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Debian Weekly News - August 9th, 2000

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - August 9th, 2000
Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian community.

Debian will be awarded the $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award
at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Here's the [1]full announcement.
This should happen roughly at the same time Debian 2.2 is released,
and a release party of some sort is planned to happen during
LinuxWorld, which is shaping up to be an eventful show for Debian.

A release announcement is being prepared. A lot of [2]brainstorming
has been going on as we try to find and remember important changes in
potato that we can brag about, and several rough drafts have already
been written.

Members of the #debian irc channel on irc.debian.org are preparing for
the onslaught of questions when Debian 2.2 is released. They're
[3]organising a round-the-clock support crew dubbed the "Mobile Array
of Support Helpers for Potato (MashPotato)" that will "provide the
most comprehensive Debian GNU/Linux support service that we can to
users both new and old."

This week's security fixes include a [4]fix for a hole in unstable's
mailman package that allowed local users to take over the list user,
and a [5]security fix for ntop that fixes that programs web mode so
it cannot be used to view every file on the system. A security hole in
mailx and suidperl is the big security hole of the week, but Debian
[6]narrowly escaped being vulnerable.

More news from Debian-derived distributions. Storm Linux 2000 Starter
Edition has been released. Interestingly, their [7]press release says
it is "built around the Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 "potato" release, the
most stable and secure distribution available", even though 2.2 is not
yet released. Also, another Debian-based distribution has shown up:
[8]DemoLinux 2.0 is now [9]Debian based. And finally, any Corel
users who want to upgrade to potato can check out this [10]Corel to
Debian micro-howto.

New packages in Debian unstable this week include the following and
[11]15 more:
  * [12]codecommander: Programmmer's editor with multiple windows and
    syntax highlighting
  * [13]elastic: High-level object-oriented interpreted language.
    ([14]doc, [15]dev, [16]lib)
  * [17]mrt: Multi-threaded Routing Toolkit (BGP4+/BGP/RIPng/RIP2)
  * [18]radvd: Router Advertisement Daemon
  * [19]tuxracer: 3D racing game featuring Tux, the Linux penguin

  1. http://www.newsalert.com/bin/story?StoryId=Coy40qbKbyti2mZC
  2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0008/msg00160.html
  3. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/current/issue/mail#1
  4. http://www.securityfocus.com/templates/archive.pike?list=1&date=2000-08-01&msg=kK1VsC.A.fv.4iVj5@murphy
  5. http://www.securityfocus.com/templates/archive.pike?list=1&date=2000-08-01&msg=EoeHb.A.ILB.Hjyj5@murphy
  6. http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=no&bug=68723&reverse=yes
  7. http://www.newsalert.com/bin/story?StoryId=Coy:fWbWbtefuvta4mG
  8. http://www.demolinux.org/
  9. http://www.demolinux.org/en/versions/version-debian.html
  10. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/current/issue/mail#2
  11. http://auric.debian.org/~tausq/newpkgs-20000807.html
  12. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/editors/codecommander.html
  13. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/interpreters/elastic-base.html
  14. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/interpreters/elastic-doc.html
  15. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/devel/libelastic-dev.html
  16. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/libs/libelastic0.html
  17. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/net/mrt.html
  18. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/net/radvd.html
  19. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/games/tuxracer.html
  20. http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/games/tuxracer-data.html

see shy jo

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