There may be a few minor issues here and there, but my experience, in nearly 13 years of use of the i386 port, seven years of use of the amd64 port and about four years of use of the mips port, has been very good, with just one breakage, of the package CUPS, on my […]
Given the rise of collaboration, through collab-maint and packaging teams, it is more important than ever that workflows and tools are easily understood and documented. This lets new contributors (including people new to Debian) jump in more quickly and with less risk of disruption.
There are some tools we can use to try to protect ourselves, and one of them is Tor, the onion router. Tor was originally developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for protecting government communications.
I’ve watched the progress of Linux over quite some time and can’t help but conclude that development in the Debian community has become dogmatic, stodgy, and held back for no other reason than pure politics and control issues.
Even though I’ve used the Amazon service a couple of times myself, I really know next to nothing about Debian packages, and it’s safe to say that the underlying build process has been more or less a complete mystery to me.
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so excited to present you the official blog of the Debian Project. The idea is to make it the voice of the project, in addition to the official press releases and DPN, our bi-weekly newsletter.
These days, Debian seems to be enjoying a modest comeback among experienced users. Hardly a week goes by when I don’t hear on social networking sites of two or three people giving Debian another look. Many users hesitate to switch to Debian. The distribution is surrounded by myths, many of them adding to an impression […]
The Debian Project has published the results of its election of the new Debian Project Leader (DPL). Lucas Nussbaum was voted the new DPL after Stefano Zacchiroli, who has led the Debian community for three consecutive years, didn’t stand for re-election. Nussbaum was selected from three nominees – the other two being Gergely Nagy and […]
The deadline for sponsored registration for DebConf13 in Switzerland, originally 2013-05-15, has officially been extended to Sunday May 19th. After this deadline you won’t be able to apply for sponsored food, accomodation or travel anymore.
A number of potential Summer of Code students are now looking at the question of how to improve RTC in Debian. Making RTC available as a service to the Debian community may be part of the solution, as this would give the community a foundation to test things against and a useful tool for communication.
Debian is the granddaddy of Linux distros, it forms the basis for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and many other desktop linux distros. Yet many folks who are new to Linux might not even have heard of Debian. This is a shame because it has quite a lot to offer in its own right, aside from everything […]
How do I install rubygems package manager for Ruby on rails (RoR) under Debian or Ubuntu Linux operating systems? gem1.8 or gem command is the front end to RubyGems – a sophisticated package manager for Ruby. You need to install the following packages:
Code-named “Wheezy,” the new release brings several compelling new features, including an improved installer, multiarch support, tools for deploying private clouds, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front ends that remove the need for third-party repositories.
When a Debian release is declared stable, it’s very exciting. Debian can be used for many different purposes. Hence it’s own tag-line ‘The Universal Operating System’. It can be run as a server, a desktop system or be used as a core for other distributions to base their own operating system.
Following the release of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0, codenamed Wheezy, comes early news of “Jesse.” While it’s still really really early, it’s never too soon to move on. So, while Jesse gets her attention, Wheezy and Squeeze backport rules are tightened.
The decision to make Debian the default image type for Google Compute Engine was announced by the company on Thursday. As a consequence, Google’s stripped down Linux OS GCEL (Google Compute Engine Linux) is being deprecated in favor of Debian 6.0 and 7.0
“CrunchBang Linux is a Debian based distro with the Openbox window manager on top of it. So it is Debian under the hood with Openbox on the surface,” says distro supporter Larry Cafiero. A glance through the #! (CrunchBang) forums showed an exceptionally fast response rate to problems posted there
Specifically, the ISS astronauts will be using computers running Debian 6. Earlier, some of the on-board computers had been using Scientific Linux, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone. While not the newest version of Debian, Debian 7 has just been released, Debian is nothing if not well-tested and reliable.
The Debian GNU/Linux project released version 7.0 of its well-known Linux distribution on May 4, two years and three months after the last version came out.
Welcome to this year’s ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Release date for Wheezy announced * First Qt 5 packages in experimental * Debian Edu Wheezy alpha release * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the […]
Dear all, Registration is now open for DebConf13, which will take place in Le Camp near Vaumarcus, Switzerland, from Sunday 11 August to Saturday 17 August 2013. The registration deadline for those who wish to make sponsorship applications is Wednesday 15 May 2013. After this date, you can still register, but you will need to […]
Hi! Given I’m determined to keep a monthly cadence of DPL “bits”, I thought it would be a good idea to try to send them near the beginning of each month, even if that meant sending first bits that only cover my first 13 days as the Debian Project Leader.
After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code name “Wheezy”). This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support , several specific tools to deploy private clouds , an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove […]
Hi, As you may already know, we’ve passed responsibility for Wheezy to the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released!
We’ve done all we can so far: Debian Women, the Diversity Statement, the anti-harassment contact, gender neutral language, lots of education all round, but we still suffer from a strong gender imbalance in Debian. I think that the reason is that the majority group of cisgender men in the project, although they don’t actively work […]
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 […]
April 30th, 2013 by cj2003
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.
April 30th, 2013 by cj2003
This is the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux ~7.0.0 edu alpha0, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”.
April 26th, 2013 by cj2003
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
April 24th, 2013 by cj2003
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
April 21st, 2013 by cj2003