Archives 'updates'

28 February 11
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news.debian.net is closing. In the next days, the website will become a static copy.

Thank you for following all this 19 months!


15 February 11
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The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting with squeeze. It has been replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors. Read the full announcement to know all the details.


13 January 11
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The Debian Installer team has announced the Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 release. Read about all the changes and improvements at their announcement.

Remember Squeeze will ship with a completely free Linux Kernel, although if you require use of the non-free bits you can keep fetching them from non-free. Non-free is not part of the Debian default installation and must be enabled manually.

Your help is welcome:

  • With any of the bugs at http://tinyurl.com/squeeze-sort, especially with the bugs marked as blocked.
  • With the release notes, report a bug to release-notes (with patch!) if you see any information missing or incomplete or if you have something worthwhile to add.
  • Translating the release notes with the Debian internationalization teams.
  • And you are still on time to do upgrade and installation tests and report any big issue you may encounter.

22 November 10
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6 October 10
  • The Backports Team is pleased to announce the availability of a new suite on backports: lenny-backports-sloppy.
Proposed timeline of the Release Team
We hope to have sorted out all the details and resolved the remaining blockers by the end of October, with the focus during November being on translation updates, testing and coordination with different teams to prepare the new release.
This means that it’s possible to have a release out in time for Christmas, but to do this we need YOUR help. Please, squash bugs, write release notes, squash bugs, support our translators and squash some bugs.
  • To make the Debian Mentors List more friendly, supportive and helpful, Asheesh Laroia and Niels Thykier¬†promised they will reply to every email within four days, even if the replies aren’t a sponsorship or necessarily a review.

6 May 10
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  • Chromium browser is now available from experimental, the package name is chromium-browser. Install chromium-browser-l10n if you want it localized.
  • KDE 4.4.3 and Qt 4.6.2 are now available in unstable. More information.
  • The Debian GNOME team is working hard on uploading GNOME 2.30 to unstable. It’s almost there, and the delay has mostly been due to the need to coordinate the library transitions. Check out its status here!
  • Debconf, the annual Debian developers meeting, is seeking for sponsors and donors to help covering the costs implied by this event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us at sponsors (at) debconf.org, or if you want to make a donation please read here.
  • Debian gets ported to Ben NanoNote, a copyleft hardware micro notebook developed by Hong Kong startup company Sharism at Work. More info in their announcement and in the how to.

26 April 10
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23 March 10
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