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    Stormix gone bankrupt
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, January 27, 2001 – 18:32
    Stormix the makers of a distro based on Debian have become bankrupt. Lets hope no other companies using Debian go the same route. And of course where does this leave users of Stormix, especially those who rely on their commercial support?

    What do you want in YOUR DebianPlanet?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 27, 2001 – 15:44
    Over the past few months that DebianPlanet has been online, we have recieved numerous comments about the site. Both good and bad. The DebianPlanet crew is now looking for your input on what you want to see in the site, both content and site features. So please comment on what you want and don’t want on DebianPlanet. As always, if you want to talk one on one with the DebianPlanet crew, drop in on #debianplanet on openprojects. Also, if you have anything to contribute, be it articles, reviews, news, tips, please do by clicking the “Submit News” link.

    Progeny and Maximum Linux Stage LinuxWorld Raffle for Debian
    Submitted by Bruce_Byfield on Thursday, January 25, 2001 – 18:54
    Sony Vaio Laptop First Prize in Draw on February 01, 2001

    Indianapolis, January 25, 2001 – In recognition of the importance of the open source community, Progeny Linux Systems and Maximum Linux magazine are holding a raffle for Debian GNU/Linux at LinuxWorld in New York. The raffle will cost $2 for each entry or $5 for three entries.

    The drawing will be held at 4 PM February 1 at the Maximum Linux booth (Booth #469). Prizes will be presented by Ian Murdock, president and CEO of Progeny, and Woody Hughes, Senior Editor of Maximum Linux. All money raised will go to the Debian project.

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    New set of unofficial ReiserFS Debian GNU/Linux install disks (UPDATED)
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Thursday, January 25, 2001 – 10:19
    ReiserFS was recently incorporated into the Alan Cox kernel patches for 2.4.0 and is set to be included in 2.4.1 before any of its nearest competitors and as journaling file systems become more stable, #debian has been having its share of bleeding-edge adventurers looking for more exciting ways to possibly trash their precious partitions faster. The adventurous will be pleased to note that John H. Robinson, IV has released an unofficial set of Debian GNU/Linux install disks with ReiserFS compatibility at http://chao.ucsd.edu/debian/boot-floppies/, allowing you to install and bootstrap Debian GNU/Linux upon a ReiserFS-formatted root (‘/index.html’) partition (among others) without having the need to shuffle directories and mount points to install Debian per se and move it from Ext2 partitions to ReiserFS partitions.

    I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all our Australian readers, a happy Australia Day on behalf of the Australian DebianPlanet staff.

    Updated (26Jan01 10:42GMT): Robinson has just emailed me some more details on his next release of his install disks. Read on for details.

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    Help on translating debconf templates wanted
    Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 – 10:33
    Debconf allows for translated template files, but currently, only few packages make use of it. Micheal Bramer took the initiative to translate some more, and he put up a webpage to coordinate this effort.

    You can help by translating some of the short debconf template and submitting the results via the BTS or by checking translations for correctnes.


    Progeny Releases Beta 2
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, January 18, 2001 – 18:55
    Progeny has released Beta 2 of itswoody/sid based Linux distribution. Official beta testers will have recieved an email informing them of the how they can get the beta, this beta is also open to the public. Full details can be found at Progeny’s press release. Debian Planet will being doing a review of this to see what the future of Debian is looking like.

    Submit questions to Cox, Debian’s Wichert and more as we cover Linux.Conf.Au
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Monday, January 15, 2001 – 02:54
    Just when you thought that I had died again after my long absence from the front page of DebianPlanet, I always resurface yet again with some great news. During the 17th to the 20th of January, Wednesday to the Saturday of this week in fact, DebianPlanet will be bringing you exclusive interviews and coverage from Linux Conference Australia (LCA) being hosted at the University of New South Wales by Linux Australia in Sydney. The timing of this year’s LCA has been coincidentally close to the release of the 2.4 Linux kernel little over a week ago. LCA will play host to speeches and presentations by the who’s who of the Linux development community.

    Keynote speakers this year, include Alan Cox (the second most influential kernel developer after Linus), Dave Miller (Linux’s lead network code devloper), Andrew Tridgell (creator of Samba and rsync), and the ever influential evangelist Jon ‘Maddog’ Hall of Linux International and there will be many others speaking there on the progress made and the advancements yet to come from firewalling to accelerated graphics and new file. Even the Debian Project Leader, Wichert Akkerman will be there to showcase our very own distribution to the world, and quite possibly hint what’s ahead for Debian GNU/Linux.

    In the spirit of the Debian project, we want to make our interviewing process as open as the Debian distribution is with their own reporting and processes and to further this aim we are inviting you to submit your own questions to the interviewees.

    Our question submission system is at http://lca.debianplanet.org

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    VA Linux makes 2.4.0 kernel debs available
    Submitted by coba on Thursday, January 11, 2001 – 11:51
    VA Linux is starting to distribute 2.4. kernels in RPM and DEB formats. as reported in Linux PR
    According to the article, VA Linux is trying to be the first ones to move to 2.4 in production systems.


    glibc in unstable has a security hole.
    Submitted by ressu on Thursday, January 11, 2001 – 11:44
    This is a late warning for all the users that run unstable but don’t scan bugtraq, debian-devel or any other major lists. glibc in unstable has a security hole that allows anyone to read almost any file. new glibc is in incoming (or was this morning) update your system ASAP.

    Upcoming tar changes
    Submitted by ressu on Saturday, January 06, 2001 – 18:01
    There has been a discussion about the >upcoming tar change on debian-devel, the main problem is that the new tar changes the meaning for tar -I.
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