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    DP hits the big 500,000
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 – 19:04
    WOW. Since october last year we’ve had 500,000 hits. Glad to see that our site is actually popular. Lets hope the next 500,000 bring lots more fun and joy. Expect to see some changes about in the next few weeks. 😉

    Nautilus 1.0 out
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 – 16:50
    Although Eazel are keeping quiet about it, Nautilus 1.0 came out in binary and source form yesterday. Rumour has it that Ximian have debian packages. Expect to see the Nautilus 1.0 release in sid when the maintainer has time to package it. Hopefully this time it will work with M18-2 which is currently in sid. Congrats should go to everyone who has worked hard on its development.

    Xpdf and PDF copy-control
    Submitted by agl on Sunday, March 11, 2001 – 14:37
    I’m having an interresting discussion with Hamish Moffatt (the maintainer of the xpdf package). Xpdf is a free (GPLed) PDF reader which respects Adobe’s lame “copy-protection” bits in PDFs where the reader refuses to allow printing or copying etc.

    I’ve written a patch to uncripple xpdf, should Debian apply it?

    More details in the full story below.

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    Preparing Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3
    Submitted by ressu on Sunday, March 11, 2001 – 10:59
    Martin Schulze sent this to debian-devel-announce last night.

    some of you eventually already noticed that attempts are being made to
    get a new revision of potato aka “Debian GNU/Linux stable” released
    soon. Revision 2.2r2 of our stable distribution was released on
    December 5th which is three months ago. Given the amount of security
    issues which have been fixed since then a new revision should have
    been released quite a while ago. To get the thing going I stepped
    forward to help Anthony Towns to release2.2r3 soon.

    5 comments · read more

    Running kernel 2.4 with potato
    Submitted by robster on Friday, March 09, 2001 – 19:25
    For those of you with your heart set (and mindset? 😉 ) on running 2.4 kernels with potato and are having some problems, especially with the likes of modutils. Then check out this page where you can probably find all the advice and support you might need.

    Debian menu system should be GNU/Linux standard!
    Submitted by Deno on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 – 18:36
    For now, only debian-based distributions and Linux-Mandrake use it, but IMHO this system is much better than anything else what is available now. Why not push it as a standard?
    One tip: Mandrakesoft has worked a lot on a menu system during last six months, snd I think that You should at least take a look at a result when LM 8.0 is out. I don’t see any reason why you should not for instance take the new “Menudrake” and use it in Debian.


    Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 04, 2001 – 10:45
    I installed KDE 2.1 final (the potato debs) on a new Woody box. Everything works fine except anti-aliased fonts aren’t showing in KDE. Are there any special steps I need to do to get anti-aliased support working?

    Late nights thoughts about Debconf frontends
    Submitted by ressu on Saturday, March 03, 2001 – 00:50
    So many of us like debconf, who ever for what ever reason.. The poll on the most popular Debconf frontend was kind of surprising, dialog frontend is clearly the most popular one.
    But then again, is it really such a surprise?
    6 comments · read more

    Why is nslookup deprecated?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 – 18:26
    Running nslookupnow gives this message:
    Note:  nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases.
    Consider using the `dig’ or `host’ programs instead. Run nslookup with
    the `-sil[ent]’ option to prevent this message from appearing.

    I’m sure there’s a good reason for this but what is it?


    Apt, dpkg and Debian on Mandrakeforum
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 – 18:26
    Nicholas Petreley’s article on Linuxworld.com recently (“Make Debian the base standard: apt-get beats RPM“) on the merits of Debian and its package tools had Tom Berger write an outraged response titled “Debian rulez”.

    The ensuing debate goes from “Linux-Mandrake is perfect”, “Debian developers are elitist” and “The Debian install sucks” to “Admit your shortcomings and face it – apt-get is better than urpmi et al”. As much as the Mandrake crew can learn from Debians ease of upgrading, Debian could take a few hints on ease of installation.

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