On 2010-09-19 05:05, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
Thank you Alexander. Here are my remarks:Hi! We just finished the last bits for the latest issue of the Debian Project News to be release on Wednesday. I would appreciate reviews and translations.
Linux Mint, a Linux distribution whose purpose is to <q>produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use</q>, has released an edition based on Debian. This new Linux Mint distribution will track Debian testing, as a more reliable upstream base. Linux Mint appears to be a popular Linux distribution ranking highly at DistroWatch.com as well as other non-scientific measures. Certainly they received a large number of comments to their <a href=""http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1527">http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1527">blog post</a> regarding their new distribution. Anecdotal evidence seems to point to this Debian-based edition as a popular move. </p> <p>The addition of Linux Mint to the Debian derivatives family is a welcome one, and should the Linux Mint developers wish to be in contact with Debian it has been suggested that they will be warmly welcomed at the <a href=""http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk">http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk">Debian
This section sounds a little strange. Is there any reason to suggest the Linux Mint developers not be warmly welcomed?...Derivatives Front Desk</a>.
"they" is used to refer to "a Linux distribution".
Ahem. Life-threatening software bugs are not grave bugs per se?Andreas Tille began a <a href=""http://lists.debian.org/20100909094049.GB4649">http://lists.debian.org/20100909094049.GB4649@an3as.eu">short discussion</a> regarding bugs which are not grave software bugs <em>per se</em>, but could cause grave harm to life or property under certain conditions. As an example, the bug in question involved improper data handling that could lead to a medical patient being prescribed medicine which could lead to a possibly fatal reaction. Responses from developers indicated that despite such bugs not being explicitly mentioned in the bug guidelines, they should already fall under release-critical severity and thus should have freeze exceptions and possible Debian Security Advisories if needed. The fix for the bug in question was approved for testing within the day.
I suppose "lead" should read "led".Besides some internal discussion (e.g. monitoring and configuration management), this also lead to a <a href=""http://lists.debian.org/20100906170305.GQ25990">http://lists.debian.org/20100906170305.GQ25990@anguilla.noreply.org">procedure for the handling of guest accounts on debian.org machines</a>.
I don't see the blog post discussing a non-free micro-blogging service. It seems to talk only about Facebook, which is not a blogging service AFAIK.Raphaël Hertzog <a href=""http://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/09/09/can-debian-achieve-world-domination-without-being-on-facebook/">http://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/09/09/can-debian-achieve-world-domination-without-being-on-facebook/">wondered</a> whether the Debian project shouldn't have an official page on some non-free micro-blogging service. Stefano Zacchiroli <a href=""http://upsilon.cc/%7Ezack/blog/posts/2010/09/yes_we_can/">http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2010/09/yes_we_can/">disagreed<a> on the grounds that it would not be possible to use a proprietary service without endorsing it.
I doubt it's reasonable to call the release team's work "amazing" from a neutral point of view.Christian Perrier addressed his <a href=""http://www.perrier.eu.org/weblog/2010/09/12#release-team">http://www.perrier.eu.org/weblog/2010/09/12#release-team">thanks to the release team</a> and encouraged every developer, whether their package is unblocked or not, to send private <q>thank you</q> messages to any Release Team member for their amazing work.
Torsten was already member of the archive maintenance team, he just became "FTP master".FTP Master Joerg Jaspert, in a <a href=""http://lists.debian.org/87wrqkjrkl.fsf">http://firstname.lastname@example.org">short minute from the FTP Master meeting</a> being held this weekend, welcomed Torsten Werner to the team.
I hope this should read more features, not more feature requests!Lucas Nussbaum <a href =""http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=571">http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=571">added</a> a <a href =""http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugs.cgi">http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugs.cgi">bugs search interface</a> to the <a href =""http://udd.debian.org/">http://udd.debian.org/">Ultimate Debian Database</a>. It thus may replace the <a href=""http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">unofficial release-critical bugs tracker</a>, while providing many more feature requests.
The high number is way off, it's currently 261.According to the <a href=""http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">unofficial release-critical bug counter</a>, the upcoming release, Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q>, is currently affected by 317 release-critical bugs.