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Debian Project News - July 1st, 2019

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
July 1st, 2019               https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2019/01/

Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian 9.9 released,
Release of Buster planned, New DPL, Events, Reports, Calls for Help,
More than just code, RC bug report, Quick Links from Debian Social Media

Welcome to the Debian Project News!

We hope that you enjoy this edition of DPN.

For other news, please read the official Debian blog Bits from
Debian [1] and follow https://micronews.debian.org which feeds <(via
RSS) the @debian> profile on several social networks.

    1: https://bits.debian.org

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.

  * Welcome to the Debian Project News!
  * Security Advisories
  * Internal News
  * Events
  * Reports
  * Help needed
  * More than just code
  * Code, coders, and contributors
  * Outside News
  * Quick Links from Debian Social Media
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Security Advisories

Debian's Security Team releases current advisories on a daily basis
(Security Advisories 2019 [2]). Please read them carefully and subscribe
to the security mailing list [3].

    2: https://www.debian.org/security/2019/
    3: https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/

The Debian website now also archives [4] the security advisories issued
by the Debian Long Term Support team and posted to the debian-lts-
announce mailing list [5]. Internal News Updated Debian 9: 9.9 released

    4: https://www.debian.org/lts/security/
    5: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/

The Debian project announced the seventh [6], eighth [7], and ninth [8]
point release updates of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename
"Stretch"). Debian 9.9 was published on 27 April 2019.

    6: https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190123
    7: https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190216
    8: https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190427

News on Debian "Buster"

Debian "Buster" started its "freeze" in January and entered its "full
freeze" on 12 March 2019.

The theme "futurePrototype [9]" by Alex Makas has been selected as the
default theme for Debian 10 "Buster" among a total of eleven

    9: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/futurePrototype

The Debian-Installer "Buster" RC 2 release was published [10]. Tests and
reports to find bugs and further improve the installer are welcome.
Installer images and everything else are available for download [11].

   10: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/06/msg00005.html
   11: https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer


In April, Sam Hartman was elected [12] as the new Debian Project Leader.
Sam has already posted several monthly updates on his work as DPL, for
April [13] and May [14]. Sam also guided a discussion and consensus call
on whether Debian wants to increase the strength of its recommendation
of the dh sequencer from debhelper. Details and conclusions about this
can be read in his mail "Requiring Debhelper's dh in Some
Circumstances" [15].

   12: https://bits.debian.org/2019/04/results-dpl-elections-2019.html
   13: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/04/msg00010.html
   14: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/06/msg00000.html
   15: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/06/msg00004.html


MiniDebConf Marseille 2019

A miniDebConf took place in Marseille (France) from 25 to 26 May, with
two days of talks, a keysigning party, and more. Thanks to the wonderful
video team, all talks are available online [16]. On Friday May 24th, the
Debian French translation team held a sprint.


MiniDebConf Hamburg 2019

After a three-day MiniDebCamp, a miniDebConf took place in Hamburg
(Germany) from 8 to 9 June. In case you missed it, the mighty video team
has you covered and published all the recorded talks [17]. The
MiniDebCamp hosted sprints for the DebConf19 team, the Reproducible
Builds team, the Debian Perl group, Debian Edu and the Salsa CI team.


Upcoming events


Following the two events already mentioned, there is one additional
MiniDebConf scheduled in the coming months, reflecting the vitality of
our community. Organized by Debian project members, MiniDebConfs are
open to everyone and provide an opportunity for developers, contributors
and other interested people to meet in person.

MiniDebConf Vaumarcus 2019

From 25 to 27 October, a miniDebConf will take place in Vaumarcus'
LeCamp [18], (Switzerland), the Debconf13' venue. Visit the wiki page of
the event [19] where you can get all the details, or follow the
organisation of the event on the <debian-switzerland@lists.debian.org>
mailing list, if you want to help.

   18: https://lists.debian.org/debian-switzerland/2019/03/msg00000.html
   19: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/ch/2019/Vaumarcus

A glimpse at Curitiba DebConf19's program

Preparations are almost completed for DebConf19 which will be held in
Curitiba (Brazil) from July 21st to 28th 2019. It will be preceded by a
six days Debcamp from July 14th to 19th. About 50 talks [20], more than
15 short talks [21], about 30 BOFs ("Birds of a Feather" discussions),
and a Workshop has been approved and scheduled [22].

   20: https://debconf19.debconf.org/talks/
   21: https://debconf19.debconf.org/talks/page/3/
   22: https://debconf19.debconf.org/schedule/

As usual, a lot of sponsors [23] have decided to bring their support to
the Debian conference. With their help, and the quality of the DebConf
Team's investment, all the conditions are gathered to make this event a
success. Welcome to Curitiba, every thing is ready, including the
official DebConf Cheese and Wine party [24]!

   23: https://bits.debian.org/tag/debconf19.html
   24: https://debconf19.debconf.org/about/cheese-and-wine-party/14th

Event reports

Abhijith PA shared his report [25] about DebUstav-Dehli organized on 9th
and 10th March 2019. This conference [26] gathered Debian or FOSS-
related talks and workshop, including a Bug Squashing Party.

   25: http://abhijithpa.me/2019/DebUtsav_Delhi/
   26: https://debutsav.in/

The Debian Web team held a sprint [27] in Madrid (Spain) from March 15th
to March 17th, 2019. They discussed the status of the Debian website in
general, reviewed several important pages and sections and agreed on how
to improve them. They have reported [28] their progress and started to
reorganise the homepage and the download section.

   27: https://bits.debian.org/2019/04/debian-web-team-sprint-2019.html
   28: https://lists.debian.org/debian-www/2019/04/msg00091.html

Gregory Colpart shared his report [29] about the organization of
MiniDebConf Marseille.


Laura Arjona Reina shared her report [30] of her attendance at the
MiniDebConf Marseille.

   30: https://larjona.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/minidebconf-marseille-2019/

The Debian French translation team recently published the report [31]
(in French) of their sprint during MiniDebConf Marseille.

   31: https://lists.debian.org/debian-l10n-french/2019/06/msg00185.html


LTS Freexian Monthly Reports

Freexian issues monthly reports [32] about the work of paid contributors
to Debian Long Term Support.

   32: https://raphaelhertzog.com/tag/Freexian+LTS/

Reproducible Builds status update

Follow the Reproducible Builds blog [33] to get the weekly reports on
their work in the "Buster" cycle.

   33: https://reproducible-builds.org/blog/

Help needed

Packages needing help:

Currently [34] 1437 packages are orphaned [35] and 159 packages are up
for adoption [36]: please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help [37].

   34: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2019/06/msg00337.html
   35: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
   36: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
   37: 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 currently 224 [38] bugs available tagged

   38: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=newcomer

More than just code

Thomas Goirand details [39] the OpenStack-cluster-installer in Buster.
The OCI (OpenStack Cluster Installer) package sets up and provisions an
OpenStack cluster using a Debian live system image. The OCI process
installs and configures services and components as needed per server
roles in the cluster.

   39: http://thomas.goirand.fr/blog/?p=311

Benjamin Mako Hill shared [40] Research on How Anonymity is Perceived in
Open Collaboration. The paper written by Benjamin, Nora McDonald, Rachel
Greenstadt, and Andrea Forte studies how open collaboration projects can
balance the threats of bad behavior with the goal of respecting
contributors’ expectations of privacy.


Lucas Nussbaum introduced [41] his work on setting up a framework to
graph Debian historical package trends [42]. Lucas delved further into
the data with an analysis of package smells [43] (characteristics in
source code which indicate deeper issues or weaknesses in design).

   41: https://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=960
   42: https://trends.debian.net/
   43: https://trends.debian.net/#smells

Birger Schacht shared the steps used to Install Debian with Encrypted
Boot using GRML [44].


Code, coders, and contributors

New Package Maintainers

Please welcome: Cyrille Bollu, Calum Lind, Esteban Bosse, Shivani
Bhardwaj, Jochen Sprickerhof, Mészáros Mihály, Alexandre Marie, Utkarsh
Gupta, Robin Krahl, Adam Saponara, Sebastien Chavaux, Guillaume Brochu,
Thomas Perret, Sven Geuer, Renzo Davoli, Calogero Lo Leggio, Kees Cook,
Torsten Paul, Jozsef Nagy, Dominik Klein, Markus Demleitner, Kun-Hung
Tsai (蔡昆宏), Ricardo Ribalda Delgado, Samuel Karp, Louis-Philippe
Véronneau, Bastian Germann, Maxime Schmitt, Hanno Stock, Felix Yan,
Kristian Nielsen, David Hart, Marc Bigler, Mathieu Mirmont, Andrej
Shadura, Emmanuel Arias, José Antonio Jiménez Madrid, Romain Perier,
Saira Hussain, Julio Merino, Joyce Zhou, Moshe Piekarski, Gabriele N.
Tornetta, Anoop M S, Yashika Dharshini, Dawid Dziurla, Antoni
Villalonga, Meenakshi Aiswarya, Olivier Tilloy, Jeremy Oden, Karolis
Kalantojus, Shree Dhanya, Aman Verma, Glenn Strauss, Cyril de Bourgues,
Jeya Sree, Sweta, Amrithaa.T.J, Alcina Sharon, Sakshi Sangwan,
Meenakshi, Valentin Gutierrez, Andreas Misje, Andre Noll, Lluis Campos,
Samyak Jain, Shreyas Bapat, Micha David Rosenbaum, Marcos Vinicius
Scherer, Nilesh, Jeremy Sowden, Sahid Orentino Ferdjaoui, Nguyen Hoang

New Debian Maintainers

Please welcome: Nicolas Mora, Wolfgang Silbermayr, Marcos Fouces,
kpcyrd, Scott Martin Leggett, Romain Perier, Felix Yan, Christian
Ehrhardt, Aniol Marti, Utkarsh Gupta, Nicolas Schier, Stewart Ferguson,
Hilmar Preusse, Bobby de Vos, Jongmin Kim, Francesco Poli, Bastian Germann.

New Debian Developers

Please welcome: Abhijith PA, Philippe Thierry, Kai-Chung Yan, Simon
Quigley, Daniele Tricoli, Molly de Blanc, Paulo Henrique de Lima
Santana, Unit 193, Marcio de Souza Oliveira, Ross Vandegrift,
Jean-Baptiste Favre, Andrius Merkys, Norbert Preining, Taowa
Munene-Tardif, Jean-Philippe Mengual, Kyle Robbertze, Georg Faerber,
Andy Li, Sruthi Chandran, Michal Arbet, Alban Vidal, Jakob Haufe, Denis

1322 people and 9 teams are currently listed on the Debian
Contributors [45] page for 2019.

   45: https://contributors.debian.org/


Buster Source files: 11,727,817 Source packages: 29,004 Disk usage:
257,158,116 kB Ctags: 9,644,189 Source lines of code: 1,039,560,642

  * Source files: 14,026,380
  * Source packages: 30,825
  * Disk usage: 293,507,540 kB
  * Ctags: 14,468,089
  * Source lines of code: 1,210,912,399

Release Critical Bug Report for Week 26/2019

The bug webinterface of the Ultimate Debian Database [46] currently
knows about the following release critical bugs:

| In Total:                        | 1418 [47] |
|                                  |           |
| Affecting Buster:                | 65 [48]   |
|                                  |           |
| Buster only:                     | 7 [49]    |
|                                  |           |
| Remaining to be fixed in Buster: | 58 [50]   |
|                                  |           |
   46: https://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi


Of these 58 [51] bugs, the following tags are set:


| Pending in Buster:                 | 1 [52]  |
|                                    |         |
| Patched in Buster:                 | 15 [53] |
|                                    |         |
| Duplicates in Buster:              | 6 [54]  |
|                                    |         |
| Can be fixed in a security Update: | 8 [55]  |
|                                    |         |
| Contrib or non-free in Buster:     | 0 [56]  |
|                                    |         |
| Claimed in Buster:                 | 0 [57]  |
|                                    |         |
| Delayed in Buster:                 | 0 [58]  |
|                                    |         |
| Otherwise fixed in Buster:         | 8 [59]  |
|                                    |         |


Ignoring all the above (multiple tags possible) 35 [60] bugs need to be
fixed by Debian Contributors to get Debian 10.0 "Buster" released.

   60: https://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi?release=

However, with the view of the Release Managers, 50 [61] need to be dealt
with for the release to happen.


Please see "Interpreting the release critical bug statistics [62]" for
an explanation of the different numbers.

   62: https://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/RC-Stats

Once upon a time in Debian:

  * 2001-07-02 to 2001-07-05 DebConf1, in Bordeaux, France [63]
  * 2013-07-02 Source browser service available [64]
  * 2016-07-02 to 2016-07-09 DebConf16 in Cape Town, South Africa [65]
  * 2003-07-04 Debian Bug #200000 reported by Michel Grentzinger [66]
  * 2000-07-05 to 2000-07-09 First Debconf (0), in Bordeaux, France [67]
  * 2005-07-05 gcc 4.0 default compiler in unstable [68]

   63: https://debconf1.debconf.org/
   64: https://bits.debian.org/2013/07/introducing_sources.debian.net.html
   65: https://debconf16.debconf.org/
   66: https://bugs.debian.org/200000
   67: https://debconf0.debconf.org/
   68: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/07/msg00001.html

Outside News

Distribution roundtable discussion with <the @Debian>, @elementary <and
@Fedora> Project Leaders

Bryan Lunduke of Linux Journal published in a paper intitled "The State
of Desktop Linux 2019", a roundtable discussion with <the @Debian>,
@elementary <and @Fedora> Project Leaders [69] after a short comparison
of data from about ten Linux distributions. They discuss about their
distribution, the model of their project and how they see the future for
their distribution and, more generally, for the FOSS.

   69: https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/state-desktop-linux-2019

Quick Links from Debian Social Media

This is an extract from the micronews.debian.org [70] 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 provided unformatted in descending order by date
(recent news at the top).

   70: https://micronews.debian.org


  * Diversity and inclusion in Debian: small actions and large impacts
  * In support of #pridemonth, Debian changes its website logo. The
Debian Project welcomes and encourages participation by everyone
  * 100 Paper cuts kick-off
  * #DebConf19 welcomes its sponsors!
  * Misc Developer News (#48)
  * There will be a Debian meetup in Bordeaux(FR) on Thursday 27th June
2019 with #DebianFrance team. Join us!


  * Debian welcomes its #GSoC2019 and #Outreachy interns
  * Next 03 June 2019 at 12:00 UTC join us via IRC for an introduction
to Debian Edu, ask anything you ever wanted to know about this project!
  * There will be a Debian booth in #PSES2019 near Paris from 27th to
30th June with #DebianFrance team. Come to greet us!
  * Congratulations <to @Debian> developer @simonmcvittie who has been
shortlisted for a <UK @opensourceaward! >#UKOSA
  * Lenovo Platinum Sponsor of DebConf19
  * Debian Edu / Skolelinux sprint at MiniDebConf Hamburg, June 5th to
9th, inviting interested (educational) users
  * Debian Buster and Wayland https://jmtd.net/log/buster_wayland/
  * New DDs and DMs in March and April 2019. Congratulations!
  * Next 10 May 2019 at 10:00 UTC join us via IRC for an introduction to
the new Debian Project Leader, ask him anything!
  * Firefox cert expired, disabling all the addons is fixed in firefox
66.0.4 (sid) and firefox-esr 60.6.2 (buster, stretch and jessie)


  * DebConf 19 CFP deadline extension, and content team office hours
  * Introduction to the new DPL, ask him anything!
  * "An overview of Secure Boot in Debian" by Cyril Brulebois
  * Upcoming Bug Squashing Party in Toronto, Canada this weekend
4/27/2019. See you there! #Debian #DebianBSP
  * Bits from the Diversity Team
  * Bursary applications for #DebConf19 are closing in less than 72
hours! https://bits.debian.org/2019/04/debconf19-bursaries-last-call.html
  * This weekend we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Salzburg,
Austria https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/04/Salzburg #BSP
  * Share your plans for DebCamp19


  * The Debian Project mourns the loss of Innocent de Marchi
  * Bits <from @lolamby>, <the @Debian> Project Leader (March 2019)
  * Contact the DebConf19 organisation team with your questions about
Brazil and DebConf19
  * This weekend we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Paris, France
https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/03/fr/Paris #BSP
  * Handshake donates $300,000 USD to Debian
  * Debian is welcoming applicants for #Outreachy and #GSoC 2019
  * Call for Proposals: #Debconf19, Curitiba, Brazil
  * Google Platinum Sponsor of DebConf19
  * Removal of #Wheezy and #Jessie (except #LTS) from mirrors
  * #DebConf19 inscrições abertas!
  * #DebConf19 registration is open!
  * #DebConf20 will be in Haifa, Israel
  * Invitation for Debian presence at the 6th edition of OSCAL (Open
Source Conference Albania) May 2019: Call for proposals and booths is
open https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2019/03/msg00009.html
  * New Debian Developers and Maintainers (January and February 2019)
  * Today we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Portland, USA
https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/03/US/Portland #BSP
  * Today we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in #DebUtsavDelhi India
https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-apac/2019/03/msg00000.html #BSP
  * Tonight we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in #SCaLE17x
(Southern California Linux Expo)
  * Meet Debian people and learn about #FOSS this weekend at
#DebUtsavDelhi in India https://debutsav.in/
  * The Debian Project mourns the loss of Lucy Wayland
  * This weekend we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Cambridge, UK
https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/03/gb/Cambridge #BSP


  * Bits from <the @Debian> Project Leader (February 2019)
  * This weekend we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Bonn, Germany
https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/02/de/Bonn #BSP
  * Debian, along with 30+ organizations, recently signed the
Affirmation of the Open Source Definition.
https://opensource.org/node/966 #opensource #freesoftware
  * Infomaniak Platinum Sponsor of DebConf19
  * India Linux Users Group <Delhi @ilugdelhi>, Mozilla <Delhi/NCR
@mozilladelhincr> and Debian Enthusiasts are organizing DebUtsav Delhi
on March 9th and 10th, 2019 - Call for proposals open until Feb 25th
  * Debian sends love and thanks to all the contributors and communities
that build, create, and embody the principles of Free Software. #ilovefs
  * The next DIY #MiniDebCamp starts in two weeks in Laveno, Italy
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/it/2019/SnowCamp #SnowCamp
  * Debian Trademark Team — call for volunteers
  * This weekend we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Bratislava,
Slovakia https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/02/sk/Bratislava #BSP
  * This weekend we have a #Debian Bug Squashing #Party in Berlin,
Germany https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/02/de/Berlin #BSP
  * Projects and mentors for Debian's Google Summer of Code 2019 and
  * "DebConf Videoteam <sprint @ FOSDEM> report" by Louis-Philippe
Véronneau https://veronneau.org/debconf-videoteam-sprint-fosdem-report.html


  * Bits from <the @Debian> Project Leader (January 2019)
  * Meet us at the Debian Booth <at @FOSDEM> this weekend
  * This weekend we have a Debian Bug Squashing Party in Austin, Texas
https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/01/us/Austin #Debian #BSP #Party
  * Important APT security update - please read the instructions to
upgrade APT safely https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
  * This weekend we have a Debian Bugsquashing Party in Venlo
https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/01/nl/Venlo #Debian #BSP #Party
  * #DebConf19 is looking for sponsors!
  * Call for testing Secure Boot <with @Debian> unstable


  * Bits from <the @Debian> Project Leader (December 2018)
  * We wish happy holidays to all Debian contributors, Open Source
enthusiasts and to the rest of the world. Have a few relaxing days.
  * "Debian is back in the Mastodon/GNU Social fediverse, follow
<fosstodon.org/@debian>" by Laura Arjona Reina
  * Time to plan for joining us during DebConf19! Visit the DebConf19
website and learn about details, get involved in its organisation, or
sponsor https://debconf19.debconf.org/ #DebConf #DebConf19 [71]
  * Bug Squashing Party in Montréal, Canada in January
  * Debian Cloud Sprint 2018
  * Debian Med Bug Squashing Advent Calendar 2018

   71: https://debconf19.debconf.org/%20#DebConf%20#DebConf19

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