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    Mutt and the Single User
    Submitted by nrl on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 – 03:43
    DebianWhen configuring email on my new Debian testing system I was unable to find a good tutorial for using a simple ISP email account. I managed to set it up by gathering bits and bobs from around the web and, so that I don’t get lost next time, compile this short tutorial. Hopefully it may be of use to somebody else. Comments and corrections welcome!
    Category: HOWTOs 7 comments

    Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Slashdot
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 – 14:10
    DebianSlashdot has an article describing the possible implications of the recent General Resolution which makes “editorial changes” to the Social Contract. However it seems that our Fearless Release Manager Anthony Towns, who voted against the change (tally sheet), feels that the ammendment means that we are very inflexible about what we can release with. If the release process is to continue a large purge on now non-free material needs to happen or this issue needs to be taken to the technical committee in order to make a decision. Or failing that another GR could be raised.
    Category: News 22 comments

    KDE Packages for “woody” can Break System
    Submitted by aylee on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 – 10:40
    KDEThe official KDE 3.2.2 builds (available via deb http://download.kde.org/stable/3.2.2/Debian stable main) contains a lot of stuff not directly related to KDE, most notably XFree86 4.3.0 and mozilla 1.6. Many may like this but be warned that a lot of software may be removed upon upgrade, e.g. galeon.

    Why don’t the KDE-people provide minimal backports? Am I the only one cursing because I want my users to have the full choice between GNOME and KDE with a woody-system?

    Category: News 44 comments

    GNOME 2.6 Ready to hit unstable/testing
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, April 17, 2004 – 16:54
    GNOMEJordi Mallach and the Debian GNOME Team believe that the quality of the Debian packages for 2.6 has reached a point where the packages should at least enter unstable, and possibly be allowed to migrate to testing. Theoretically sarge could be released with GNOME 2.6. The team is currently asking the release managers what their opinion on this is, hopefully all the hard work from the team will be rewarded by wider usage.

    Update: Silly old me forgot to include the link to the list post.

    Category: News 28 comments

    GNOME 2.2 Backport for Woody now on Alioth
    Submitted by James Strandboge on Saturday, April 17, 2004 – 13:54
    GNOMEThe GNOME 2.2 backport for Woody on i386 is now being hosted on Debian’s Alioth. The backport features a more up to date desktop environment for woody users, with highlights including updated versions of evolution, mozilla, gaim, gnucash, and much more. The homepage on Alioth has more details.
    Category: News 0 comments

    Debian Reference Card
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, April 17, 2004 – 13:54
    DebianWolfgang Borgert is working on producing a reference card for Debian and has announced that a draft version is now available (source). The intended audience is computer literate people who are new to Debian and Unix (or GNU) style systems. He is currently soliciting feedback on this English draft before producing a German version and other languages for which volunteers are forthcoming.
    Category: News 0 comments

    Progeny Debian 2.0 Developer Edition Alpha 1 Released
    Submitted by fork on Friday, April 16, 2004 – 22:19
    ProgenyProgeny has released an alpha version of Progeny Debian 2.0, Developer Edition, as part of the Progeny Componentized Linux project. This is an early alpha release, so you should read the release notes before trying it out. You may want to read the official announcement or skip straight to the end and download.
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    Debian Project Leader Election Results
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 – 11:24
    DebianManoj Srivastava (the Debian Project secretary) has announced the results of the 2004 DPL elections. Martin Michlmayr was (platform) was re-elected for a second term. Thanks should go to Branden and Gergely for their continual contributions to Debian and for providing the developers with a choice in these elections. Unfortunately the number of developers voting is just over half the number possible (down from about 60% usually), an unfortunate sign of voter apathy and an increasing number of MIA developers. In percentage terms more people voted on the General Resolution on non-free software in Debian than in the DPL elections (however the raw number of voters was the same: 482).
    Category: News 1 comment

    XFree86 4.3 in testing
    Submitted by benh on Sunday, March 28, 2004 – 18:36
    X Window SystemAccording to Why is package X not in testing yet?, XFree86 4.3.0-7 will be going into testing today.

    (DanielS: And, indeed, it did. Thanks to Colin Watson, Steve Langasek, and everyone who didn’t file an RC bug on X just as it was good to propagate.)

    Category: News 19 comments

    Creating a Custom initrd Image on Debian
    Submitted by jasonb885 on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 – 03:19
    DebianI wanted to be able to alter the order in which my SCSI device drivers were loaded at startup, so I looked into using initrd images with Debian. I documented a procedure to quickly get up and running using Debian’s initrd-tools when working with SCSI devices. Hopefully, useful to others as well.
    Category: HOWTOs 2 comments

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