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Debian Weekly News 15/2006

The 15th DWN contains Internationalisation Collaboration Server., Debian-Installer for Linksys NSLU2 and Xen in Debian.
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Debian Weekly News
http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/15/
Debian Weekly News – April 11th, 2006
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Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Martin Zobel-Helas [1]sent out an update of the
[2]preparations for an updated [3]stable distribution. When this
newsletter is released, the Debian project has [4]elected a new
project leader. Congratulations.

1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/04/msg00023.html
2. http://release.debian.org/stable/3.1/3.1r2/
3. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_002

Internationalisation Collaboration Server. Jaldhar H. Vyas [5]asked
if it would be possible to set up a central website for coordinating
translation efforts within Debian. He suggested several tools which
were working like Ubuntu's proprietary Rosetta tool. Margarita
Manterola [6]added that such a website would encourage a lot of
people to contribute to Debian who were unable to do so with the
existing translation tools.

5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/03/msg00280.html
6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/03/msg00282.html

Proposed General Resolution. Josselin Mouette [7]proposed a new
general solution to alter the [8]Debian Free Software Guidelines in
response to the [9]resolution that allows some documents licensed
under the [10]GNU Free Documentation License to go into the main
archive. Jacobo Tarrio [11]pointed out that the wording would allow
documents with strong [12]restrictions to go into main as well.

7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/04/msg00002.html
8. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
9. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001
10. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/04/msg00008.html
12. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/04/msg00012.html

Debian-Installer for Linksys NSLU2. Martin Michlmayr [13]reported that
basic support for Linksys NSLU2 machines has been included in the
[14]debian-installer. This is a sub $100 ARM device with 32 MB RAM,
Ethernet and two USB ports on which one can attach a USB disk and run
a full Debian system. One reason why only few people are working on
the ARM port is probably the lack of a cheap platform, which has been
fixed now.

13. http://www.cyrius.com/journal/debian/beta2-nslu2
14. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Changes to su and sudo. Christian Perrier [15]announced changes to the
new su program. Arguments to executed scripts have to be quoted
together with the program name. Joey Schulze [16]announced that new
[17]sudo packages will still correct recently reported security
[18]vulnerabilities but be less strict in which environment variables
are passed to executed scripts.

15. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/03/msg00003.html
16. http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/debian-security-announce-2006/msg00115.html
17. http://packages.debian.org/sudo
18. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-946

Xen in Debian. Julien Danjou [19]reported that he has started a
[20]Xen packaging project on [21]Alioth to foster inclusion in Debian.
Functional and split packages of Xen 3 are also available from the
Subversion [22]repository.

19. http://julien.danjou.info/blog/index.php/2006/02/27/233-about-xen-in-debian
20. http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-xen
21. http://alioth.debian.org/
22. http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-xen

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

* DSA 1022: [23]storebackup — Several vulnerabilities.
* DSA 1023: [24]kaffeine — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1024: [25]clamav — Several vulnerabilities.
* DSA 1025: [26]dia — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1026: [27]sash — Potential arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1027: [28]mailman — Denial of service.
* DSA 1028: [29]libimager-perl — Denial of service.
* DSA 1029: [30]libphp-adodb — Several vulnerabilities.
* DSA 1030: [31]moodle — Several vulnerabilities.
* DSA 1031: [32]cacti — Several vulnerabilities.

23. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1022
24. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1023
25. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1024
26. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1025
27. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1026
28. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1027
29. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1028
30. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1029
31. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1030
32. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1031

New or Noteworthy Packages. The following packages were added to the
unstable Debian archive [33]recently or contain important updates.

33. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/newpkg_main

* [34]arno-iptables-firewall — Single- and multi-homed firewall
script with DSL/ADSL support.
* [35]aspell-cs — Czech dictionary for GNU Aspell.
* [36]ecl — Embeddable Common-Lisp: has an interpreter and can
compile to C.
* [37]enemylines7 — First person 3D-shooter game.
* [38]gammu — Mobile phone management utility.
* [39]gnome-commander — Nice and fast file manager for the GNOME
desktop.
* [40]gnome-power-manager — Frontend for gnome-powermanager.
* [41]kasablanca — Fast and free FTP client for KDE.
* [42]kftpgrabber — FTP client for KDE.
* [43]kmflcomp — KMFL Compiler.
* [44]qpxtool — CD/DVD quality checker.
* [45]torrentflux — Web based, feature-rich BitTorrent download
manager.
* [46]ttf-dzongkha — TrueType fonts for Dzongkha language.
* [47]xarchive — GTK frontend for most used compression tools.
* [48]xarchiver — GTK frontend for most used compression formats.

34. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/arno-iptables-firewall
35. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/aspell-cs
36. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/ecl
37. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/enemylines7
38. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/comm/gammu
39. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/gnome/gnome-commander
40. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/gnome/gnome-power-manager
41. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/kde/kasablanca
42. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/kde/kftpgrabber
43. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/kmflcomp
44. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/qpxtool
45. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/torrentflux
46. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/ttf-dzongkha
47. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xarchive
48. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xarchiver

Orphaned Packages. 21 packages were orphaned this week and require a
new maintainer. This makes a total of 293 orphaned packages. Many
thanks to the previous maintainers who contributed to the Free
Software community. Please see the [49]WNPP pages for the full list,
and please add a note to the bug report and retitle it to ITA: if you
plan to take over a package.

49. http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/

* [50]achilles — Artificial life and evolution simulator.
([51]Bug#361167)
* [52]apple2 — Apple ][ Emulator. ([53]Bug#361344)
* [54]astrolog — Customisable astrology chart calculation program.
([55]Bug#361346)
* [56]bfr — Nonblocking 8-bit-clean pipe buffer. ([57]Bug#360672)
* [58]cfi — Copyright finns inte, book about hacker culture..
([59]Bug#361294)
* [60]cl-ftp — Common Lisp FTP library. ([61]Bug#361169)
* [62]cl-sdl — Support for the SDL_ttf library in Common Lisp.
([63]Bug#361166)
* [64]drawmap — Draws customised maps, using raw USGS data files.
([65]Bug#361015)
* [66]ipw2100 — Source for the ipw2100 driver. ([67]Bug#360632)
* [68]libapache-mod-lisp — Apache module that interfaces with Lisp
environments. ([69]Bug#361168)
* [70]njbtools — Tools for interfacing with libnjb.
([71]Bug#361002)
* [72]ogle — DVD player with support for DVD menus.
([73]Bug#361297)
* [74]ogle-gui — User interface to ogle (Gtk). ([75]Bug#361298)
* [76]ploticus — Script driven business graphics package.
([77]Bug#361016)
* [78]ploticus-doc — Documentation and gallery of examples for
ploticus. ([79]Bug#361017)
* [80]plotmtv — Multipurpose X11 plotting program..
([81]Bug#361293)
* [82]pmidi — Command line midi player for ALSA. ([83]Bug#361299)
* [84]sppc — Simple Panel Plot Composer. ([85]Bug#361296)
* [86]tela — Interactive tensor language. ([87]Bug#361292)
* [88]xml-resume-library — Set of tools for writing a resume in
XML. ([89]Bug#361013)
* [90]zope-zshell — Command line interface to Zope.
([91]Bug#361018)

50. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/science/achilles
51. http://bugs.debian.org/361167
52. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/apple2
53. http://bugs.debian.org/361344
54. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/astrolog
55. http://bugs.debian.org/361346
56. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/bfr
57. http://bugs.debian.org/360672
58. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/doc/cfi-sv
59. http://bugs.debian.org/361294
60. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/cl-ftp
61. http://bugs.debian.org/361169
62. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/cl-sdl
63. http://bugs.debian.org/361166
64. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/science/drawmap
65. http://bugs.debian.org/361015
66. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/ipw2100-source
67. http://bugs.debian.org/360632
68. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/libapache-mod-lisp
69. http://bugs.debian.org/361168
70. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/njbtools
71. http://bugs.debian.org/361002
72. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/ogle
73. http://bugs.debian.org/361297
74. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/ogle-gui
75. http://bugs.debian.org/361298
76. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/ploticus
77. http://bugs.debian.org/361016
78. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/doc/ploticus-doc
79. http://bugs.debian.org/361017
80. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/plotmtv
81. http://bugs.debian.org/361293
82. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/pmidi
83. http://bugs.debian.org/361299
84. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/sppc
85. http://bugs.debian.org/361296
86. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/tela
87. http://bugs.debian.org/361292
88. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/xml-resume-library
89. http://bugs.debian.org/361013
90. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/zope-zshell
91. http://bugs.debian.org/361018

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 [92]contributing
page to find out how to help. We're looking forward to receiving your
mail at [93]dwn@debian.org.

92. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/contributing
93. mailto:dwn@debian.org

This issue of Debian Weekly News was edited by Sebastian Feltel
and Martin 'Joey' Schulze.

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