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Debian developers set to party

Twenty cities around the globe, ranging from Bangalore in India to New York in the USA, will be hosting parties this weekend. More are expected to announce they are joining in as the week progresses. There is nothing unusual in that – people party every weekend – were it not for the fact that these […]

Debian 7.0 Wheezy: Hands on with a pre-release build

I decided to take one last look at a pre-release build. My intention was to see how it looks and works in general, how it gets on with installation on various systems of mine, and whether and how it is working with GPT partitioning, UEFI BIOS, and Secure Boot.

First alpha release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy

This is the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux ~7.0.0 edu alpha0, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”.

Bits of Debian Blends

Hi, in this bits: 1. Ongoing discussion about DebTags 2. Blends metainformation in UDD and potential use in PTS 3. Talks about Blends 4. Sponsoring of Blends packages 5. GSoC projects 6. Blends Metapackages in Wheezy 7. What can you do for the Wheezy user experience right now

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Topics: – New features – Support for third-party checks – Vendor specific data files – Override comments – Loading code from $HOME/user dirs – Command-line/frontend changes – Optimizations – Help wanted

Misc Developer News (#32)

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bits from the DPL: March-April 2013

Dear Project Members,”Now that I have your attention, I would like to make the following delegations:” … nah, scrap that. In my last day in office I first of all owe you a report of DPL activities for the last reporting period of this term, i.e. March 8th until today. Here it is!

Debian Project News – April 15th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * New DPL elected * Debian accepted for Google Summer of Code * Debian participates in Outreach Program for Women * Other news * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important Debian Security […]

Debian Project Leader Election 2013 Results

Hi, The winner of the election is Lucas Nussbaum.

Debian has been accepted into GSoC 2013

Aloha, fellow developers, We’ve been accepted[1] into GSoC[2][3][4] again this year. Huzzah! I’d like to thank the Google SoC team — I know I speak for all of us when I say that we’re truely humbled to have been selected.

A Bytemark donation boosts reliability of Debian’s core infrastructure

Earlier this week, Debian started deploying machines for its core infrastructure services which will be hosted in a new data centre in York, UK. The hardware, generously donated and hosted by Bytemark Hosting [1], consists of a fully-populated HP BladeSystem (containing 16 server blades) and several HP Modular Storage Arrays (providing a total of 57 TB).

Debian Project News – April 1st, 2013

Welcome to this year’s seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the Release Team * Bits from the DSA team * DebConf13 matching fund * New Maintainer process * Editorial changes to the constitution * Interviews * Other news * New Debian Contributors […]

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