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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2012-03-05" SUMMARY="Rebuild of the Debian archive with clang, Debian Peru revival, DebConf11 report out, Debian Utsav"

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

<toc-add-entry name="clang-rebuild">Rebuild of the Debian archive with clang</toc-add-entry>

Sylvestre Ledru performed a 
<a href="http://sylvestre.ledru.info/blog/sylvestre/2012/02/29/rebuild_of_the_debian_archive_with_clang";>study
that rebuilt the Debian archive using clang</a>.
clang is a new C/C++/Objective-C compiler.
The goal was to evaluate the current capabilities of clang on the
compilation and C/C++/objective-C support. Results are available
on the <a href="http://clang.debian.net/";>dedicated website</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="debian-peru">Debian Peru revival</toc-add-entry>

Rudy Godoy blogged about a 
<a href="http://blog.stone-head.org/debianperu/";>revival of the Debian
Peru local group</a>. The Debian Peru users group was founded in 2004 and
was quite active in spreading the word about Debian and Free Software,
but then slowed down its activity. However, in the two last weeks, the
group has become active again and they're planning various events
and meetings aimed to help people to contribute in Debian.
You can find more information in the 
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianPeru";>group wiki page</a> or on
their <a href="http://listas.apesol.org/listinfo.cgi/debian-apesol.org";>mailing

<toc-add-entry name="dc11report">DebConf11 final report is out</a>

The DebConf organization team released the final report of the 2011
Debian Conference, which was held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The report can be downloaded from the 
<a href="http://media.debconf.org/dc11/report/";>DebConf media

<br />
In related news, the DebConf committee decided that DebConf13
<a href="http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120301";>will take place in
Switzerland</a>, likely in the middle of August. The Swiss bid narrowly
won over the bid from Riga, Latvia.

<toc-add-entry name="debutsav">Debian Utsav</toc-add-entry>

Shirish Agarwal reported on the
<a href="https://flossexperiences.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/debian-utsav-coep-04-02-2012/";>Debian
Utsav</a> which took place in Pune last month. <q>Debian Utsav is
celebration of Debian folks â?? meet at one place, eat,
drink and work on Debian!</q> as Praveen â?? one of the
main organizers â?? specified in an
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-dug-in/2012/01/msg00003.html";>announcement
During the meeting there were some interesting talks and workshops, such as
<q>Debian history</q>, <q>What goes on in making Debian</q> and
<q>Introducing to packaging</q>.

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

<p>The 29th issue of the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/03/msg00000.html";>miscellaneous news for developers</a> 
has been released and covers the following topics:</p>
  <li>New Iceweasel add-on to help looking up developer sites</li>
  <li>Realtime collaborative text editing services for Debian</li>
  <li>DEP9: Availability of reconf-inetd (replacement of update-inetd)</li>
  <li>Security tracker improvements</li>
  <li>Derivatives census improvements</li>
  <li>mentors.d.n software upgrade</li>
  <li>Support for the copyright format 1.0 (developed as DEP5)</li>

Sylvestre Ledru wrote a 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu/2012/03/msg00000.html";>report
from the Parisian bug squashing party</a> at IRILL's offices.
104 bugs were fixed.
One of the key achievements of this BSP was by Cyril Brulebois, who fixed the last few packages which still used the Yada packaging tool.

Leandro Gómez sent out a 
<a href="http://leogg.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/debconf-needs-you/";>call
for volunteers for DebConf12</a> on his blog. Leandro explained how
DebConf brings a lot of benefits to the Debian project: during the
conference, in fact, Debian contributors can share knowledge and have
discussions in order to improve various parts of Debian as packages,
translations and the infrastructure. 

Jan Wagner sent a <a href="http://blog.waja.info/2012/02/26/booth-at-chemnitzer-linux-tage-2012-clt14/";>call
for volunteers for help at the Debian booth</a> during Chemnitzer
Linux-Tage. For more information, you can visit the
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEventsDe/2012/ChemnitzerLinuxTage2012";>organization
wiki page</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There are several upcoming Debian-related events:</p>
 <li>March 10-11, Perth, Australia â?? 
 <a href="$(HOME)/events/2012/0310-perth-bsp">Perth Bug Squashing Party</a></li>
 <li>March 17-18, Chemnitz, Germany â?? <a href="$HOME/events/2012/0317-linuxtage-chemnitz">Debian booth at
 Chemnitzer Linux-Tage</a></li>
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks
on the <a href="$(HOME)/events">events section</a> of the Debian web site,
or subscribe to one of our events mailing lists for different regions:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu";>Europe</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl";>Netherlands</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-ha";>Hispanic America</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na";>North America</a>.

<p>Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party?
Are you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events?
Have you delivered a Debian talk that you want to link on our
<a href="$(HOME)/events/talks">talks page</a>? 
Send an email to the <a href="mailto:events@debian.org";>Debian Events Team</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="newcontributors">New Debian Contributors</toc-add-entry>
# maintainers â??
# http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2012/02/msg00135.html
Four applicants have been
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-newmaint/2012/02/msg00011.html";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Developers,
four applicants have been
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2012/02/msg00135.html";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Maintainers, and
six 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
## new DDs
Thorsten Alteholz, Javi Merino, Liang Guo, Oliver Sallou,
## new DMs
Timo Aaltonen, Emile Joubert, Brian Thomason, Barry Warsaw
## first upload
bojo42, Geoff Levand, Jerome
Benoit, Cédric Pineau, Jeroen Keiren, and Samuel Bronson
	into our project!</p>

<toc-add-entry name="rcstats">Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release</toc-add-entry>

	<p>According to the <a href="http://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi";>Bugs Search
        interface of the Ultimate Debian Database</a>, the upcoming release,
	Debian 7.0 <q>Wheezy</q>, is currently affected by
575 Release-Critical bugs. Ignoring bugs which are easily solved
	or on the way to being solved, roughly speaking, about
385 Release-Critical bugs remain to be solved for the
	release to happen.</p>

	<p>There are also some <a
	href="http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/RC-Stats";>hints on how to
	interpret</a> these numbers.</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="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2411">mumble</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2412">libvorbis</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2413">libarchive</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2414">fex</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2415">libmodplug</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2416">notmuch</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2417">libxml2</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2418">postgresql-8.4</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2419">puppet</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2420">openjdk-6</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2421">moodle</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2422">file</a> and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2423">movabletype-opensource</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>) for announcements.

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

105 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/XXX";>\
	XXXX &mdash; XXXX</a></li>

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

	<p>Currently <a href="$(DEVEL)/wnpp/orphaned">\
144 packages are orphaned</a> and <a href="$(DEVEL)/wnpp/rfa">\
442 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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