In this issue:
Debian GNU/Linux system used to develop satellite.
Debian 2.0 development near completion.
Revised Debian CD available.
DEBIAN GNU/LINUX SYSTEM USED TO DEVELOP SATELLITE
You can read about the AMSAT Phase 3-D satellite at
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/phase3d.html . It's the most ambitious
in a long series of Ham Radio satellites (more than 30 have been
launched). Some of the software for the satellite's communications
systems and experiments was developed by Bdale Garbee N3EUA, a
long-time Debian developer, and other Radio Amateurs, using the Debian
system. Debian is a good match for AMSAT: they are both international
groups of private individuals contributing their work to highly
sophisticated technical projects.
DEBIAN GNU/LINUX 2.0 DEVELOPMENT NEAR COMPLETION
The Debian 2.0 boot floppy package has been uploaded and is being
tested, and large-scale testing of the system is expected to begin soon.
2.0 will feature the GNU C library 2.0, also known as "LIBC 6". Several
incremental releases are expected follow 2.0 at short intervals. The new
package manager meant to replace "dselect" is now being demonstrated, and
will probably appear in 2.1 or one of the early point releases.
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