#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2010-06-14" SUMMARY="" #use wml::debian::acronyms
Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
Petter Reinholdtsen introduced a new change into the debian installation system allowing the installation of hardware specific packages at installation time (or an already installed system). This is useful for certain RAID controllers, graphic adaptors and other hardware and done by mapping PCI and USB IDs to the names of Debian packages. Petter welcomes help mainting this list.
He also pointed out, that for hot swappable devices this approach won't work, and wonders wether the existing discovers package should be adopted to also support listening to DBus events, or wether PackageKit could be ported to Debian.
Valessio Brito started
to collect ideas and proposals for the Desktop artwork
used in Debian 6.0
Squeeze. The Artwork should be tha base for
common themes througout the system. Yves-Alexis Perez started to list
possible usages for that artwork ranging for themes for different
Desktop Environments over boot splash screens to webiste banners. He also
asked for more asked for more comments about the artwork from other
The xxth issue of the miscellaneous news for developers has been released and covers the following topics:
Ana Guerrero announced that the migration of the Debian-Women wiki into Debian's wiki is now complete. There's still a little work to do: if you want to contribute, take a look at the migration TODO list.
Adrian von Bidder announcedn, that he'll now takes orders for Debian Umbrellas.
XXX applicants have been accepted as Debian Developers and two applicants have been accepted as Debian Maintainer since the previous issue of the Debian Project News. Please welcome Hannes von Haugwitz and Tang Ke into our project!
According to the unofficial
RC-bugs count, the upcoming release, Debian 6.0
Squeeze, is currently affected by
XX release critical bugs.
XX of them have already been fixed in Debian's
unstable branch. Of the remaining
XX release critical bugs,
XX already have a patch (which might need testing) and
XXX are marked as pending.
Ignoring these bugs as well as release critical bugs for packages in contrib or non-free, XXX release critical bugs remain to be solved for the release to happen.
Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages (among others): , Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.
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 security mailing list for announcements.
The following packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently (among others):
Currently XXX packages are orphaned and XXX packages are up for adoption. Please take a look at the recent reports to see if there are packages you are interested in or view the complete list of packages which need your help.
Please help us create this newsletter. We still need more volunteer writers to watch the Debian community and report about what is going on. Please see the contributing page to find out how to help. We're looking forward to receiving your mail at email@example.com.#use wml::debian::projectnews::footer editor="XXX, XXX, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl"