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    Debian Packages Database Restored
    Submitted by esekla on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 – 07:10
    DebianThe packages.debian.org service has now been restored. The new service includes links to information from the packages.qa.debian.org service and also comes with multiple arch/release support. Plus much much more.
    Category: News 3 comments

    OpenOffice Packages Released for ‘Woody’
    Submitted by robster on Friday, January 09, 2004 – 09:36
    WoodyChris Halls has announced the availability of OpenOffice 1.1 packages backported to woody. A list of mirrors that hold the packages is available here.
    Category: News 0 comments

    Announcing Planet Debian
    Submitted by robot101 on Thursday, January 08, 2004 – 00:52
    DebianInspired by Jeff Waugh’s Planet GNOME summary of GNOME hackers’ blogs, Scott James Remnant has used the same software to create a site aggregating the blogs belonging to Debian contributors. Planet Debian already tracks the blog entries of over 45 Debianites with a wide spread of timezones, living up to at least the first part of the tagline – “Debian development; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year”. A very cool site which has already made it into my daily reading bookmark folder, and is tempting me to take up blogging too…
    Category: News 2 comments

    Alternative Linux kernel packages
    Submitted by nyu on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 – 20:28
    LinuxAs previously mentioned in DWN, Robert Millan’s alternative Linux kernel packages have been put in an APT repository on gluck, so that interested people can use them until they’re installed in the Debian archive. These new packages attempt to provide a solution for newbie users to “install & forget” the Linux kernel just like they do for all other packages. A 2.6 version is also available.
    Category: News 21 comments

    A Happy Christmas for the RC Bug List
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 – 16:57
    SargeThe RC bug count has fallen below 600 for the first time this year. Its quite possible that Anthony Towns’ (Debian Release Manager) new policies are responsible for this feat, lets hope this trend continues. So we should be on the way towards a respectable 2004 release…
    Category: News 10 comments

    Debian-Installer Progress Ruthless
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, December 13, 2003 – 14:32
    Debian“Ports or no ports, d-i will eventually release, and the release plans for beta 2 are to have it out before New Years.”

    Joey Hess has posted a new Debian-Installer status report. He points out that the installation reports from the new installer have been particularly helpful in identifying some of the problems in d-i, and that the localisation of the installer is progressing rather well. Unfortunately progress with ports is not so good, at this moment in time, progress is only being made on ia64, powerpc, mips and hppa. He is hoping that small teams made up of d-i developers and those who “grok” the architecture might make more progress, if such teams can be established.

    Category: News 16 comments

    Commercial Debian Reviews
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, December 11, 2003 – 15:29
    UserLinuxOSNews is running a series of reviews of commercial Debian based distributions. The first was on Lindows, the second on Libranet and the latest is on MEPIS. This is interesting considering the recent proposals by Bruce Perens in his UserLinux whitepaper, which suggests that a multitude of companies would be required to tweak the distro to meet their needs. This is to some extent what is happening with the large number of Debian-derived distributions out there now.
    Category: News 6 comments

    UserLinux Manifesto Updated
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, December 11, 2003 – 13:13
    UserLinuxBruce Perens has updated his UserLinux Manifesto with updates from his mailbox and from feedback on the list. For those who have not heard of UserLinux, Bruce is proposing the creation of a 100% free enterprise distribution (based on Debian of course) so that users are not tied in to expensive support paths from distributors. Ideally individual distributors would adapt the distribution to fit their specific industries and/or regional environments.
    Category: News 4 comments

    Woody 3.0r2 CD Images available
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, December 11, 2003 – 11:35
    CD ImagesPhil Hands, with much help from Steve Kemp has signed off a new set of CD images for the latest and greatest release of Debian “woody” 3.0. The images as usual are available at cdimage.debian.org. Please, pretty please, use jigdo from your local mirror, with a cherry on top.
    Category: News 11 comments

    Bits from the RM
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 – 12:16
    DebianAnthony Towns has posted a report on what he thinks has been going wrong with the release process so far and how he thinks things can be improved. Synopsis below.
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