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    Progeny ‘newton’ 1.0 released
    Submitted by robster on Monday, April 09, 2001 – 12:24
    After three betas and two release candidates Progeny 1.0 codenamed ‘Newton’ has been released. See the press release or just go download. Don’t forget those running older Progeny releases can use apt to upgrade, also if you are running slink/potato you can upgrade to Progeny Linux too.

    On a personal note a big congratulations should go out to all the developers who have made this happen, don’t forget much of this work will be contributed back into Debian proper. This distribution provides a firm basis for the development of Linux NOW. Debian Planet will be doing a a review as soon as we get our hands on it!


    Debian Woody Freeze Plans – Progress Report
    Submitted by agl on Sunday, April 08, 2001 – 17:29
    Anthony Towns has posted a progress report on how Woody is going. Full text below
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    GNU GCC 3.0 in Debian Sid/Unstable!
    Submitted by ashridah on Sunday, April 08, 2001 – 17:27
    Recently, on the debian-gcc mailing list, Ben Collins, our esteemed DPL, made this post:
    For the first time I was able to compile the gcc-3.0 CVS and build glibc 2.2.3pre1 with it on sparc-linux. Even more so, there were no errors from the glibc make check, and the library installed without any problems.
    What I want to do is upload the current snapshot I have (since I know it to be working) into unstable. Hppa and ia64 require gcc-3.0, and I want to also get started on a libc6-64 for ultrasparc.

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    2.2.19 ReiserFS Install Disks. XFS disk set to follow,
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Saturday, April 07, 2001 – 16:59
    The third in as many prominent efforts into releasing ReiserFS Debian Install Disks has been made by Zoltan Kraus. Though Zoltan has improved on his predecessor, John H. Robinson, IV’s previous work substantially. Most notably Zoltan’s disk are using 2.2.19 and ReiserFS 3.5.32 accompanied by the latest reiserfsprogs. His disks are at http://debianboot.digitaltux.com/.
    6 comments · read more

    OLinux Interviews the DPL Ben Collins
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Saturday, April 07, 2001 – 16:24
    As a few anonymous readers have pointed out to us that Ben Collins, the new DPL has given his first interview to the Brazilian Linux portal, OLinux(interview in English). The interview is rather lack lustre and contains all the generic questions you can expect from a DPL interview with any general Linux site such as why one thinks Debian is one of the best distros, etc… One gem that Collins reveals is that his plans “are to get Debian moving rather than continue to limp along with some of the problems we face,” though he isn’t given the chance to explain what those problems are in his opinion. Rest assured that once we get any of that precious commodity called time, DebianPlanet will give him the full opportunity to present himself to the Debian community, which will hopefully be rather soon.


    Debian help wanted, yes that means you!
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, April 04, 2001 – 19:30
    As you know, Debian is a community effort. I’m asking for help from
    intermediate to advanced users to make Debian even better than it is.

    11 comments · read more

    How About Oracle?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 04, 2001 – 18:57
    I was surprised when the site search returned zero on my Oracle query.
    Anybody willing to start this topic: Oracle on Debian?
    Without the products like this one it’s not going anywhere…

    Tranquility at GNOME camp as 1.4 Debian packages roll out.
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Wednesday, April 04, 2001 – 13:16
    Tonight will probably mark the first time in weeks that GNOME release managers and developers could go to sleep and rest in tranquility and look up from their beds to look at the sea in the moon sharing the same name as their latest release’s codename. About 24 hours ago and “with some last minute technical difficulties” the GNOME project released GNOME 1.4 (Tranquility). Press release here. Within a few hours, the GNOME 1.4 Debian packages also quietly slipped into the unstable “Sid” tree. For those already using the latest Nautilus packages as maintained by Takuo Kitame, would have hardly noticed from their desktop’s physical nature that the gnome-core package version had been sneaked into their last recent apt-get upgrade. The transition to GNOME 1.4 within unstable so far has appeared smooth with the core packages, however the uploading of newer and optional packages of the new release has been rather ad hoc. Read on about the status of extra packages that you should install for fuller GNOME 1.4 experience, plus a quick look at what’s ahead for GNOME 2.0.

    9 comments · read more

    An apology
    Submitted by robster on Monday, April 02, 2001 – 21:49
    I wish to apologize for the relatively untasteful April Fool’s Day posting of a parody in which Ben Collins DPL was claimed to have been killed in an accident. The article was intended to be of a purely innocent comical nature however when I was informed of the recent deaths of two Debian developers, I took the decision to withdraw the article. I wish to therefore appologize to those who may have been hurt by this article. Thanks.

    User review of Progeny
    Submitted by robster on Monday, April 02, 2001 – 21:38
    I burned the ISO of Progeny Beta 2 on friday, and installed it later friday evening. So i decided to review it
    1 comment · read more

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