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6 February 11

After two years of intense work, the Debian project has published a new stable release.

You are welcome to read the full release announcement to get an overview of the changes, the installation manual if you are doing a fresh installation and the release notes before upgrading your systems.

Choose your preferred installation media from

Squeeze Countdown

Also, don’t miss checking out the new design of the Debian website, Debian Wiki, Debian Lists Archive, Debian Planet , package information system and Debian Git web.

Thank you to everybody who made it possible!

5 February 11

Squeeze Countdown

Follow the release live via IRC (, or join others in the party line!

2 February 11

The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month:

  • Kamal Mostafa (kamal)
  • Martin Bagge (brother)
  • Kai Wasserbäch (curan)


22 January 11

The release team announced Squeeze will be released the weekend of the 5th-6th of February.

Join us in the final countdown!

Squeeze Countdown

The banner was made by mvd based on Valessio’s theme Spacefun.You are welcome to link it from your website.

While you are waiting, you can also update your Lenny systems to 5.0.8.

31 December 10

The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month:

  • Jonathan Wiltshire (jmw)
  • Michael Hanke (mih)
  • Sebastian Reichel (sre)
  • Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (sgevatter)
  • Kåre Thor Olsen (kaare)
  • Didier Raboud (odyx)
  • Benjamin Drung (bdrung)


The following developers have returned as Debian Developers after having retired at some time in the past:

  • Matt Zimmerman (mdz)
  • Jerome Marant (jerome)
  • Scott James Remnant (keybuk)

Welcome back!

8 December 10

As part of the Training Sessions initiative organized by the Debian Women project, this Thursday we will hold a lesson on how to use the Debian Bug Tracking System.

Like the previous sessions, this lesson will take place on #debian-women on, at 19:00 UTC on Thursday 9th December.

Logs will be available immediately after the lesson at the usual place and a wiki tutorial will be created a few days later. You might want to follow our group on for further information!

See you on Thursday!

Francesca Ciceri

3 December 10

The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month:

  • Jeremie Corbier (jcorbier)
  • John Sullivan (johns)
  • Muammar El Khatib (muammar)
  • Heiko Stuebner (mmind)
  • David Bremner (bremner)
  • Niels Thykier (nthykier)
  • Julien Valroff (julien)


30 November 10

As part of the Training Sessions initiative organized by the Debian Women project, this week a lesson about Python packaging will be held. The lesson, which is aimed at an intermediate audience, will focus specifically modules and applications packaging and will be held by Piotr Ożarowski who is member of Python Applications Packaging Team and Debian Python Modules Team.

The session will take place, as usual, on #debian-women channel on on Thursday, 2nd December at 20:00 UTC.

Cause of the advanced topic is madatory to have some knowledge about Debian packaging (see, for example Lars Wirzenius’ tutorial) and about general Python development.

The lesson will consists of a first, theoretical, part in wich Piotr will explain us some basics; and of a Q&A part, entirely dedicated to more advanced problems.

See you on Thursday!

Francesca Ciceri

20 November 10

If you are user of, twitter or both and you want to follow the Debian updates via this services, you can follow the:

- official Debian account
- official Debian twitter account

Also, Planet Debian is available at with additional accounts for the Spanish and French planets.

If you are a Debian contributor using microblogging or part of a Debian team that uses microblogging to update
about your work, please include it in the list:

16 November 10

The Debian Women project is pleased to announce the -start of a series of training sessions to be held via IRC in the Debian Women IRC channel, #debian-women on

The first session has been scheduled for Thursday, 18th November at 20:00 UTC. Lars Wirzenius, will give an introductory lesson titled “Introduction to Debian Packaging”.

The main goal of this initiative is to encourage more people, specifically women, to contribute to Debian while introducing them to different aspects of the Debian Project. Topics will span a wide range of subjects related to daily Debian maintenance efforts as well as advanced tasks and are open to everybody, regardless of gender or previous involvements in the community.

Future sessions will be held on a regular basis, and will cover collaborative maintenance with git, Python modules and applications packaging, and many more. Please visit the Training Sessions wiki page regularly to check the up-to-date agenda and follow our group on You may also refer to the wiki to suggest new topics or sign up yourself as a trainer: we are always looking for more people to share knowledge and complete the schedule, so don’t be shy!

For further information about the Debian Women project, please visit the Debian-Women website or send mail to the Debian Women mailing list.