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Debian Weekly News – March 14th, 2000

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 20:29:29 -0800
From: Joey Hess [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Debian Weekly News – March 14th, 2000


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Debian Weekly News – March 14th, 2000


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

Another Bug Horizon has been set for March 27th. [8]115 packages
are in danger of being removed and once again some very important
packages are among them. Richard Braakman also [9]mentioned that he
hopes to start the first test cycle “right after that date”, and
only important bugfixes are now allowed into frozen. Debian 2.1 has
been out for a year as of this week.

The new-maintainer process is beginning to reopen. Dale Scheetz
[10]posted a call for sponsors of prospective new maintainers to
submit them to the application process. This will be used to test
the identification process.

Deja vu: Important new releases of [11]X, the kernel, and apache
are out or looming on the horizon, and Debian is in the middle of a
freeze. What to do? Mainly [12]discuss the same issues we did last
time: package pools, changing release frequency, updates to stable,
etc.

Debian GNU/Linux For Dummies is due in May, according to
[13]this web page. With [14]7 Debian books already in print, in 3
languages, it’s clear we’ve reached the point where another Debian
book is no big deal. It’s more interesting to consider how a
“Dummies” book with Debian on the cover may change our
userbase..

Debian Project Leader elections [15]close on the 16th. Note that
DWN incorrectly reported they would close last week; the date on
the ballots was wrong. If you still haven’t voted, a few days
remain.

A security fix for mtr is [16]available.

New packages in Debian this week include the following and [17]6
more:
* [18]netscape-base-472: 4.72 base support for netscape
* [19]netscape-smotif-472: This installs a standard set of netscape
programs
* [20]netscape-smotif-472-libc5: This installs a standard set of
netscape programs (libc5 version)
* [21]netscape-java-472: Netscape Java support for version 4.72
* [22]communicator-base-472: Communicator base support for version
4.72 ([23]help, [24]static motif bin, [25]static motif bin (libc5),
[26]spell-check)
* [27]navigator-base-472: Navigator base support for version 4.72
([28]help, [29]static motif bin, [30]static motif bin (libc5))


References
8.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0003/msg00015.html

9.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0003/msg00014.html

10.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0003/msg00013.html

11.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-0003/msg00534.html

12.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-0003/msg00495.html

13. http://www.buy.com/books/product.asp?sku=30576349

14. http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/distrib/books

15.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-announce-0003/msg00011.html

16.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/security/2000/20000309

17. http://master.debian.org/~tausq/newpkgs-20000313.html

18.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/netscape-base-472.html

19.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/netscape-smotif-472.html

20.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/netscape-smotif-472-libc5.html

21.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/netscape-java-472.html

22.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/communicator-base-472.html

23.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/communicator-nethelp-472.html

24.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/communicator-smotif-472.html

25.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/communicator-smotif-472-libc5.html

26.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/communicator-spellchk-472.html

27.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/navigator-base-472.html

28.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/navigator-nethelp-472.html

29.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/navigator-smotif-472.html

30.
http://master.debian.org/www-master/debian.org/Packages/unstable/web/navigator-smotif-472-libc5.html


see shy jo


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