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FFmpeg May Be On Its Way To Returning To Debian

When FFmpeg was forked into Libav, Debian ended up taking the route of packaging and shipping Libav in place of FFmpeg. However, there's many people that prefer FFmpeg to Libav with FFmpeg's continued progress, and now this multimedia project may be on its way to finding itself in the Debian archive once again.
26 February 2014 - FFmpeg - 16 Comments

Debian Mempo Still Aiming For Better Security

The Mempo Project is still aiming to provide the "most secure and yet comfortable out-of-the-box Desktop and Server" operating system powered by Debian.
26 February 2014 - Mempo

Debian Now Voting On Init System Coupling

Debian's technical committee have moved onto voting over the operating system's default init system to now voting whether they should issue any guidance concerning the coupling of packages for specific init systems(s).
23 February 2014 - tech-ctte - 103 Comments

Debian 9.0 Reportedly Codenamed Zurg

The next Debian release, 8.0, is codenamed Jessie, but succeeding that will be Debian 9.0 "Zurg" in a few years time.
19 February 2014 - Debian 9.0 - 17 Comments

Debian 7.4 Rounds Up Stable Updates

The latest Debian Wheezy point release is now available, Debian 7.4, that pulls in various stable updates.
9 February 2014 - Debian

Debian Tech Committee Falling Further Into Disarray

While it was clear that systemd overtook Upstart in this weekend's Debian init system voting by the Debian technical committee, some fits are still being had over the results. Some committee members are now calling for resignations.
9 February 2014 - Debian - 95 Comments

It Looks Like Systemd Will Win The Debian Init Battle

While an official announcement has yet to be issued by the Debian technical committee, yesterday's Debian init system vote started by Bdale Garbee has come out in favor of systemd.
9 February 2014 - systemd - 65 Comments

It's Back To Voting For The Debian Init System

The Debian technical committee has started a new voting process as they try to determine the default init system going forward for the free software project, largely deciding between systemd and Upstart. The voting process has ultimately failed multiple times before, but there's renewed hope this vote will count.
8 February 2014 - Systemd vs. Upstart - 56 Comments

Latest Round Of Debian Systemd vs. Upstart Voting Ends

The latest round of voting by the Debian technical committee is now complete on deciding the future default init system of the open-source operating system.
6 February 2014 - Further Discussion Required - 105 Comments

Debian Is Voting Again On Systemd vs. Upstart Debate

Debian's technical committee is back to having another vote on what should be the default init system for the operating system going forward.
5 February 2014 - Technical Committee - 72 Comments

Debian Init System Discussion Is Still Unsettled

The Debian init system debate by Debian technical committee members that is largely a fight between systemd and Upstart remains unresolved.
28 January 2014 - Systemd vs. Upstart - 127 Comments

Voting Proposed For Debian Jessie's Init System

After last week having an update on the current init system debate within Debian -- largely between systemd and Upstart -- and a major music company coming out in favor of systemd, the init system for Debian Jessie may now be taken to a vote.
25 January 2014 - Jessie Init System - 124 Comments

A Major Music Company Now Backs Systemd In Debian

Yesterday on Phoronix I mentioned Debian looked to be leaning in favor of using systemd over Upstart for its default init system given the latest comments by the technical committee members. The latest support for systemd in Debian comes from a streaming music company that's a major user of Debian GNU/Linux.
18 January 2014 - Systemd vs. Debian - 46 Comments

Debian May Be Leaning Towards Systemd Over Upstart

While no official decision has been reached yet, it looks like Debian's technical committee may be leaning in favor of using systemd as the default init system over Upstart or other alternatives.
17 January 2014 - Debian Tech Committee - 87 Comments

Debian Still Debating Systemd vs. Upstart Init System

The Debian technical committee hasn't yet decided what will be the default init system for the 8.0 "Jessie" release, but it still is a heated debate as some of the committee members are starting to publicly cast their views.
30 December 2013 - Upstart vs. Systemd - 183 Comments

Debian 7.3 Officially Released

Coincidentally, Debian GNU/Linux 7.3 was released this weekend -- the same weekend as it being known that SteamOS is Debian-based.
16 December 2013 - Debian 7.3

SteamOS 1.0 Is Based Upon Debian Wheezy

As expected, SteamOS is starting to surface today. Here's the first details!
13 December 2013 - Debian-Based - 43 Comments

Debian Trying Out Xfce Over GNOME By Default

While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has used Xfce as its default desktop environment and prior to 7.0 Wheezy they experimented with Xfce by default for Debian GNU/Linux, it's being tried out once again.
5 November 2013 - Debian Xfce - 195 Comments

Debian To Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

Debian developers have been in a very polarized discussion recently about replacing their default SysVinit system with a more modern init system; namely, Debian developers are evaluating whether to use systemd or Upstart.
28 October 2013 - Debian Switch - 215 Comments

Debian 8.0 To Be Frozen, Features Announced

The Debian Release Team has announced the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" freeze date along with the proposed release goals for this next major update to the Debian Linux distribution that also continues to maintain a FreeBSD kernel option. The Debian 8.0 news came just a short time after releasing Debian 7.2. Debian Jessie will look to expand upon systemd support and LLVM's Clang as a secondary compiler option to GCC.
13 October 2013 - Debian Jessie - 16 Comments

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