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Debian Weekly News - April 11th, 2006

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - April 11th, 2006

Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Martin Zobel-Helas [1]sent out an update of the
[2]preparations for an updated [3]stable distribution. When this
newsletter is released, the Debian project has [4]elected a new
project leader. Congratulations.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/04/msg00023.html
 2. http://release.debian.org/stable/3.1/3.1r2/
 3. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_002

Internationalisation Collaboration Server. Jaldhar H. Vyas [5]asked
if it would be possible to set up a central website for coordinating
translation efforts within Debian. He suggested several tools which
were working like Ubuntu's proprietary Rosetta tool. Margarita
Manterola [6]added that such a website would encourage a lot of
people to contribute to Debian who were unable to do so with the
existing translation tools.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/03/msg00280.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/03/msg00282.html

Proposed General Resolution. Josselin Mouette [7]proposed a new
general solution to alter the [8]Debian Free Software Guidelines in
response to the [9]resolution that allows some documents licensed
under the [10]GNU Free Documentation License to go into the main
archive. Jacobo Tarrio [11]pointed out that the wording would allow
documents with strong [12]restrictions to go into main as well.

 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/04/msg00002.html
 8. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
 9. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001
 10. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
 11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/04/msg00008.html
 12. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/04/msg00012.html

Debian-Installer for Linksys NSLU2. Martin Michlmayr [13]reported that
basic support for Linksys NSLU2 machines has been included in the
[14]debian-installer. This is a sub $100 ARM device with 32 MB RAM,
Ethernet and two USB ports on which one can attach a USB disk and run
a full Debian system. One reason why only few people are working on
the ARM port is probably the lack of a cheap platform, which has been
fixed now.

 13. http://www.cyrius.com/journal/debian/beta2-nslu2
 14. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Changes to su and sudo. Christian Perrier [15]announced changes to the
new su program. Arguments to executed scripts have to be quoted
together with the program name. Joey Schulze [16]announced that new
[17]sudo packages will still correct recently reported security
[18]vulnerabilities but be less strict in which environment variables
are passed to executed scripts.

 15. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/03/msg00003.html
 16. http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/debian-security-announce-2006/msg00115.html
 17. http://packages.debian.org/sudo
 18. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-946

Xen in Debian. Julien Danjou [19]reported that he has started a
[20]Xen packaging project on [21]Alioth to foster inclusion in Debian.
Functional and split packages of Xen 3 are also available from the
Subversion [22]repository.

 19. http://julien.danjou.info/blog/index.php/2006/02/27/233-about-xen-in-debian
 20. http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-xen
 21. http://alioth.debian.org/
 22. http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-xen

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

 * DSA 1022: [23]storebackup -- Several vulnerabilities.
 * DSA 1023: [24]kaffeine -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1024: [25]clamav -- Several vulnerabilities.
 * DSA 1025: [26]dia -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1026: [27]sash -- Potential arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1027: [28]mailman -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 1028: [29]libimager-perl -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 1029: [30]libphp-adodb -- Several vulnerabilities.
 * DSA 1030: [31]moodle -- Several vulnerabilities.
 * DSA 1031: [32]cacti -- Several vulnerabilities.

 23. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1022
 24. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1023
 25. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1024
 26. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1025
 27. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1026
 28. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1027
 29. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1028
 30. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1029
 31. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1030
 32. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1031

New or Noteworthy Packages. The following packages were added to the
unstable Debian archive [33]recently or contain important updates.

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

 * [34]arno-iptables-firewall -- Single- and multi-homed firewall
   script with DSL/ADSL support.
 * [35]aspell-cs -- Czech dictionary for GNU Aspell.
 * [36]ecl -- Embeddable Common-Lisp: has an interpreter and can
   compile to C.
 * [37]enemylines7 -- First person 3D-shooter game.
 * [38]gammu -- Mobile phone management utility.
 * [39]gnome-commander -- Nice and fast file manager for the GNOME
 * [40]gnome-power-manager -- Frontend for gnome-powermanager.
 * [41]kasablanca -- Fast and free FTP client for KDE.
 * [42]kftpgrabber -- FTP client for KDE.
 * [43]kmflcomp -- KMFL Compiler.
 * [44]qpxtool -- CD/DVD quality checker.
 * [45]torrentflux -- Web based, feature-rich BitTorrent download
 * [46]ttf-dzongkha -- TrueType fonts for Dzongkha language.
 * [47]xarchive -- GTK frontend for most used compression tools.
 * [48]xarchiver -- GTK frontend for most used compression formats.

 34. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/arno-iptables-firewall
 35. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/aspell-cs
 36. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/ecl
 37. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/enemylines7
 38. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/comm/gammu
 39. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/gnome/gnome-commander
 40. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/gnome/gnome-power-manager
 41. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/kde/kasablanca
 42. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/kde/kftpgrabber
 43. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/kmflcomp
 44. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/qpxtool
 45. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/torrentflux
 46. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/ttf-dzongkha
 47. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xarchive
 48. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xarchiver

Orphaned Packages. 21 packages were orphaned this week and require a
new maintainer. This makes a total of 293 orphaned packages. Many
thanks to the previous maintainers who contributed to the Free
Software community. Please see the [49]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.

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

 * [50]achilles -- Artificial life and evolution simulator.
 * [52]apple2 -- Apple ][ Emulator. ([53]Bug#361344)
 * [54]astrolog -- Customisable astrology chart calculation program.
 * [56]bfr -- Nonblocking 8-bit-clean pipe buffer. ([57]Bug#360672)
 * [58]cfi -- Copyright finns inte, book about hacker culture..
 * [60]cl-ftp -- Common Lisp FTP library. ([61]Bug#361169)
 * [62]cl-sdl -- Support for the SDL_ttf library in Common Lisp.
 * [64]drawmap -- Draws customised maps, using raw USGS data files.
 * [66]ipw2100 -- Source for the ipw2100 driver. ([67]Bug#360632)
 * [68]libapache-mod-lisp -- Apache module that interfaces with Lisp
   environments. ([69]Bug#361168)
 * [70]njbtools -- Tools for interfacing with libnjb.
 * [72]ogle -- DVD player with support for DVD menus.
 * [74]ogle-gui -- User interface to ogle (Gtk). ([75]Bug#361298)
 * [76]ploticus -- Script driven business graphics package.
 * [78]ploticus-doc -- Documentation and gallery of examples for
   ploticus. ([79]Bug#361017)
 * [80]plotmtv -- Multipurpose X11 plotting program..
 * [82]pmidi -- Command line midi player for ALSA. ([83]Bug#361299)
 * [84]sppc -- Simple Panel Plot Composer. ([85]Bug#361296)
 * [86]tela -- Interactive tensor language. ([87]Bug#361292)
 * [88]xml-resume-library -- Set of tools for writing a resume in
   XML. ([89]Bug#361013)
 * [90]zope-zshell -- Command line interface to Zope.

 50. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/science/achilles
 51. http://bugs.debian.org/361167
 52. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/apple2
 53. http://bugs.debian.org/361344
 54. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/astrolog
 55. http://bugs.debian.org/361346
 56. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/bfr
 57. http://bugs.debian.org/360672
 58. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/doc/cfi-sv
 59. http://bugs.debian.org/361294
 60. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/cl-ftp
 61. http://bugs.debian.org/361169
 62. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/cl-sdl
 63. http://bugs.debian.org/361166
 64. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/science/drawmap
 65. http://bugs.debian.org/361015
 66. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/ipw2100-source
 67. http://bugs.debian.org/360632
 68. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/libapache-mod-lisp
 69. http://bugs.debian.org/361168
 70. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/njbtools
 71. http://bugs.debian.org/361002
 72. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/ogle
 73. http://bugs.debian.org/361297
 74. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/ogle-gui
 75. http://bugs.debian.org/361298
 76. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/ploticus
 77. http://bugs.debian.org/361016
 78. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/doc/ploticus-doc
 79. http://bugs.debian.org/361017
 80. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/plotmtv
 81. http://bugs.debian.org/361293
 82. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/pmidi
 83. http://bugs.debian.org/361299
 84. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/sppc
 85. http://bugs.debian.org/361296
 86. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/tela
 87. http://bugs.debian.org/361292
 88. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/xml-resume-library
 89. http://bugs.debian.org/361013
 90. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/zope-zshell
 91. http://bugs.debian.org/361018

Want to continue reading DWN? Please help us create this newsletter.
We still need more volunteer writers who watch the Debian community
and report about what is going on. Please see the [92]contributing
page to find out how to help. We're looking forward to receiving your
mail at [93]dwn@debian.org.

 92. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/contributing
 93. mailto:dwn@debian.org

This issue of Debian Weekly News was edited by Sebastian Feltel
and Martin 'Joey' Schulze.

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