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<toc-add-entry name="debian-stuff-podcast">Debian \& Stuff podcast</toc-add-entry>

Asheesh Laroia and Sam Erbs have started a podcast entitled
<q><a href="http://www.debianandstuff.com/";>Debian and Stuff</a></q>.
The first episode was recorded at DebConf14 and is entitled
<q><a href="http://www.debianandstuff.com/listen/1mmvm";>Moin Moin Vs. MediaWiki</a></q> and
contains a little bit of Debian and a lot of stuff talked about between Sam and Asheesh.

<toc-add-entry name="GnomeDesktop">Debian switching back to GNOME as the default desktop</toc-add-entry>

Joey Hess <a href="http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/tasksel/tasksel.git/commit/?id=dce99f5f8d84e4c885e6beb4cc1bb5bb1d9ee6d7";>shared</a> why Debian is likely switching back to GNOME as the default 
desktop environment, based on prelimary <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktop/Requalification/Jessie";>results</a> which show GNOME
coming out ahead in the requalification. This change is also supported by accessibility 
and to some extent systemd integration.

<toc-add-entry name="ContributingOther">Contributing to Debian in other ways</toc-add-entry>

Vincent Sanders blogged about contributions to Debian and how surprisingly that 
they do not always need to be software related. He <a href="http://vincentsanders.blogspot.de/2014/10/it-is-bad-plan-that-admits-of-no.html";>demonstrates</a> this with a 
project to cool Debian down a bit. The project shows how doing some behind the 
scenes work, which may seem small, really makes a major contribution to Debian, 
and occasionally provides that excuse needed to buy more tools. 

<toc-add-entry name="OPW">The Ada initiative and the Outreach Program For Women</toc-add-entry>

Matt Zimmerman <a href="http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2014/10/01/join-me-in-supporting-the-ada-initiative/";>shares</a> an update on <a href="http://www.adainitiative.org/";>The Ada Initiative</a> a non-profit organization 
which has helped create positive change for women far past its inital goal of 
supporting women working in open source communities. Matt asked for and 
financially matched donations for the Initiative. 

Nicolas Dandrimont <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/09/msg00004.html";>posted</a> a Call for projects and participants in the Outreach 
Program for Women. The GNOME Foundation started the Free \& Open Source Software 
Outreach Program for Women in 2006 and this year Debian will participate and 
pending sponsorship, will offer up to three internships. OPW allows applicants 
to work on any kind of project to increase the number of women in FOSS. Interested parties
are encouraged to apply. More information about Debian's contribution and an overview is available on the 
<a href="https://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen";>Outreach Program for Women</a> wiki page. 

<toc-add-entry name="whois15">Who is 15?!</toc-add-entry>

Today in <a href="http://blog.bofh.it/debian/id_452";>world domination news</a>, we wish you a Happy WHOIS! 15 years ago 
Marco d'Itri thought the means of acquiring WHOIS information should have
 been a simpler process than having to query and hunt separate registries. 
He authored the Debian version of <a href="https://github.com/rfc1036/whois";>WHOIS</a> to replace the default BSD derived 
version that used to ship with Debian. Marco's version of WHOIS and his 
continued work in the background over the years for a WHOIS that knows which 
server to query for IP addresses and ASNs has a database that is often more up 
to date than the official IANA database. Marco's WHOIS is the default WHOIS 
client on all Linux distributions. 

<toc-add-entry name="LTS">Squeeze long term support reports</toc-add-entry>

Raphaël Hertzog <a href="http://raphaelhertzog.com/2014/09/30/my-debian-lts-report-for-september/";>reports</a> on 11 hours of paid support work on Debian LTS. 23 
commits were made to the security tracker consisting of patch reviews, uplinks, 
and changes to <a href="http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/secure-testing/data/dla-needed.txt?view=co";>the
list of packages that must be taken care via LTS updates</a>.
A fair amount of research goes into the effort  
past just reviewing or triage. He details some of the efforts taken to ensure 
quality and stay abreast of vulnerabilities. 

<a href="http://raphaelhertzog.com/2014/10/15/freexians-second-report-about-debian-long-term-support/";>Freexian’s second report about Debian Long Term Support</a>, shows that compared 
to last month, we have gained 5 new sponsors which help to provide to almost 
25% of a full-time position. 39 packages need updates in Squeeze, which is 9 
more than last month. Contributors paid by Freexian handled 11 updates 
last month which gives an approximate rate of 3 hours per update with CVE 
triage included. An open question is put forth after noting that the list of 
sponsors is almost exclusively comprised of European companies, readers are 
asked what can be done to convice more companies and other currencies to join 
the effort.

<a href="http://layer-acht.org/thinking/blog/20141001-lts-september-2014/";>Holger Levsen's September 2014 LTS report</a> relayed work on the Debian Security 
Tracker which he is happy to announce looks good and professional. 8 bugs were
squashed, a backport of dgit was uploaded to wheezy-backports, and uploads to 
squeeze-lts were made for: apache2, nss, libplack-perl, icinfa, libstrus1, and 

Thorsten Alteholz <a href="http://blog.alteholz.eu/2014/10/my-debian-activities-in-september-2014/";>reported</a> 11 hours in September on Squeeze-LTS, uploading new 
versions of eglibc, curl, php5, and fex, security. He also collaborated with 
Rahael Hertzog on a new version of python-django. In other areas Thorsten 
uploaded a new version of <a href="https://packages.qa.debian.org/n/net-dns-fingerprint.html";>net-dns-fingerprint</a> and worked in his role as 
FTP assistant with 312 pacakges accepted. 

<toc-add-entry name="initVote">General resolution: init system coupling</toc-add-entry>

In February of 2014 the
<a href="https://www.debian.org/devel/tech-ctte";>technical committee</a>
selected <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00005.html";>systemd as the default 
init system</a> for Debian. As of that selection there has been a multitude of 
discussions on many mailing lists both for and against the change. Lucas 
Nussbaum <a href="http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=845";>posted</a> a tentative summary of each of the proposed amendments 
regarding the <a href="https://www.debian.org/vote/2014/vote_003.en.html";>init system coupling general resolution vote</a> that is to occur 

<toc-add-entry name="multimediaBits">Bits from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers</toc-add-entry>

Alessio Treglia posted <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/10/msg00005.html";>bits from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers</a> regarding
Jessie. They have been very busy with codec updates from libavcodec which has 
been updated to the latest upstream to provide for HEVC, Opus, Matroska,  and 
Apple ProRes to libeburl128, libltc, libva, and LADI Session Handler for JACK 
applications. Included is the LV2 Toolkit and a LADSPA plugin bundle. New 
multimedia applications include: Advene, Ardour3, dvdwizard, flowblade, Groove 
Basin, mpv, and more. As the overall goal is to improve quality a few packages 
were dropped such as: beast, plotmn, phat, and mplayer. The team invites 
interested parties to join them on the
<a href="mailto:pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org";>pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list</a>
on <a href="http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers";>Alioth</a>
or on OFTC #debian-multimedia IRC channel.

<toc-add-entry name="DebQuiz">Debian Quiz Game, help wanted!</toc-add-entry>

Lucas Nussbaum revisits <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/10/msg00002.html";>The Debian Quiz Game</a> based on the original TCP/IP 
drinking game with 23 newly added questions. He asks for a few adopters to 
assist with pushing the process forward. Readers can check the <a href="http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/debian-quiz.git/";>current state</a> of the quiz with 
its posted answers on collab-maint.

<toc-add-entry name"DebUtsav14">Debian DebUtsav 14</toc-add-entry>

Here is some coverage from DebUtsav14 from Debian-India, held October 17 - 18.
Despite some last minute political turmoil that occurred, the event planners 
held steadfast and moved forward with talks, hackfests, and a greater 
understanding of the FOSS communities and the work to be done. 

Pirate Praveen <a href="http://www.j4v4m4n.in/2014/10/23/debutsav-14-at-amrita-a-rewarding-experience/";>wrote</a> of the excitement and enthusiasm of working with students 
who were already familiar with FOSS and in seeing women participating in FOSS. 
He also shares the insight of how DebUtsav came to be named and how the marriage 
of an event that catered as minidebconf and as FOSS conference can move forward
as a brand and as a blueprint for other organizations. 

Shirish Agarwal <a href="https://flossexperiences.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/debutsav-2014-experiences-day-0/";>posted</a> a different viewpoint from the normal coding and 
speaking which is the focus of these events, and instead shares his experience 
and timeline of the planning processes that went into the location, hosting 
facility and media aspects of the event.  about setting up DebUtsav14 at the 
Amrita School of Engineering and future hopes of bringing a DebConf to India.

Balasankar C <a href="Debian DebUtsav 14, a Debian event in India">blogged</a> of the overall experience at Amrita with a looking glass 
that focused on some behind the scenes chats, meetings, and experiences. He 
covered the hackfest, the keynote from Krishnakant Mane, and some of the 
sessions that took place during the event. The wrap up comes with a nice 
summary: An event full of FOSS, Fun and Food.

R.Harish Navnit continued with <a href="http://harishnavnit.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/the-debutsav14-experience/";>commentary</p> starting from an email he received 
earlier this year about possibly setting up a MiniDebConf in Amritapuri and 
how that request moved onto an idea, an execution, collaboration across 
several teams, a guest speaker and finally an event. 

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

Raphaël Hertzog's <a href="http://raphaelhertzog.com/2014/10/02/my-free-software-activities-in-september-2014/";>Free Software Activities in September 2014</a> updated 
Django 1.7 in experimental and a push for its inclusion in unstable. He notes 
the pace of development on tracker.debian.org slowed down a bit with only 30 
new commits in the repository for 6 total closed bugs. Raphael has also been 
packaging for a new upstream version of Publican and the sponsoring of new 
uploads of dolibarr, tcpdf, and tryton-server. 

Thomas Goirand shared a <a href="http://thomas.goirand.fr/blog/?p=207";>detailed</a> OpenStack report showing his activity for the 
month of September 2014. He higlights the work done in the background for the 
package in Sid, Juno and in backports for Wheezy. His overview focuses on the 
daily uploads, fixes, and collaboration with other Debian Developers and teams. 

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There are several upcoming Debian-related events:</p>
 <li>November 14-16, Paris, France — <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2014/11/fr/Paris";>bug squashing party</a> in <a href="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contact/spaces/paris/";>Mozilla France office</a>,</li>
 <li> November 21-23, Munich, Germany — <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2014/11/de/Munich";>bug squashing party</a> in LiMux office.</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>

Seven applicants have been
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/10/msg00040.html";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Maintainer, and
twenty-eight people have <a href="https://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi";>started
        to maintain packages</a> since the previous issue of the Debian
	Project News. Please welcome
Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez,
Guilhem Moulin,
Iain R. Learmonth,
Mattia Rizzolo,
Otto Kekäläinen,
Ralf Jung,
Stein Magnus Jodal,
Morgan Deters,
Tim Potter,
Rémi Palancher,
Bernhard Übelacker,
Marcio de Souza Oliveira,
Petr Salinger,
Eugen Wintersberger,
Alexandre Detiste,
Cesare Falco,
Jean-Christophe Jaskula,
Matthew Bekkema,
Corentin Desfarges,
Roger Kalt,
Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak,
Fabien Givors,
Reuben Thomas,
Jose Robson Mariano Alves,
Pedro Beja,
Bruno Nova,
Martin Steghöfer,
Alexandre Viau,
HAYASHI Kentaro,
François-René Rideau,
Jason Pleau,
Dominik Paulus,
Sebastian Schmidt,
Olek Wojnar,
Tino Didriksen
	into our project!</p>

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

<rcstatslink release="Jessie"
	tobefixed="240" />

<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="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3037">icedove</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3038">libvirt</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3039">chromium-browser</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3040">rsyslog</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3041">xen</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3042">exuberant-ctags</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3044">qemu-kvm</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3045">qemu</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3046">mediawiki</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3047">rsyslog</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3048">apt</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3049">wireshark</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3050">iceweasel</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3051">drupal7</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3052">wpa</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3053">openssl</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3054">mysql-5.5</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-3055">pidgin</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Backports Team released advisories for the package
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2014/10/msg00000.html";>drupal7</a>.
        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

	<p>The Debian team in charge of Squeeze Long Term Support released
security update announcements for these packages:
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/09/msg00022.html";>python-django</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/09/msg00023.html";>apache2</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/09/msg00024.html";>php5</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/09/msg00024.html";>fex</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00000.html";>exuberant-ctags</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00001.html";>apt</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00002.html";>tryton-server</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00004.html";>apache2</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00005.html";>rsyslog</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00006.html";>tzdata</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00007.html";>ppp</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00008.html";>mysql-5.1</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/10/msg00008.html";>kde4libs</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="https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/";>security mailing
list</a> (and the separate <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/";>backports
list</a>, <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/";>stable updates
list</a>, and <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/";>long term
support security updates list</a>) for announcements.

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

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

<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/autodep8";>autodep8 — DEP-8 test control file generator</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cgit";>cgit — hyperfast web frontend for git repositories written in C</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cleo";>cleo — tool to play back shell commands for live demonstrations</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/debbindiff";>debbindiff — highlight differences between two builds of Debian packages</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/fuse-zip";>fuse-zip — ZIP archive mounter based on FUSE</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/geophar";>geophar — Swiss army knife for the math teacher</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gimagereader";>gimagereader — graphical GTK+ front-end to tesseract-ocr</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gravit";>gravit — visually stunning gravity simulator</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/obsession";>obsession — Session management helpers for lightweight desktop environments</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/parl-desktop";>parl-desktop — DebianParl desktop for parliamentary work</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/pdf2htmlex";>pdf2htmlex — Converts PDF to HTML while retaining most formatting</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/qqwing";>qqwing — tool for generating and solving Sudoku puzzles (application)</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/strip-nondeterminism";>strip-nondeterminism — tool for stripping non-determinism from files</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/terminology";>terminology — Enlightenment efl based terminal emulator</a></li>

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

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

<wnpp link="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/10/msg00686.html";
	rfa="139" />

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