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Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.8 released

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

Ada Lovelace Day: meet some of the “women behind Debian”!

“Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women – whether engineers, scientist, technologists or mathematicians – who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM”.

Debian Projet News – October 14th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Outreach Program for Women matching fund 2013 * Bits from the DPL * Debian behind the biggest website in Sweden * Automatic removal of packages from testing * Interviews * Other news * […]

s390 removed from jessie

Hi, as of tonight, s390 has been removed from the jessie suite on ftp-master. The s390x architecture has replaced it starting with the wheezy release. s390 remains in sid for the moment, but is likely to go away “soon”. Cheers, Julien

Using RoundCube Webmail With ISPConfig 3 On Debian Wheezy (nginx)

This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and nginx, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user […]

Bits from the Release Team (Jessie freeze info)

Freeze date and Freeze Policy for Jessie – We are happy to announce that we will freeze Jessie at 23:59 UTC on the 5th of November 2014.

Bonus: D is for Debian

About six months ago I scoured an ancient Debian package-a-day web site for all its fruit (with bew, if you must know), and came up with a long list of applications … some text-only, some graphical.

Updated Debian 7: 7.2 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename `wheezy’). 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.

Mini-Debconf in Cambridge, UK – November 14-17 2013 – update

Hi folks! Back in August, I announced [1] a mini-debconf in Cambridge, to be held on the 14-17 November. With just over a month to go, it’s time for an update on the organisation and a reminder for potential attendees and speakers.

bits from the DPL — September 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for September 2013 (+ the beginning of October). Let’s also use this opportunity to call for help on two key parts of our infrastructure.

The technology behind the website that 30% of Swedes visit every day

3 million unique visitors each day, that is how much traffic Aftonbladet.se, the biggest website in Sweden, handles. Add to that the 15 TB of data the site pumps out daily and you get some idea of the scale of its operations. And keep in mind Sweden is a country with only 9.6 million people.

MediaTomb UPnP Media Server – Debian.

MediaTomb allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.: PlayStation3 (PS3),Xbox 360,tunery satelitarne,tunery DVB i DVB-T,smart TV/DVD,youview..

How to block countries using iptables – Debian

Short and precise guide on how to block countries using iptables 1. Install some needed iptables-geoip dependencies . 2. Install modules xtables-addons. 3. Download and install database geoip (maxmind). 4. Configure iptables. 5. ISO 3166 Country Codes.

Writing a Book Using Debian GNU/Linux

The world discovered that sharing works well in information processing and millions of developers and thousands of corporations now contribute to this ecosystem which has spawned hundreds of distributions of GNU/Linux such as Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu GNU/Linux and Linux-based Android/Linux which runs on everything from desktop PCs to lawnmowers.

BeagleBone Black: Now Running Debian 8.0 (Jessie) with Xfce4 on the eMMC

Yesterday, after bombing my Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) installation on my BeagleBone Black’s eMMC, I decided to do my best in getting Debian 8.0 to work with latest Linux Kernel and go a step further, run the Xfce Desktop Environment. The result is, sort of a usable system, however, my eMMC is almost out of […]

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Debian Wheezy – Automatic File Replication (Mirror) Across Two Storage Servers

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Debian Wheezy) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Debian Wheezy as well) will be able to access the storage […]

Debian’s Google Summer of Code 2013 Wrap-up

Hi everyone, Debian participated in Google Summer of Code this year (our eighth year!) with sixteen projects. We are very happy to report that fifteen projects finished successfully, with some of the students greatly exceeding our expectations.

Debian Project News – September 30th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s seventeenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * A summary of Debian GSoC 2013 * Coming updates for Wheezy and Squeeze * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * […]

Announcing Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1 (wheezy)

Debian Edu is a complete operating system for schools. Through its various installation profiles you can install servers, workstations and laptops which will work together on the school network. With Debian Edu, the teachers themselves or their technical support can roll out a complete multi-user multi-machine study environment within hours or a few days.

Automatic removal of packages from testing

As we announced, we are going to start automatic removals from testing of some RC buggy packages, to help lower the number of outstanding RC bugs which affect the jessie release.


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