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Debian Weekly News - July 13th, 1999

Debian Weekly News 
Debian Weekly News - July 13th, 1999
Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian developer

Storm Linux is a new distribution [8]based on Debian. Its motto is
"Storm Linux: we make linux look good", and it seems they do -- take a
look at these [9]screenshots. The developer of Storm is R Garth Wood,
who has been [10]active on debian-devel for a while. There has been
little reaction to this development though a report on a test install
has been [11]posted.

The web site now has a page for the [12]Hurd port. It covers
installation, development, etc. Speaking of the web site, it finally
uses the new logo. And the [13]results are in for the logo swap vote:
the logos have been swapped. Go forth and use the swirl.

There's been an increasing amount of discussion about freezing and
release plans this week. From [14]talk on the new debian-release list
about shortening the release cycle to a discussion about whether a
[15]Spetember release is possible (with a freeze very soon), the idea
is in the air.

Lalo Martins [16]posted about internationalizing Debian's init
scripts. It's turning into a more general discussion about init script
output, see [17]this proposal for example.

Here is a [18]complete system for generating diffs between debian
packages and applying those diffs. This could be used to "seriously
reduce download times"

As usual, we have some [19]news from the Debian-JP project. One thing
they're dealing with is translating the copyright of software that is
documented only in japanese.

Many packages remain broken after the perl update. The [20]next
planned step is to file important bugs against these packages and
quickly make non maintainer releases of them.

Thanks to Christian Meder and Katsura S. Yoshio for [21]contributing.

8. http://stormix.com/about/index.html
9. http://stormix.com/about/screen_shots.html
10. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9907/msg00632.html
11. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9907/msg00685.html
12. http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd
13. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-9907/msg00005.html
14. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-release-9907/msg00016.html
15. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9907/msg00907.html
16. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/1999/27/mail#1
17. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/1999/27/mail#2
18. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9907/msg00746.html
19. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/1999/27/mail#3
20. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-9907/msg00007.html
21. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/contributing

see shy jo

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