------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Debian Project https://www.debian.org/ Debian Project News email@example.com June 7th, 2018 https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2018/02/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Welcome to the Debian Project News! * Internal News/Happenings * Events: Upcoming and Reports * Reports * Help needed * More than just code * Quick Links from Debian Social Media * Want to continue reading DPN? Welcome to the Debian Project News! ----------------------------------- We hope that you are enjoying this format of the DPN. For other news, please read the official Debian blog Bits from Debian , and follow https://micronews.debian.org which RSS-feeds <the @debian> profile in several social networks too. 1: https://bits.debian.org Debian's Security Team releases current advisories on a daily basis (Security Advisories 2018 ). Please read them carefully and subscribe to the security mailing list . 2: https://www.debian.org/security/2018/ 3: https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/ At the end of this Project News we've added a Quick Links section which links to a selection of the posts made through our other media streams. Internal News/Happenings ------------------------ Updated Debian 9: 9.4 released The Debian project announced  the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename "Stretch") on 10 March 2018 to point release 9.4. 4: https://www.debian.org/News/2018/20180310 This point release added corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have were published separately and are referenced where available. Upgrading an existing installation to this revision can be achieved by pointing the package management system at one of Debian's many HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at: https://www.debian.org/mirror/list Notification for upcoming end-of-life for Debian 8 Be advised, DSA has given advance notice  that regular security support for Debian GNU/Linux 8 (code name "Jessie") will be terminated on 17 June 2018. 5: https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4205 Debian Policy 18.104.22.168 released The Debian Policy Manual has had a new version released . The Debian Policy Manual  deals with the structure and contents of the Debian archive, technical requirements each package must satisfy to be included in the archive, and the package management system developers have to be conversant with. 6: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/04/msg00001.html 7: https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ Upcoming shift to Ayatana (App)Indicator(s) Mike Gabriel reports  on the upcoming shift to Ayatana Application Indicators in Debian and work on generalizing the functionality of indicator icon applications to make them more independent of the desktop environment used. The status of the work may be viewed on the Ayatana Transition page  with additional background from Mike's DebConf17 talk , blog posts , and the Ayatana Packagers overview page . 8: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2018/03/msg00506.html 9: https://wiki.debian.org/Ayatana/IndicatorsTransition 10: https://debconf17.debconf.org/talks/168/ 11: https://sunweavers.net/blog/node/58 12: https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=pkg-ayatana-devel%40lists.alioth.debian.org Debian Alioth Migration Debian has migrated several services from our aged Alioth  server, which ran FusionForge, onto Salsa , based on Gitlab software. These changes to our infrastructure will allow us to continue to provide needed services, and tools for collaboration. Alexander Wirt gave a talk about the state of affairs for Salsa  at the miniDebConf 2018 in Hamburg. 13: https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth 14: https://wiki.debian.org/Salsa 15: https://gemmei.ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/debian-meetings/2018/miniconf-hamburg/2018-05-19/salsa.debian.org_state.webm New and noteworthy packages Among many other packages that were added to the unstable Debian archive  in the past weeks, we can find: 16: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg wig  - WebApp Information Gatherer which can identify numerous Content Management Systems and other administrative applications. turing  - Turing is a free and cross-platform app whose main goal is to assist the learning of algorithms and programming languages by providing easy-to-use development tools to all. libtoxcore2 - Tox provides an encrypted, distributed, and extensible peer-to-peer platform that can be used for various forms of communication. Noteworthy packages in stable  * youtube-dl  - Fetch and process music from YouTube using youtube-dl and ffmpeg. gitlab-cli  - Command line interface to the GitLab API v3. 17: https://packages.debian.org/sid/wig 18: https://packages.debian.org/sid/turing 19: https://packages.debian.org/sid/libtoxcore2 20: https://packages.debian.org/stretch/allpackages 21: https://packages.debian.org/stretch/youtube-dl 22: https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=gitlab-cli Events: Upcoming and Reports ---------------------------- Upcoming events Debian Bug Squashing Party in Brooklyn, New York, US On 24 June 2018 The NYC Debian User Group will hold a Bug Squashing Party  in Brooklyn, New York. For more information view the invite  page and RSVP  if interested. 23: https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2018/06/us/NYC 24: https://hashman.ca/nyc-bsp/ 25: https://ti.to/nyc-dug/june-bsp DebConf18 in Hsinshu The 19th Annual Debian Conference will be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan , from July 29 to August 5, 2018. It will be preceded by DebCamp, July 21 to July 27, and Open Day, July 28. 26: https://debconf18.debconf.org/ DebConf19 in Curitiba DebConf 19  will be held in Curitiba, Brazil on July 2019. The DebConf 19 organization team recently announced  the logo contest winner. 27: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf19 28: http://debianbrasil.org.br/blog/debconf19-has-a-logo Event Reports A Debian Women Meetting took place in Curitiba, Brazil on 10th March 2018. Details of the event and schedule are on their website  and wiki page . Photos are available . 29: https://debianwomenbr.github.io 30: https://wiki.debian.org/Brasil/Eventos/1oEncontroDebianWomenCuritiba 31: https://github.com/debianwomenbr/debianwomenbr.github.io/tree/master/img/I_encontro A miniDebConf took place in Curitiba, Brazil on 11–14 April 2018. Details of the event, schedule, and photos are on their website . There were live video streams, and the recordings are already available . 32: https://minidebconf.curitiba.br/en 33: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2018/mini-debconf-curitiba A miniDebConf took place in Hamburg, Germany on 19–20 May 2018. Details of the event, schedule, and photos are on their wiki page . There were live video streams, and the recordings are already available . 34: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/de/2018/MiniDebConfHamburg 35: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2018/miniconf-hamburg/ Reports ------- LTS Freexian Monthly Reports Freexian issues monthly reports  about the work of paid contributors to Debian Long Term Support. 36: https://raphaelhertzog.com/tag/Freexian+LTS/ Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, February 2018 . 196 work hours were dispatched among 12 paid contributors. The security tracker listed 60 packages with a known CVE and the dla-needed.txt file 33. 37: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2018/03/16/freexians-report-about-debian-long-term-support-february-2018/ Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, March 2018 . 214 work hours were dispatched among 13 paid contributors. The security tracker listed 31 packages with a known CVE and the dla-needed.txt file 26. 38: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2018/04/16/freexians-report-about-debian-long-term-support-march-2018/ Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, April 2018 . 183 work hours were dispatched among 13 paid contributors. The security tracker listed 20 packages with a known CVE and the dla-needed.txt file 16. 39: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2018/05/15/freexians-report-about-debian-long-term-support-april-2018/ Reproducible Builds status update Follow the Reproducible Builds blog  to get the weekly reports on their work in the "Buster" cycle. 40: https://reproducible-builds.org/blog/ Reproducible Builds report #159 . Ricardo Wurmus also published a paper titled "Reproducible bioinformatics pipelines with Guix"  which outlines using GNU Guix and reproducible builds in general as a “crucial foundation for computational experiments”. 22 package reviews were updated and 36 packages were removed. 41: https://reproducible-builds.org/blog/posts/159/ 42: https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2018/paper-on-reproducible-bioinformatics-pipelines-with-guix/ Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #160 . Migrated the diffoscope.org website to the jenkins.debian.net infrastucture. Updated the reproducible-builds.org website. 134 package reviews were added, 25 packages were updated, and 29 packages were removed. 43: https://reproducible-builds.org/blog/posts/160/ Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #161 . Chris Lamb, Holger Levsen, Jonathan Bustillos Osornio (jathan) and Steven Chamberlain presented on Reproducible Builds at the MiniDebConfHamburg, focusing on the status in Debian "Buster". Slides and links to videos are available on our Resources page . 18 package reviews were added, 45 packages were updated, and 41 packages were removed. 44: https://reproducible-builds.org/blog/posts/161/ 45: https://reproducible-builds.org/resources/ Help needed ----------- Teams needing help Following the recent MiniDebConfHamburg, the subtitles team started to subtitle the talks . The team is looking for help to transcribe, synchronize and review subtitles, as well as for spreading the word! The dedicated wiki page summarizes the status and needs of each video . 46: https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/debconfsubs-team/Week-of-Mon-20180514/000102.html 47: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Videoteam/Subtitles/videos_minidebconf18_hamburg Packages needing help: Currently  1301 packages are orphaned  and 158 packages are up for adoption : please visit the complete list of packages which need your help . 48: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2018/06/msg00000.html 49: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned 50: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa 51: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested Newcomer bugs Debian has a "newcomer" bug tag, used to indicate bugs which are suitable for new contributors to use as an entry point to working on specific packages. There are 215  bugs available tagged "newcomer". 52: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=newcomer More than just code ------------------- Debian study group / Grupo de estudos de Debian Helen Koike announces  bi-weekly meetings (video call) to study Debian. The group will view and discuss João Eriberto Mota Filho's online packaging course . The meetings will be Portuguese and although the primary audience is for women/diversity, the meetings are open to all who wish to participate. The next scheduled meetings will be today, Thursday June 7 at 8PM and Thursday 21 June at 8PM. Join them on OFTC #debian-mulheres for more information. 53: https://lists.debian.org/debian-women/2018/05/msg00005.html 54: http://debianet.com.br/ Contributors 1339 people and 19 teams are listed on the Debian Contributors  page for 2018. 55: https://contributors.debian.org/ Discussions Debian user Long Wind asked about "Wireless failure after stretch installation" . 56: https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2018/03/msg00066.html Debian user Harald Dunkel asked, "How to view config file changes without running an upgrade" ? 57: https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2018/03/msg00749.html Debian user mess-mate asked, "How to change the system UTF to EU character set" ? 58: https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2018/04/msg00006.html Once upon a time in Debian: * 2004-05-26 to 2014-06-02 The 5th annual Debconf held at Porto Alegre - Brazil  * 2012-06-02 General Resolution: Diversity statement for the Debian Project adopted  * 1997-06-05 Debian 1.3 Released  * 2005-06-06 Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 released  * 2001-06-07 Debian Bug #100000 reported by <firstname.lastname@example.org>  * 2002-06-08 The New Security Build Infrastructure  59: https://debconf4.debconf.org/ 60: https://www.debian.org/vote/2012/vote_002 61: https://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/1997/msg00013.html 62: https://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/2005/msg00003.html 63: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=100000 64: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2002/06/msg00002.html Quick Links from Debian Social Media ------------------------------------ This is an extract from the micronews.debian.org  feed, in which we have removed the topics already commented on in this DPN issue. You can skip this section if you already follow micronews.debian.org or <the @debian> profile in a social network (Pump.io, GNU Social, Mastodon or Twitter). The items are given unformatted, and in descending order by date (recent news at the top). 65: https://micronews.debian.org May * text link  * Debian welcomes its GSoC 2018 and Outreachy interns https://bits.debian.org/2018/05/welcome-gsoc2018-and-outreachy-interns.html * New Debian Developers and Maintainers (March and April 2018) https://bits.debian.org/2018/05/new-developers-2018-04.html 66: https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2018/02/link April * Congratulations to Debian's Google Summer of Code students! https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5166394929315840/?sp-page=3#!  * DebConf18 Call for Proposals is still open! Submit your talk up to June 17th 2018 to be considered. https://debconf18.debconf.org/cfp/ * "Re-elected as Debian Project Leader", by Chris Lamb https://chris-lamb.co.uk/posts/re-elected-as-debian-project-leader * Debian Project Leader Election 2018 Results https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2018/04/msg00030.html * Debian Release team published a detailed roadmap for Debian Buster release https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/04/msg00006.html * Debian 12 (after "buster" and "bullseye") will be called "bookworm" https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/04/msg00006.html * Debian Project Leader election 2018: Last call for votes https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/04/msg00005.html * Bursary applications for DebConf18 are closing in 48 hours! https://bits.debian.org/2018/04/dc18-bursaries.html * Debian MiniDebconf Curitiba 2018 starts today at the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR). https://minidebconf.curitiba.br/ * Debian MiniDebconf Curitiba 2018 começa hoje na Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná. https://minidebconf.curitiba.br/ * Vote for Debian Project Leader started. Sole candidate is Chris Lamb. http://deb.li/343C * DebConf20 in a cruise https://bits.debian.org/2018/04/debconf20-in-a-cruise.html 67: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5166394929315840/?sp-page=3#! March * Registration is now open for DebConf18, in Hsinchu, Taiwan https://debconf18.debconf.org/news/2018-03-16-registration/ * Debian is present at Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Germany, this weekend. Meet us at the #debian booth. #CLT2018 * Want to run #Debian as a downloadable app on Windows 10 desktops? Check https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Microsoft/Windows/SubsystemForLinux * New Debian Developers and Maintainers (January and February 2018) https://bits.debian.org/2018/03/new-developers-2018-02.html Want to continue reading DPN? ----------------------------- Please help us create this newsletter. We still need more volunteer writers to watch the Debian community and report about what is going on. Please see the contributing page  to find out how to help. 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