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Debian Weekly News - February 16th, 2000

Feb 17, 2000, 06:09 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joey Hess)

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 20:20:16 -0800
From: Joey Hess joeyh@debian.org
To: debian-news@lists.debian.org
Subject: Debian Weekly News - February 16th, 2000

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - February 16th, 2000

Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian developer community.

The candidates for Debian Project Leader participated on a debate on IRC. Issues discussed included new-maintainer, dealing with Debian's growth, ports to other OS's, the infamous Debian cabal, and the future of Debian. [8]A transcript is available, and the [9]debate web site also has speeches and platforms to help you get to know the candidates. Elections start in one week.

Speaking as release manager, Richard Braakman outlined his [10]new plan for cutting down on the number of [11]release critical bugs. The plan centers around the "Bug Horizon", which is now set for the 28th. Any package that passes through the bug horizon with release critical bugs that have been unchanged for 2 weeks will be removed from Debian. This is rather draconian, but seems likely to be quite effective at motivating people to fix release critical bugs!

Version 2.2.7 of the boot floppies has been released, and as usual anyone can help the boot floppies team by [12]testing the new release.

Security fixes this week included fixed versions of [13]make and [14]ntop, and minor fixes to [15]mirrormagic and [16]slrn.

Lots of Roxen modules were uploaded to unstable this week. The following packages are also brand-new to Debian, along with [17]121 more.
* [18]cadaver: command-line client for WebDAV server
* [19]dclock: Digital clock for X Windows with flexible display.
* [20]epplets: Epplets for the Enlightenment Window Manager
([21]dev, [22]lib)
* [23]ewipe: Yet another presentation tool based on Tcl/Tk
* [24]libcdk4: Curses Development Kit ([25]dev, [26]examples,
[27]perl interface, [28]perl examples, [29]perl widgets)
* [30]palbart: An enhanced version of the PAL PDP8 assembler
* [31]sporum: a powerful Web-based discussion forum.

Followups to last week's news:
* The Debian for kids project that started last week has been renamed Debian Jr., and now has a [32]website listing the goals of the project.
* The reorganized new-maintainer team has spent the past week working on a [33]procedure for processing new maintainers. Interested parties can follow the team's discussions on the [34]nm-discuss mailing list.

8. http://www.debian.org/~treacy/debate/transcript.html
9. http://www.debian.org/~treacy/debate/
10. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0002/msg00011.html
11. http://master.debian.org/~wakkerma/bugs/
12. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-testing-0002/msg00056.html
13. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-changes-0002/msg01361.html
14. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-changes-0002/msg01367.html
15. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-changes-0002/msg01364.html
16. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-changes-0002/msg00920.html
17. http://master.debian.org/~tausq/newpkgs-20000116.html
18. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/cadaver.html
19. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/x11/dclock.html
20. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/x11/epplets.html
21. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/x11/libepplet-dev.html
22. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/x11/libepplet0.html
23. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/x11/ewipe.html
24. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/libs/libcdk4.html
25. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/devel/libcdk-dev.html
26. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/devel/libcdk-examples.html
27. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/interpreters/libcdk-perl.html
28. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/interpreters/libcdk-perl-examples.html
29. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/interpreters/libcurses-widgets-perl.html
30. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/otherosfs/palbart.html
31. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/sporum.html
32. http://www.debian.org/~synrg/debian-kids/
33. http://cipsa.physik.uni-freiburg.de/pipermail/nm-discuss/2000-February/000003.html
34. http://cipsa.physik.uni-freiburg.de/mailman/listinfo/nm-discuss

see shy jo