[News] Interview With Debian Leader Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian News

[News] Interview With Debian Leader Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian News

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Stefano Zacchiroli (Debian Leader): Local communities are important

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| Stefano Zacchiroli, a new Debian Project
| Leader, in an interview with Polish Debian
| Portal speaks about this year campaign,
| realase policy of the project, the Debian
| GNU/kFreeBSD port and other non-linux
| ports, and the role of local Debian
| communities.


Debian Project News - May 18th, 2010

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| Deadlines are looming for DebConf10 - some
| have already passed. For example, the last
| day to submit a BoF (Birds of a Feather)
| talk has come and gone. There is still
| lots you can do for DebConf10 however
| including volunteering time, lending
| equipment, and even donating money.
| Sponsors and donors are needed to help
| defray the costs of holding DebConf10 as
| Raphael Geissert wrote on his blog.


Pieces of the roaming laptop puzzle in Debian

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| Today, the last piece of the puzzle for
| roaming laptops in Debian Edu finally
| entered the Debian archive. Today, the new
| libpam-mklocaluser package was accepted.
| Two days ago, two other pieces was
| accepted into unstable. The pam-python
| package needed by libpam-mklocaluser, and
| the sssd package passed NEW on Monday. In
| addition, the libpam-ccreds package we
| need is in experimental (version 10-4)
| since Saturday, and hopefully will be
| moved to unstable soon.



Interview: Steve McIntyre of Debian

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| hO: Lenny is out, which is great news. Debian has a history of very long
| release cycles, compared to other distros. "release when ready" is the
| project's motto. Will that be changing in the near future?
| SM: To a certain extent, that policy already has changed. In the past, we
| didn't mention potential release dates at all and we'd simply aim to release
| when certain goals had been met. For the last two release cycles, we have
| instead tried to pick a target release window (18-24 months from the previous
| release) and some goals that should fit that target date. In each of those
| releases (Etch and Lenny), I'm happy that we have hit the target with both
| taking 22 months. It would be nice to be closer to the beginning of that
| window, but it's difficult to guarantee that we'll get there every time when
| we're working as volunteers.

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Ian Murdock: Debian "missing a big opportunity"

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| Ian Murdock founded Debian GNU/Linux nearly fif *** years ago,
| and today it provides the foundations for many well-known distros
| such as Ubuntu and Knoppix. LXF caught up with Ian, who currently
| chairs the Linux Standards base, and asked him about Debian
| politics, leadership and the rise of Ubuntu...


Martin Michlmayr?s research on time-based releases

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| I recently had the opportunity to proof-read Martin Michlmayr's
| PhD thesis on release management in large open source projects.
| Martin is an ex Debian project leader, so he has personal
| experience. His research confirms what I believe to be true
| about the benefits of a time-based schedule rather than a
| feature-based schedule, based on GNOME's release planning...



Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

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| The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its
| stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename 'sarge').


Debian release may slip to March

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| The release of the upcoming version of Debian may slip to March,
| according to one of the two release managers for the Linux distribution.

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