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Sorry for the short delay.
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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2013-03-31" SUMMARY="Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 released, Indian federal state of Tamil Nadu adopts Debian derivative BOSS GNU/Linux as official OS, rebuild of the Debian archive with Clang, BeagleBoard shifts to Debian"

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<toc-add-entry name="deb_jessie_rel">Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 released</toc-add-entry>

On March 19, Cyril Brulebois, member of the Debian Installer team <a
href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team";>Debian Installer team</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00009.html";>Debian
Installer Jessie Alpha 1 release</a>, the first alpha release of the installer
for Debian 8 <q>Jessie</q>.

Several improvements have been introduced among which are to be mentioned a bug
fixed in the apt-setup package and the fact that the grub-installer now
supports menu selection of GRUB boot disk. Moreover, the default desktop
environment, as for the time being, is XFCE, but this may be the object of
further re-evaluation taking place in August.

As far as hardware support changes concern, a few architectures are not
supported anymore and there will be no installer support for sparc systems due
to the failure to build the package for that platform.
team is reconsidering the convenience of retaining sparc as an official port.
The Linux kernel has been updated from 3.2 to 3.13 and the FreeBSD kernel from
9.0 to 9.2.

Finally, Cyril's message calls on all Debian members and supporters
to help the further release process by finding and submitting bugs against the
package. Installer CDs and all resources needed for testing it are available on
the <a href="http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer";>web page</a>.  Other
ways of contacting the release team are the <a
href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/";>Debian-boot mailing list</a> and
the #debian-boot irc channel on irc.debian.org.

<toc-add-entry name="tamil_nadu_boss">Indian federal state of Tamil Nadu adopts Debian derivative BOSS GNU/Linux as official OS</toc-add-entry>

It was as far back as July 2011 when the federal government of India decided to
launch a new ICT policy based on the mandatory usage of open source operating
systems rather than proprietary software as a reaction to Microsoft's
announcement to no longer provide support for Windows XP after April 8, 2014.

Later that year, in November 2011, the federate state of Tamil Nadu, located in
the very south of the Indian subcontinent, released the order
<a href="http://bosslinux.in/sites/default/files/BOSS-in-DIT.pdf";>Government Order
No. 15</a> to introduce the Debian derivative BOSS (Bharat Operating Systems
Solutions) Linux as a mandatory operating system to be installed and used on
all governmental computer systems, particularly on those of the Departement of
Information Technology. BOSS Linux, developed by the Centre for Development of
Advanced Computing (C-DAC), supports all Indian languages, bio-sensing
devices, digital signatures and can be customised for local environments, as
the Indian newspaper
<a href="http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tn-state-departments-asked-to-switch-over-to-open-source-software/article5799039.ece";>The Hindu</a>
points out in a recent article. Beside the cost saving effects of switching to
BOSS Linux, it was the reduced risk of being infected by viruses or affected by
hacking or phishing attacks that led the Indian Government to the
implementation of the new operating system. Despite the order issued in
November 2011 many Tamil Nadu governmental offices had continued using Windows
XP, but the recent announcement of Microsoft stating that support would not be
discontinued beyond April 8 made the Tamil Nadu government advise its
departments to install BOSS Linux mandatorily on all their systems issuing
another order some weeks ago.

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

Sylvestre Ledru published
<a href="http://sylvestre.ledru.info/blog/2014/03/21/rebuild-of-debian-using-clang";>on his blog</a>
the result of a complete rebuild of the Debian archive with Clang 3.4
he ran together with David Suárez.
Currently, 2193 packages in the archive are failing to build from source.
Although this is about the same number of failing builds with Clang 3.3
more than a year ago,
it is good news because the number of packages in the archive increased
(meaning that the percentage of failures decreased) and Clang 3.4 has
more checks and error detections.

Results and statistics are available on a
<a href="http://clang.debian.net/";>dedicated website</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="beagle">BeagleBoard shifts to Debian</toc-add-entry>

<a href="http://beagleboard.org/Products/BeagleBone%20Black";>BeagleBone Black</a>
is a community-supported development platform combining the
power of an ARM development board with the hobby potential of two 32-bit

In <a href="http://opensource.com/life/14/3/interview-jason-kridner-beagleboard";>an interview</a>,
Jason Kridner, co-founder of <a href="http://beagleboard.org";>BeagleBoard.org</a>
indicates that the default operating system on those BeagleBone Black boards, as well as for other
BeagleBoard.org boards, is being shifted to 
<a href="http://beagleboard.org/latest-images/";>Debian</a>.

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

David Moreno
<a href="http://damog.net/blog/new-debian-mailing-list-debian-astro.html";>announced</a>
on his blog that a new mailing list
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-astro";>debian-astro</a>
<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=741538";>has been created</a>
to create a space to allow a discussion space around astronomy for Debian,
both for professionals and amateurs, and in general to talk about packaging and
development of astronomy-related tools into Debian.

Lucas Nussbaum, Debian Project Leader,
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00012.html";>updated</a>
the delegation for the New Member Front Desk team, which welcomes
two new members: Jan Dittberner and Mike Gabriel.

The voting period for the
<a href="$(HOME)/vote/2014/vote_001">Debian Project Leader Elections 2014</a>
is open until April 13. The new term for the project leader shall start on
April 17.

Adam D. Barratt announced that 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/03/msg00158.html";><q>Wheezy</q> 7.5
is to be published on April 26</a>.
The NEW queue for these distributions will be frozen one
week before the actual release date.

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

2 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
Gunnar Hjalmarsson,
Akira Mitsui
	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="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2880">python2.7</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2881">iceweasel</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2882">extplorer</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2883">chromium-browser</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2884">libyaml</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2885">libyaml-libyaml-perl</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2886">libxalan2-java</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2887">ruby-actionmailer-3.2</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2888">ruby-actionpack-3.2</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2889">postfixadmin</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for theses packages:
(for <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00003.html";>Squeeze</a>
and <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00004.html";>Wheezy</a>)
and clamav
(for <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00005.html";>Squeeze</a>
and <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00006.html";>Wheezy</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>

216 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/arriero";>arriero — tool to simplify the management of several Debian packages</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cgroupfs-mount";>cgroupfs-mount — light-weight package to set up cgroupfs mounts</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/djvubind";>djvubind — simple creation of djvu files</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/fedmsg";>fedmsg — Fedora messaging infrastructure system - general utilities</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/fonts-humor-sans";>fonts-humor-sans — font that looks like handwritten text</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/forkstat";>forkstat — process fork/exec/exit monitoring tool</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gmediarender";>gmediarender — small headless UPnP media renderer</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/larch";>larch — tool to copy messages from one IMAP server to another</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ooniprobe";>ooniprobe — utility to probe for the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/pagekite";>pagekite — tool to make localhost servers publicly visible.</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/patchelf";>patchelf — utility to modify properties of ELF executables</a></li>

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

## link= link to the mail report from wnpp@debian.org to debian-devel ML
## 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/2014/03/msg00521.html";
	rfa="134" />

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