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Welcome to this year's eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
Neil McGovern writes in an recent email, "Following the plan outlined in the previous release update, we are now in deep freeze, which means that we'll only be migrating to testing packages that fix RC bugs." A deep freeze is one of the last phases before a release of Debian. There is lots of bug fixing and documentation still to do and you can help. Check out the "New in Squeeze" page for example; and if you find bugs in the installer help report and even fix them.
The second beta release of the installer for Debian Squeeze has been \ released on December 8 2010. Many fixes are part of this release of the installer, along with new improvements: better OS and partition detection, new supported hardware, etc.
The \ errata gather details and a full list of known issues. You are welcome to test the installer and report bugs; media and other information are available on the \ Debian Installer pages.
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Since the last issue of the Debian Project News, two new issues of the
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The xxth issue of the miscellaneous news for developers has been released and covers the following topics:
Sjoerd Simons \ asked for help in \ PulseAudio Debian packaging.<<<<<<< .mine
Debian Project Leader Stefano Zacchiroli sent a new bits
from the DPL report. He mentions several conferences he was invited
to as well as interviews published in different media. He also talks
about the recently founded
front desk, which is a central place for Debian derivatives to
discuss collaboration with the Debian Project. As there haven't been
enough volunteers for the team declassifying the archive of the
private Debian mailing list, he just documented the status quo regarding
the implementation of that general
resolution. Responding to various requests to sponsor different meetings, he
also wrote some Sponsoring
Richard Darst reported about the \ successful first Debian-NYC Novice Night, which is a meeting for everyone who would like to install or configure Debian for his needs. Next session will probably be \ in January or Feburary, some \ planning hints are also in place.>>>>>>> .r1278
XXX applicants have been accepted as Debian Developers and XXX applicants has been accepted as Debian Maintainer and XXX people started to maintain packages since the previous issue of the Debian Project News. Please welcome X, Y, and Z into our project!
According to the Bugs Search
interface of the Ultimate Debian Database, the upcoming release,
Squeeze, is currently affected by
XXX release-critical bugs. Ignoring bugs which are easily solved
or on the way to being solved, roughly speaking, about
XXX release-critical bugs remain to be solved for the
release to happen.
There are also more detailed statistics as well as some hints on how to interpret these numbers.
Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages (among others): exim4, bind9, xulrunner, collectd, Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.
Debian's Backports Team releases advisories for these packages: wordpress, Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.
Debian's Volatile Team released an update announcement for the package: . Please read it 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 (and the separate backports list and volatile list) for announcements.
The following packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently (among others):
Please note that due to the freeze of the upcoming
Squeeze acceptance of new packages has almost ceased.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.#use wml::debian::projectnews::footer editor="XXX, XXX, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl"