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Debian Weekly News - January 19th, 2000

Debian Weekly News 
Debian Weekly News - January 19th, 2000
Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian developer

Debian is frozen! The freeze began [8]right on schedule, and we hope
it lasts only about two months. Developers who don't remember how to
upload bugfixes during the freeze, or who weren't around last time
should read [9]this mail that explains the procedure.

The Linux Show gave Debian two awards for "Best Linux Distro". Debian
will receive [10]the awards at LinuxWorld. With more awards rolling
in at each LinuxWorld, perhaps Debian should invest in a trophy case?
Speaking of LinuxWorld, Debian will have a booth there, which is
being coordinated on [11]this mailing list.

Three different types of Debian shirts are available now [12]at
Copyleft. A donation to Debian is included in each order.

Despite the freeze, work on the boot floppies and related installation
issues goes on. One thing that was almost put off until too late was
creating all the task packages that users will choose from when
installing potato for the first time. Many of the planned task
packages were not ready in time, and several still [13]need
maintainers. Luckily, these task packages are very simple and unlikely
to break things, and so they are being allowed in despite the freeze,
along with a very few other new packages:

  * kernel-source-2.2.14: Linux kernel source for 2.2.14
  * task-database-pg: PostgreSQL database
  * task-imap: IMAP Server task package
  * task-python: Python script development environment task package
  * task-python-bundle: Full distribution of Python
  * task-python-dev: Full Python development environment
  * task-python-web: Python web application development environment
  * task-x-window-system-core: X Window System (core components)
Here is a neat [14]graph of the number of packages in Incoming.

Thanks to Randolph Chung for [15]contributing.

8. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0001/msg00013.html
9. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0001/msg00011.html
10. http://www.thelinuxshow.com/best.shtml
11. http://benham.net/mailman/listinfo/lwe-ny
12. http://copyleft.net/groups/debian.html
13. http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-0001/msg00737.html
14. http://dilbert.publishing.uwa.edu.au/~james/debian/incoming.html
15. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/contributing

see shy jo

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