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Months Ahead of Hardware, ARMv8 Gains Debian/Ubuntu Support

One of the coolest aspects of Linux is its ability to support hardware long before other OSes – and even well before consumers can even get their hands on the hardware. Take USB 3.0, for example, which hit the kernel months before the first products hit the market, in September of 2009. And then there’s […]

Debian and Ubuntu packages for sbsigntools and efitools built

I got a lot of complaints about the lack of Debian or Ubuntu packages. Apparently alien doesn’t work all that well, and some of the packages (like libc) are too new anyway on openSUSE. So I finally figured out how to get OBS to build debian packages.

New Features Coming For Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”

With the recent release of Debian 7.0 Installer Release Candidate, the final release of Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is effectively on approach. For those not up to speed on this major Linux distribution update, here’s a list of some of the top features.

On Building a Debian Package of a Ruby Program

Building a Debian Package from a program written in Ruby is not a straightforward task. This post intends to be a step by step practical guide on packaging ruby programs based on the lessons we learned during the debianization process.

Call for Debian projects and mentors in the Google Summer of Code 2013

Fellow Debian contributors, As we did in previous years, the Debian Project is applying [0] to become a mentoring organization during the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code program [1].

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Debian Project News – February 18th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Installer 7.0 RC1 released * 700,000th bug reported * Bits from the DPL * Reports from FOSDEM * Update on Clang and Debian * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors […]

delegation for the summer of code admins, 2013 ed.

Dear project members, Google Summer of Code program (GSoC) has now been announced for its 9th edition [1,2]. Debian is going to apply for participation like we did in the past. I’m happy to inform you that we have again volunteers as (co-)admins for Debian participation: David Bremner, Nicolas Dandrimont, Paul Tagliamonte, and Sukhbir Singh.

Debian Installer 7.0 Release Candidate 1 published

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

Building Nginx From Source On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can build nginx from source on Debian Squeeze. Additionally, we will include some useful 3rd-party modules like the naxsi WAF (web application firewall), SPDY etc. At the end you will have a fully function nginx installation.

Steam for Debian

So you can download Steam for Linux now!. Or at least Ubuntu. The package needs a bit of tweaking to make it installable on Debian

DIY: Debian swirl plushie in six easy steps

I was very excited, and being the craft geek I am, I decided to bring them little handmade gifts. After some thought, I opted for a Debian swirl plush charm/keychain. And here is how I made it, in six easy steps.

How to install LibreOffice 4.0 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian…

This article describes how to install LibreOffice 4.0 on Debian-based / Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and Ubuntu. This installation method is based on the official .deb packages.

Debian Is Still Being Made To Build With LLVM/Clang

Debian developers are still working on making the operating system compiler agnostic so that its packages can be built with LLVM/Clang and other compilers rather than continuing in a monogamist relationship with GCC.

bits from the DPL: January 2013

[ insert here: “I’ve been to FOSDEM”, “I got a nasty flu”, and other $lame_excuses for the delay in sending out this report ] Dear Project Members, here’s the monthly DPL activity report, this time for January 2013.

Project Secretary appointment

Dear Project Members, it’s that time of the year again, Project Secretary appointment is about to expire, on February 19th. But fear no more, because we have a volunteer.

The Debian Package Tracking System now publishes Turtle RDF meta-data

The Debian PTS now speaks the Turtle representation format for the export of RDF meta-data about Debian source packages. Alongside HTML pages for humans, and the RDF/XML that had already been added to it this means that a new flavour of RDF is now available.

Debian Project News – February 4th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * DebConf13 venue and dates * Automating Debian bootstrapping * Interviews * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important Debian Security Advisories * […]

bridging CPAN and Debian → step2

To make the Debian-Perl module look-up more useful, there are now install instructions included. That means that all non-packaged CPAN dependencies and also all packaged ones are listed and it’s clear what can be installed from packages and what needs to be installed from CPAN. Here’s an example for App::TimeTracker:

Debian guru’s plea for sane computing future

When Bdale Garbee talks about the future of the Linux desktop, it is not so much a visionary view as a view of how he would like computing to evolve.

Why I’m Leaving Ubuntu for Debian

I’ve been using Ubuntu as my primary operating system since 2005. Back then it was truly amazing. Before I started using Ubuntu I tried out Red Hat, Mandrake (and later Mandriva), Slackware, Gentoo, and even Debian. In all of them, something didn’t work. Usually it was wifi, but sometimes it was audio or video, or […]

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