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FTPTeam changes

Hi small, still important, announce: We got 4 new FTPTeam members today!

bits from the DPL for June 2011

Dear Developers, another month, another bit(s). (This report was meant to be sent out about a week ago, so it covers happenings in DPL land for June. Bear with me for further news shortly after the end of DebConf.)

Debian Project News – May 2nd, 2011

Welcome to this year’s seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.

Report from Med@Tel

I would like to give a short report about my presence at Med@Tel in Luxembourg. This conference for medicine informatics had some Open Source track and the organisers invited me to give an introduction about Debian Med.

Debian Project News – March 28th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Debian Derivatives Exchange project launched

The Debian Project has taken another important step towards better collaboration with its more than 300 derivative distributions by launching the Debian dErivatives eXchange project (DEX).

Debian Project News – March 14th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include…

Bit from the SRMs: the “stable-updates” suite

With the release of Squeeze, a new suite is available on all mirrors of the Debian archive. This suite is known as “stable-updates” and replaces the “volatile” archive which was used in previous releases.

Misc Developer News (#26)

The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews Please contribute short news about your work/plans/subproject. In this issue: + DebConf news + Multiarch support + win32-loader.exe available from the mirrors network + Team-specific NM questions + Debian games team meeting

Project Secretary appointment

Dear Developers, as per Constitution §7.2, me and the current Project Secretary have agreed in (re-)appointing Kurt Roeckx as Project Secretary for another term. The term will start tomorrow, 20 February 2011, and will last for 1 year. – Kurt Roeckx, Stefano Zacchiroli

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (“Squeeze”). It is replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors. Its management will move to the Debian Release Team, who already manage regular updates to Debian stable and oldstable.

Misc Developer News (#24)

The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews Please contribute short news about your work/plans/subproject. In this issue: + Debian QA meeting + squeeze release live microblogging + Debian derivatives census + planet.debian.org policy + List of override disparities

Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it will be present at several events in the coming weeks, ranging from developer oriented conferences to user oriented trade fairs. As usual, upcoming events are also listed on our website [1].

Debian derivatives census

The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to participate in a census[1] of Debian derivatives. In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives[2] front desk[3][4]. Debian encourages members of derivative distributions to contribute their ideas, patches, bug reports to […]

Bits from the Security Team (for those that care about bits)

In the weekend 14-16 January 2011, the Debian Security Team convened in Linux Hotel, Essen. We discussed many things, a lot of security work was done and of course the necessary socialising wasn’t forgotten. We’d like to thank the Linux Hotel for again receiving us in such a great way!

Debian Project News – January 14th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.

Release Update: deep freeze, remaining bugs, schedule, themes and Wheezy

Hello! Another month has passed since our last email, and we’re just missing you all so much, so we thought we’d write and let you know what we’re up to.

Debian Installer 6.0 Beta2 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze.

Debian Project News – November 8th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include…..

Misc Developer News (#24)

In this issue: + Screenshots on packages.d.o + BTS version tracking explained + Latest features of dpkg-dev + Searching for bugs using Ultimate Debian Database + Re-evaluate the state of backported packages

Bits from the Website Team

This status message is long overdue, hope not all of you have lost trust yet that the webteam is actually doing work.

Guidelines for applying as non-uploading DD

Hello, After the last GR[1] passed, it’s time to publish the initial version of the procedure we have in place at the moment, so that people can apply.

Debian Installer 6.0 Beta1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze.

Bits from ftp-team (aka: Don’t upload RC fixes to NEW queue)

Hi! One of the side effects of the freeze [1] of our upcoming stable release – squeeze – is that not all tasks get done as quickly as you might be used to in the past. For example, work on things that are not entirely release critical, like processing the NEW queue [2], are not […]

Misc Developer News (#23)

The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews Please contribute short news about your work/plans/subproject. In this issue: + Debian MiniConfs + Debian Maintainer index + GoogleCode redirector + Commit rights to Debian Project News for DDs + Debian Developer Portfolio Service + #debian-ubuntu on OFTC + Team uploads

Debian Project At LSM/RMLL 2010

Debian Project At LSM/RMLL 2010: The Debian Project is happy to announce that it will be represented at the Libre Software Meeting / Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (LSM/RMLL) event in Bordeaux, France, this year. At the booth, members of the project will be available for questions and discussions and will give a preview of […]

Bits from the Release Team: current status; where next; scheduling

Hi, As promised, another regular(ish) update on the state of the Squeeze release and our plans for the remainder of the cycle.

Debian Installer string freeze: translations to complete (deadline July 4th)

Debian Installer is currently under a full string freeze, as part of the preparation of an upcoming release (a release of Debian *Installer*, *not* a release of Debian).

Debian Project News – May 31st, 2010

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the Debian Project Leader * Parallel booting enabled by default * DebConf Reconfirmation Deadline * Declassification of the debian-private mailing list * LILO about to be removed in Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” * […]

Recent changes in dpkg

Hello, The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes. Let’s skim over them:

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