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    Ask Debianplanet…
    Submitted by ressu on Friday, March 30, 2001 – 08:27
    Every now and then we get submissions to Ask Debianplanet which have a direct question, what to do when something happends…
    All these questions should be sent to debianHELP and not to us, the Ask Debianplanet section is ment for questions that are non-techie stuff, like.. how does the debian organization keep track who uploads what
    We cannot quarantee answers for all these questions, but we will do our best to investigate and explain.The questions that have been sent to us have (usually) been forwarded to debianHELP, so if you sent us a question it’s most likely you will find it there.

    Netsnipe: We often get questions in the submissions queue that are either too vague or too broad to be turned into an article without more elaboration. More often than not, we cannot even help with an individual reply to simple questions or to ask one to elaborate his/her submission as they regularly don’t even have any contact details within them. So attach contact details if you ever have questions.


    Debian has a new DPL
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, March 29, 2001 – 21:15
    Ben Collins has been elected as the DPL. Read the press release here. Big congrats to him and the other candidates and the DP team looks forward to working with him in the future to build an even better Debian.

    Debianplanet II, ready to accept programming…
    Submitted by ressu on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 – 08:54
    It’s been quiet here at DP site, but on the inside we have been battling with our everyday duties, work and school… Even if we have been busy, we have been hard at work with all the spare time we have had and tried to work out Debianplanet II.
    10 comments · read more

    Support by big vendors
    Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 – 16:54
    Not so much a news item but something for discussion.

    We have just brought some IBM servers and are going to install Linux for various services but as IBM dont support Debian on their servers we may have to install SUSE or Redhat to get supported by IBM.
    What is Debian doing to address this? Debianwill start to fall behind as the big hardware manufactures push us to a selected 3 or 4 distributions.
    Any Ideas?


    New German Debian forum
    Submitted by robster on Monday, March 19, 2001 – 17:06
    Debian is of course a multi-language distribution however the majority of the support is in English which may prove problematic if not your native tongue. I was tipped off about a new Debian forum for the German speaking population, we will soon be revamping our tired old forums and may well create support forums for other languages if there is a need.

    Progeny Debian RC1 Ready for Download
    Submitted by Bruce_Byfield on Saturday, March 17, 2001 – 08:09
    Indianapolis, March 16, 2001- Progeny Linux Systems announces that Release Candidate 1 of Progeny Debian is now available for download. Progeny Debian is based on woody, the current testing version of Debian, and made by a team of leading Debian developers.

    “RC1 is the final form for Progeny Debian’s first edition,” explains Ian Murdock, president and CEO of Progeny Linux Systems and the founder of the Debian project. “We expect any changes after RC1 to be either bug-fixes or cosmetic improvements.”

    26 comments · read more

    Debconf module for Isdnutils
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, March 16, 2001 – 19:18
    I think the lack of an easy to use ISDN configuration is a major drawback of Debian. Especially in Germany (that’s where I live) and other european countrys, ISDN is still the most commonly used method to go online.
    So is anyone working on a Debconf module for Isdnutils? If not, I would like to help. I could do the Perlscripts to create and/or modify the config files, but I could need help of someone who is confident with Debconf. Anyone interested?
    Or should only the maintainer of the package work on such a thing?

    Libranet Version 1.9.0
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 – 15:03
    Is now shipping with Kernel 2.4.2 ,Xfree86 4.0.2 ,ReiserFS
    KDE 2.1 . http://www.Libranet.com/

    New NVIDiA driver with AA support
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 – 08:16
    There is a new NVIDIA driver 0.9-767 available at
    It has a few bugfixes and supports the new xrender extension with antialiased fonts.
    ressu: Great! maybe now it won’t kill my machine everytime i use it =)

    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. 😉

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