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Debian Project News - June 9, 2014

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
June 9, 2014                  http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/10/

Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * A logo for DebConf15
  * Hello, MATE!
  * The Debian Continuous Integration project
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

A logo for DebConf15

DebConf15 [1], which will be held in Heidelberg, Germany, ran a logo
competition in May. After the votes were tallied, they are pleased to
announce [2] Valessio Brito as the winner with his submitted design. The
winning design (with ongoing work on optimisation for print, web, etc.)
can be found on the DebConf15 artwork page [3].

    1: http://debconf15.debconf.org/
    2: http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20140602.042106.6f42799c.en.html
    3: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf15/Artwork

Hello, MATE!

Mike Gabriel from the MATE package team announced [4] that the MATE 1.8
desktop environment has fully arrived in Debian. MATE is a fork of what
was previously the GNOME v2 desktop environment. It is available in
unstable, testing, and wheezy-backports. Feel free to use and test via
the meta-packages mate-desktop-environment and mate-desktop-environment-

    4: https://lists.debian.org/20140603113844.Horde.zKYk0_iwPq7s6PKFDuIMLg7@mail.das-netzwerkteam.de

The Debian Continuous Integration project

Antonio Terceiro wrote on his blog [5] about how new versions of
packages can potentially break some functionality in other packages, and
what can be done about this. He detailed the Debian Continuous
Integration project which checks inter-package dependencies across the
entire Debian archive. The origins of the project go back to the
introduction of the autopkgtest tool [6], which tests packages in their
installed form, and was later adopted as the DEP-8 standard [7]. The
continuous integration tool, called debci [8], is run against the entire
archive for packages that declare a test suite using the DEP-8 format.
Debian CI runs at most four tests per day and publishes its results at
ci.debian.net [9] every hour along with a global status. With the
introduction of Debian CI earlier this year there has been a rise in the
number of packages with test suites. Maintainers are encouraged to use
test suites in their packages and read the documentation [10] about the

    5: http://softwarelivre.org/terceiro/blog/an-introduction-to-the-debian-continuous-integration-project
    6: https://packages.debian.org/autopkgtest
    7: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=autopkgtest/autopkgtest.git;a=blob_plain;f=doc/README.package-tests;hb=HEAD
    8: https://packages.debian.org/debci
    9: http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/10/ci.debian.net
   10: http://ci.debian.net/doc/

Other news

The 35th issue of the miscellaneous news for developers [11] has been
released and covers the following topics:

  * duck: checks URLs in debian/control and debian/upstream files
  * mentors.debian.net attracting more and more contributions
  * Debian Maintainer Dashboard: RSS feed available
  * how-can-i-help: monitor opportunities for contributions, and more!
  * Common mistakes with OpenPGP keys in Debian
  * DEP-12 supported by the PTS

   11: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/05/msg00007.html

In an update of the Release Team delegation, DPL Lucas Nussbaum
announced that Emilio Pozuelo Monfort was joining the Release Team, and
updated its delegation [12].

   12: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/05/msg00008.html

Bug #750000 [13] has been opened on May 31 by Holger Levsen, reporting
an upgrade issue discovered by piuparts [14].

   13: https://bugs.debian.org/750000
   14: https://piuparts.debian.org/

New Debian Contributors

Five applicants have been accepted [15] as Debian Maintainers, and six
people have started to maintain packages [16] since the previous issue
of the Debian Project News. Please welcome Harlan Lieberman-Berg, Graham
Inggs, Gert Wollny, Leo Iannacone, Sebastien Badia, Lubomir Rintel,
David King, Hugo Lefeuvre, Domenico Iezzi, Stefan Breunig, and Roland
Fehrenbacher into our project!

   15: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/06/msg00001.html
   16: http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi

Important Debian Security Advisories

Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): mod-wsgi [17], chromium-browser [18], lxml [19], typo3-
src [20], php5 [21], gnutls26 [22], chkrootkit [23], python-gnupg [24],
libav [25], python-bottle [26], linux [27], openssl [28], and
mupdf [29]. Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.

   17: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2937
   18: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2939
   19: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2941
   20: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2942
   21: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2943
   22: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2944
   23: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2945
   24: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2946
   25: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2947
   26: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2948
   27: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2949
   28: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2950
   29: http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2951

The Debian team in charge of squeeze long term support released a
security update announcement for these packages: gnutls26 [30],
chkrootkit [31], and openssl [32], Please read it carefully and take the
proper measures.

   30: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/06/msg00000.html
   31: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/06/msg00001.html
   32: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/06/msg00002.html

Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list [33] (and the separate backports
list [34], stable updates list [35], and long term support security
updates [36]) for announcements.

   33: https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/
   34: https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/
   35: https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/
   36: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/

New and noteworthy packages

185 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others [37] are:

  * cwm — lightweight and efficient window manager for X11 [38]
  * gnome-online-miners — tool to crawl through your online content [39]
  * jamnntpd — NNTP Server allowing newsreaders to access a JAM messagebase [40]
  * marble-touch — globe and map widget for tablets [41]
  * pencil2d — tool to create hand-drawn animation using both bitmap and vector graphics [42]
  * r-cran-expm — GNU R computation of the matrix exponential and related quantities [43]
  * ykneomgr — Yubico YubiKey NEO manager tool [44]

   37: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg
   38: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cwm
   39: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gnome-online-miners
   40: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/jamnntpd
   41: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/marble-touch
   42: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/pencil2d
   43: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/r-cran-expm
   44: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ykneomgr

Work-needing packages

Currently [45] 585 packages are orphaned [46] and 139 packages are up
for adoption [47]: please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help [48].

   45: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/06/msg00094.html
   46: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
   47: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
   48: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested

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   49: https://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/HowToContribute

This issue of Debian Project News was edited by Cédric Boutillier,
Donald Norwood and Justin B Rye.

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