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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2011-11-04" SUMMARY="Updated Debian <q>Lenny</q> and <q>Squeeze</q>, DebConf12 dates, Emdebian uses, New Member process"

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<p>Welcome to this year's fourteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:</p>

<toc-add-entry name="stable">Updated Debian: 6.0.3 and 5.0.9 released</toc-add-entry>
The third <a href="$(HOME)/News/2011/20111008">update for Debian 6.0 (codename
<q>Squeeze</q>)</a> and the ninth <a href="$(HOME)/News/2011/20111001">update
for Debian 5.0 (codename <q>Lenny</q>)</a> have been released.
These updates mainly add corrections for security problems to the stable and
oldstable releases, along with some adjustments for serious problems.

<toc-add-entry name="dc12">DebConf12 official dates</toc-add-entry>

The DebConf team announced the <a
final and official dates for DebConf12</a>:
DebCamp will be held from July 1 to 7 2012, followed by
DebConf from July 8 to 14, in Managua, Nicaragua.
DebConf will be preceded by a day when it opens its
doors to the general public, commonly called Debian Day.
For further information, please visit the <a
href="http://debconf12.debconf.org/";>DebConf12 web pages</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="di">Debian Installer localization</toc-add-entry>
Christian Perrier reported some <a
new progress</a> in the <a href="http://d-i.debian.org/l10n-stats/";>Debian 
Installer localization</a> after changes were introduced to some templates:
nineteen languages are now up to date in the level 1.

German, Persian, French, Portuguese ans Russian are 100% complete for the 
moment, and many more should reach the 100% completeness 
hall of fame pretty soon, thanks to the translators.

<toc-add-entry name="dc11">Feedback after DebConf11</toc-add-entry>
After his <a href="#twid"><q>This week in Debian</q> interview</a>,
Adnan Hodzic wrote his <a href="http://foolcontrol.org/?p=1310";>DebConf11
summary and its after effects</a>.
He offers an inside view of the DebConf organization, shares part of
the stress and the amazing experience he had with other organizers.
Among the consequences, the Government of Republika Srpska may
seriously consider free and open source softwares for their own use,
and Adnan took some vacations to prepare himself for his next projects.

<toc-add-entry name="emd">Uses of Emdebian</toc-add-entry>
Continuing his <a
series on Emdebian</a>, Neil Williams posted an article about <a
the use of Emdebian on special purpose computers</a>. Special purpose
computers are characterized by: single task only, single-user support,
single mode input, restricted connectivity, constrained user data. On
this kind of computer Emdebian is very popular for many reason as the
multi-tasking kernel and userspace which provide a responsive machine or
the mere fact that in Emdebian (differently from proprietary competitors)
the graphical software is trivially separated from the core software.
But the most important reason is that Emdebian Grip allows a better
debugging: Emdebian Grip, in fact, is <q>binary compatible with the
equivalent Debian suite and when a bug appears in the high level user
interface, it is much easier to debug that on the desktop than on the
device</q>, said Neil.

<toc-add-entry name="dpl">Bits from the DPL</toc-add-entry>
Stefano Zacchiroli reminded us that Wheezy is a 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/06/msg00003.html";>few
months away of its freeze</a>: everyone can help.
He reported about some <a
that are worth the attention</a>: about <a
and porters responsibilities</a>, <a
email aliases</a> that can be harmful, etc.
Stefano gave updates about the sprints (and it's new <a
href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-sprints/";>contact point</a>)
and the trademark policy.
He also recently attended to the <q>Linux Day</q> in Parma, Italy,
and the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, Florida.

<toc-add-entry name="nm">New Member process</toc-add-entry>
Enrico Zini announced that the <q>New Maintainer
process</q> changed its name and became the <q><a
Member process</a></q>: the process is still the same, the NM initials
are even unchanged, but gets rid of its confusing and ambiguous name.
Thanks to Stefano Zacchiroli for his <a
Jan Hauke Rahm also joined the New Member Front Desk that can now be reached
at the at <a href="mailto:nm@debian.org";>nm@debian.org</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="twid">Further interviews</toc-add-entry>

	<p>Since the last issue of the Debian Project News, 
two new issues of the <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/ThisWeekInDebian";><q>This week in
	Debian</q> podcast</a> have been published:  with
<a href="http://frostbitemedia.libsyn.com/this-week-in-debian-episode-28";>Jonathan
Nadeau</a>, who talks about the Ohio LinuxFest and his internship at the FSF; and with
<a href="http://frostbitemedia.libsyn.com/this-week-in-debian-episode-29-1";>Adnan
Hodzic</a>, who talks about about DebConf11.

<toc-add-entry name="other">Other news</toc-add-entry>

Julien Cristau announced that in the current testing Debian distribution, the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/10/msg00000.html";>\
<tt>/usr/bin/python</tt> symlink points to Python 2.7</a>.

Meike Reichle officially announced the <a
Bug Squashing Party Marathon</a> open, starting <a
2 2011 in Hildesheim</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="newcontributors">New Debian Contributors</toc-add-entry>

Twenty-four 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
Harish Badrinath,
Andrew Harvey,
Michael Jumper,
Jakub Adam,
Tiziano Zito,
Zlatan Todoric,
Ivo Maintz,
Judit Foglszinger,
Daniel Hughes,
Mark Owen,
Rico Rommel,
Alex Chiang,
Daniel Schaal,
Alexander Chernyakhovsky,
Jerome Robert,
Shell Xu,
Sebastian Eichelbaum,
Jeroen Nijhof,
Michael Milligan,
Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin,
Arthur Gautier,
Kouhei Maeda,
Rodolphe Pelloux-Prayer,
Ahmed Toulan
	into our project!</p>

<toc-add-entry name="dsa">Important Debian Security Advisories</toc-add-entry>

	<p>Debian's Security Team recently released
	advisories for these packages (among others):
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2310">linux-2.6</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2311">openjdk-6</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2312">iceape</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2313">iceweasel</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2314">puppet</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2315">openoffice.org</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2316">quagga</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2317">icedove</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2318">cyrus-imapd-2.2</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2319">policykit-1</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2320">dokuwiki</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2321">moin</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2322">bugzilla</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2323">radvd</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2324">wireshark</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2325">kfreebsd-8</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2326">pam</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2327">libfcgi-perl</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2328">freetype</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2329">torque</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2330">simplesamlphp</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2331">tor</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2332">python-django</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2333">phpldapadmin</a> and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2011/dsa-2334">mahara</a>.

	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Backports Team released advisories for these packages:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2011/10/msg00000.html";>puppet</a> (<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2011/10/msg00003.htm";>updated announce</a>) and
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2011/10/msg00001.html";>iceweasel</a>,

        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Stable Release Team released update announcements for the packages:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2011/09/msg00000.html";>tzdata</a>
(<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2011/11/msg00000.html";>last
updated announce</a>) and
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2011/10/msg00003.html";>clamav</a>.
        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Volatile Team released update announcements for the packages:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/2011/msg00006.html";>tzdata</a>
(<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/2011/msg00009.html";>last 
updated announce</a>) and
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/2011/msg00007.html";>clamav</a>.
        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

<p>Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/";>security mailing
list</a> (and the separate <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/";>backports
list</a>, and <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/";>stable updates
list</a> or <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/";>volatile
list</a>, for <q>Lenny</q>, the oldstable distribution) for announcements.</p>

<toc-add-entry name="nnwp">New and noteworthy packages</toc-add-entry>

Hundreds of packages were added to the unstable Debian archive
recently. <a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg";>Among
many others</a> are:</p>

<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/dff";>\
dff &mdash; powerful, efficient and modular digital forensic framework</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ebook-speaker";>\
ebook-speaker &mdash; eBook reader that reads aloud in a synthetic voice</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/openteacher";>\
openteacher &mdash; learn words in a foreign language</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/openxenmanager";>\
openxenmanager &mdash; full-featured graphical management tool for Xen using XenApi</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ptex2tex";>\
ptex2tex &mdash; easy generation of (possibly complex) LaTeX environments</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/qxw";>\
qxw &mdash; advanced interactive crossword construction tool</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/rbenv";>\
rbenv &mdash; simple per-user Ruby version manager</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/shinken";>\
shinken &mdash; flexible monitoring tool</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/unbound-anchor";>\
unbound-anchor &mdash; utility to securely fetch the root DNS trust anchor</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/x2";>\
x2 &mdash; brand new text editor for the GNOME desktop</a></li>

<toc-add-entry name="wnpp">Work-needing packages</toc-add-entry>

	<p>Currently <a href="$(DEVEL)/wnpp/orphaned">\
400 packages are orphaned</a> and <a href="$(DEVEL)/wnpp/rfa">\
145 packages are up for adoption</a>: please visit the complete 
	list of <a href="$(DEVEL)/wnpp/help_requested">packages
	which need your help</a>.</p>

<toc-add-entry name="continuedpn">Want to continue reading DPN?</toc-add-entry>

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