published on Mon Jun 28 00:00:00 2010 in weekly-news
Welcome to this year's sixth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
Bits from the Release TeamRelease manager Adam D. Barratt sent Bits from the release team, in which he welcomes Mehdi Dogguy to the team. Other enthusiastic Debian Developers who are interested are invited to contact the team.
Call for volunteers for DebConf10Gabriella Coleman sent out a call for volunteers for DebConf10 on her blog. She mentioned a list of things that DebConf needs from volunteers, so if you are in New York or environs you might consider helping out if something on the list matches your skills and interests. There is also an amazing list of free events, events that take place before, during and after DebConf. The list has theatre, movies and music as well as other types of events to choose from; during DebConf alone there are free concerts from Gil Scott Heron and Basia Bulat, just to name a couple.
Debian Live Web Images BuilderDaniel Baumann announced that thanks to outstanding Debian Live contributor Richard Nelson a live-helper web-frontend of the Debian Live Project is now available: it lets users get their own customised images without needing to install live-helper and build them on their own.
Results from the Debian community pollTorsten Werner published the results of his Debian community poll (followed by a second part) and thanks all participants. With over 80% answering that they do not contribute directly to Debian, this is the biggest ever survey of Debian's user base, giving hints on how Debian should deal with its non-free section, its release policy, and the importance of the Debian Free Software Guidelines to its user base.
FAI workshop 2010Michael Prokop mentioned on his blog that there will be an FAI workshop at the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany. FAI stands for "Fully Automated Install" and is an important tool when dealing with large numbers of computers, for example. As Michael writes: "As the name states the workshop is targeted towards FAI developers. We — the FAI developers — want to get FAI into shape for "Squeeze", discuss pending issues like Ubuntu packaging, release management and of course meet in real life for networking and socialising." Sounds like fun.
Debian Project at LSM/RMLL 2010The Debian Project will be represented at the Libre Software Meeting / Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (LSM/RMLL) event in Bordeaux, France, this year. Debian related talks have been organised, as well as a Bug Squashing Party (BSP). Everyone interested in helping Debian is welcome at the BSP; there will be enough developers around to sponsor your NMUs.
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" updatedThe fifth update of Debian's stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny") has been released. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Further updates include the Linux kernel itself as well as debian-installer.
Other newsAlexander Reichle-Schmehl announced he has again started publishing statistics of the release critical bug reports on a weekly basis.
New Developers and MaintainersThree applicants have been accepted as Debian Maintainers since the previous issue of the Debian Project News. Please welcome Carl Chenet, Mathias Behrle and Thomas Koch into our project!
Release-critical bugs statistics for the upcoming releaseAccording to the unofficial RC-bugs count, the upcoming release, Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", is currently affected by 419 release critical bugs. 65 of them have already been fixed in Debian's "unstable" branch. Of the remaining 354 release critical bugs, 55 already have a patch (which might need testing) and 19 are marked as pending.
published on Mon Jun 14 00:00:00 2010 in weekly-news
Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: