The newsletter for the Debian community
on 05.02.2017, 00:00
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The newsletter for the Debian community

published on Sun Feb 5 00:00:00 2017 in weekly-news

For other news, please read the official Debian blog Bits from Debian, and follow which RSS-feeds the @debian profile in several social networks too.

The newsletter for the Debian community

Debian's Security Team releases current advisories on a daily basis (Security Advisories 2017). Please read them carefully and subscribe to the security mailing list.

Internal News/Happenings

The seventh update of the stable distribution Debian 8 "Jessie" was published on 14 January 2017. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

Events: Upcoming and Reports

On 25–26 February 2017 there will be a Bug Squashing Party in Endocode AG, in Berlin, Germany. See the wiki page for details.

Help needed

Debian has a 'newcomer' bug tag, used to indicate bugs which are suitable for new contributors to use as an entry point to working on specific packages. There are 188 bugs available tagged 'newcomer'.

More than just code

945 people and 17 teams are listed on the Debian Contributors page for 2017.


Freexian issues monthly reports about the work of paid contributors to Debian Long Term Support.

Quick Links from Debian Social Media

This is an extract from the feed, in which we have removed the topics already commented on in this DPN issue. You can skip this section if you already follow or the @debian profile in a social network (, GNU Social, or Twitter). The items are given unformatted, and in descending order by date (recent news at the top).