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Debian Project News – March 17th, 2014

Welcome to this year’s fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service * DebConf, past and future * Upcoming votes in the Debian Project: DPL elections and a code of conduct * Bits from […]

Debian Project Leader Elections 2014: Candidates

We’re now into the campaigning period. The candidates this year are: – Lucas Nussbaum – Gergely Nagy – Neil McGovern

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.

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 […]

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

Debian Project News – January 27th, 2014

Welcome to this year’s second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the DPL * Debian France online shop open * Valve games for Debian Members and Maintainers * Debian real-time communication * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Important […]

Misc Developer News (#34)

In this issue: + Email notifications for git commits on git.debian.org + alioth.debian.org now exports project meta-data as RDF (using DOAP/ADMS.SW) + Animate the Debian microblogging accounts! + Cryptographic verification of upstream packages + State of the debian-keyring + ci.debian.net

Debian Project News – January 6th, 2014

Welcome to this year’s first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * SteamOS, a game oriented Debian derivative * Mini-DebConf in Phnom Penh * Mini-DebConf in Barcelona * Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament to use Debian for email encryption * An automatic list of Debian […]

Updating the delegation for the Debian System Administrators (DSA)

Dear Developers, Please find below an update of the delegation for the Debian System Administrators. The only change is the addition of Héctor Orón Martínez (zumbi). Welcome, Héctor!

bits from the DPL — November 2013

Hi, Here is my 8th monthly report, for November 2013. Outline: ——– – Appointment of Keith Packard to the Debian TC – Outreach Program For Women update – Role of Release Goals – Debian Developer Certificates – Anti-Harassment contact point – Preface for the Debian Administrator’s Handbook – Assets – DPL Helpers and DPL TO-DO […]

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 […]

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 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

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.

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 * […]

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.

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 Release

Hi all, We have some ideas on how to improve the Jessie development cycle. This includes a proposed change to the testing migration rules, automated removals, automated metrics for architecture (re-)qualification and doing a roll call for porters.

bits from the DPL – July 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for July 2013 (+ the beginning of August). That was a rather slower month, with some travel (for work) and some vacations.

Debian Project News – July 22nd, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Interviews * Bits from the DPL * Community distribution * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * Work-needing packages * Want to continue reading DPN?

FTPTeam changes

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

bits from the DPL – June 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for June 2013. Outline: – State of the NEW queue – Call for help: Debian Auditors – New members in the trademark team ; logo registration – Delegations updates – Debian now a member of the Network Time Foundation – Follow-up on debian-multimedia.org – Assets – DPL helpers meetings […]

Debian Project News – July 8th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fourteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * All Debian source are belong to us * Updating delegations * Debian Trademark Team * Architectures supported in Jessie * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and […]

Misc Developer News (#33)

In this issue: + Debian sysadmin sprint + Introducing sources.debian.net + codesearch.d.n source code released + Targets for package review + DDPO improvements

Debian Project News – June 24th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s thirteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for theDebian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * DebConf13 will have its DebCamp * Debian Code Search on video * Bits from the Debian System Administrators * Interviews * Other news * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * Work-needing […]

Updated Debian 7: 7.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first 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.

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