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Misc developer news (#13)

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In this issue:
 + Security support for new testing (squeeze) delayed
 + New whohas tool displays other distributions that have your package
 + Documentation for python-apt
 + sbuild and wanna-build status update
 + Kernel pseudo-package removed

Security support for new testing (squeeze) delayed

 The Testing Security Team announced that security support for squeeze
 will not begin immediately after the release of lenny. Users who need
 security support should stay with lenny until the begin of security
 support for squeeze is announced.


  -- Stefan Fritsch

New whohas tool displays other distributions that have your package

 Unstable features a new tool, `whohas`, which searches through a list of
 distributions and displays those that also carry a version of a given
 package. Currently supported are Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, openSUSE,
 Slackware, Source Mage, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Fink and
 MacPorts. It can be helpful to maintainers to find new packaging ideas or


  -- Thijs Kinkhorst

Documentation for python-apt

 There is now documentation available for python-apt, documenting the
 complete API. I created it in a half week using Sphinx and
 reStructuredText. This is a help for everyone who develops with
 python-apt which has been lacking a lot of documentation previously. The
 whole documentation is included in version 0.7.9~exp2 of python-apt.


  -- Julian Andres Klode

sbuild and wanna-build status update

 Over the last three months, a number of large changes have been made, and
 more are planned both in the near future and for Squeeze. sbuild is now
 fully usable with contemporary wanna-build and buildd, and has had many
 improvements made.  Most recent work has focussed on wanna-build, with
 several usability improvements made, as well as bug fixing. Changes made
 on the buildds, but not previously available in a public SCM, have also
 been merged, so wanna-build now contains all of the functionality present
 on the live wanna-build installation. Ongoing work includes modularising
 wanna-build in order to replace the MLDBM database backend with a more
 flexible PostgreSQL backend.


  -- Roger Leigh

Kernel pseudo-package removed

 The pseudo-package "kernel" has been removed, since nowadays all kernel
 images are built from the single source package "linux-2.6". reportbug
 has already been modified in experimental to report all bugs directed
 against "kernel" to the linux-2.6 source package.

  -- Moritz Muehlenhoff

Raphaël Hertzog

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