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Surprise! Gregor Herrmann is now a Debian Developer

When gregor herrmann woke up today (after sleeping in for the first time with my new roll-top in front of my bedroom window), he was surprised & confused by a couple of “congratulations!” Read the rest of the fun here Quote: as others I'd like to follow the good tradition of taking the opportunity to […]

I've been using Debian Lenny a lot — and it works.

Anyway, I'm using the Gateway with Lenny — and while still the Testing distribution of Debian, Lenny has been running very well on my various computers. Read it here Quote: I've been using the Epiphany browser very heavily. I can just as easily use Iceweasel (aka Firefox), but I've grown used to Epiphany. The one […]

Low-Rent Cluster – Part 3 – Installing Debian Sarge

I wanted to stay away from the source and use a packaged version of OpenSSI, so that put the choice down to FC or Debian. I’ve never been a big fan of RedHat–I’ve used SuSe for years now, and am comfortable with it. That meant going with Debian. Go with it here Quote: I did […]

19 new Debian Developers! \o/

I am very happy that 19 contributors who were waiting for their accounts, sometimes for a very long time, became Debian Developers today. This is great news for them, and for the project as a whole. Read it here Quote: Many thanks to all people involved for making this possible, including Joerg Jaspert, Steve McIntyre […]

Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & lighttpd)

This guide explains how to integrate XCache into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system (with lighttpd). Read it here Quote: “XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load.” It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC.

Debian On Macbook

LIBERATED AT LAST. No more torment and self-punishment of using Mac OS X. I finally caved and wiped the Apple operating system from my Macbook and installed Debian and KDE 4. Sweet. Read it here Quote: It actually required two attempts to get the Macbook up and running. On the first attempt I followed the […]

New Debian leader aims for better communication

Here's five pages of interview and background with Steve MacIntyre – A few days back, the project concluded its elections for the year and Steve McIntyre emerged as the victor in a three-cornered contest. Read it here Quote: McIntyre is employed by Amino Communications, a company in Cambridgeshire that develops Linux-based set-top boxes. He runs […]

Bits from the DPL: FTP-master & DAM delegations

Now that I have your attention, I would like to make the followingdelegations – Joerg Jaspert is appointed FTP-master and is made a full Debian Account Manager and is therefore empowered to create and remove developer accounts according to the New Maintainer procedure. Dear Developers, Now that I have your attention, I would like to […]

Bits from the DPL: marketing team delegations

While I am still empowered to do so, I would like to make thefollowing delegations: Andreas Schuldei is appointed to the Debian Marketing Team. 2. Moritz Muehlenhoff is appointed to the Debian Marketing Team. Dear Developers, While I am still empowered to do so, I would like to make thefollowing delegations: 1. Andreas Schuldei is […]

Bits from the New DPL

Just a quick note to start my term as the new Project Leader. I mustthank Sam for all his efforts in the last year, I also want to tellhim that he can't get away quite so easily – I'm sure we'll findplenty more for him to do yet. *grin* Hi folks, Just a quick note […]

Fixing sound in Debian Lenny for PCs with ESS Allegro/Maestro3 sound chips

The problem — i.e. no sound — reared itself in the newish 2.6.24-1 kernel that recently rolled into Debian Lenny. It took me awhile before I figured out that booting the previous kernel — 2.6.22-3 — brought sound back. Read it here Quote: I did another Lenny install today on my test box, on which […]

Concerns build over Debian delays

Organizers of Debian are taking too long too approve new contributors and are threatening the future of the project according to some working on the open source initiative. Read more here

Misc development news (#6)

Raphael Hertzog has another bunch of development news for us in this latest update. The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNewsFeel free to contribute. Python 2.5 by default——————— The default python in unstable has been switched to python 2.5. We've scheduled rebuilds for packages that needed one (around 100), and we'll be hand-holding this transition. In […]

Slimming Asterisk for the NSLU2 under Debian

I had to slim Asterisk to the most minimalistic configuration possible to run on my Linksys NSLU2 (ARM cpu @ 266 Mhz, RAM 32 MB). Read it here Quote: My needs : – SIP calls between my IP phones and softphone- Incoming/Outgoing calls through a SIP ITSP (ipness.com)- Echo test to make sure audio is […]

Setting up Debian Proxy Cache server for .deb packages

Actually many people (just like me) want to setup Proxy Cache servers but they confuse the terms (or are not aware of) with setting up Debian Mirror Read it here Quote: Suppose you have multiple machines/computers running Debian Linux and you do experiment with them a lot like installing various .deb packages, tweaking some hardware, […]

4 Months and 10 Days Without Any New Debian Developer. Is Debian Dying?

It has now been more than 4 months since the last Debian developer account was created. 18 contributors have been through all steps, and are simply waiting for this simple administrative task to be done. Read the comment here Quote: Can we afford not recruiting anybody? Can we run Debian with the current manpower? I […]

Debian Sarge Ends Tour of Linux Duty

The Debian GNU / Linux distribution has announced the eighth and final update to the Debian 3.1 Sarge release. Time sure does fly. Read it here Quote: Release dates…that was the problem that plagued Debian back in 2004 with Sarge. Ubuntu which is based on Debian, has been successful in part because of its predictable […]

Scientific study about Debian Project governance and social organization

Two academic management researchers, Siobhán O'Mahony and Fabrizion Ferraro, performed a detailed scientific study about Debian Project governance and social organization from the management perspective. Read it here Quote: The authors identified four phases to the evolution of Debian’s governance system: De facto Governance (1993 – 1996); Designing Governance (1997 – 1999); Implementing Governance (1999 […]

Debian VPS Servers Now Available

Blacknight Solutions: Since there are a LOT of linux distributions we had to focus on the more important and popular ones, so Debian was pretty much top of the list. Read it here Quote: With the virtual server solution powered by Parallels you can easily manage your virtual server (with full root access) from within […]

Disinfecting a virus-laden PC with Knoppix

One of my favorite tools, as you can see from previous columns, is Knoppix. The great thing about this Linux distribution is that you don't have to know anything about Linux in order to be able to use it. Read it here Quote: Once you can get Knoppix to boot, go into the menu and […]

Steve McIntyre elected Debian Project Leader 2008

The winner of the Debian Project Leader (DPL) 2008 election is Steve McIntyre, for one year starting from April 17th, 2008. Read about it at times.debian.net Quote: The Debian Project Leader 2008 election is another confirmation of the suitability of the framework to the Project objectives, defined by the Debian Social Contract , the Debian […]

Debian Project Leader Election 2008 Results

The winner of the election is Steve McIntyre. I would like to thank all the candidates for their service to the project, for standing for the post of project leader, and for offering the developers a strong and viable group of candidates. Hi, The winner of the election is Steve McIntyre. I would like to […]

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth and final update of its old stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge'). ————————————————————————The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated press@debian.orgApril 13th, 2008 http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080413———————————————————————— Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth and final update ofits old stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux […]

SE Debian: how to make NSA SE Linux work in a distribution

Although I am writing about my work in developing SE Linux support for Debian, I am using generic terms as much as possible, as the same things need to be done for RPM based distributions. Read it here Quote: SE Linux offers significant benefits for security. It accomplishes this by adding another layer of security […]

Installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Alix board

The next step after having acquired my Alix 2C3 was to install Debian. Here’s the installation procedure in case you want to setup your own one Read it here Quote: Get yourself a CF card reader, plug in the CF card and determine what the device special file for the CF card is, for me […]

Important changes in dpkg 1.14.18 in sid

After one week in experimental, we have uploaded the latest dpkgto sid. It's targetted for lenny even if we missed the base freezeof a few days. After one week in experimental, we have uploaded the latest dpkgto sid. It's targetted for lenny even if we missed the base freezeof a few days (see our freeze […]

Configuring syslog server on debian

Like me, if you also wanted to set up a log server for gathering all the logs from your firewall, router, servers etcetera to a single log server, follow me.. Read more over here

Debaday Project Needs Your Help

Then came debaday.debian.net, a new site boldly taking up the torch. It's been going strong for a while now, but those .debs don't post themselves! The site's proprietor is hungry for your submissions. Read the call here

Final call for votes for the debian project leader election 2008

At the time of writing, less than two days before the end of the vote, the standing are still lower than the preceding poll numbers Hi, At the time of writing, less than two days before the end of the vote, the standing are still lower than the preceding poll numbers; here is a comparison […]

Old laptop and Mepis 7.0: very nice indeed

This is my note for Mepis 7.0 installed on my old-linux-friendly laptop, it's Toshiba Tecra 8200 PIII Have fun in this blog entry Quote: This laptop works great with Mepis 7.0, it feels light and stable.I have no problem with sound and video.I feel it is faster than Ubuntu, yet with 256MB RAM, running Firefox […]

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