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    Webmin Quickie
    Submitted by ressu on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 – 21:37
    For those of you that don’t keep an eye out for new packages.. (and don’t like linuxconf)
    Webmin has made it to woody. check it out, and comment on it.. is it really better than linuxconf?
    4 comments

    Sun to Open Source Java?
    Submitted by pth on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 – 19:06
    Rumours are growing today concerning Sun releasing Java under a Open source License
    in the near future. Check this link out -try /. as well.
    If Sun does this and its DFSG compliant……….. yippee!
    Here’s the link for the article
    6 comments

    Now testing… APT 0.4.0
    Submitted by ressu on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 – 15:29
    Yes, developement goes on.. and APT with it.
    There is a new version of APT coming out. It’s not ready for public yet, but it seams to have many of the long awaited features in it.

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    Joel, This one is for you.
    Submitted by ressu on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 – 08:34
    www.debian.org has, officially today, been moved to klecker.debian.org. The new system is a VA Linux 2240 model, it is the replacement for va.debian.org, which broke down a month back.
    As Some of you know, the current Distribution is deticated to Joel ‘espy’ Klecker, who was willing to donate some of his last moments to the Debian project. This server was named after him, so he can be remembered by all the developers, and users.
    0 comments

    Updates on www.debian.org
    Submitted by ressu on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 23:43
    Today, www.debian.org got a friend, people.debian.org this is just a cosmetic change, but if you happend to have apt sources, pointing to www.debian.org I suggest you change them.
    2 comments · read more

    Package Pools are coming
    Submitted by ressu on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 23:18
    The package pool proposition is getting a new wind under it’s wings.
    it seams that it is finally going to come true. James Troup posted this E-mail earlier.If you don’t have any clue what Package pools are… read on.
    1 comment · read more

    Opinion: Is there a future for non-free in Debian?
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 22:50
    Following the proposal made by John Goerzen concerning the further speration of non-free from Debian, it got me thinking. With so many packages having DFSG compatible licences and therefore being included in the main distribution is non-free still needed.


    Good examples of this include QT (and therefore KDE) are GPL, Mozilla’s dual licencing to replace Netscape.


    Give us your feedback below! (NB: You have to have an account to post)
    2 comments

    KDE2 Final Released
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 21:52
    KDE2 final has been released and following QT’s GPL’ing of its toolkit it can be found in woody. To get it do apt-get install task-kde. If you’re running woody.
    5 comments

    Two Debian orientated articles
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 21:48
    If you missed the news the first time, funky-penguin.co.uk ran two Debian orientated articles titled “The Debian sandwich”, the first concerning apt the second dpkg
    0 comments

    Welcome to Debian Planet
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 21:33
    Welcome to the new Debian Planet site serving the Debian Community and providing a platform for the discussion of items relating to Debian and its users.

    Expect to see some interesting things coming out of the site as we get in content for you.

    Thanks go to uklinux.net for providing us with hosting and domain names.

    If you have any ideas for the site then please tell us or if you have some news for us to chew on, submit it.



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