Updates on the Debian Project
|31 October 10|
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month:
|7 October 10|
Debian 6.0 “squeeze” will be the first GNU/Linux distribution release ever to offer comprehensive support for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based neuroimaging research. It comes with up-to-date software for structural image analysis (e.g. ants), diffusion imaging and tractography (e.g. mrtrix), stimulus delivery (e.g. psychopy), MRI sequence development (e.g. odin), as well as a number of versatile data processing and analysis suites (e.g. nipype). Moreover, this release will have built-in support for all major neuroimaging data formats.
NeuroDebian at the Society for Neuroscience meeting 2010
The NeuroDebian team will run a Debian booth at the Society for Neuroscience meeting (SfN2010) that will take place November 13-17 in San Diego, USA. The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is one of the largest neuroscience conferences in the world, with over 30,000 attendees. Researchers, clinicians, and leading experts discuss the latest findings about the brain, nervous system, and related disorders.
If you are a Debian enthusiast (developer, contributor, evangelist) and reside near San Diego (or have time and funds for travel/lounge), or already planing to attend SfN 2010, please help us to make the Debian booth at SfN shine. Please contact the NeuroDebian team at email@example.com
If you are going to SfN2010, come talk to us at booth #3815.
Michael Hanke and Yaroslav Halchenko
|6 October 10|
- 1dental.com: Commercial company from US.
- A.S.D. Irishmassa American Football Team: Non-profit organization from Italy
- Centro de Comunicación Científica, Universidad de Buenos Aires: University from Argentina.
- Creppolo, crepes e piadine: Commercial company from Italy.
- Eye Of The Beholder BBS: Non-profit organization from Spain.
- IT Services, Medhurst Communications Ltd.: Commercial company from UK.
- JSC VS: Commercial company from Russia.
- King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST): Academic section from Saudi Arabia
- Lumut MARA Vocational Institute: Educational institution from Malaysia.
- Madkom Ltd.: Commercial company from Poland.
- Media-X Systems Inc.: Commercial company from Canada.
- Microbiology laboratory. Science Faculty. UNAM: University from Mexico.
- Nimbus Hookah Lounge: Commercial company from US.
- Nomura Technical Management Office Ltd.: Commercial company from Japan.
- oriented.net Web Hosting: Commercial company from Switzerland.
- Parkyeri: Software development company from Turkey.
- Pastoral da Criança: Non-profit organization from Brazil.
- XSoft Ltd.: Software development company from Bulgaria.
- Ziehm Computer Repair: Commercial company from US.
And here are some of their reasons to choose Debian:
“We have chosen Debian over other alternatives; because of its reliability and easiness of maintenance.”
“The decision was based on the selection of additional expandable components, availability of distribution, a regular cycle for issuing amendments, stability and support solutions for a wide range of equipment for a dedicated server solutions.”
“Stability is important for us.”
“The main reason for choosing Debian over other distributions is the package management, security, number of available packages, ease-of-use, stability, amount of quality documentation, and cost.”
“We choose Debian to easen the burden of system administration. Also because Debian has very well maintaned packages and for high security.”
“Debian is powerful and keeping originality of Linux.”
“We find the software that comes with Debian very useful and easy to use since we are not specialists in computer matters.”
“Debian is the most powerful Linux distribution! The best choice for our jobs, our servers and our lifestyle.”
“We chose Debian because it is stable, simple and fast to install and to use, and because it is Free Software.”
“We are proud to say that we use Debian/GNU Linux on more than 90% of our servers and this simply because of it’s stability, security and great packaging system.”
“Debian offered the perfect balance between security, stability and ease of administration.”
“We chose Debian for its rock-solid stability, ease of installation and configuration, and awesome ability to not only run on old, second-hand hardware, but to turn that hardware into powerful production machines perfect for our needs. We also like Debian’s Social Contract. None of the other options were as successful in this implementation.”
“It is refreshing and enjoyable to have an operating system which gives users easy access.”
Thanks very much for the hard work, Webmaster Team.
|6 October 10|
Proposed timeline of the Release TeamWe 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.
|3 October 10|
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last 2 months: