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How to experiment with LXC on Debian

Okay LXC is hot and getting widely used by different stack in the infrastructure.So I decided to play with it little bit and show you how you can actually do it yourself with minimal fuss. I am sitting on Debian Wheezy and I will get debian lxc container to run it on top of host […]

MiniDebConf in Barcelona – March 15 & 16 2014

Debian Women is proud to announce that it will hold a MiniDebConf in Barcelona on 15-16 March 2014, where Debian enthusiasts from far and wide will gather to talk about the latest Debian changes and the Debian community, as well as to meet new and old friends.

Debian Wheezy for AC68 and AC56 + OwnCloud

Have the Merlin firmware installed on your router. Have a disk formatted in ext4 and attached to the router. Have ssh shell running Create a folder called “debian” and share it via Samba

Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg/Austria – 25-27 April 2014

We are happy to invite you to the second Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg, Austria, on the weekend of 25-27 April, 2014 [BSPSBG]. Come and help to freeze Jessie in time by squashing bugs with us!

How Fake Debian Developers Have Been Trying To Scam Games From Valve

According to Collabora’s Jo Shields, who is responsible for verifying the claims, the majority of responses have been from legitimate devs, with 279 approved so far and only 22 enquires refused. Of those 22, 10 were honest requests that didn’t meet the criteria, while seven were half-hearted (and easily identifiable) scam attempts. The last five, […]

Getting into Debian

Finally, I decided a few weeks ago to spread out my after-hours community a activity beyond Ubuntu, and I’ve settled on the Debian new maintainers Django website as somewhere I can easily start.

Getting Movistar Peru ZTE MF193 work in Debian

After so many attempts to have my shiny Movistar Peru (Internet Móvil) 3G ZTE MF193 modem to work out-of-the-box in Debian jessie (unstable) with NetworkManager, the word frustration was hitting on my head. Even trying to do the right thing, led me to craziness. I gave up on fanzines and decided to take the old-school […]

Thoughts on the default init system for Debian discussion

The Debian tech committee is deciding on the default init system for Debian. Personally I’m totally biased and think the only realistic choice is systemd. I loved Upstart when it was written, but actually I think the default init system is really of no concern at all.

Debian init decision further isolates Ubuntu

Going forward, systemd will be Debian’s default init system for Linux distributions, an init system soon to be used by every other major Linux distribution other than Ubuntu.

Systemd Init System In Debian Jessie – Democratic Decision or unCivil War?

This brief summary hides all the details of the angry words, posturing, taking sides, beating up on people and calling for a ban on an individual member and replacing the chairman… Such drama. I wonder if there will be a movie? I think we should just live with the decision and move forward.

Debian technical committee votes for systemd over Upstart

Debian technical committee was discussing the default init system for Debian and it boiled down to basically systemd, which is developed by the larger free software community (lead by Lennart Poettering), and Upstart which was developed by Canonical employees.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.9 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth 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.

Debian Services Census

Hi, We’ve just started the Debian Services Census and we’d like *you* to participate in it. The Debian Services Census is an attempt to gather detailed information about software services for the Debian community. It doesn’t matter where these services live or who provides them. For now we are only interested in their existence.

DebConf14 organizing team needs your help to raise funds! (Won’t take long.)

We are now contacting potential sponsors from all around the globe, and need to ask all Debian contributors to think if they have any personal connections to Debian-friendly organizations, that might be interested in sponsoring DebConf14. This would be particularly useful if they are organizations that are either new to sponsoring Debian, or have not […]

Debian Project News – February 10th, 2014

Welcome to this year’s third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2014 * Bits from the Release Team * Reports from recent Debian Sprints * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian […]

Call for Debian projects and mentors in the Google Summer of Code 2014

Good news everybody! Google Summer of Code [0] is starting its tenth edition right now, and the Debian Project will be applying for a mentoring organization spot again this year, for the ninth time [1].

Running YouTrack Issue And Project Tracking Tool On nginx (Debian Wheezy)

YouTrack is an issue and project tracking tool written in Java. This tutorial explains how to serve YouTrack through an nginx webserver on Debian Wheezy.

Valve Releases Complete Operating System with SteamOS

SteamOS is based on Debian-Linux operating system and was released in December 13th 2013 as beta form. This platform is originally intended for Steam Machines, but is also available for anyone wishing to make their own. http://www.pc-tablet.com/32192-valve-releases-complete-operating-system-with-steamos/

Project Secretary appointment

Dear Project Members, It’s that time of the year again: the Project Secretary’s appointment is going to expire soon, on February 19th.

Updated Debian 7: 7.4 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth 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.

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Bits from the Lintian maintainers ================================= * New Lintian maintainer * Detection of non-free files * Automatic reprocessing on lintian.d.o

Bits from the Release Team: Architecture health check

* Architecture health check * “Recursive” auto-removals temporarily suspended * Auto-removals now listed on the PTS


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