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CorelCorel has put out an FAQ page answering some questions about their upcoming distribution. Among other things, the due date is now the end of the year, and they have no plans to open-source their big applications.
DebianDebian has a new logo, which may be seen (in its "open use" form) to the right. Expect to see it popping up on web sites everywhere shortly.
The Debian Policy Weekly Summary has been posted by Joey Hess. There's a number of policy changes in the works, see the summary for the status of each. One change from the posting: the adoption of the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) is marked as "stalled" when, as it was decided later, there actually appears to be a consensus in favor of that change.
And, speaking of Mr. Hess, Joey Hess has gotten a job at VA Linux Systems. His duties, outlined in this announcement all involve continued work with the Debian distribution and making it work better with VA's systems.
Debian developers social in Paris. There is a move afoot to set up a Debian developers social meeting in Paris to concide with the Linux Expo taking place there at that time. Contact the organizer if you will be there and would like to take part.
Red HatDo not use the stock Red Hat 6.0 kernels with smbfs if you are mounting shares from Windows NT, 98, or 2000 servers. This message from Michael Warfield explains why: the stock kernel has been built with a compile option that causes smbfs to only work with Windows 95 servers. All others will see corruption in the file timestamps. If you are running Red Hat 6.0 on a network with Windows servers, you will probably need to build and install your own kernel.
Red Hat's FTP sites had some problems this last week. If you were attempting to obtain security updates or other good stuff and found an empty directory, give it another try. Things seem to be working again now.
SuSEWho posts to the SuSE list, and what are they talking about? Here is a set of statistics on list traffic posted by David Jeffers. It turns out that quite a few of the top talkers on the list are actually from SuSE...
TrinuxTrinux users who are tired of waiting for a new official release may want to have a look at the proposed 0.51 release put up by Antonio Garcia. It includes a number of new features and enhancements, all done independently of the official development process.
Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh
June 10, 1999