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Misc developer news (#13)

In this issue:
+ Security support for new testing (squeeze) delayed
+ New whohas tool displays other distributions that have your package
+ Documentation for python-apt
+ sbuild and wanna-build status update
+ Kernel pseudo-package removed
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In this issue:
+ Security support for new testing (squeeze) delayed
+ New whohas tool displays other distributions that have your package
+ Documentation for python-apt
+ sbuild and wanna-build status update
+ Kernel pseudo-package removed

Security support for new testing (squeeze) delayed
————————————————–

The Testing Security Team announced that security support for squeeze
will not begin immediately after the release of lenny. Users who need
security support should stay with lenny until the begin of security
support for squeeze is announced.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-testing-security-announce/2008/12/msg00019.html

— Stefan Fritsch

New whohas tool displays other distributions that have your package
——————————————————————-

Unstable features a new tool, `whohas`, which searches through a list of
distributions and displays those that also carry a version of a given
package. Currently supported are Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, openSUSE,
Slackware, Source Mage, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Fink and
MacPorts. It can be helpful to maintainers to find new packaging ideas or
patches.

http://packages.debian.org/whohas

— Thijs Kinkhorst

Documentation for python-apt
—————————-

There is now documentation available for python-apt, documenting the
complete API. I created it in a half week using Sphinx and
reStructuredText. This is a help for everyone who develops with
python-apt which has been lacking a lot of documentation previously. The
whole documentation is included in version 0.7.9~exp2 of python-apt.

http://apt.alioth.debian.org/python-apt-doc/

— Julian Andres Klode

sbuild and wanna-build status update
————————————

Over the last three months, a number of large changes have been made, and
more are planned both in the near future and for Squeeze. sbuild is now
fully usable with contemporary wanna-build and buildd, and has had many
improvements made. Most recent work has focussed on wanna-build, with
several usability improvements made, as well as bug fixing. Changes made
on the buildds, but not previously available in a public SCM, have also
been merged, so wanna-build now contains all of the functionality present
on the live wanna-build installation. Ongoing work includes modularising
wanna-build in order to replace the MLDBM database backend with a more
flexible PostgreSQL backend.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/01/msg00061.html

— Roger Leigh

Kernel pseudo-package removed
—————————–

The pseudo-package “kernel” has been removed, since nowadays all kernel
images are built from the single source package “linux-2.6″. reportbug
has already been modified in experimental to report all bugs directed
against “kernel” to the linux-2.6 source package.

— Moritz Muehlenhoff

– Raphaël Hertzog Le best-seller français mis à jour pour Debian Etch : http://www.ouaza.com/livre/admin-debian/

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