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Re: Debian Project News 2010/12 frozen. Please review and translate

On 2010-09-19 05:05, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:

We just finished the last bits for the latest issue of the Debian Project
News to be release on Wednesday.  I would appreciate reviews and
Thank you Alexander. Here are my remarks:

Linux Mint, a Linux distribution whose purpose is to <q>produce a
modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both
powerful and easy to use</q>, has released an edition based on Debian.
This new Linux Mint distribution will track Debian testing, as
a more reliable upstream base. Linux Mint appears
to be a popular Linux distribution ranking highly at DistroWatch.com as
well as other non-scientific measures. Certainly they received a large
number of comments to their <a
href=""http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1527">http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1527">blog post</a>
regarding their new 
distribution. Anecdotal evidence seems to point to this Debian-based
edition as a popular move. </p>
<p>The addition of Linux Mint to the Debian derivatives family is a
welcome one, and should the Linux Mint developers wish to be in
contact with Debian it has been suggested that they will be warmly welcomed
at the <a href=""http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk">http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk">Debian
Derivatives Front Desk</a>.
This section sounds a little strange. Is there any reason to suggest the Linux Mint developers not be warmly welcomed?...
"they" is used to refer to "a Linux distribution".

Andreas Tille began a <a
discussion</a> regarding bugs which are not
grave software bugs <em>per se</em>, but could cause grave harm to life or
property under certain conditions. As an example, the bug in question
involved improper data handling that could lead to a medical patient
being prescribed medicine which could lead to a possibly fatal
reaction. Responses from developers indicated that despite such bugs
not being explicitly mentioned in the bug guidelines, they should
already fall under release-critical severity and thus should have
freeze exceptions and possible Debian Security Advisories if needed.
The fix for the bug in question was approved for testing within the
Ahem. Life-threatening software bugs are not grave bugs per se?

Besides some internal discussion
(e.g. monitoring and configuration management), this also lead to a <a
for the handling of guest accounts on debian.org machines</a>.
I suppose "lead" should read "led".

Rapha&euml;l Hertzog <a
whether the Debian project shouldn't have an official page on
some non-free micro-blogging service. Stefano Zacchiroli <a
on the grounds that it would not be possible to use a proprietary service without
endorsing it.
I don't see the blog post discussing a non-free micro-blogging service. It seems to talk only about Facebook, which is not a blogging service AFAIK.

Christian Perrier addressed his <a
to the release team</a> and encouraged every developer, whether their
package is unblocked or not, to send private <q>thank you</q>
messages to any Release Team member for their amazing work.
I doubt it's reasonable to call the release team's work "amazing" from a neutral point of view.

FTP Master Joerg Jaspert, in a <a
minute from the FTP Master meeting</a> being held this weekend,
welcomed Torsten Werner to the team.
Torsten was already member of the archive maintenance team, he just became "FTP master".

Lucas Nussbaum <a href =""http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=571">http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=571">added</a>
a <a href =""http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugs.cgi">http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugs.cgi">bugs search interface</a>
to the <a href =""http://udd.debian.org/">http://udd.debian.org/">Ultimate Debian Database</a>. 

It thus may replace the <a
href=""http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">unofficial release-critical
bugs tracker</a>, while providing many more feature requests.
I hope this should read more features, not more feature requests!

According to the <a href=""http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php">unofficial
	release-critical bug counter</a>, the upcoming release,
	Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q>, is currently affected by
317 release-critical bugs.
The high number is way off, it's currently 261.

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