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“volatile” archive has been replaced by “squeeze-updates”

Debian News - Tue, 15/02/2011 - 11:09am
The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting with squeeze. It has been replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors. Read the full announcement to know all the details.

Debian 6.0.0, codename Squeeze, is out!

Debian News - Sun, 06/02/2011 - 1:01am
After two years of intense work, the Debian project has published a new stable release. You are welcome to read the full release announcement to get an overview of the changes, the installation manual if you are doing a fresh installation and the release notes before upgrading your systems. Choose your preferred installation media from [...]

In a few hours…

Debian News - Sat, 05/02/2011 - 2:46pm
Follow the release live via IRC (, or join others in the party line!

New Debian Developers (January 2011)

Debian News - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 5:56pm
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month: Kamal Mostafa (kamal) Martin Bagge (brother) Kai Wasserbäch (curan) Congratulations!

Release parties next weekend

Debian News - Fri, 28/01/2011 - 2:35pm
Next weekend Debian Developers and users from all over the world are organizing release parties. Do you want a release party in your city? Organize it and invite others!

Join us in the countdown to Squeeze

Debian News - Sat, 22/01/2011 - 6:11pm
The release team announced Squeeze will be released the weekend of the 5th-6th of February. Join us in the final countdown! The banner was made by mvd based on Valessio’s theme Spacefun.You are welcome to link it from your website. While you are waiting, you can also update your Lenny systems to 5.0.8.

Getting closer to the Squeeze release

Debian News - Thu, 13/01/2011 - 9:33am
The Debian Installer team has announced the Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 release. Read about all the changes and improvements at their announcement. Remember Squeeze will ship with a completely free Linux Kernel, although if you require use of the non-free bits you can keep fetching them from non-free. Non-free is not part of [...]

New Debian Developers (December 2010)

Debian News - Fri, 31/12/2010 - 2:58am
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month: Jonathan Wiltshire (jmw) Michael Hanke (mih) Sebastian Reichel (sre) Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (sgevatter) Kåre Thor Olsen (kaare) Didier Raboud (odyx) Benjamin Drung (bdrung) Congratulations! The following developers have returned as Debian Developers after having retired at some time in the past: Matt Zimmerman (mdz) [...]

Training Session: How to Use the Bug Tracking System

Debian News - Wed, 08/12/2010 - 6:29pm
As part of the Training Sessions initiative organized by the Debian Women project, this Thursday we will hold a lesson on how to use the Debian Bug Tracking System. Like the previous sessions, this lesson will take place on #debian-women on, at 19:00 UTC on Thursday 9th December. Logs will be available immediately after [...]

New Debian Developers (November 2010)

Debian News - Fri, 03/12/2010 - 1:05pm
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month: Jeremie Corbier (jcorbier) John Sullivan (johns) Muammar El Khatib (muammar) Heiko Stuebner (mmind) David Bremner (bremner) Niels Thykier (nthykier) Julien Valroff (julien) Congratulations!

DebConf 11 to take place July 24-30, 2011

Debian News - Tue, 30/11/2010 - 6:17pm
DebConf 11 will take place from July 24 to 30, 2010, in the city of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The final calendar of the event is: July 17, 2010: Setup day (only for people doing initial setup) July 18-23, 2010: DebCamp, the yearly developer work sessions. July 23, 2010: Arrival Day for [...]

Training Session on Python Packaging

Debian News - Tue, 30/11/2010 - 4:26pm
As part of the Training Sessions initiative organized by the Debian Women project, this week a lesson about Python packaging will be held. The lesson, which is aimed at an intermediate audience, will focus specifically modules and applications packaging and will be held by Piotr Ożarowski who is member of Python Applications Packaging Team and [...]

Brief Updates: Firebird 3, Iceweasel 4.0 beta, google code-in and DPL interview

Debian News - Mon, 22/11/2010 - 12:24pm
An initial development snapshot of Firebird 3 is packaged and available from Debian Experimental. More information. Mike Hommey has updated Iceweasel to 4.0 beta7. It is available from the Debian Mozilla team APT archive. Google Code-in 2010 is beginning today! Read about Debian participation and if you are student, take a look to the tasks. [...]

Following Debian via microblogging

Debian News - Fri, 19/11/2010 - 11:13pm
If you are user of, twitter or both and you want to follow the Debian updates via this services, you can follow the: - official Debian account - official Debian twitter account Also, Planet Debian is available at with additional accounts for the Spanish and French planets. If you are a Debian [...]

Debian 6.0 Squeeze Release Update

Debian News - Wed, 17/11/2010 - 5:49pm
The Debian Release Team has made a status update on Debian 6.0, “Squeeze”. They are proud to report that Debian is moving towards the release like a glacier: “inevitably and unstoppingly”. Squeeze is almost in its final state: testing of the installer and upgrades are welcome. Once the latest version of the Debian Installer is [...]

Debian Women IRC Training Sessions begins

Debian News - Tue, 16/11/2010 - 7:37pm
The Debian Women project is pleased to announce the -start of a series of training sessions to be held via IRC in the Debian Women IRC channel, #debian-women on The first session has been scheduled for Thursday, 18th November at 20:00 UTC. Lars Wirzenius, will give an introductory lesson titled “Introduction to Debian Packaging”. [...]

Debian project accepted in the Google Code-in 2010

Debian News - Sun, 07/11/2010 - 12:56pm
Google Code-in, Google’s contest to introduce pre-university students of ages between 13 and 18, to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible, is starting on November 22, 2010 and Debian is one of the 20 organizations selected to take part. If you are student interested in contributing to Debian, you [...]

The first beta of the Debian Installer 6.0 has been released

Debian News - Sat, 06/11/2010 - 6:01pm
The Debian Installer team has announced the first beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze. This release is dedicated to Frans Pop who recently passed away. The list of improvements and changes is listed in the announcement and the installer can be downloaded from the Debian-Installer website.

New Debian Developers (November 2010)

Debian News - Sun, 31/10/2010 - 1:42pm
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last month: Jeffrey Ratcliffe (jjr) Deepak Tripathi (deepak) Michael Schutte (michi) Ansgar Burchardt (ansgar) Salvatore Bonaccorso (carnil) Congratulations!

Neuroimaging research in Debian

Debian News - Thu, 07/10/2010 - 3:28pm
Debian 6.0 “squeeze” will be the first GNU/Linux distribution release ever to offer comprehensive support for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based neuroimaging research. It comes with up-to-date software for structural image analysis (e.g. ants), diffusion imaging and tractography (e.g. mrtrix), stimulus delivery (e.g. psychopy), MRI sequence development (e.g. odin), as well as a number of [...]

Brief Updates: GR, Backports, Edu, Release, Mentors

Debian News - Wed, 06/10/2010 - 5:52am
The Debian Project Secretary call for votes on a General Resolution on Project’s membership procedures. Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, 18th Oct 2010. The options are: “Welcome non-packaging contributors as project members” or “Further discussion”. The Backports Team is pleased to announce the availability of a new suite on backports: lenny-backports-sloppy. The Debian [...]

Who’s using Debian?

Debian News - Wed, 06/10/2010 - 4:20am
Here are the Debian users who submit a request to appear in our website so far in this year. Please welcome them into our Project! Commercial company from US. A.S.D. Irishmassa American Football Team: Non-profit organization from Italy Centro de Comunicación Científica, Universidad de Buenos Aires: University from Argentina. Creppolo, crepes e piadine: Commercial company from Italy. Eye Of The Beholder BBS: [...]

New Debian Developers (August and September 2010)

Debian News - Sun, 03/10/2010 - 10:09am
The following developers got their Debian accounts in the last 2 months: Luke Faraone (lfaraone) Congratulations!

The FAI project gets its own domain name

Debian News - Tue, 28/09/2010 - 8:32pm
For more than 11 years now, FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) lived happily at Now that it’s grown up, it finally deserves its own home at This also means less typing for all of FAI’s friends. Along with the new web home also its sister, the wiki, has moved from to Other parts of [...]


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