The release team is seeking new release
. "the development cycle for etch just started off. We
would like to bring new people into the loop for etch now to better
distribute the workload, and look out for new release assistants.
Bits from the Debian GNU/Hurd porters
provides a status update for the Debian GNU/Hurd port. "While the
port was limping along for a couple of years, it has picked up speed again.
The current state is still far from being on par with Debian's established
Linux ports, but it is mostly up to date and reasonably usable."
Version tracking has been added to bug tracking
system. "A frequently requested feature for the bug tracking
system in recent years has been the ability to track which bugs apply to
which distributions, so that, eg, maintainers and others can tell which
bugs that have been fixed in unstable still apply to packages in testing or
stable. This has now been implemented."
Joachim Breitner has announced the
formation of the Utnubu team and a a newly formatted repository of Ubuntu
The Quality Assurance group is holding a Debian-QA-MiniConf at the Technical
University of Darmstadt, Germany, from September 9 - 11, 2005.
Here are some reminders on the procedure for
updating a lib package for a C++ ABI change. "Also, for those
who aren't aware, the new xorg packages now in unstable are also implicated
in the C++ transition, because libGLU is implemented in C++. Particularly
if you have packages that are involved in other transitions that are
happening right now, it may not necessarily be a good idea to rebuild
against xorg just yet unless you're already part of the C++
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