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    Corel to close their Open Source site
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 16, 2002 – 15:19
    In two weeks (March 1st) Corel’s Open Source site (opensource.corel.com) will close, probably the CVS along with it.
    I remember Corel Linux as a reasonably user-friendly distro, and was wondering about those extensions to Potato that Corel made and that might get lost now… Or has everything they wrote been superceded?

    Woody release nears
    Submitted by joeyh on Saturday, February 16, 2002 – 13:23
    According to Anthony Towns (our beloved Release Manager),
    woody is nearing release. All but three RC base bugs are fixed now, and the bugsquashing party is working through the RC bugs in standard.
    It’s not all good news though.

    The bad news is that this means we’re probably releasing soon, and that of
    the hundreds of less important packages with RC bugs (eg, bugzilla, craft,
    crossfire-{client,server}, epic4, fvwm95, gmc, gnome-admin, intuitively,
    kdepim, moon-lander, tkdesk, wine, and xosview) will be getting randomly
    ripped out of testing

    We’ve become accustomed to the woody release process plodding along.
    But once base and standard are releasable, it has the potential to accellerate much faster than you might except, as aj ruthlessly removes buggy packages from the rest of Debian. Check the stuff that’s important to you and get it fixed before it’s too late..
    DanielS: If you value your packages, go fix bugs. Run, don’t walk.


    7th woody Bug squashing party
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 16, 2002 – 04:35
    The 7th woody bug squashing party is this weekend (Friday to Sunday). Details were announced here.
    The work is coordinated on #debian-bugs channel (irc.openprojects.net).
    woody has over 400 release critical bugs. The best way to help get woody released is to fix bugs. If you are reading this, you can help.

    DanielS: The BSP is on now. o/~ Join us now and squash RC bugs …


    What about kde3 beta / rc packages in unstable ?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, February 15, 2002 – 13:11
    I wonder why there are no KDE3 beta packages in unstable. With KDE2 beta that was no problem.
    I don’t want some realy good and stable packages. It’s a kde beta and the packages are maybe in an early stage, so it’s ok if they crash my system. 😉
    DanielS: They’re ready when they’re ready when they’re ready. They will not, however, enter unstable for a while. Currently KDE 2.2.2 takes around 2.5gig of archive space. I am not, repeat *not* going to double that load for something this experimental. I’ll provide .deb’s when they’re ready, but not in unstable. That comes after the KDE 3 final release.

    Ideas for XML framework?
    Submitted by eptalon on Thursday, February 14, 2002 – 03:02
    I am about to get into XML publishing (some lame linux-journal), and since my webserver runs on woody, I wondered whether there be packages available to convert LaTeX documents (.tex or .dvi) to Docbook-XML-Simple documents?

    I didnt find anything of that nature so far, so I ask..

    DanielS: You can use XSLT to convert from XML, but to XML is another matter …


    MiniDiscs and Linux
    Submitted by techgod on Monday, February 11, 2002 – 07:23
    Is there any way to encode data through the soundcard to store it on a MiniDisc player/recorder?
    Read the full story.
    23 comments · read more

    KDE-Debian HOWTO for KDE2 and Woody
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 09, 2002 – 22:15
    KDE…was posted on the debian-kde list.
    This HOWTO is in an early release form: It is not complete, but contains much useful information.
    I hope to update this once or twice per week, and will post it to the debian-kde list.

    DanielS: Shouldn’t let this pass without a note on KDE3. I hope to have kdelibs, kdebase and kdeutils (maybe more?) within a week.

    Category: HOWTOs 17 comments

    Debian.org front page
    Submitted by Joy on Friday, February 08, 2002 – 16:06
    Check out some of my ideas to change the Debian web front page:

    Flame away! Feel free to comment 🙂

    90 comments · read more

    Slow KDE?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 07, 2002 – 07:05
    I am running woody and i do a apt-get upgrade every day.
    Since the last few days i discovered a slowdown of all my kde applications.
    They take a long time to load and the gui’s are reacting with a delay of up to 10 seconds.
    This behaviour doesn’t appear when kde isn’t started directly by kdm but called from a xterm.
    Every user on the system is affected.
    The problem deosn’t seem to be in kdm because every other window-manager is working fine.
    Even the xterm from which kde works great is a failsafe session of kdm.
    DanielS: Are you sure you’re starting it with “startkde”? If not, it can take some time for services normally started by startkde to start. I also recommend running sid, because KDE in woody is a bizzare hybrid of 2.1 and 2.2; this may also give you grief.

    New Libranet
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 – 20:31
    The commercial Debian based Libranet distribution has announced version 2.0 of its distribution. Highlights include a new installer and kernel 2.4.

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