Last week we wrote about MaruOS as the project that provides an independent Debian desktop for your smartphone. Since then there has been an overwhelming response to the project and the lone developer working on this "Debian For Android" project has decided to open-source the code for accelerating the project.
With this week's Raspbian update offering experimental OpenGL support via the open-source VC4 driver stack for the Raspberry Pi 2, I decided to try enabling this feature.
A new release of the Raspberry Pi's Debian-based "Raspbian" Linux distribution is now available. This release based off Debian Jessie adds in experimental support for the Pi's new open-source, OpenGL Linux graphics driver stack!
Debian is still working to add a ZFS kernel module to the Debian GNU/Linux repository.
Debian 8.3 was released this morning as the third stable update to Jessie.
Debian's PHP package maintainers are preparing for PHP 7.0 packages for Debian Stretch that will also contain some changes compared to how they packaged PHP5.
For those enjoying Synaptic as a lightweight GUI package manager alternative to Ubuntu Software Center, GNOME Software Center, and others, the version 0.83 release is now available via Debian unstable.
The fifth alpha release of the Debian Installer being prepared for the 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available.
The Debian project has today published a longer tribute in honor of Ian Murdock after briefly announcing his passing last week.
One of the most viewed and commented topics on Phoronix this week has been about the untimely passing of Ian Murdock, founder of Debian and former leader of Sun's Project Indiana OpenSolaris project.
CME is a new tool to assist in maintaining Debian packages.
Debian's founder, Ian Murdock, has passed away.
With SteamOS being based off Debian, it was another successful year for this Linux distribution but there was also much more to be excited about as Debian users.
It's been over a year and a half since APT 1.0 was released by the Debian development community while today APT 1.1 has reached the unstable community.
LILO 24.2 was released today as the first version of this bootloader alternative to GRUB in thirteen months.
Distributions have been working on it for years to let the X.Org Server run without root privileges. This feat has now been accomplished for Debian testing users where if using systemd and a DRM/KMS graphics driver, you can run the xorg-server as a user.
While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" isn't due out for more than a year, the fourth alpha of the Debian Installer for Stretch has been released.
Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi's Debian-based Linux distribution, has re-based their platform atop Debian 8 "Jessie" and with it they're now making use of GTK+3 and other new features.
It was decided at this year's DebConf to stop producing new CD ISOs/images for future Debian updates onward.
Imagination Technologies has released a Debian 8 release candidate for their MIPS Creator CI20 single-board computer.
While it will be quite some time before seeing Debian 9.0 "Stretch", the Debian Installer has put out their third alpha release already for Stretch.
DebConf 15 happened last month in Heidelberg where there was many interesting sessions, not just for Debian GNU/Linux but also Debian GNU/Hurd.
The second point release to Debian 8 "Jessie" is now available.
Announced today from DebConf '15 during a talk entitled "This APT has Supercow Powers" is the ninth preview release of APT 1.1.
While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" won't come until 2017, just one month after Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 1 is now the second alpha release for the Debian Installer component to this next major release.
Over the weekend the Debian project put out a call, over Twitter, for UEFI horror stories as their developers begin to take a more serious look at Debian and UEFI, with the creation of a UEFI team.
As laid out by the plans last month, GCC 5 has become the default compiler within the Debian "Unstable" archive.
While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" most likely will not be officially released until 2017 given that Debian 8 "Jessie" was just released a few months ago, the Debian Installer team has already put out their first alpha version for Stretch.
Ian Jackson announced the release of dgit 1.0 this weekend.
While Debian has preferred the Libav fork of FFmpeg, after reviewing the situation, the Debian Multimedia Maintainers team has decided to switch back to FFmpeg.
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