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Debian Project News - September 2, 2015

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
September 2, 2015            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/07/

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

  * Stefano Zacchiroli receives O'Reilly Open Source Award
  * First Alpha versions for Stretch Debian installer
  * DebConf15: The biggest Debconf ever held!
  * Archive changes: SPARC removed from the archive, Squeeze moved to
  * New Debian UEFI team
  * FreedomBox 0.5 released
  * Bits from the release Team: GCC5 as default, transition thereof
  * Bits from Perl maintainers: Transition to Perl 5.22
  * Bits from the Wanna Build team: Buildd status
  * Reports
  * Tips and Tricks
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Stefano Zacchiroli receives O'Reilly Open Source Award

Stefano Zacchiroli received an O'Reilly Open Source Award [1] at OSCON
for his contributions to Debian and the FOSS community. Stefano served
as Debian Project Leader (DPL) for three years. He currently serves on
the board of the Open Source Initiative and is a researcher at IRILL in

    1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Reilly_Open_Source_Award#2015

First Alpha versions for Stretch Debian installer

Cyril Brulebois announced [2] that the first Alpha version of the
installer for Debian 9 "Stretch" had been released. Shortly afterward
the second version [3] was released live from the DebConf Birthday Party
in Heidelberg, Germany. He posted on his blog [4] a quick recap of the
beginning of the development cycle of the installer for Stretch, and
announced [5] that the migration to testing of packages producing the
special udeb packages used by the installer would be frozen just before
the release of a new version of the installer. He also asks the
maintainers of packages with potential changes to the installer for
coordination through the debian-boot [6] mailing list.

    2: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/07/msg00005.html
    3: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00005.html
    4: http://mraw.org/blog/2015/07/22/D-I_Stretch_Alpha_1/
    5: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00004.html
    6: https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot

DebConf15: The biggest Debconf ever held!

The annual Debian developer meeting took place in Heidelberg, Germany,
15 to 22 August 2015. More than 550 DebConf15 [7] attendees participated
in the 216 scheduled events, talks, discussions, workshops, and
programming sessions, of which 119 were streamed and recorded, and are
now available for viewing [8], as are the slides and photos [9]. DebConf
team is collecting impressions from attendees [10] as well as links to
press articles [11] so that you can see how intensive and fruitful this
"amazing" conference was, as the DebConf team [12] put it.

    7: http://debconf15.debconf.org/
    8: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2015/debconf15/
    9: http://annex.debconf.org/debconf-share/debconf15/
   10: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf15/FinalReport/AttendeeImpressions
   11: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf15/PressCoverage
   12: http://blog.debconf.org/blog/debconf15/2015-08-30-dc15_wrap-up.dc

Archive changes: SPARC removed from the archive, Squeeze moved to archive.debian.org

Joerg Jaspert announced [13] that support for the SPARC
architecture [14] has been removed from the official archive. The
support of SPARC was introduced with Debian 2.1 "Slink". Andrew Carter
shared his memories [15] of SPARC in Debian. He also announced [16] that
due to disk space limitations on mirror hosts, the non-LTS architectures
of Squeeze were removed from the mirror network. Squeeze i386/amd64 will
continue to be hosted on the normal mirrors, while the whole of Squeeze
is available at archive.debian.org [17].

   13: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/07/msg00006.html
   14: https://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/
   15: http://flosslinuxblog.blogspot.de/2015/07/bye-sparc-for-now.html
   16: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00009.html
   17: https://archive.debian.org/

New Debian UEFI team

Steve McIntyre announced [18] on his blog the creation of a UEFI
team [19] in Debian, using the freshly opened #debian-uefi IRC channel
on irc.debian.org. The team is welcoming new members interested in
helping with these packages and UEFI in general. Steve also reported the
beginning of a cross-distribution effort [20] to track broken UEFI
implementations. If you have a particular UEFI horror story, add details
to the dedicated wiki page [21].

   18: http://blog.einval.com/2015/08/02#new_debian_uefi_team
   19: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/uefi/
   20: http://blog.einval.com/2015/08/02#tracking_broken_UEFI_implementations
   21: http://wiki.osdev.org/Broken_UEFI_implementations

FreedomBox 0.5 released

James Valleroy announced [22] the release of FreedomBox version 0.5. The
FreedomBox Project [23] is a community effort to develop, design, and
promote personal servers based on Debian running free software for
private personal communications. More information about this version is
available in the release notes [24].

   22: https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/2015-August/006831.html
   23: https://freedomboxfoundation.org/
   24: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes

Bits from the release Team: GCC5 as default, transition thereof

Jonathan Wiltshire sent a message [25] about the way package maintainers
can help the transition to GCC5 and libstdc++6, which can be tracked on
the transition tracker [26]. They are asked to defer uploads to unstable
where possible, unless they are related to this transition - for
example, fixing a FTBFS with GCC5, or other RC bugs to unblock
migration, or related to the libstdc++ follow-up transitions [27]. They
are welcome to work in experimental in the meantime. Matthias Klose
focused on the transition for the libstdc++6 ABI [28] with an emphasis
on what should be done, or not!

   25: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00000.html
   26: https://release.debian.org/transitions/
   27: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=libstdc%2B%2B-cxx11;users=debian-gcc@lists.debian.org
   28: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00002.html

Bits from Perl maintainers: Transition to Perl 5.22

Niko Tyni announced [29] a Perl transition to Perl 5.22, expected in the
next couple of months. Perl 5.22 packages have been in experimental
since June, and the list of blockers is getting shorter [30]. Some
changes occurred in the organisation of the binary packages built from
src:perl version 5.22 in experimental to allow for keeping older
versions of libperl5.xx installable, and for marking them
Multi-Arch:same so that they can be co-installed for multiple
architectures. In order not to increase the number of packages, the non-
essential parts of the standard library have been integrated into the
libperl5.xx package. As a side effect, installing libperl5.xx now
installs the full Perl standard library.

   29: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00010.html
   30: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=perl-5.22-transition;users=debian-perl@lists.debian.org

Bits from the Wanna Build team: Buildd status

The Wanna Build team met [31] at DebCamp welcoming Joachim Breitner as a
new member. They quickly got to work on getting arch:all packages
buildable with their autobuilders, and they remind developers that they
are available [32] if a package does not make it through the ftp-master
archive. The team continuted work on merging buildd.debian-ports.org
into buildd.debian.org, and did a front end update to the buildd status
pages [33]. The team also focused on rsync based uploads from the
buildds, upgraded their autobuilders to Jessie and discussed package
archives for project members. The team plans to work on cross build
dependencies, workflow regarding communication between the autobuilders,
and working toward stateless autobuilders. The team gives special thanks
to the DSA and ftp-master teams.

   31: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/08/msg00007.html
   32: https://lists.debian.org/debian-wb-team/
   33: https://buildd.debian.org/status/


Simon Kainz announced [34] and updated the weekly DUCK [35] challenge to
help find, fix, and upload packages with DUCK issues before the end of
DebConf15. Prizes and notoriety aside, the tallies for Week 1 [36]: 10
fixes and uploads. Week 2 [37]: 15 fixes and uploads. Week 3 [38]: 10
fixes and uploads, with an impressive pause to acknowledge 35 packages
by 25 different people thus far. Week 4 [39]: 14 fixes and uploads.

   34: http://blog.familiekainz.at/duck-challenge-at-debconf15.html
   35: http://duck.debian.net/
   36: http://blog.familiekainz.at/duck-challenge-week-1.html
   37: http://blog.familiekainz.at/duck-challenge-week-2.html
   38: http://blog.familiekainz.at/duck-challenge-week-3.html
   39: http://blog.familiekainz.at/duck-challenge-week-4.html

Gregor Herrmann reported [40] on RC bugs worked on in early July as part
of the GCC5 transition, and work with the Debian Perl Group's upstream

   40: http://info.comodo.priv.at/blog/archive/2015/07/

Niels Thykier worked in the background on Lintian [41] and applied some
performance tuning [42], with the output monitoring process being made
available on-line. The set of changes, such as an increase in buffer
size, along with various memory optimisations, brought memory
consumption down 33%. A second tuning [43] concentrated on field
definitions which further reduced memory use and when applied saw
reductions in size for libreoffice and chromium at 55% and 61%

   41: https://lintian.debian.org/
   42: https://nthykier.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/performance-tuning-of-lintian/
   43: https://nthykier.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/performance-tuning-of-lintian-take-2/

John Goerzen wondered about better password storage with readily
available means such as a USB stick or other secure hardware, which led
him to blog about his first steps with smartcards under Linux and
Android [44]. He followed this with a Detailed Smart Card Cryptographic
Token Security Guide [45].

   44: http://changelog.complete.org/archives/9358-first-steps-with-smartcards-under-linux-and-android-hard-but-it-works
   45: http://changelog.complete.org/archives/9381-detailed-smart-card-cryptographic-token-security-guide

The Reproducible Builds team is proud to report [46] on over 65 packages
fixed in the 17th week of the Stretch cycle; they also share their
talk [47] given at DebConf15 and their roundtable.

   46: https://people.debian.org/~lunar/blog/posts/reproducible_builds_stretch_week_17/
   47: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2015/debconf15/Stretching_out_for_trustworthy_reproducible_builds_creating_bit_by_bit_identical_binaries.webm

Freexian [48], sponsor of Debian Long Term Support (LTS), highlighted
73.50 work hours in their June report [49] and 79.50 work hours in their
July 2015 report [50], spread in each case among 7 paid contributors.
July's work listed 20 packages awaiting an update with about 22 packages
in a vulnerable state, down from 33 the previous month. During DebConf15
LTS was featured in a talk, and video is available of two presentations:
LTS Past, Present, and Future [51] and Preparing for Wheezy LTS [52].

   48: https://www.freexian.com/
   49: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/07/16/freexians-report-about-debian-long-term-support-june-2015/
   50: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/08/26/freexians-report-about-debian-long-term-support-july-2015/
   51: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2015/debconf15/The_Debian_Long_Term_Support_Team_Past_Present_and_Future.webm
   52: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2015/debconf15/Preparing_for_Wheezy_LTS.webm

Raphaël Hertzog reported [53] on 15 hours of paid support working on
Debian LTS and his jump ahead to the future to work on Kali Linux /
Debian Stretch. The work with Kali Linux is to parallel Debian
Constantly Usable Testing with a rolling release cycle and snapshot for
every 4 months toward 3 releases per year. Bugs closed on the Kali side
of work benefited Debian with improvements to APT, upstream requests for
nvidia drivers, and the investigation of a schroot issue. In his other
time Raphael sponsored packages, uploaded his own packages, and worked
on the Distro Tracker.

   53: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/07/31/my-free-software-activities-in-july-2015/

Carl Chenet [54] worked on Retweet [55], a Twitter bot that
automatically re-tweets posts, nearly completed the full localisation of
Le Journal du hacker [56] into French, and submitted a pull request for
additional sources for planet.sysadmin-fr.org. Carl also worked on
several bug reports for Dockier.io and Backupchecker.

   54: http://carlchenet.com/2015/08/03/my-free-activities-in-july-2015/
   55: https://github.com/chaica/retweet
   56: https://infos.mytux.fr/

Antonio Terceiro introduced [57] his readers to Elixir and plans for its
use in Debian; interested parties are encouraged to join or hang around
in #debian-elixir on irc.debian.org. Antonio helped organise a
MiniDebconf [58] in Porto Alegre which targeted bringing more
participants into Debian; he spoke about "What is Debian, and how it
works" and packaging free software. Videos of his talks are available
here [59]. Antonio is also helping to organise another MiniDebConf in
October as part of Latinoware [60]. Antonio also worked on the
transition to Ruby 2.2 as the default in Debian unstable, and uploaded
updates to unstable which reached testing.

   57: http://softwarelivre.org/terceiro/blog/elixir-in-debian-minidebconf-at-fisl-and-debian-ci-updates
   58: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/br/2015/MiniDebconfFISL
   59: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2015/mini-debconf-fisl/
   60: http://latinoware.org/

Ritesh Raj Sarraf blogged [61] on a few topics discussed at a Micro
Debian Developers meeting regarding cross compilation, licensing from
the point of view of the end user, and systemd. Container groups held a
fair amount of discussion time in consideration of how they work within
systemd. He shares an example of using systemd-nspawn as a replacement
for Linux Containers (LXC).

   61: http://www.researchut.com/blog/linux-containers-with-systemd

Tips and Tricks

Several members of the Debian community shared some tips: Christoph
Egger shows how to export org notes [62] from emacs to HTML. Petter
Reinholdtsen demonstrates typesetting DocBook footnotes with
dblatex [63]. Jonathan McDowell recovers a Netgear DGN3500 via
JTAG [64]. In the world of 3D printing, Elena Grandi shares a makefile
for OpenSCAD projects [65]. James McCoy expands on an idea for ease of
porterbox logins [66] using a script and ssh_config snippets. François
Marier shows how to set up a wifi regulatory domain [67] on Linux and

   62: http://www.christoph-egger.org/weblog/entry/50
   63: http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Typesetting_DocBook_footnotes_as_endnotes_with_dblatex.html
   64: http://www.earth.li/~noodles/blog/2015/07/recovering-dgn3500.html
   65: http://social.gl-como.it/display/3e3ce0df2355b11e6937f69900231262
   66: https://jamessan.com/~jamessan//posts/porterbox-logins/
   67: http://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/setting-wifi-regulatory-domain-linux-openwrt/

Upcoming events

There are two upcoming Debian-related events:

  * October, 14-16, the MiniDebconf Latinoware [68] will take place
during Latinoware2015, the 12th Latin-American Free Software Conference,
in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
  * September, 12-13, the Debian India community is having a
mini-debconf [69] in Pune, India.

   68: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/br/2015/MiniDebconfLatinoware
   69: http://in2015.mini.debconf.org/

You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks on
the events section [70] of the Debian web site, or subscribe to one of
our events mailing lists for different regions: Europe [71],
Netherlands [72], Hispanic America [73], North America [74].

   70: https://www.debian.org/events
   71: https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu
   72: https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl
   73: https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-ha
   74: https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na

Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party? Are
you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events? Have you delivered a
Debian talk that you want to link on our talks page [75]? Send an email
to the Debian Events Team [76].

   75: https://www.debian.org/events/talks
   76: events@debian.org

New Debian Contributors

8 applicants have been accepted [77] as Debian Developers, 10 applicants
have been accepted [78] as Debian Maintainer, and 20 people have started
to maintain packages [79] since the previous issue of the Debian Project
News. Please welcome Carsten Leonhardt, Gianfranco Costamagna, Tianon
Gravi, Graham Inggs, Iain R. Learmonth, Ximin Luo, Christian Kastner,
Laura Arjona Reina, Riley Baird, Christopher Knadle, Alex Muntada,
Benjamin Barenblat, Johan Van de Wauw, Jose Luis Rivero, Lennart Weller,
Paul Novotny, Robie Basak, Senthil Kuramans S, Martin Michlmayr, Paulo
Roberto Alves de Oliveira, Guillaume Turri, Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal,
Michael Grünewald, Antti Järvinen, Etienne Dublé, Francois Lafont, Sven
Geggus, Nick Daly, Martin Wimpress, Adilson dos Reis, Alexander Sosna,
Ivan Udovichenko, Fabian Klötzl, Nick Morrott, Danny Edel, Michael Moll,
Marcin Dulak, and Chris Kuehl into our project!

   77: https://nm.debian.org/public/nmlist#done
   78: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2015/07/msg00008.html
   79: https://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi

Important Debian Security Advisories

Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): tidy [80], freexl [81], mariadb-10.0 [82], cacti [83],
linux [84], typo3-src [85], chromium-browser [86], openjdk-7 [87],
lxc [88], expat [89], bind9 [90], openafs [91], xmltooling [92], ruby-
rack [93], icu [94], icedove [95], apache2 [96], ghostscript [97],
squid3 [98], wordpress [99], linux [100], activemq [101],
subversion [102], wordpress [103], iceweasel [104], gnutls28 [105],
request-traquer4 [106], nss [107], gdk-pixbuf [108], python-
django [109], openjdk-6 [110], zendframework [111], conntrack [112],
vlc [113], twig [114], php5 [115], iceweasel [116], and drupal [117].
Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.

   80: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3309
   81: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3310
   82: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3311
   83: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3312
   84: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3313
   85: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3314
   86: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3315
   87: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3316
   88: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3317
   89: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3318
   90: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3319
   91: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3320
   92: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3321
   93: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3322
   94: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3323
   95: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3324
   96: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3325
   97: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3326
   98: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3327
   99: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3328
  100: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3329
  101: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3330
  102: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3331
  103: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3332
  104: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3333
  105: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3334
  106: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3335
  107: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3336
  108: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3337
  109: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3338
  110: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3339
  111: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3340
  112: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3341
  113: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3342
  114: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3343
  115: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3344
  116: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3345
  117: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3346

The Debian team in charge of Squeeze Long Term Support released security
update announcements for these packages: tidy [118], inspircd [119],
groovy [120], ruby1.9.1 [121], libidn [122], cacti [123], cacti [124],
python-tornado [125], lighttpd [126], ghostscript [127], expat [128],
icu [129], bind9 [130], apache2 [131], squid3 [132], ia32-libs [133],
openssh [134], remind [135], xmltooling [136], opensaml2 [137],
libidn [138], subversion [139], libstruts1.2-java [140],
wordpress [141], conntrack [142], extplorer [143], wesnoth-1.8 [144],
roundup [145], ruby1.8 [146], ruby1.9.1 [147], pykerberos [148],
python-django [149], zendframework [150], and openjdk-6 [151]. Please
read them carefully and take the proper measures.

  118: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00011.html
  119: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00012.html
  120: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00013.html
  121: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00014.html
  122: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00015.html
  123: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00016.html
  124: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00017.html
  125: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00018.html
  126: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00019.html
  127: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00020.html
  128: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00021.html
  129: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00022.html
  130: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00023.html
  131: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00024.html
  132: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00025.html
  133: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00000.html
  134: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00001.html
  135: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00002.html
  136: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00003.html
  137: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00004.html
  138: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00005.html
  139: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00006.html
  140: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00007.html
  141: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00008.html
  142: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00009.html
  143: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00010.html
  144: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00011.html
  145: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00012.html
  146: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00013.html
  147: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00014.html
  148: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00015.html
  149: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00016.html
  150: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00017.html
  151: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/08/msg00018.html

Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the
packages tzdata [152], and libdatetime-timezone-perl [153]. Please read
it carefully and take the proper measures.

  152: https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2015/08/msg00000.html
  153: https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2015/08/msg00001.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 [154] (and the separate backports
list [155], stable updates list [156], and long term support security
updates list [157]) for announcements.

  154: https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/
  155: https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/
  156: https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/
  157: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/

New and noteworthy packages

1436 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others [158] are:

  * backintime-qt4 — simple backup/snapshot system (graphical interface) [159]
  * caja-wallpaper — Allows one to quickly set a wallpaper from folders [160]
  * cpustat — periodic cpu utilization statistics [161]
  * gir1.2-gsound-1.0 — small library for playing system sounds [162]
  * libace-6.3.2 — C++ network programming framework [163]
  * python-gssapi — Python interface to GSSAPI [164]
  * libctpp2-2v5 — HTML template engine for C++ [165]
  * postsrsd — Sender Rewriting Scheme (SRS) lookup table for Postfix [166]
  * sndiod — Small audio and MIDI framework from OpenBSD, sound server [167]
  * systemd-container — systemd container/nspawn tools [168]
  * usrmerge — Convert the system to everything-in-usr [169]
  * vim-voom — Vim two-pane outliner [170]

  158: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg
  159: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/backintime-qt4
  160: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/caja-wallpaper
  161: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cpustat
  162: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gir1.2-gsound-1.0
  163: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/libace-6.3.2
  164: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/python-gssapi
  165: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/libctpp2-2v5
  166: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/postsrsd
  167: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/sndiod
  168: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/systemd-container
  169: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/usrmerge
  170: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/vim-voom

Work-needing packages

Currently [171] 680 packages are orphaned [172] and 181 packages are up
for adoption [173]: please visit the complete list of packages which
need your help [174].

  171: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/08/msg00334.html
  172: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
  173: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
  174: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested

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This issue of Debian Project News was edited by Cédric Boutillier, Jean-
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