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Init wars: Debian technical panel to decide

The leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Lucas Nussbaum, has announced that the question of which init system will be the default in the next release, Jessie, will be decided by the project’s technical committee.

Call for Jessie artwork proposals

Aloha, hackers, As some of you notice from the slamn’ default background in wheezy[1], (BTW; a round of applause for Adrien Aubourg for creating Joy!) we ask for contributions to the debian-desktop team in the form of themeing.

Debian Project News – November 13th, 2013

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 […]

Moving from Ubuntu to Debian

With the recent changes and events around Ubuntu, I have decided to start using Debian for my personal desktop and server OS. I thought I would detail the reasons behind my decision and my experience while making the switch.

Debian PVHVM vs PV

This time, it’s not a news about Xen Orchestra, but a benchmark of virtualization mode: PVHVM vs PV. When I saw the numbers from Rackspace, well… I choose to do my own tests here, despite it’s in other context (small test lab). We’ll (re)explain concepts first, then our test protocol and at least the results.

Debian is threatening to switch their default DE to XFCE if Gnome 3 doesn’t bring back a “more comfortable” interface for Gnome 2 users.

In a Debian GIT commit post Sunday, it was announced that they will again review XFCE as a promising option to replace Gnome 3 in the famous Linux distro.

Debian To Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

Debian developers have been in a very polarized discussion recently about replacing their default SysVinit system with a more modern init system; namely, Debian developers are evaluating whether to use systemd or Upstart.

I miss Debian tools

It is nearly two months since I switched from Debian/Ubuntu to Fedora/RHEL. And I start to miss Debian tools… Under Debian (which also means derivatives like Ubuntu) I used simple set of tools and I have found their Fedora replacements:

Windows 7 vs Windows 8 vs Ubuntu vs OS X vs Debian vs Chromebook

Windows 7 and RHEL at work; Windows 8 on my desktop gaming and media production machine at home; Ubuntu and OS X on my Macbook air; Debian my small home server; and a Chromebook to play around and casual web surfing.

bits from the DPL — October 2013

Hi, Here is my 7th monthly report, for October 2013. Outline: ——– – Participation in Outreach Program For Women – Ongoing discussion on init systems – Discussion on using Content Delivery Networks – manpages.debian.net becomes manpages.debian.ORG – how-can-i-help now lists packages removed from testing – packaging-tutorial translated to Japanese, Portuguese and Russian – Assets – […]

Debian Project News – October 28th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s nineteenth 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 […]

Debian Policy 3.9.5.0 released

Dear all, I have just uploaded the Debian Policy 3.9.5.0. The main change is the recommendation that “Packages should remove all obsolete configuration files without local changes during upgrades” (10.7.3). Most of the other changes consist in a more extensive documentation of already existing practices.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Debian OpenSSL Bug: Backdoor or Security Accident?

So was this problem a backdoor, purposefully introduced? It seems unlikely. The maintainer who made the change, Kurt Roeckx, was later made Secretary of the Debian Project, suggesting that he’s a real and trustworthy person and probably not a fake identity made up by the NSA to insert a vulnerability.

Debian Project News – September 16th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s sixteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Women IRC meeting * Bits from the Release Team * Bits from the DPL * Videos of DebConf13 available * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New […]

bits from the DPL – August 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for August 2013 (+ the beginning of September).Enjoy. Outline: ——– – DebConf – Follow-up: survey of new contributors – Participation in OpenZFS initiative – Status of MariaDB for Debian – Outreach Program for Women – Assets – DPL Helpers and DPL TO-DO list (help needed!)

Call for Jessie Release Goals

The Release Team calls for the submission of release goals for the Jessie cycle. Release goals are areas of functionality which developers would like to see as an aim for the next release. They will not hold up the release, but allow the bugs opened for that goal to be of severity ‘important’.

Bug Squashing party for Debian and Ubuntu in Oslo, Norway weekend 2013-10-12/13

Do you want to learn how to fix bugs in Debian and Ubuntu. Did a bug in your favourite program annoy you for a while, and you want to do your part to get rid of it for good?

Debian Virtualization: LXC Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization allows the creation of multiple virtual machines (VM) on top of an existing computer, each VM configured in a very specific way. All virtual machines run in parallel alongside the regular host applications, without affecting the host system. The type of virtualization I am currently using is Linux containers (LXC), a lightweight virtualization technology […]

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