Sixth alpha release of the installer for Debian 9 "stretch"
There are many improvements as Debian Pure Blends available in the software selection screen, improvements in accessibility, Linux 4.5.0-2, more hardware supported... Testing and feedback are welcome!
Bits from Debian: Imagination accelerates Debian development for 64-bit MIPS CPUs
2016-05-18T07:30:05Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: Imagination accelerates Debian development for 64-bit MIPS CPUs
The SDNA-7130 (Software Defined Network Appliance) platforms are developed by Rhino Labs, a leading provider of high-performance data security, networking, and data infrastructure solutions.
With these new devices, Debian developers will have free access to a wide range of 32- and 64-bit MIPS-based platforms
Debian MIPS ports are also possible thanks to donations from the aql hosting service provider, the Eaton remote controlled ePDU, and many other individual members of the Debian community.
The Debian project would like to thank Imagination, Rhino Labs and aql for this coordinated donation.
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Bits from Debian: New Debian Developers and Maintainers (March and April 2016)
2016-05-16T22:15:06Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: New Debian Developers and Maintainers (March and April 2016)
The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:
- Sven Bartscher (kritzefitz)
- Harlan Lieberman-Berg (hlieberman)
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Bits from Debian: What does it mean that ZFS is included in Debian?
2016-05-15T21:00:06Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: What does it mean that ZFS is included in Debian?
Petter Reinholdtsen recently blogged about ZFS availability in Debian. Many people have worked hard on getting ZFS support available in Debian and we would like to thank everyone involved in getting to this point and explain what ZFS in Debian means.
The landing of ZFS in the Debian archive was blocked for years due to licensing problems. Finally, the inclusion of ZFS was announced slightly more than a year ago, on April 2015 by the DPL at the time, Lucas Nussbaum who wrote "We received legal advice from Software Freedom Law Center about the inclusion of libdvdcss and ZFS in Debian, which should unblock the situation in both cases and enable us to ship them in Debian soon.". In January this year, the following DPL, Neil McGovern blogged with a lot of more details about the legal situation behind this and summarized it as "TLDR: It’s going in contrib, as a source only dkms module."
ZFS is not available exactly in Debian, since Debian is only what's included in the "main" section archive. What people really meant here is that ZFS code is now in included in "contrib" and it's available for users using DKMS.
Many people also mixed this with Ubuntu now including ZFS. However, Debian and Ubuntu are not doing the same, Ubuntu is shipping directly pre-built kernel modules, something that is considered to be a GPL violation. As the Software Freedom Conservancy wrote "while licensed under an acceptable license for Debian's Free Software Guidelines, also has a default use that can cause licensing problems for downstream Debian users".
ZFS in Debian being worked on
Some news about ZFS in Debian: Debian now with ZFS on Linux included.
(It’s going in "contrib", as a source only dkms module, as explained here.
News from Debian: Debian Project wishes to thank Mythic Beasts for loaned hardware.
2016-05-13T19:20:04Z via Spigot To: PublicNews from Debian: Debian Project wishes to thank Mythic Beasts for loaned hardware.
DebConf16 Call for Proposals deadline extended to 15 May 2016
The DebConf16 Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to 15 May 2016.
Hurry up! https://debconf16.debconf.org/cfp/
DPL Mehdi Dogguy was recently interviewed by iTWire.
DPL Mehdi Dogguy was recently interviewed by iTWire, he discusses Debian, communication and his roadmap for the future.
News from Debian: Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team
2016-04-25T18:45:04Z via Spigot To: PublicNews from Debian: Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team
Bits from Debian: Debian welcomes its 2016 summer interns
2016-04-24T19:10:05Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: Debian welcomes its 2016 summer interns
Here is the list of projects and the interns who will work on them:
Android SDK tools in Debian:
APT - dpkg communications rework:
Continuous Integration for Debian-Med packages:
Extending the Debian Developer Horizon:
Improving and extending AppRecommender:
Improving the debsources frontend:
Improving voice, video and chat communication with Free Software:
- Alok Anand
- Balram P
- Jaminy Prabaharan
- Keerthana Krishnan
- Kévin Avignon
- Mateus Bellomo
- Mesut Can Gurle
- Nicolas Reynaud
- Nik Vaessen
- Olivier Grégoire
- Pranav Jain
- Simon Désaulniers
- Udit Raikwar
MIPS and MIPSEL ports improvements:
Reproducible Builds for Debian and Free Software:
Support for KLEE in Debile:
The Google Summer of Code and Outreachy programs are possible in Debian thanks to the effort of Debian developers and contributors that dedicate part of their free time to mentor students and outreach tasks.
Congratulations to all of them!
Bits from Debian: DPL elections 2016, congratulations Mehdi Dogguy!
2016-04-17T16:55:04Z via Spigot To: Public
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The Debian Project Leader elections finished yesterday and the winner is Mehdi Dogguy! Of a total of 1023 developers, 282 developers voted using the Condorcet method.
More information about the result is available in the Debian Project Leader Elections 2016 page.
The new term for the project leader starts today April 17th and expire on April 17th 2017.
Debian Project Leader Elections 2016: last call for votes
Debian Developers are voting to choose the person who will guide the project for one year.
The results will be published on April 17th with the term for new the project leader starting immediately that same day.
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DebConf16 in MyBroadband tech news site
DebConf16 featured in MyBroadband, the largest IT Website in South Africa http://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/161232-debconf16-in-south-africa-registrations-open.html
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