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    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

    GNOME 2.6 Enters Sarge. 2.7 in Experimental.
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, September 09, 2004 – 12:38
    GNOMEJordi Mallach and the rest of the GNOME team are pleased to announce that GNOME 2.6 has successfully entered testing, ready for the upcoming release of sarge. Furthermore GNOME 2.7 packages have been in experimental for a while and your editor is happily using them for his laptop, if you’re feeling at all adventurous today, why not go and grab them.
    Category: News 3 comments

    Debian Lessons Updated
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, September 09, 2004 – 12:23
    DebianLars Wirzenius has updated his essay on Free Software project management, based on lessons learned from the Debian project. The essay based on his own personal opinions about the Project (from the view of an insider) is a good read for anyone interested in learning more about the project. His comments on real world politics and the roles of volunteers are of particular topical poignancy.
    Category: News 0 comments

    Understanding how “testing” works
    Submitted by robot101 on Thursday, September 09, 2004 – 12:13
    DebianAndreas Barth posted a guide to debian-devel-announce entitled "testing migration: What each developer should know", explaining how, when and why packages from unstable migrate to testing, and under what circumstances they will be delayed. It is an excellent explanation to help demystify the release team’s activities, explain terms like “hinting Britney”, and dispel some myths about why updates to testing get delayed.
    Category: News 0 comments

    Debian Project Unable to Deploy Sender ID
    Submitted by robot101 on Thursday, September 09, 2004 – 12:06
    DebianMartin Schulze made an announcement on behalf of the Debian project explaining why we are unable to ship software which implements Microsoft’s patent-encumbered Sender ID method to combat spam, and will remove implementations of it from software that we distribute, echoing a similar similar statement by the Apache Foundation.
    Category: News 1 comment · read more

    Release Update: Sarge in September?
    Submitted by robster on Monday, August 02, 2004 – 10:04
    DebianFollowing the announcement of a hard freeze on base+standard from today (was Saturday) there has been some good and bad news. Unfortunately the release manager for woody, Anthony Towns, one of the pioneers of the testing system has unfortunately stepped down from his position as the release manager for Debian. This is not really unexpected to be expected given the high levels of hostility from a small vocal minority towards volunteers who have dedicated large amounts of personal time for Debian. I hope you will join me in thanking Anthony for his hard work and we look forward to seeing more from him in the future.

    On a brighter note:…

    Category: News 28 comments · read more

    Debian AMD64: A Split Personality?
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 15:15
    DebianThe port to AMD64 (aka IA-32e) has been the source of much technical debate recently. The port has been a source of debate for several reasons, the most notable of which is the name chosen for the architecture.
    Category: News 15 comments · read more

    Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1 soon to be in unstable?
    Submitted by SirEdward on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 – 00:11
    MozillaFor those who may not know, Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1 is in experimental and Eric Dorland would like the next release to go into unstable, so test the heck out of it and report bugs.
    Category: News 17 comments

    Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Live CD
    Submitted by wobin on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 – 13:58
    DebianRobert Millan made an announcement today on behalf of the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD porting team: “I’m proud to announce that after some happy hacking time, we have finished preparing a live CD rescue system. You can use it to try GNU/kFreeBSD without the hassle of installing, but it is now also the recommended install method (until we port d-i).”
    Category: News 17 comments

    German Government Linux Desktop
    Submitted by amu on Monday, June 28, 2004 – 13:28
    DebianDuring LinuxTag 2004 the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the company credativ unveiled the Linux Government Desktop. The Linux Government Desktop has been developed within the scope of the project ERPOSS which evaluates Open Source Software in government environments.
    Category: News 4 comments · read more

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