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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2013-10-28" SUMMARY="Bits from the Release Team, s390 removed from the archive in favor of s390x, manpages.debian.net now an official service, Debian increases its popularity on web servers"

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# Status: [freeze]

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<toc-add-entry name="bits-rt">Bits from the Release Team</toc-add-entry>

Niels Thykier <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/10/msg00004.html";>announced
in the bits from the Release Team</a> that Jessie, the current testing
version of Debian, will be frozen on the 5th of November 2014, at 23:59 UTC.
A draft of the freeze policy, describing the changes that can be considered
for inclusion in Jessie after the freeze, is already
<a href="http://release.debian.org/jessie/freeze_policy.html";>available</a>.

Niels also summarized the results of the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/09/msg00002.html";>porter roll-call</a>
of architectures in unstable and testing, and indicated that the 
<a href="http://release.debian.org/jessie/arch_qualify.html";>architecture qualification page</a>
has been updated to include the names of the current porters.

To conclude, he listed the list of release goals that have been proposed and
that will be reviewed by the Release Team for possible adoption, and indicated that
Britney, the testing migration script, and build services are now able to
understand and process "pkg:any" multiarch dependency relationships.

<toc-add-entry name="s390">s390 removed from the archive in favor of s390x</toc-add-entry>

Julien Cristau announced the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/10/msg00005.html";>removal
of the s390 architecture from jessie</a>. s390 was an official architecture
for IBM servers since woody and has been replaced by s390x, its 64-bit
counterpart, since the release of wheezy. The process was completed by the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/10/msg00323.html";>removal
of s390 from sid</a> as mentioned by Mark Hymers.

<toc-add-entry name="manpages">manpages.debian.net now an official service</toc-add-entry>

Thanks to
<a href=http://lists.debian.org/debian-doc/2013/10/msg00026.html>Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña</a>
and the Debian System Administrators Team, the service providing on-line
versions of any manual page available in Debian, available before from the
unofficial debian.net domain, can now be reached at
<a href="http://manpages.debian.org";>http://manpages.debian.org</a>.

The service is especially useful for users who need to read manual
pages from packages that are not installed.

<toc-add-entry name="webservers">Debian increases its popularity on web servers</toc-add-entry>

According to a
<a href="http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/debian_ubuntu_extend_the_dominance_in_the_linux_web_server_market_at_the_expense_of_red_hat_centos";>recent
W3Techs survey</a>, Debian continues to be the
most popular GNU/Linux distribution on web servers, and increases its
popularity from 29,4% in January 2012 (when it took the lead
surpassing CentOS) to 32.7% in October 2013. Debian's derivative
Ubuntu also grows, having together a double lead (58.5% in Linux
webservers use Debian/Ubuntu). The survey is based on the analysis of
the top million web sites according to Alexa, in order to select a
representative sample of established sites, and focused only on the
technologies used for web sites (and not individual web pages or
desktop installations).

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

The eighth update of the oldstable distribution of Debian (codename <q>Squeeze</q>)
<a href="$(HOME)/News/2013/20131020.html">was released on October 20th</a>.

The <a href="$(HOME)/News/2013/18/#opwmatch">Debian Outreach Program for Women
matching fund 2013</a> is still running for a bit more than two weeks. For
details, and to give a donation, please see the
<a href="http://debian.ch/opw2013/";><q>Donate now</q> page</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There is an upcoming Debian-related events:</p>
 <li>November 14-17, Cambridge, United Kingdom — <a href="https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Miniconf-UK/2013";>Mini-DebConf in ARM offices</a></li>
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks
on the <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents";>events section</a> of the Debian wiki,
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>

Two applicants have been
<a href="https://nm.debian.org/public/nmlist#done";>accepted</a>
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
Patty Langasek,
Christian Hofstaedtler,
Ross Gammon,
James Cowgill,
Pall Sigurdsson,
Pierre Blanc
	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="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2776">drupal6</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2777">systemd</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2778">libapache2-mod-fcgid</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2779">libxml2</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2780">mysql-5.1</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2781">python-crypto</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2782">polarssl</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2783">librack-ruby</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2784">xorg-server</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the package:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2013/10/msg00002.html";>multipath-tools</a>.
        Please read it 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>

137 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/acr";>acr — autoconf like tool</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/findbugs";>findbugs — static Java code analyzer to find bugs</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gnome-session-flashback";>gnome-session-flashback — GNOME Flashback session</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ifupdown-multi";>ifupdown-multi — multiple default gateway support for ifupdown</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/libfaketime";>libfaketime — library to report faked system time to programs</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/meritous";>meritous — action-adventure dungeon crawl game</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/weston";>weston — reference implementation of a Wayland compositor</a></li>

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

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## orphaned= number of packages orphaned according to $link
## rfa= number of packages up for adoption according to $link

<wnpp link="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/10/msg00579.html";
	rfa="160" />

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