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    Sarge released!
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 – 20:44
    SargeJust because you read it on Slashdot doesn’t mean its not true. (Official announcement). When upgrading don’t forget to read the release notes. A very small problem with the original CD images produced has also been discovered.
    Category: News 15 comments · read more

    Sarge AMD64 support
    Submitted by robster on Sunday, April 24, 2005 – 10:03
    SargePorter Andreas Jochens sent in an update on the status of the AMD64 port of Debian: “Almost all packages build now on amd64 without problems using the pristine Debian sarge sources.”

    At the moment though sarge will ship with sources that are capable of being used to build packages for the AMD64 architecture, unfortunately however the architecture will not be included in the official sarge archive due to mirror constraints. Miquel van Smoorenburg however pointed out that many mirrors will end up mirroring the unofficial port, wasting space by storing the sources twice.

    Andreas has suggested is that the binary port be maintained by the Debian AMD64 team and stored on Alioth as it currently is and that project officially recognises the port and includes pointers to it in the appropriate release documentation. Release manager, Steve Langasek expressed his concerns regarding debian-installer, the support of security team, source synchronisation and the ability to do point releases.

    Category: News 2 comments

    386 Support Uncertain
    Submitted by robster on Friday, April 22, 2005 – 12:43
    SargeOfficial Debian support for the 80386 sub-architecture in Sarge is currently uncertain – it is currently unmaintained according to a recent release update. The kernels that ship with sarge will contain support for emulating the appropriate i486+ instructions needed to maintain C++ ABI compatibility with other distributions, although there are known root security holes with the patch, and nobody has stepped up to fix them. Unless a maintainer can be found for this sub-architecture the release managers will be forced to drop official support for the 80386 both for new installs and upgrades.
    Category: News 4 comments · read more

    XFS issues in Sarge’s kernel
    Submitted by robster on Friday, April 22, 2005 – 09:40
    SargeThere are unfortunately several problems with the XFS support included in the kernel included with sarge. This is of course used by the “linux26” flavour in the installer, this is not however the default since sarge is shipping with 2.4.27 as the default kernel. Many users however will want to use the 2.6 variant for improved hardware support.
    Category: News 1 comment · read more

    Debian Release Update
    Submitted by robster on Friday, December 03, 2004 – 14:48
    SargeRelease assistant, Andreas Barth, has posted an update on the current state of the release process. It looks like GNOME 2.8 will be included, which is great news for the Debian desktop sub-project since this means that next stable release will provide even better desktop support than woody and also provide a good base for the likes of Ubuntu.
    Category: News 6 comments · read more

    Progress Towards Sarge
    Submitted by robot101 on Thursday, September 09, 2004 – 12:47
    SargeThe past month (where I must admit, Debian Planet posting has been a little lacking…) has seen much activity throughout Debian to move us closer to our planned September release of the next version of Debian’s “stable” distribution. A good measure of what’s going on is messages to debian-devel-announce explaining bug-squashing efforts, progress on debian-installer, and updates from the release team…
    Category: News 26 comments · read more

    When and how should be Sarge released?
    Submitted by MeDon on Thursday, April 29, 2004 – 20:11

    Soon, with possibly non-free content
    72% (363 votes)
    Later, but absolutely clean
    28% (142 votes)

    Total votes: 505

    GNOME 2.6 in Sarge?
    Submitted by Narayan on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 – 14:46
    SargeThe planned release date for GNOME 2.6 is March 22nd, just around the corner. However at the current rate it is unlikely that Sarge will include GNOME 2.6, which would be a pity. I wonder if there is strong enough feeling within the Debian community about this, to delay the release, especially as KDE 3.2 has gotten in.
    Category: Opinion 47 comments

    Debian Installer Beta 3 Released
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 – 14:27
    SargeJoey Hess has announced that the hard working d-i hackers have done it again. This latest beta includes 2.4.25 kernel with support for SATA controllers, LVM and XFS. Also included in this release is a pretty boot logo, support for six architectures and localisation into 25 languages. Along with the new installer is a new installation manual, which needs some love from translators and proof readers. As before please submit an installation report, full instructions on how to do this are here.

    Also marcust has written a usability review of the new installer, written from an average user’s perspective. Pretty screenshots included.

    Category: News 11 comments

    Debug for Victory!
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 – 14:08
    SargeAttention!! Put on your helmets, don your boots and lets get down to a good session of bug bashing. Yes its going to be tough, yes its going to be rough, but the fight against bugs needs YOU. (Uhm, yes there will be a Bug Squashing Party (BSP) in #debian-bugs on irc.debian.org from March 19 to March 21. Non-DDs welcome to help fix bugs. Full details can be found in the announcement.
    Category: News 0 comments · read more

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