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Debian Weekly News - May 31st, 2005

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - May 31st, 2005

Welcome to this year's 22nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Andreas Barth prepares for after the release
already and tried to [1]optimise the LDAP gateway to the
[2]bugtracking system. Nokia has [3]released an Internet tablet PC
that uses Debian as operating system.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg01173.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
 3. http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS3716070830.html

Sarge Release Update. Andreas Barth sent in the next [4]status report
about the upcoming sarge release. The number of release-critical bugs
is still too high so the release is postponed by one more week. He
also mentioned that all update requests need to be reviewed manually
which consumes a lot of time.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/05/msg00020.html

New Archive Section: video? Philipp Kern [5]wondered when a set of
packages warrant the introduction of a new archive section. He heard
from several users who were looking for multimedia players and got
lost in the graphics section. He also [6]noted that some players are
currently even in the section of their corresponding desktop

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg01229.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg01237.html

End of debian-legal Summaries? Frank Lichtenheld [7]wondered if the
[8]legal summaries that he had created should be removed again.
Shortly after their creation this effort was stalled since nobody
wrote summaries anymore. For many discussions this proved to be
difficult if not impossible.

 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/05/msg00525.html
 8. http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/

Preparations for the Debian Conference. Anibal Monsalve Salazar
[9]asked for GnuPG keys to be submitted for the keysigning party at
the upcoming [10]Debian conference. Gunnar Wolf [11]asked all
attendees to check their personal information and to add final for
food requirements.

 9. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg01198.html
 10. http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0710-debconf
 11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/05/msg00017.html

Debian Day at LinuxTag 2005. Joey Schulze [12]announced the schedule
for this year's [13]Debian day, a mini-conference that is
traditionally held during [14]LinuxTag which takes place from June
22nd to 25th in Karlsruhe, Germany. The talks will describe certain
parts of the distribution or the project and will be held in English.
For the first time the mini-conference will be continued on a second

 12. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/05/msg00021.html
 13. http://www.infodrom.org/Debian/events/LinuxTag2005/day.html
 14. http://www.debian.org/events/2005/0622-linuxtag

Security Updates. You know the drill. Please make sure that you update
your systems if you have any of these packages installed.

 * DSA 728: [15]qpopper -- Arbitrary file overwriting.
 * DSA 729: [16]php4 -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 730: [17]bzip2 -- Unauthorised permissions modification.

 15. http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-728
 16. http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-729
 17. http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-730

New or Noteworthy Packages. The following packages were added to the
unstable Debian archive [18]recently or contain important updates.

 18. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/newpkg_main

 * [19]ggobi -- Data visualisation system for high-dimensional data.
 * [20]kball -- Game of skill and reflexes for all the family.
 * [21]kshutdown -- Advanced shutdown utility for KDE.
 * [22]mono-devel -- Mono CLI (.NET) runtime with development tools.
 * [23]multi-aterm -- Tabbed terminal emulator with efficent pseudo
 * [24]openhackware -- OpenFirmware emulator for PowerPC.
 * [25]pbzip2 -- Parallel bzip2 implementation.
 * [26]pngquant -- PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image optimising
 * [27]proll -- JavaStation PROM 2.x compatible replacement.
 * [28]satutils -- Direcway(TM) and Motosat(TM) utilities.
 * [29]timps -- Transparent Instant Messaging Proxy Server.

 19. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/ggobi
 20. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/kball
 21. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/kshutdown
 22. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/interpreters/mono-devel
 23. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/multi-aterm
 24. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/openhackware
 25. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/pbzip2
 26. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/pngquant
 27. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/proll
 28. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/satutils
 29. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/timps

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 30. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/contributing
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