In Bits from the New Maintainer Front Desk
provides a look at changes to the New Maintainer process. "We have
effectively put applicants on hold (or even removed their application) if
they haven't contributed to Debian yet. This is now an official policy and
we will check for this directly after an application is received from now
DVD videos of the Debconf5 sessions (plus Debian Day and some extras) are now available in PAL format. NTSC format
discs and downloadable images will be coming soon.
If you have been having problems getting
recently released security updates, you may just have to be patient.
"The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for
sarge and woody has caused the host security.debian.org to saturate its
100MBit/s network connection entirely. Due to the large number of X
packages, the gross size of these packages and the high number of users who
need to install the update, the server is busy sending out updates which
exhaust its total outgoing bandwidth."
There has been ongoing discussion of an
architecture-specific release criteria. Some architectures will need to
re-qualify to be included with 'etch'.
In essence, the requirements that are being established exist to ensure
that the port is in good enough shape and sufficiently well-supported
* our users will benefit from the architecture's presence in a
* the architecture will give our users the same support and
stability as any other architecture in the stable release,
* the architecture's inclusion doesn't negatively impact other
architectures or the release process as a whole.
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