On 2010-10-15 16:57, 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 Monday. I would appreciate reviews and translations.
I'm not a native English speaker, but shouldn't the parenthesis read "is currently BEING investigated"? This sounds like the investigation was completed.They also noted that all transitions have been done, and named the current blockers of the release: <a href=""http://bugs.debian.org/571255">http://bugs.debian.org/571255">a bug in udev</a> which might cause problems during upgrades (a patch has been proposed in the meantime); a <a href=""http://bugs.debian.org/546528">http://bugs.debian.org/546528">problem in the preinstallation script of dash</a> (a patch has been proposed and is currently investigated)
s/The release/The release team/The release also points out that the help of everyone is needed to get this accomplished, be it by squashing the remaining bugs, providing facilities for real life bug squashing parties, writing the Release Notes, or supporting translations.
Woo - this sentence is heavy. I don't understand exactly what it means.It therefore allows users to easily access newer versions of packages; but users can not just upgrade to the following stable release but will at least need to also use the corresponding regular backport suite for packages from the sloppy suite.
Shouldn't the "So" starting the last sentence simply be removed?Valessio Brito <a href=""http://lists.debian.org/20100909150907.57032hggzrpdivur">http://email@example.com">announced</a> the <a href=""http://follow.debianart.org/">http://follow.debianart.org/">beta version</a> of a new service allowing users of micro-blogging services to <a href=""http://lists.debian.org/20100908013207.13173fq11p6fp613">http://firstname.lastname@example.org">follow the topics</a> of various Debian mailing lists. So it is possible to search for particular tags, bugs, meetings, or specific work.
This is one strange news item. I'm not convinced this should be included, but supposing it is...Is it newsworthy if packages, even popular ones like the <a href=""http://packages.debian.org/chromium-browser">http://packages.debian.org/chromium-browser">Chromium web browser</a>, get removed or added to Debian's testing branch? Debian Project Leader Stefano Zacchiroli <a href=""http://upsilon.cc/%7Ezack/blog/posts/2010/10/Debian_squeezes_Chromium_back_in/">http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2010/10/Debian_squeezes_Chromium_back_in/">doesn't think so</a> and points out that Chromium is a good example for the non-newsworthiness of these things. It had been removed from Debian's testing branch, causing a media fuss and some criticism, as it appeared that Chromium would not be part of the next stable release. However, as the release critical bugs have been fixed, the package was allowed back again. Which is - according to Stefano - actually not newsworthy either.
I haven't seen a "media fuss" about this, in fact I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't for Stefano's blog post. The only "media" coverage I can see, on LWN, actually goes beyond squeeze and even beyond Chromium, so I don't think that news item alone can be treated this way. In any case, I'm wondering which release-critical bugs were fixed.
I'm not a native English speaker, but I don't think "up to" is right here. I think just "to" is fine. BTW, I would find it much more surprising if Debian was only used by IT-related organizations than the opposite. After all, Debian is the universal operating system, and the world is much more than IT.Debian maintains a <a href=""http://www.debian.org/users">http://www.debian.org/users">list of Debian users</a> ranging from governmental or educational institutions up to dozens of companies, of which surprisingly not all are IT related.
There are 2 "and"-s here, and inconsistent plural (5 as Debian DeveloperS, 7 as Debian Maintainer).5 applicants have been <a href=""https://nm.debian.org/nmlist.php#newmaint">https://nm.debian.org/nmlist.php#newmaint">accepted</a> as Debian Developers and 7 applicants have been <a href=""http://lists.debian.org/E1P4qsO-0001Bw-V3">http://lists.debian.org/E1P4qsO-0001Bw-V3@franck.debian.org">accepted</a> as Debian Maintainer and 13 people <a href=""http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi">http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi">started to maintain packages</a> since the previous issue of the Debian
The high number should currently be 277. Note that a space is missing in "ahref".According to the <ahref="http://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi">bug-tracking web interface of the Ultimate Debian Database</a>, the upcoming release, Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q>, is currently affected by 327 release-critical bugs. Ignoring bugs which are easily solved or on the way to being solved, roughly speaking, about 130 release-critical bugs remain to be solved for the release to happen.