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Debian Project News – November 7th 2011

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

DebConf12 Nicaragua dates confirmed

DebConf12 to take place in Managua, Nicaragua in July 2012 The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, has confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf12.

Bits from the New Maintainer^WMember process

Hello, there have been some imporant things happening on the NM process over the last months, and it’s time to collect them together into a proper announcement: “New Maintainer process” becomes “New Member process”

Bits from dpkg developers – dpkg 1.16.1

we just released dpkg 1.16.1 to unstable. It comes with several disruptive changes that you need to be aware of. Please read carefully.

Debian Project News – September 19th, 2011

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

bits from the DPL for August 2011

Dear Developers, August has been a rather short month in DPL land, given that I took two weeks off. Here is a report of DPL activities for the rest of the month.

bits from the DPL for July 2011

Dear Developers, here is a report of DPL activities for July 2011. I apologize for the embarrassing delay, but I’ve been away, shamelessly on vacation, for the first half of August. On the bright side, this delay means that very soon you will re-hear back from me for a report about August, happy?

Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

The Debian Project is pleased to mark the 18th anniversary of Ian Murdoch’s founding announcement [1]. Quoting from the official project history [2]: “The Debian Project was officially founded by Ian Murdock on August 16th, 1993. At that time, the whole concept of a ‘distribution’ of Linux was new. Ian intended Debian to be a […]

Debian Project News – August 15th, 2011

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

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Topics: Vendor profiles – Configuration file changes – Changes to Lintian options – Other improvements – Known bugs and issues – Help us help you

New beowulf cluster at EDF (200 Tflops) based on Debian 6.0 Squeeze

Électricité de France S.A. is pleased to announce that its new supercomputer, which is 200 Tflops and 43rd in the latest TOP500 (June 2011) [1], is based on Debian Squeeze.

Debian Project News – July 25th, 2011

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

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 at several conferences

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 workshops for users and wannabe developers. As usual, upcoming events are listed on our website [1]. 1: http://www.debian.org/events/ >From June 27 to July 3, during Campus Party 2011 [2] in Bogotá, […]

Bits from the Release Team – minutes (pt 1), retrospective, time based freezes and more!

In this update: * Release Team sprint minutes * Squeeze wrap up/retrospective * Release team membership/workload * Time based freezes * Migrations from unstable to testing * Misc, and what’s in the next update

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.2 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first 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 to serious problems.

Debian Project News – June 24th 2011

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

Debian Project News – July 8th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include * Report from LinuxTag 2011 * Testing new hardware support for Debian 6.0.2 * Bits from the Perl maintainers * Report from the Alioth sprint * Bits from the DPL * New mirrors closer to […]

bits from the DPL: some oldies

Dear Developers, another month has passed, time for another update of what has been going on in DPL-land. Since the last update of mine—released shortly after the recent elections [1]—has been mostly about “DPL interaction tips & tricks”, this one will cover the time span from mid April to now. Better get started …

Report from the Alioth Sprint

Alioth has become an important part of the Debian infrastructure in recent years; it has been used by more and more people and teams inside Debian, as well as by some upstream projects.

Debian announces Chinese Mirror

The Debian project is proud to announce the availability of a new primary mirror in mainland China. The new mirror, ftp.cn.debian.org [1], will significantly reduce network latency to the Debian software repositories and help to raise Debian’s profile in China, and is accessible via IPv6 as well as via IPv4.

Debian Project News – May 17th 2011

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

DNS security extensions now available for Debian’s zone entries

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that its domains debian.org and debian.net are now secured by the DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC). The corresponding DNS records have recently been added in the .net and .org zones.

Debian Project News – May 2nd, 2011

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

bits from the DPL: the start of the term

Hi everybody, sorry for the delay [1], it’s about time that I thank you all and recall some practical information about how to use DPL “services”.

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…

Bits from the Debian Installer Team

It has been a long time since we sent the last bits from the Debian Installer Team. Since then Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’ was released and a lot has changed inside the team and in the installer itself. We intend to use this e-mail to summarise it and communicate better with people interested on helping with […]

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.

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