The Debian Weekly News
for February 24, 2004
is out. This issue looks at sending mail using Morse code, packages broken
by a broken tar version, investigation of the new XFree86 license, and
Colin Watson provides a "sarge" update.
Much work remains, of course, but a possible freeze date has been
tentatively set for March 15th.
There will be a bug squashing party on March
13 at Sydney University to help stomp out those remaining RC bugs in
As most of you know, it's time once again for the Debian Project Leader election. The nomination
period is almost over (ends February 28th). The campaign period follows,
with voting to commence on March 20, 2004.
A general resolution concerning the status of
the non-free section is currently under discussion. The actual text of
the GR is: "The next release of Debian will not be accompanied by a
non-free section; there will be no more stable releases of the non-free
section. The Debian project will cease active support of the non-free
section. Clause 5 of the social contract is repealed." Voting on
this issue begins March 8th.
DebianPlanet reports that XFree86
4.3.0-2 has entered unstable.
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