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    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.”

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    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. 😉

    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.

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