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Thanks to Cédric, Moray and others, we just finished the last bits for
the latest issue of the Debian Project News to be released Monday. We
would appreciate reviews and translations.

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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2012-06-25" SUMMARY="Freeze, mirror redirector, DebConf11 financial and other reports"

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<intro issue="thirteenth" />

<toc-add-entry name="debconf11">DebConf11 financial report</toc-add-entry>

Richard Darst posted a
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/20120609232849.GD10733@boltzmann.zgib.net";>financial
report for DebConf11</a>.
Approximate numbers had been known since last year, but Richard
checked all transactions against SPI and FFIS records to confirm
that, thanks to the support of the Republika Srpska government,
the conference generated a surplus for Debian of around â?¬20,000.
This surplus is expected to be reinvested in future DebConf costs.

<toc-add-entry name="freeze">This is the end</toc-add-entry>
Neil McGovern, on behalf of the Release Team, announced that the 
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/06/msg00006.html";>freeze
will start on 30 June</a>.
That means that no new packages, and no new versions, will automatically migrate to testing
after that point.
Developers can then focus on fixing the last release critical issues in order
to offer everyone a best quality Wheezy stable release once it's ready.

<toc-add-entry name="redirector">Debian mirror redirector</toc-add-entry>

Raphael Geissert widely announced a new
<a href="http://rgeissert.blogspot.fr/2012/06/introducing-httpdebiannet-debians.html";>mirror
redirector service</a>,
<a href="http://http.debian.net/";>http.debian.net</a>, that aims to reduce
the impact of occasionally offline or out-of-date mirrors,
and to use the worldwide network of mirrors more effectively.
For now this service is unofficial, though Raphael hopes that it might
be used as default in future.
You're welcome to test and use the service by following the
<a href="http://http.debian.net/";>instructions on its website</a>, and send feedback to
<a href="mailto:geissert@debian.org";>Raphael</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="i18n">Internationalisation sprint</toc-add-entry>

Christian Perrier sent a
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/2012/06/msg00079.html";>report
from the internationalisation (or <q>i18n</q>) sprint</a>
that was hosted by <a href="http://www.irill.org/";>IRILL</a> in Paris last weekend.
Seven people attended the meeting, mainly in order to move some
previously unofficial services onto Debian infrastructure,
including the package description translation system.
It was a success â?? new servers were configured during the sprint, and the actual
services are now migrating to them.

<toc-add-entry name="salzburg">Salzburg bug squashing party</toc-add-entry>
Bernd Zeimetz published a 
<a href="http://bzed.de//posts/2012/06/Report_from_the_Bug_Squashing_Party_in_Salzburg/";>report
from the Salzburg bug squashing party</a> that was hosted by
<a href="http://www.conova.com/";>conova communications GmbH</a>
last weekend.
Fifteen to seventeen people from five countries were present,
mainly working on release critical bugs in testing and unstable.
About 68 bugs in unstable and testing were
triaged, patched, fixed, or at least pinged.

<toc-add-entry name="romania">Presentation in Romania</toc-add-entry>
Victor NiÈ?u gave a presentation on the Debian Project, its philosophy and
achievements, and the global and Romanian communities:
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/Presentations#A2012";>An universal project,
with a global community</a>.
This is the first local Debian event in Romania after a year and a half of online presence.
<a href="http://ceata.org/";>FundaÈ?ia Ceata</a>, a local Free Software
and Free Culture organization, supported the community by providing the event
location, the after-party and the new domain name,
<a href="http://www.debian.org.ro/";>debian.org.ro</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="dpl">Bits from the DPL</toc-add-entry>
Stefano Zacchiroli sent
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/06/msg00005.html";>his
monthly report</a> on DPL activities.
May saw the 
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2012/05/msg00072.html";>first
IRC meeting of the Technical Committee</a>, and they plan to set up a
monthly cadence for these meetings, continuing in June.
He mentioned his (failed)
<a href="http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-multimedia-maintainers/2012-May/026678.html";>attempt
to reach an agreement with debian-multimedia.org archive maintainers</a>
and the ongoing
<a href="http://www.esrf.eu/events/conferences/debian-for-scientific-facilities-days-1/";>Debian
for Scientific Facilities Days</a> conference that is also hosting a
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/Sprints/2012/ScienceSprint";>Debian
Science Sprint</a>.
Three people replied to his call for help with DPL tasks, and a
calendar of periodic IRC public meetings will be published soon.
There's still time to apply if you are interested.

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

Simon Kainz announced the
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-qa/2012/06/msg00017.html";>availability
of a new service</a>, <a href="http://duck.debian.net/";>DUCK â?? the Debian URL
checker</a>, that aim to monitor the Homepage field of packages' control file.
Martin Zobel-Helas sent a <a 
for comments</a> on a proposed policy change for <tt>debian.net</tt>, a DNS zone
where Debian Developers can create entries for their projects.

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There are several upcoming Debian-related events:</p>
 <li>July 1-7, Managua, Nicaragua â?? <a href="$(HOME)/events/2012/0707-debconf">DebCamp</a></li>
 <li>July 7-12, UniMail, Geneva, Switzerland â?? <a href="$(HOME)/events/2012/0707-rmll">Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL)</a></li>
 <li>July 7-14, Managua, Nicaragua â?? <a href="$(HOME)/events/2012/0707-debconf">Debian Conference</a></li>
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks
on the <a href="$(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>

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
Andy Hawkins,
Sebastian Hilbert,
John Paul Adrian Glaubitz,
Steffen Rumberger,
Timo Weingärtner,
Boro Sitnikovski
	into our project!</p>

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

<rcstatslink release="Wheezy"
	tobefixed="376" />

<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="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2493">asterisk</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2494">ffmpeg</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2495">openconnect</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2496">mysql-5.1</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2497">quagga</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2012/dsa-2498">dhcpcd</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>

393 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/blhc";>blhc â?? build log hardening check</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ciderwebmail";>ciderwebmail â?? IMAP webmail service</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/debpear";>debpear â?? tool to build and install automatically PHP PEAR packages as Debian packages</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/http-icons";>http-icons â?? classic MIME icons</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/icinga-web";>icinga-web â?? host and network monitoring system - modern web interface</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/juju";>juju â?? next generation service orchestration system</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/looptools";>looptools â?? integral evaluator of one-loop Feynman diagram</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/misery";>misery â?? simple accounting package for groups, clubs, holidays</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/sushi";>sushi â?? D-Bus-based IRC suite (suite)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/veromix";>veromix â?? mixer for the PulseAudio sound server (GTK+)</a></li>

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

<wnpp link="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/06/msg00712.html";
	rfa="149" />

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

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