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Debian Project News – Jun 10th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s twelfth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Welcome to Debian GSoC Students * Outreach Program for Women, the result of the experiment * Bits from the DPL * Expiration of debian-multimedia.org * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian […]

bits from the DPL – May 2013

Hi, Here is the monthly report for my first full month as the Debian Project Leader.

Debian Project News – May 27th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian GNU/Hurd release * DebConf 13: Call for Papers * Debian Edu Wheezy second alpha release * Bits from the piuparts maintainers * Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference Italia 2013 * Other news * Upcoming events […]

Call for Help: DebConf travel sponsorship team

We are trying to assemble a large enough (but not too large?) team to help us rate the travel sponsorship requests for DebConf13. Many aspects are still open to debate, but most probably we will follow the usual, past years’ procedure.

Debian Project News – May 13th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” released * What’s new in Debian “Wheezy” ? * DebConf11 and 12 videos * Debian beyond the cloud * Debian in Google Compute Engine * Bits from the DPL * “Coding […]

Debian Project News – April 29th, 2013

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 […]

bits from the (still learning) DPL – April 2013

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.

Debian 7.0 Wheezy released

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 [1], several specific tools to deploy private clouds [2], an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove […]

Bits of Debian Blends

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

Debian Project News – April 15th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * New DPL elected * Debian accepted for Google Summer of Code * Debian participates in Outreach Program for Women * Other news * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important Debian Security […]

Debian Project News – April 1st, 2013

Welcome to this year’s seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the Release Team * Bits from the DSA team * DebConf13 matching fund * New Maintainer process * Editorial changes to the constitution * Interviews * Other news * New Debian Contributors […]

bits from the DPL: February 2013 (and a half)

Dear project members, here’s another report of DPL activities, this time for a period longer than usual (February + 1st week of March), so that the next one will be at the very end of the current DPL term.

Eaton donates hardware to Debian

Eaton [1], a global technology leader in electrical products and long time Debian partner, has donated several large-capacity uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) for Debian’s core infrastructure located in Darmstadt, Germany and Vienna, Austria.

Debian Edu 6.0.7+r1 (aka “Debian Edu Squeeze”) updated

Hi, it’s my pleasure to announce the immediate availability of Debian Edu 6.0.7+r1 (“Debian Edu Squeeze”). Debian Edu 6.0.7+r1 is an incremental update to Debian Edu 6.0.4+r0, containing all the changes between Debian 6.0.4 and 6.0.7 as well Debian Edu specific bugfixes and enhancements. See below (in this mail) for the full list of (edu) […]

Debian Project News – March 4th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Update for Debian 6.0: 6.0.7 released * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2013 * Wheezy release progress * Debian at Open Source Conference 2013 Tokyo/Spring * arm64 image available * Other […]

Discover Debian’s hassle-free trademarks, use them to promote Debian

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that, according to the terms of the new trademark policy [1], Debian logos and marks may now be used freely [2] for both non-commercial and commercial purposes. The Debian Project encourages wide use of its marks in all ways that promote Debian and free software.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze”). 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.

Debian Project News – February 18th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Installer 7.0 RC1 released * 700,000th bug reported * Bits from the DPL * Reports from FOSDEM * Update on Clang and Debian * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors […]

bits from the DPL: January 2013

[ insert here: “I’ve been to FOSDEM”, “I got a nasty flu”, and other $lame_excuses for the delay in sending out this report ] Dear Project Members, here’s the monthly DPL activity report, this time for January 2013.

Debian Project News – February 4th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * DebConf13 venue and dates * Automating Debian bootstrapping * Interviews * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important Debian Security Advisories * […]

Call for DebConf volunteers and DebConf14/15 bids

Hi, 1. If you are interested in putting forward a bid for DebConf14, please tell us now by a message to the DebConf team list,

Bits from the Release Team: New members, Help needed and Goals

Hi all, New team member: Firstly, we would like to thank the various people who are helping with the release, filing appropriate unblocks, and reviewing diffs. We are also pleased to announce that Jonathan Wiltshire (jmw) has joined the team as a Release Assistant.

Debian Project News – January 21st, 2013

Welcome to this year’s second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from Debian Med * A look into the Linux kernel of Debian “Wheezy” * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important […]

Bits from Debian Med team

Hi, this are the new years bits from Debian Med team. We try to make the wishes for a healthy new year becoming true with Free Software.

Debian Project News – January 7th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * wiki.debian.org security breach: global passwords reset * Bits from the DPL * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important Debian Security Advisories * Work-needing packages […]

bits from the DPL: December 2012

Dear Project Members, happy new year! Here goes another report of DPL activities, this time for December 2012. This issue of the DPL-monthly is skinnier than usual: during the past month I’ve been struck by the catastrophe also known as “family holiday season”, enjoying a solid 10 day break from computer-related activities.

Misc Developer News (#31)

In this issue: + amd64 most popular architecture according to popcon + Register your media types to the IANA + First release of dput-ng in Unstable + Recent changes on the Debian QA front + Fancy graphs on lintian.d.o

Debian Project News – December 24th, 2012

Welcome to this year’s twenty-fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the DPL * Wheezy freeze: reviewers needed for unblock requests * Report from Bug Squashing Party in Mechlin * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming […]

Debian Project News – December 10th, 2012

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

bits from the DPL: November 2012

Dear Project Members, here is another (delayed) monthly report of DPL activities, this time for November 2012.

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