Bug#349411: Request of QA: rc-buggy, old, unmaintained
* doomlegacy — Port of the Doom engine that supports OpenGL
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
Bug#350402: Request of maintainer: renamed back to
* horde2 — Horde web application suite
Bug#350630: Request of maintainer: dead upstream
* linuxvideostudio — MJPEG-tools GTK graphical user interface
Bug#350846: Request of maintainer, old; depends on non-free;
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