Debian News Archives
Debian Moves To Non-Root X.Org Server By Default

Distributions have been working on it for years to let the X.Org Server run without root privileges. This feat has now been accomplished for Debian testing users where if using systemd and a DRM/KMS graphics driver, you can run the xorg-server as a user.

3 November 2015 - Non-Root X Server - 31 Comments
Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 2 Brings Linux 4.1

While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" won't come until 2017, just one month after Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 1 is now the second alpha release for the Debian Installer component to this next major release.

15 August 2015 - Debian Stretch - 2 Comments
Debian Installer Releases First Alpha For 9.0 "Stretch"

While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" most likely will not be officially released until 2017 given that Debian 8 "Jessie" was just released a few months ago, the Debian Installer team has already put out their first alpha version for Stretch.

21 July 2015 - DI 9 Stretch Alpha 1 - 3 Comments
FFmpeg Is Returning To Debian

While Debian has preferred the Libav fork of FFmpeg, after reviewing the situation, the Debian Multimedia Maintainers team has decided to switch back to FFmpeg.

8 July 2015 - Libav Out, FFmpeg Back - 12 Comments
Debian Launches A Diversity Sponsorship Travel Program

Debian feels that greater diversity at DebConf and in the Debian community will "significantly help" them in their goal of becoming the Universal Operating System, so they've launched a diversity sponsorship program for their annual DebConf event.

17 June 2015 - Diversity Sponsorship - 14 Comments
Debian Is Still Working To Tackle ZFS On Linux Support

Last month we heard libdvdcss and ZFS should soon appear in Debian GNU/Linux, but now it doesn't appear that easy... It could end up taking a while longer for the ZFS file-system and the libdvdcss support for DVD playback on Debian to appear within the official repositories.

19 May 2015 - Debian Legal Problems - 18 Comments
Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released

With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 Jessie there wasn't an adjoining Debian GNU/Hurd release, but today that release has come out.

29 April 2015 - Debian Hurd - 10 Comments
ZFS & Libdvdcss Should Soon Be In Debian

For Debian GNU/Linux users wishing to have ZFS file-system support and libdvdcss (for DVD playback) without having to use third-party package archives, that should soon be a reality.

16 April 2015 - Debian Additions - Add A Comment
New Debian TC Members Appointed For Going Past The Systemd Fallout

Last year following Debian's decision to choose systemd as its init manager and then the init coupling vote, there ended up being three resignations from Debian's Technical Committee: Colin Watson, Ian Jackson, and Russ Allbery. Those vacant seats have now been appointed by the existing TC members.

9 March 2015 - Technical Committee - 30 Comments

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