Re: Debian Project News 2011/01 frozen. Please review and translate
On 2011-01-12 16:10, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
We just finished the last bits for the latest issue of the Debian
Project News to be release on Friday. I would appreciate reviews and
Instructions can be found on http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews
Thank you Alexander, here are my remarks:
There should be a comma between "January 12" and "2011" (or just no
The first release candidate of the installer for Debian Squeeze was<a
on January 12 2011</a>.
that<a hred="http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/">Debian Enhancement
Proposal 5, specifing a machine-readable
format for the copyright information of a Debian package</a>, has reached
<q>candidate</q> status, meaning that discussion about the format has been
settled and no major changes are expected anymore: it is ready to be
I personally wonder what the role of the "even though" is. Did the
author think the release team is accepting people with too little
experience? In my opinion, it's good to recruit more, this reduces the
risk of manpower shortage.
Dogguy</a>, who became a member of Debian's Release team even though he's
been a Debian Developer for barely a year
In the spirit
of these interviews, there has also been a<q><a
people behind Debian</a></q> interview with<a
DuckDuckGo?... I think it would clarify to mention that DuckDuckGo is a
that<a href="http://duckduckgo.com/">DuckDuckGo</a> has set up
some shortcuts (the so called !bang) for searching in various Debian sites:
<tt>!dpkg</tt> goes to<a
goes to<a href="http://packages.qa.debian.org">packages.qa.debian.org</a>, and
<tt>!dbugs</tt> goes to<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/">bugs.debian.org</a>.
With all the respect due to bts-link, this item doesn't make it clear
why this server move is newsworthy.
Sandro Tosi mentioned on his blog that<a
has a new home</a>. Several weeks ago, in fact,<a
href="http://bts-link.alioth.debian.org/">bts-link</a> was migrated from
merkel.debian.org to busoni.debian.org.
The way people are listed is odd. If people are welcomed to the Debian
project when becoming DM-s and also when they prepare their first
package, that means they're presumably being welcomed twice. For me,
welcoming someone to the project means that person is new in the
project, so you can't welcome twice. Also, is everyone starting to
maintain packages in the list or is there a selection? For example, I
wonder what would happen if I was to get into packaging, would I be
"welcomed" to the project?...
5 applicants have been
as Debian Developers,
1 applicant has been
as Debian Maintainer, and
12 people have<a href="http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi">started
to maintain packages</a> since the previous issue of the Debian
Project News. Please welcome
Didier Raboud, Benjamin Drung, Kåre Thor Olsen, Scott James Remnant, Jerome Marant,
Gildardo Adrian Maravilla Jacome, Cristian Henzel, Colin Darie, Anton Gladky, Lukas Gaertner, Yask Gupta, Michael Lustfield, Pjotr Prins, Monica Ramirez Arceda, Tim Weippert, Milan Kupcevic, and Sven Eckelmann
into our project!
I would suggest to congratulate or thank these people instead.
According to the<a href="http://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi">Bugs Search
interface of the Ultimate Debian Database</a>, the upcoming release,
Debian 6.0<q>Squeeze</q>, is currently affected by
93 release-critical bugs.
Let's not forget to do a last update here, it's already down to 66 :-)