Welcome to this year’s twentieth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
* Bits from the Release Team
* s390 removed from the archive in favour of s390x
* manpages.debian.net now an official service
* Debian increases its popularity on web servers
* Other news
* Upcoming events
* New Debian Contributors
* Important Debian Security Advisories
* New and noteworthy packages
* Work-needing packages
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Bits from the DPL
Lucas Nussbaum sent his monthly report of DPL activities for
October 2013 . Among other things, Lucas mentioned important ongoing
discussions about the choice of default init system for Debian (which
has been brought to the technical committee ) and on the possible use
of CDNs  to deliver content to Debian’s users, as well as the
participation of Debian in the Outreach Program For Women.
In another message, he published the schedule of the DPL helpers
meetings  for the next few weeks.
A new service to help in making Debian bootstrappable
Johannes Schauer announced the availability of a new service,
bootstrap.debian.net , which presents in a human readable way some
useful information about source packages that need changes to make
This information is gathered from the output of botch , a tool that
can solve cyclic build dependencies using staged build information, and
then output an order in which packages must be built to end up with the
desired set of packages, thus making Debian bootstrappable in
an automatic way.
Mips64el porter box ready for use
YunQiang Su announced  that after one year and a half of work, the
mips64el port is in quite good shape with more than 7600 packages built.
YunQiang Su has received a new board which is running the mips64el port,
and is willing to give access to anyone needing to port packages to this
Last days to donate to Debian Outreach Program for Women
The matching program to help fund Debian participation in OPW will end
on November 14. There are just a few days left to make donations and
help the program reach its funding target. Brian Gupta wrote an
article  on Debian’s blog describing the rules of the matching
program. Please consider donating  today!
Charles Plessy announced  that version 188.8.131.52 of Debian Policy has
Hector Oron published minutes  of the recent DSA Team meeting.
There is one upcoming Debian-related event:
* November 14-17, Cambridge, United Kingdom — Mini-DebConf in ARM offices 
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks on
the events section  of the Debian wiki, or subscribe to one of our
events mailing lists for different regions: Europe ,
Netherlands , Hispanic America , North America .
Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party? Are
you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events? Have you delivered a
Debian talk that you want to link on our talks page ? Send an email
to the Debian Events Team .
New Debian Contributors
Four people have started to maintain packages  since the previous
issue of the Debian Project News. Please welcome Gioele Barabucci, Vitor
Augusto, Patrick Ruckstuhl, and Lars Dieckow into our project!
Important Debian Security Advisories
Debian’s Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): chromium-browser , icu , roundcube ,
iceweasel , strongswan , nss , tryton-client ,
and wireshark . Please read them carefully andtake the proper
Debian’s Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the
package: usemod-wiki (for Wheezy  and Squeeze ). Please read it
carefully and take the proper measures.
Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list  (and the separate backports
list , and stable updates list ) for announcements.
New and noteworthy packages
247 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others  are:
* ballerburg — classical castle combat game 
* cyrus-caldav — Cyrus mail system – CalDAV and CardDAV support 
* dolibarr — web based software to manage a small company or foundation 
* droopy — mini web server to let others upload files to your computer 
* flexpart — Particle Dispersion model for tracing air transport phenomena 
* fs-uae — cross-platform Amiga emulator based on UAE/WinUAE 
* hackrf — software defined radio peripheral 
* hsbrainfuck — interpreter for the brainfuck programming language 
* krb5-strength — password strength checking for Kerberos KDCs 
* salt-ssh — remote manager to administer servers via salt 
* tilem — GTK+ TI Z80 calculator emulator 
* unlambda — interpreter for the Unlambda language 
Currently  540 packages are orphaned  and 155 packages are up
for adoption : please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help .
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This issue of Debian Project News was edited by Cédric Boutillier and
Justin B Rye.