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Re: Upcoming announcement: backports.debian.org

On Sep 1, 2010, at 20:11, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Mi, 01 sep 10, 14:46:56, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Soonish (this weekend?) we'll need to send out a new announcemet, as the
>> move from www.backports.org to backports.debian.org is about to be
>> finished.
>> I got some comments via IRC and put them (including an english summary)
>> so http://whiteboard.debian.net/b.d.o-announcement.wb.
>> As I'm currently on a business trip, it would be very good it, if
>> someone could start drafting an announcement.  For further questions,
> Let me try :)

Really well done! Thanks Andrei. 

I picked a couple of nits in your draft; just really, really minor things. I've added them directly to your text since my changes didn't really make a qualitative difference.

> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Backports service becoming official
> ===================================
> The Debian Project is proud to announce that the backports service, 
> previously available at www.backports.org is now an official Debian 
> service and will be available at backports.debian.org
> Backports are packages from the testing distribution recompiled for the 
> current stable (or even oldstable) release to provide users of the stable 
> distribution with new versions of certain packages, like the Linux kernel, 
> the Iceweasel browser or the OpenOffice.org suite, without sacrificing 
> the overall stability of the system.
> The archive currently has packages backported for the Lenny distribution. 
> (how many?) As the infrastructure to accept packages for the upcoming 
> Squeeze release is already in place, this allows Debian Installer images to 
> configure the backports repository by default without generating errors 
> on user systems. The service for Squeeze will be enabled at a later 
> date, after the release.
> Because of limitations in the Debian Bug Tracking System, any bugs 
> relevant to backported packages still have to be reported to the 
> debian-backports list, which will now also move to lists.debian.org.
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> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Regards,
> Andrei
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Warm regards,


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