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Debian Weekly News - February 14th, 2006

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - February 14th, 2006

Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Lars Wirzenius [1]nominated himself as a candidate
for the upcoming Debian project leader election. Manoj Srivastava
[2]called for nominations for this election until February 25th

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00466.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00609.html

Delivering Free Software at 2 Gbit/s. Mattias Wadenstein published
[3]details on how the [4]Academic Computer Club at [5]Umeå
University, Sweden, managed to saturate the 2 Gbit/s of available
Internet bandwidth with a cluster of machines and http redirects. New
releases made by large Free Software projects usually means that a lot
of people want the new release immediately, and the Debian Sarge
release followed by an Ubuntu release were no exceptions.

 3. http://www.acc.umu.se/~maswan/2005-12-10/2gbit-freesoftware.html
 4. http://www.acc.umu.se/
 5. http://www.umu.se/

Message-ID Lookup for List Mails. Jeroen van Wolffelaar [6]announced
that he has re-implemented the [7]lookup by Message-ID for list mails
on [8]lists.debian.org. This service is based on an [9]idea by
Andrew Suffield who has [10]terminated it recently. It also supports
multiple hits for a single ID.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/02/msg00023.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/~jeroen/
 8. http://lists.debian.org/
 9. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/10/msg00043.html
 10. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/01/msg00073.html

Trademark Policy for Packages? Simon Josefsson [11]wondered about
Debian's policy on trademarks for terms used in documentation and
package descriptions and wanted to know if there are particular
permissions that would be useful to request as far as Debian is
concerned. Florian Weimer [12]explained that as long as trademark
issues do not prevent creation and distribution of derivative works,
or prevent an interoperable re-implementation, trademarks are outside
Debian's scope.

 11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/01/msg00675.html
 12. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/02/msg00019.html

Wireless with iBook G4. Jorge Ortiz [13]reported that the wireless
system in the iBook G4 is now fully supported in Debian for the
PowerPC architecture. He pointed out that kernel versions newer than
2.6.15-rc5 in conjunction with [14]bcm43xxx drivers are needed. This
airport extreme card was not expected to be supported so soon.

 13. http://lists.debian.org/debian-user-spanish/2006/01/msg01088.html
 14. http://pdo.debian.net/bcm43xx-modules-2.6.15-1-powerpc

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

 * DSA 966: [15]adzapper -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 967: [16]elog -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 968: [17]noweb -- Insecure temporary file creation.
 * DSA 969: [18]scpoly -- Potential root vulnerability.
 * DSA 970: [19]kronolith -- Cross-site scripting.
 * DSA 971: [20]xpdf -- Denial of service.

 15. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-966
 16. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-967
 17. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-968
 18. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-969
 19. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-970
 20. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-971

New or Noteworthy Packages. The following packages were added to the
unstable Debian archive [21]recently or contain important updates.

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

 * [22]bdf2psf -- Font converter to generate console fonts from BDF
   source fonts.
 * [23]cl-contextl -- Context orientation for Common Lisp.
 * [24]console-setup -- Setup the font and the keyboard on the
 * [25]dssi-utils -- Command-line utilities for sending commands to
   DSSI plugins.
 * [26]gnome-screensaver -- GNOME ScreenSaver.
 * [27]gorm.app -- Visual Interface Builder for GNUstep.
 * [28]kradio -- Comfortable Radio Application for KDE.
 * [29]nagios2 -- Host/service/network monitoring and management
 * [30]stgit -- provide quilt functionality on top of git.
 * [31]tioga -- Ruby library for scientific graphs.
 * [32]update-notifier -- Daemon which notifies about package

 22. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/utils/bdf2psf
 23. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/libs/cl-contextl
 24. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/utils/console-setup
 25. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/libdevel/dssi-utils
 26. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/gnome/gnome-screensaver
 27. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/devel/gorm.app
 28. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/sound/kradio
 29. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/net/nagios2
 30. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/devel/stgit
 31. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/graphics/tioga
 32. http://pdo.debian.org/unstable/gnome/update-notifier

Orphaned Packages. 31 packages were orphaned this week and require a
new maintainer. This makes a total of 221 orphaned packages. Many
thanks to the previous maintainers who contributed to the Free
Software community. Please see the [33]WNPP pages for the full list,
and please add a note to the bug report and retitle it to ITA: if you
plan to take over a package.

 33. http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/

 * [34]asciijump -- Small and funny ASCII-art game about ski jumping.
 * [36]aspectj -- Seamless aspect-oriented extension for Java.
 * [38]barrage -- Rather violent action game. ([39]Bug#352439)
 * [40]blackbook -- GTK+ Address Book Applet. ([41]Bug#352437)
 * [42]coldsync -- Tool for syncing PalmOS PDAs with Unix
   workstations. ([43]Bug#352615)
 * [44]cpanel -- Configuration tool for Chinese desktop environment.
 * [46]crank -- Classical CRypto ANalysis toolKit. ([47]Bug#352532)
 * [48]dbs -- Allows Debian source packages with multiple patches.
 * [50]eclipse-nls-sdk -- Localised message catalog for eclipse.
 * [52]freqtweak -- Realtime audio frequency spectral manipulation.
 * [54]icheck -- C interface ABI/API checker. ([55]Bug#352431)
 * [56]libbusiness-onlinepayment-tclink-perl -- TrustCommerce backend
   for Business::OnlinePayment. ([57]Bug#352663)
 * [58]libnet-tclink-perl -- Perl interface to the TrustCommerce
   payment gateway. ([59]Bug#352664)
 * [60]libpalm-perl -- Perl 5 modules for manipulating pdb and prc
   database files. ([61]Bug#352616)
 * [62]mctools-lite -- CD player and audio mixer for X.
 * [64]mrtgutils -- Utilities to generate statistics for mrtg.
 * [66]php4-tclink -- TrustCommerce TCLink module for php4.
 * [68]python-tclink -- TrustCommerce credit card processing for
   Python 2.3.x. ([69]Bug#352665)
 * [70]rosegarden -- Integrated MIDI sequencer and musical notation
   editor. ([71]Bug#352543)
 * [72]rosegarden2 -- Integrated MIDI sequencer and musical notation
   editor. ([73]Bug#352537)
 * [74]sa-exim -- Use SpamAssassin at SMTP time with the Exim v4 MTA.
 * [76]sfront -- MPEG 4 Structured Audio decoder. ([77]Bug#352542)
 * [78]ssystem -- 3D solar system simulator. ([79]Bug#352709)
 * [80]tapiir -- Tool for real time audio delay and feedback effects.
 * [82]tclxml -- Tcl library for XML parsing. ([83]Bug#352330)
 * [84]tdfsb -- 3D filesystem browser. ([85]Bug#352441)
 * [86]wmget -- Background download manager in a Window Maker dock
   app. ([87]Bug#352435)
 * [88]wmshutdown -- Allow you to shutdown or reboot your machine.
 * [90]xenophilia -- Customisable GTK+ engine with a plain look.
 * [92]xexec -- Run a simple arbitrary command from X.
 * [94]xgdipc -- GnuDIP GTK client. ([95]Bug#352550)

 34. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/games/asciijump
 35. http://bugs.debian.org/352436
 36. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/devel/aspectj
 37. http://bugs.debian.org/352521
 38. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/games/barrage
 39. http://bugs.debian.org/352439
 40. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/utils/blackbook
 41. http://bugs.debian.org/352437
 42. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/otherosfs/coldsync
 43. http://bugs.debian.org/352615
 44. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/x11/cpanel
 45. http://bugs.debian.org/352557
 46. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/utils/crank
 47. http://bugs.debian.org/352532
 48. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/devel/dbs
 49. http://bugs.debian.org/352609
 50. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/devel/eclipse-nls-sdk
 51. http://bugs.debian.org/352511
 52. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/sound/freqtweak
 53. http://bugs.debian.org/352540
 54. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/devel/icheck
 55. http://bugs.debian.org/352431
 56. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/perl/libbusiness-onlinepayment-tclink-perl
 57. http://bugs.debian.org/352663
 58. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/perl/libnet-tclink-perl
 59. http://bugs.debian.org/352664
 60. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/perl/libpalm-perl
 61. http://bugs.debian.org/352616
 62. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/sound/mctools-lite
 63. http://bugs.debian.org/352538
 64. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/net/mrtgutils
 65. http://bugs.debian.org/352553
 66. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/web/php4-tclink
 67. http://bugs.debian.org/352661
 68. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/python/python-tclink
 69. http://bugs.debian.org/352665
 70. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/sound/rosegarden
 71. http://bugs.debian.org/352543
 72. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/sound/rosegarden2
 73. http://bugs.debian.org/352537
 74. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/mail/sa-exim
 75. http://bugs.debian.org/352533
 76. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/sound/sfront
 77. http://bugs.debian.org/352542
 78. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/science/ssystem
 79. http://bugs.debian.org/352709
 80. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/sound/tapiir
 81. http://bugs.debian.org/352539
 82. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/devel/tclxml
 83. http://bugs.debian.org/352330
 84. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/games/tdfsb
 85. http://bugs.debian.org/352441
 86. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/x11/wmget
 87. http://bugs.debian.org/352435
 88. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/x11/wmshutdown
 89. http://bugs.debian.org/352440
 90. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/x11/gtk-engines-xenophilia
 91. http://bugs.debian.org/352593
 92. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/misc/xexec
 93. http://bugs.debian.org/352708
 94. http://pdo.debian.net/unstable/x11/xgdipc
 95. http://bugs.debian.org/352550

Removed Packages. 8 packages have been [96]removed from the Debian
archive during the past week:

 96. http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt

 * wmufo -- This is wmseti on steroids!
   [97]Bug#294316: Request of QA, orphaned, obsolete, non-functional
 * kernel-patch-2.4-cobalt -- Kernel patch for Cobalt(Sun) Linux
   servers (RaQ and Qube)
   [98]Bug#351187: Request of QA, unmaintained, does not apply to
   current kernels
 * kernel-patch-psd -- In-kernel Portscan Detector
   [99]Bug#351188: Request of QA, unmaintained, does not apply to
   current kernels
 * kernel-patch-scanlogic -- Patch to Linux USB to get ScanLogic's
   USB-IDE Adapters to work
   [100]Bug#351194: Request of QA, unmaintained, does not apply to
   current kernels
 * boot-icons -- Display boot progress using graphical icons
   [101]Bug#351285: Request of maintainer, has never been part of a
   stable release; better replacements exist
 * ksetisaver -- SETI screensaver for KDE
   [102]Bug#351315: Request of maintainer, request of QA,
   non-functional, obsolete
 * setiathome -- SETI@Home Client (install package)
   [103]Bug#351316: Request of QA, obsolete, unusable
 * wmsetimon -- Dock application which show you the current state of
   your SETI@Home units
   [104]Bug#351317: Request of maintainer, request of QA, obsolete,

 97. http://bugs.debian.org/294316
 98. http://bugs.debian.org/351187
 99. http://bugs.debian.org/351188
 100. http://bugs.debian.org/351194
 101. http://bugs.debian.org/351285
 102. http://bugs.debian.org/351315
 103. http://bugs.debian.org/351316
 104. http://bugs.debian.org/351317

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