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Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian 8 “Jessie”.

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 release candidate

Well, it has been a long, long wait for the next major release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). The last “rollup” release, with the latest Update Pack (UP6 at that time) included in the ISO images, was a year ago, LMDE 201303.

Updated Debian 7: 7.4 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth 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.

Using cloud to rebuild Debian

Making sure that all packages are of necessary quality is hard work. That’s why there is freeze before releasing new Debian to make sure that there are no known release critical bugs.

Bits from the release team (freeze time line)

* Jessie Freeze Time line * Integrating piuparts output into Britney * Britney changes * Architecture changes

Release sprint results – team changes, auto-rm and arch status

—–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA256 In this new and exciting update from your Debian Release Team… * Team Membership * Auto-removal of non-leaf packages * Release Goals * Architecture Status * ia64 in danger * sparc/ppc/mips/kfreebsd at risk * s390 dropped from testing * Default Urgency * Sprint

Bits from the Release Team (Jessie freeze info)

Freeze date and Freeze Policy for Jessie – We are happy to announce that we will freeze Jessie at 23:59 UTC on the 5th of November 2014.

Announcing Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1 (wheezy)

Debian Edu is a complete operating system for schools. Through its various installation profiles you can install servers, workstations and laptops which will work together on the school network. With Debian Edu, the teachers themselves or their technical support can roll out a complete multi-user multi-machine study environment within hours or a few days.

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.

First beta release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy

These are the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1+edu0~b0, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”

Fourth alpha release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy

New features for Debian Edu 7.1+edu0~alpha3 released 2013-07-03 These are the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1+edu0~alpha3, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”.

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.

Second alpha release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy

New features for Debian Edu 7.0.0 alpha1 released 2013-05-14 This is the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.0.0 edu alpha1, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”.

Debian Wheezy released, no support for secure boot

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.

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 […]

Bit from the Release Team: I think I feel a song coming on… Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!

Hi, As you may already know, we’ve passed responsibility for Wheezy to the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released!

Debian developers set to party

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 […]

Debian Wheezy Now Has Less Than 100 Critical Bugs

Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out.

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) […]

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 Installer 7.0 Release Candidate 1 published

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

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.

Bits from the release team – Freeze update

Hi all, It’s been a while since there’s been an update from the Release team, so please have a look at the below!

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth 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 Installer 7.0 Beta1 release

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

Debian Wheezy has been frozen

Yesterday evening, automatic migrations of packages from Unstable to Testing were stopped. Only packages waiting to be migrated from Unstable to Testing were given automatic freeze exceptions (like Nginx).

Bits from the Release Team: Final countdown!

Hi, We know no-one likes reading long mails on d-d-a, so we’ll keep this short: we’ll be stopping automatic migrations of packages from unstable to testing – aka freezing – on June 30th.

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian Wheezy.

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian Wheezy.

“Squeeze” based Debian Edu version released

The Debian Edu Team is pleased to announce the release of Debian Edu “Squeeze” 6.0.4+r0! Debian Edu (aka “Skolelinux”) is a Debian Pure Blend specifically targeted at schools and educational institutions, and provides a completely configured school network environment out of the box.

Third Debian Edu Squeeze based release candidate, 6.0.4 edu rc3, 2012-03-04

We are very happy to announce “Debian Edu Squeeze 6.0.4 rc3″, as we believe this is what we will release as r0 very soon! See below for 6.0.4 r0 and 6.0.4 r1 release schedules!

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