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DebConf11 ends as another success for the Debian Project

The annual Debian Conference ended today after being held for the previous week in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has been a great success for the Debian Project.

New beowulf cluster at EDF (200 Tflops) based on Debian 6.0 Squeeze

Électricité de France S.A. is pleased to announce that its new supercomputer, which is 200 Tflops and 43rd in the latest TOP500 (June 2011) [1], is based on Debian Squeeze.

16 months of debian sprints

I’ve proposed a DebConf11 BoF on Debian sprints and, more generally, on how we have been using Debian money in the past 1.3 years.

16 months of debian sprints

I’ve proposed a DebConf11 BoF on Debian sprints and, more generally, on how we have been using Debian money in the past 1.3 years.

How To Configure Automatic Updates On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how to configure a Debian Squeeze system to have package updates installed automatically without user interaction. In addition to that I will show you what needs to be done to have the system email you about available updates on a daily basis.

DebConf 11 started

DebConf 11, the annual Debian conference opened its doors today in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Perl6 (aka rakudo) is available on Debian

Thanks to Gabor Szabo for the Perl6 talk he gave at FOSDEM. His talk made me think: “Why the hell don’t we have rakudo on Debian ?”. So I stepped up, pushed to get a recent parrot package, ghedo and I created a pkg-rakudo team on Alioth, and we updated the old rakudo package done […]

Debian Project News – July 25th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

How To Encrypt Directories/Partitions With eCryptfs On Debian Squeeze

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. You can use it to encrypt partitions and also directories that don’t use a partition of their own, no matter the underlying filesystem, partition type, etc. This tutorial shows how to use eCryptfs to encrypt a directory on Debian Squeeze.

DebConf video streams available

Hi! Sorry for the late notification about the video streams. We’ve been rather busy down here. People are arriving, while DebianDay, the Day open for the public has started quite successfully.

Follow us on Twitter

We’ve added a Twitter-account to make it even easier for you to get your daily dose of Debian-News – you can start following us on the right side of the front page.

Debian 7 might come in a GNU Hurd version

GNU Hurd on the other hand is an alternative kernel that the GNU software was originally written for. GNU Hurd provides the services that implement file systems, network protocols etc. over the GNU Mack microkernel. It is still a work in progress despite being in development for over 20 years.

Test Driven Development in Debian

As a nice byproduct of the huge “rolling” discussion we had back in April/May, various people have brainstormed about applying Test-Driven Development (TDD) techniques to Debian development.

Project Kronos: XenAPI on Debian and Ubuntu

The XCP team would like to formally announce Project Kronos, our port of XCP’s XenAPI toolstack to Debian and Ubuntu dom0. This will give users the ability to install Debian or Ubuntu, and then just do ‘apt-get install xapi’ in order to build a system that is (roughly) functionally equivalent to a standard XCP distribution

The Five Minute How To Install VirtualBox 4.1 Guide

Have you tried VirtualBox 4.1 yet? I hope it isn’t because the latest packaged version for your OS is 4.0.12 and you feel as if you’re stuck there. You’re not stuck there. This short tutorial will guide you through the installation. This installation is for Debian-related Linux distributions.

Bits from the Debian GNU/Hurd porters

Greetings, It has been almost three years since the last “Bits from Debian GNU/Hurd porters[1]”, it’s time for an update on the port[2].

Upgrade In-Place was Availble Long Before Apple Lion

More recently, upgrading any GNU/Linux distribution without a DVD and from a live system is the norm and I wouldn’t expect less. After all, isn’t Apple’s App Store an imitation of Debian’s APT repository or Fedora’s RPM package archives?

Dell KACE Debuts SMB System Management Appliance

In terms of what runs under the hood, the M300 takes a different direction from Dell KACE’s larger K1000 appliance. The K1000 uses an open source FreeBSD operating system as its base. In contrast, the new M300 uses a Debian Linux operating system.

Test Driving GNU Hurd, With Benchmarks Against Linux

After being in development for more than 20 years, the Hurd is finally taking some shape. In this article is a brief look at Debian GNU/Hurd along with the first-ever benchmarks of Debian GNU/Hurd against Debian GNU/Linux.

Debian invites you to Debian Day

The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian Day which will take place on July 24 2011 at Banski Dvor, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina as the first day of the annual Debian Conference.

Hurd Progresses – Debian GNU/Hurd by end of 2012?

The GNU Hurd developers are moving forward with their work on the free software operating system. According to the most recent progress report from the project, there is now a “real plan” to release a Hurd variant of Debian with the release of Debian 7.0 Wheezy.

Running an Ubuntu/Debian unconference

UCubed, the Ubuntu & Upstream Unconference, is a compact unconference that brings together Ubuntu and Debian users in one place to exchange notes, talk about what they are passionate about and share knowledge and experience. This year’s UCubed happened a few months ago at the Madlab in Manchester, and The H decided to look up […]

Community Distribution Patent Policy FAQ now available

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Community Distribution Patent Policy FAQ [1], a document meant to educate Free Software developers, and especially distribution editors, about software patent risks.

bits from the DPL for June 2011

Dear Developers, another month, another bit(s). (This report was meant to be sent out about a week ago, so it covers happenings in DPL land for June. Bear with me for further news shortly after the end of DebConf.)

Get to Know Debian Goodies

The debian-goodies package is a set of utilities that work with Debian packages and provide more information than you can (easily) get out of dpkg or the standard (Advanced Package Tool) APT utilities. Let’s take a look at some of the most useful utilities, starting with my favorite — checkrestart.

delegation for the backports team

Dear Developers, since a few months [1] the backports service [2] has become officially supported by the Debian Project. In the spirit of clarifying responsibilities and resource access control within Debian, here is (between dashed lines below) the long overdue delegation for the backports team [3].

Free anti-virus technology for Amazon EC2

AVG’s AMI consists of a hardened Debian Linux operating system with AVG’s pre-configured anti-virus technology which can be launched, ready for use, as rapidly as any other instance on Amazon EC2.

Untangle your network with a Debian appliance

Untangle it’s a software appliance (based on Debian) that can help you in managing your network from content security to web caching, remote access to policy enforcement, all from one simple, drag & drop command center.

Debian at several conferences

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it will be present at several events in the coming weeks, ranging from developer-oriented conferences to workshops for users and wannabe developers. As usual, upcoming events are listed on our website [1]. 1: >From June 27 to July 3, during Campus Party 2011 [2] in Bogotá, […]

debian society track at debconf

The idea of the Debian/Society track is to collect talks and other events that explore two society-related aspects of Debian

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