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.
Plans have been laid for making GCC 5 the default compiler in Debian Unstable by month's end. With the move to GCC5 comes libstdc++6 ABI breakage.
Debian feels that greater diversity at DebConf and in the Debian community will "significantly help" them in their goal of becoming the Universal Operating System, so they've launched a diversity sponsorship program for their annual DebConf event.
The first stable point release to Debian 8 "Jessie" is now available.
Debian 8.1 is planned for release on next Saturday.
Last month we heard libdvdcss and ZFS should soon appear in Debian GNU/Linux, but now it doesn't appear that easy... It could end up taking a while longer for the ZFS file-system and the libdvdcss support for DVD playback on Debian to appear within the official repositories.
With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 Jessie there wasn't an adjoining Debian GNU/Hurd release, but today that release has come out.
With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" cleared, it's now time for Debian developers to start thinking about Debian 9.0.
As expected, Debian 8.0 "Jessie" was officially released today after being in development for two years.
Steve McIntyre has relayed that the Debian camp is "Ready for Jessie!" and that the debian-cd team is happy with the state of the debian-installer and related packages for the Debian 8.0 Jessie release.
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