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Misc developer news (#15)

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In this issue:
 + Updates of major desktop environments
 + Alioth updated to lenny and FusionForge 4.7
 + wiki.debian.org migrated to MoinMoin 1.7
 + Tidbits from the wanna-build team
 + RFH: Removing spam from the listarchive
 + Groupware discussion list

Updates of major desktop environments

 The three major desktop environments in Debian have been updated or will
 be updated these days. Xfce 4.6[1] has already been uploaded to unstable,
 as KDE 4.2.2[2]. GNOME 2.26[3] will follow in the following days.

  -- Yves-Alexis Perez

 [1] http://www.xfce.org
 [2] http://www.kde.org
 [3] http://www.gnome.org

Alioth updated to lenny and FusionForge 4.7

 Alioth.debian.org (aka the VCS/collaborative development server) has been
 upgraded to Lenny. The gforge installation has switched to !FusionForge
 4.7 and fixes lots of small annoying details. If you encounter any
 problem with the services, please open a support ticket[4] on the
 siteadmin project.

 If you're experiencing SSH timeouts on Alioth, chances are that your SSH
 client is misconfigured. Alioth uses fail2ban, which sets up firewall
 rules to drop traffic coming from IP addresses with too frequent login
 failures as logged by the SSH daemon. That includes cases where your SSH
 client tries to connect with a key that's not registered in your account,
 even if the correct key is sent afterwards. The fix is simple: either
 register your key in your Alioth account preferences, or configure a
 stanza[5] (in .ssh/config) to only send the appropriate key. You'll even
 save a few milliseconds on each login!

  -- Raphael Hertzog and Roland Mas

 [4] https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/?func=add&group_id=1&atid=200001
 [5] http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/SSH

wiki.debian.org migrated to MoinMoin 1.7

 The DSA and the DebianWiki team[6] have migrated wiki.debian.org to
 MoinMoin 1.7, which brings many new features. The wiki is now hosted on a
 new machine, the hardware and bandwidth are sponsored by Dembach Goo
 Informatics[7]. Also, it is now possible to use https to securely login
 into the wiki.

 For more information see the announcement page[8].

  -- Stefano Zacchiroli

 [6] http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianWiki
 [7] http://www.dg-i.net/
 [8] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWiki/MigratedToMoinmoin17

Tidbits from the wanna-build team

 The wanna-build team announced a new contact address for wanna-build
 requests and other issues relating to autobuilding:
 debian-wb-team@lists.debian.org. They also announced that Kurt Roeckx has
 now access to modifying the wanna-build database for all architectures
 and not only amd64.


  -- Adeodato Simó

 Furthermore the buildds are being upgraded to a sbuild version that is
 nearer to the current version in the archive. New buildds have been added
 to powerpc, hppa and i386. For more information please see:


  -- Philipp Kern

RFH: Removing spam from the listarchive

 As you all know, Lists and the Listarchive aren't 100% Spam-free. So we
 provide a 'Report as Spam' on every page in the archive. Now we set up a
 system to review those nominations, as it turned out that also
 inappropriate or controversial postings have been reported.

 If you want to help us to get rid of the Spam from the archive, go to [9]
 and follow the instructions. You need a @debian.org-Mailadress to

 If you don't have one, you can help us by reviewing the Listarchive[10]
 itself and press the 'Report as Spam'-Button.

 We also maintain a Wiki-Page[11] for Details and coordination.

  -- Cord Beermann

 [9] http://lists.debian.org/archive-spam-removals/review/
 [10] http://lists.debian.org/
 [11] http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/ListMaster/ListArchiveSpam

Groupware discussion list

 In order to improve discussion and colaboration between Debian's
 groupware[12] developers a mailing list[13] has been created. If you're
 maintaining (or are interested in) a groupware related client or server
 package in Debian, please subscribe[14]. The intention is to have a
 single place where e.g. new versions can be announced so interoperability
 testing can be done.

  -- Guido Günther

 [12] http://wiki.debian.org/Groupware
 [13] mailto:calendarserver-discuss@lists.alioth.debian.org
 [14] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/calendarserver-discuss

Raphaël Hertzog

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