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    Trademark Issues with Debian’s packaging of Mozilla
    Submitted by wolftales on Friday, January 21, 2005 – 23:43
    MozillaI am a little concerned at the discussion I was reading in debian-legal regarding Mozilla trademark issues within Debian provided Mozilla packages. The summary is that Mozilla wants to insure that anyone using a program named Firefox or Thunderbird meets Mozilla’s QA requirements for those trademarked programs. Very understandable. Debian’s “Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG)” requires that anything it includes within it’s base distribution be free to distrubte, use and modify. Understandable as well since their goal is a completely Free distribution.
    Category: News 0 comments · read more

    Guide to Debian from Scratch
    Submitted by TreoTom on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 – 15:11
    DebianNewsforge has made a guide to installing Debian from Scratch – as they put it, it gives you the possibility to check aspects about the installation you haven’t checked for a long, long time!

    However, the conclusion is that “In the end, DFS doesn’t offer anything that can’t be found elsewhere. But, whether you want knowledge, security, or simply a handy collection of tools, DFS is a return to the basics that experienced Debian users will value.”

    Category: News 0 comments

    User Mode Linux with woody and LVM
    Submitted by polarbear on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 – 10:32
    WoodyI wrote a small HOWTO about how to install User Mode Linux on woody with LVM.
    Category: HOWTOs 0 comments

    Optimize Debian Packages For Your System
    Submitted by SteveMilner on Monday, January 10, 2005 – 20:02
    Packages“Since the arrival of the very first versions of Gentoo, some people have announced that ‘Debian is good, but that’s not optimized for [distribution in which you run make all the time]’. And this is wrong, you are free to recompile software you use on Debian, using the apt system. Downloading a tarball, uncompressing it, running configure scripts and make install, is an easy task for every Linux user, but this is not adapted for the Debian package management system. Stow was a way which worked without too much effort, but compiled programs were not really integrated in the apt dependancies. The ultimate solution is to use apt-build to recompile a software already packaged for Debian.”

    Read the article by Julien Danjou.

    Category: HOWTOs 8 comments

    Dealing with udev
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, December 18, 2004 – 22:56
    DebianThe latest version of GNOME, 2.8, contains a new tool, gnome-volume-manager for automatically dealing with removal media devices. This relies on hal, the Hardware Abstraction Layer. In order for this to work well the user space /dev/ management tool udev is required. This works by mounting a tmpfs filesystem over /dev/ and creating device nodes as devices are detected and configured. Currently udev expects to be first run on a reboot, however Debian upgrades rarely involve such a reboot so Marco d’Itri is trying to work out how to do this without a reboot.
    Category: News 10 comments · 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

    Eclipse 3.0 on Debian Woody
    Submitted by David Nutter on Monday, October 25, 2004 – 21:47
    WoodyJava development and vanilla Woody don’t mix well, so I’ve knocked up a brief document explaining how to run Eclipse 3.0 under Woody.
    Category: Tips 3 comments · read more

    Debian Planet Four Years Old
    Submitted by robster on Monday, October 25, 2004 – 21:08
    Well, it seems that Debian Planet is now four years old (and one day, oops). Unfortunately you might have noticed that the news ouput on the site seems to have slowed to a bit of a halt. Unfortunately thats because both myself and the other Rob have been rather busy trying to do our degrees, climbing up hills and drinking ale. If you are interested in helping out with writing for the site, please mail staff@debianplanet.org.
    Category: Site News 6 comments

    Simple Debian Firewall for Beginners
    Submitted by doom on Monday, October 25, 2004 – 20:46
    DebianI have written up my experience of creating a two-interface firewall using Shorewall on Debian. This article largely gives an overview of the process, with pointers to more detailed documentation, however any novice should find this a very useful introduction.
    Category: Tips 6 comments

    Ubuntu Linux Preview Released
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, September 16, 2004 – 11:42
    UbuntuThe Ubuntu project, sponsored by Canonical Ltd,has announced the preview release of its Debian based distribution. The preview of “Warty Warthog” (4.10), includes GNOME 2.8 with Evolution 2.0 and an enhanced XFree86 4.3 release. OSNews has an interview with Jeff Waugh, a member of the Ubuntu team (who is also involved with GNOME and Debian). This release is available for PPC, AMD64 and i386. Now go download it and play.
    Category: News 8 comments

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