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Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal covers the discussions ans the DPL's take on firmware in the Debian world. Read here for the latest announcement Quote: Obviously each of those polls only includes a self-selected minority ofthe people they try to cover, but the results seem fairly consistent bothwith each other, and what's been discussed so far on this list. […]

Bug Squashing around the world

Martin Zobel-Helas has sent a reminder of the planned BSPs around theworld the upcoming weekends and a proposal for some tasks totackle then. Hi, this mail should serve both as a reminder of the planned BSPs around theworld the upcoming weekends[1] and as a proposal for some tasks totackle then. At this point there are […]

Debian Weekly News 36/2006

This weeks edition of DWN contains items on Etch Release Advertisement, New Tcl/Tk Team and Automatic Building of Packages —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – September 5th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 36th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Alexander Sack [1]called for people to testupcoming security updates to the Mozilla packages […]

Ubuntu 6.06: Solving Hardware Compatibility

MAdPenguin tries help us with hardware compatibly issues and are going to look into resolving those issues with ease. 5 pages full of help here Quote: Hardware Made Easy with Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake. On the desktop, you really should be golden with regard to hardware detection, aside from the off chance that you are […]

DWN about Ubuntu this week

This edition of Distrowatch Weekly have a roundup of the Ubuntu latest events – Upstart, Reconstructor and more Read it here (a bit down) Quote: For those, a newly published article entitled Common Customisations examines the current status of the various third-party tools providing the “missing pieces”, such as multimedia codecs, patent-encumbered packages, non-distributable and […]

Ubuntu leaps forward with new innovations

Our friend Libervisco have made a small article about Upstart and Reconstructor for Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: Upon developing a quite solid desktop operating system, Ubuntu seems to be moving forward with new innovations, this time, I would say, pushing the boundaries of the GNU/Linux world even further. As one would expect for a […]

cdrkit (fork of cdrtools) uploaded to Debian

the Debian maintainers of cdrtools, the cdrecord/mkisofs/cdda2wav program suite, just uploaded cdrkit into the Debian archive. It will hit your unstable box with the next run of dinstall, please help us and test it. Quote: Hi we, the Debian maintainers of cdrtools, the cdrecord/mkisofs/cdda2wavprogram suite, just uploaded cdrkit into the Debian archive. It will hityour […]

Ubuntu Weekly News #12

In This Issue: Edgy Eft Knot 2 released, More news on upstart, 6.06 backports and much more Quote: = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #12 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #12 for the week of August 27 –September 2, 2006 Welcome to this weeks issue of the Ubuntu weekly news. In thisedition, read about […]

LDAP Authentication In Linux

This howto will show you how to store your users in LDAP and authenticate some of the services against it. It will not show how to install particular packages, as it is distribution/system dependant, instead it will focus on pure configuration of all componenets needed to have LDAP authentication/storage of users. The howto assumes that […]

Screenshots and Videos of Edgy Eft

Screenshotforge, Phoronix and Youtube provides some visuals on the upcmming release of Ubuntu. Thanks to OSNews Here's the video and here is the screenshots and more screenshots

Bug Squashing Party in Zurich: 9 Sept 2006

Martin Krafft announces the first of two Debian Bug Squashing Parties in Zürich, Switzerland Quote: ************************* [ sponsors ] **************************** Transport and catering for this event is graciously made possible by our sponsors: /ch/open [] Google [] The room and infrastructure are made available to us by the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of […]

More about the Ubuntu 'upstart'

Named “Move over 'sysvinit', 'upstart' is the new kid in town”, TheFridge describes the history of sysvinit and the purpose of upstart. Read it here Quote: What Ubuntu needed is something dynamic, something that reacts, changing as the system does. The result of that is upstart, a new init system designed to based on events […]

Ubuntu and Automatix – Making Linux Work

Being both a review and a how-to, this article at KnoLinux covers Ubuntu and Automatix installation It is here Quote: What took me so long was researching every little nook and cranny for how to get my MP3's to play, movies, wireless, Wine to work, and pretty much all the goodies I have come to […]

Why Ubuntu Got It All Wrong

Fully ranting, here's an article at Linuxforums on all the things the author thinks Ubuntu is doing wrong. Read it here Quote: The only real problem with Ubuntu is Ubuntu itself. A tested and bug fixed version of Debian unstable with a pretty installer, a splash screen and the Gnome desktop is hardly the 'revolution' […]

Edgy Eft Knot CD 2 released

The second alpha of the next Ubuntu release is here. Read the announcement Quote: Knot-2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will bereleased throughout the Edgy development cycle, as images that areknown to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or installer bugs,while representing very current snapshots of Edgy. You can […]

Matthew Garrett resigns from Debian have written an article about the departure of Matthew Garrett and the reasons behind his decision Quote: Garrett did not hold any office in Debian, although he was a candidate for project leader in 2005. However, he has been consistently active in policy discussions and an active poster on the debian-devel and debian-legal mailing […]

Ubuntu Linux have tested Ubuntu 6.06, but I'm not quite sure they tried installing the system, as it is a very short review and very boring to read. But positive nontheless. Read here Quote: Verdict The Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Linux distribution can serve as an alternative for Windows for basic productivity tasks and is simple to […]


Reconstructor is a Live CD creator for Ubuntu Linux. It uses the Ubuntu Linux Live CD as a base, and then allows customization of boot screens (usplash), gnome settings, and software (you can also use the chroot environment to make other changes before creating the live cd). I spotted it here, but the projects web […]

Building Servers with Kubuntu

LinuxLoader have tried to make the ultimate server guide to Kubuntu. 25 pages of everything – enjoy! Read the massive guide here Quote: lthough we support Kubuntu, the process is same for all these great Distros. In fact, back in the day, Debian was created for building Servers FIRST. It's a stable secure platform that […]

Ubuntu and the future of Your Desktop have reviewed Ubuntu and is impresed by it. Read the review here Quote: I don’t want to sound too doom-and-gloom: Dapper is impressive, and even three solid years of support is impressive. All of my desktop systems run Ubuntu, and while I’ve kept Debian on my servers so far, I think Dapper will be […]

New Tcl/Tk list, maintenance team forming

Chris Waters is attempting to put together a team to co-maintain tcl/tk and some of it's add-ons (e.g. tcllib, itcl). Quote: Hi, As Debian's tcl/tk maintainer for the last couple of years, I havedecided that I can no longer go it alone. For this reason, I amattempting to put together a team to co-maintain tcl/tk […]

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux3.1. This update mainly adds security updates to the stable release. Quote: ————————————————————————The Debian Project GNU/Linux 3.1 updated press@debian.orgSeptember 1st, 2006———————————————————————— Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux3.1 (codename `sarge'). This update mainly adds security updates to […]

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