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This Week in Debian’ podcast

A few weeks ago Zack wrote about preparations for a new podcast to be called ‘This Week in Debian’. I volunteered to be interviewed, and have now talked with Jonathan Nadeau for about 30 minutes about the work of the kernel team and the release process.

Developers per country

Back in 2009, I did some analysis of the number of developers per country. Apparently, some people at DebConf remember this and asked if I could update this data. So, here we are with the 2010 version, sorted by the ratio of *active* developers per million population for each country.

Installing A Web, Email And MySQL Database Cluster (Mirror) On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

This tutorial describes the installation of a clustered Web, Email, Database and DNS server to be used for redundancy, high availability and load balancing on Debian 5 with the ISPConfig 3 control panel.

U^3 (U-Cubed) An Ubuntu / Debian event happening in Manchester on the 28th August 2010

On 28th August, MadLab is hosting U^3 (U-Cubed) – an Ubuntu and Upstream UnWorkshop day in collaboration with HacMan, ManLUG and Manchester Free Software. The day is inspired by the Ubuntu Global Jam event which is being held on the same weekend.

Mini Debian Conference – Day 0

This post attempts to share/capture the goings on that went in Pune’s 1st Mini Debian Conference #MiniDebconfIndia as well as share thoughts, ideas and experience gained therein.

Multiple java versions on debian

Debian has a nice way to handle multiple java installations on a the same machine. Let’s say that for some reason you want to have sun-java 1.5 and also 1.6 installed on the server, we can easily configure the default one with the update-java-alternatives command (part of the java-common package).

(seasoned) bits from the DPL: comm, derivatives, delegations, money

Hello world, here is a report on DPL whereabouts up to July 2010, just before DebConf. It was meant to be sent before, but DebConf has been so intense that I sat down writing it only now, apologies for the delay. I’ll separately send a DebConf-related update. As usual, a more detailed/boring activity log is […]

Report from Debian Conference

Most of the topics I encountered at the Debian Conference in New York City this week concerned outside activities or sources of software. It’s a Red Queen’s race integrating everything into the amazing distribution that is Debian.

Installing Python 2.6 on Debian Lenny

Debian has always been my number one linux choice due to its stability on a server. Most of other linux distributions release new versions too frequently, in my opinion, while there are bugs still unfixed with the existing version.

Misc Developer News (#23)

The news are collected on Please contribute short news about your work/plans/subproject. In this issue: + Debian MiniConfs + Debian Maintainer index + GoogleCode redirector + Commit rights to Debian Project News for DDs + Debian Developer Portfolio Service + #debian-ubuntu on OFTC + Team uploads

VMWare on Debian Unstable

In the past week I’ve been doing some work on the MongoDB PHP Driver, and while running the test cases I noticed that there are some issues with it when you run out of disk space. It’s sadly hard to reproduce so I set out to create a VMWare image for the MongoDB developers to […]

What to expect in Debian Squeeze??

During the annual Debian Developer Conference “Debconf10″ in New York, Debian’s release managers have announced a major step in the development cycle of the upcoming stable release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”. They announced Squeeze as frozen”.

Howto: Building Debian Linux server with CCcam

This how-to will cover the basic installation of Debian linux and getting CCcam up and running on it.

Debian’s next release frozen

The Debian GNU/Linux Project has announced that its next release, Squeeze, has been frozen. This means that no new features will be added and that work will now commence on ironing out all release-critical bugs so that Squeeze can be officially released.

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” frozen

In this very moment, during the ongoing annual Debian Developer Conference “Debconf10″ in New York, Debian’s release managers have announced a major step in the development cycle of the upcoming stable release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Debian “Squeeze” has now been frozen.

How to create a bootable USB pendrive Debian netinstall

This short guide shows you how to create a bootable USB pendrive Debian netinstall

Caching With Apache’s mod_cache On Debian Lenny

This article explains how you can cache your web site contents with Apache’s mod_cache on Debian Lenny. If you have a high-traffic dynamic web site that generates lots of database queries on each request, you can decrease the server load dramatically by caching your content for a few minutes or more (that depends on how […]

Bits from the (chilly) release team

Hi, As I’m writing this mail, Adam D. Barratt (adsb) is currently giving a presentation at Debconf about “Bits from the Release Team”. This is the mail version for those who can’t make it to New York. It contains some important information, so please read it through to the end!

Debian Linux on cheap MIPS mini netbook

Computing-wise, I’ve taken a break from the JamVM/OpenJDK port for a couple of days while I play with my latest toy : a cheap mini-netbook based on a Chinese MIPS clone.

How to configure Debian to create new added users through adduser to be secure by default / Limiting access to other user’s information

If you’re about to add new users to your Debian GNU/Linux you should have certainly noticed that the defaultusers created in /home directory are created with a 755 chmod permissions.

Debian Developer Conference Under Way in New York City

The tenth annual Debian Developer Conference has opened in New York City. DebConf 2010 is the first time the event has been held in the United States.

Debian and Plymouth

I’ve used Ubuntu for the past few years, and I’ve watched it become more and more bloated, to the point that it was almost unusable on my work PC (P4, 2GB RAM). So I took a friend’s advice and installed Debian Squeeze, and oh boy, what a difference it has been!

My life with Debian

I’m a long time Debian user. And I’m a happy Debian user. My current Debian installation is very (and I mean very, very) old. I don’t remember exactly how old it is, but it’s more than 6 years old. And it’s probably as much as 9 years old.

How to install Debian – my way

There is the easy way that you just install everything that the installation CD tells you or you can do something like the followings. My way of installing the Debian may be a little more ( ) complex but after understanding it, the whole process will be quite automated and quick.

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