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Debian Drops Support For SPARC

Debian has removed their SPARC CPU architecture support from Debian 8.0 "Jessie" testing and it might also be removed from Debian unstable as well.
29 April 2014 - SPARC - 7 Comments

Debian 7.5 GNU/Linux Released

The fifth update to Debian 7 "Wheezy" is now available.
29 April 2014 - Debian 7.5

Debian To Maintain 6.0 Squeeze As An LTS Release

Regular security support for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" was set to end after next month, but now the Debian developers have decided to provide security support for this 2011 Debian Linux release until February 2016 -- marking five years since the original Debian 6.0 release.
18 April 2014 - Debian - 15 Comments

Debian's Project Leader Was Re-Elected

The Debian Project Leader elections are over for the year.
14 April 2014 - Elections - 2 Comments

Debian Developers Release APT 1.0

Debian developers announced this week version 1.0 of APT, their Advanced Packaging Tool, on the day that the packaging project turned sixteen years old.
4 April 2014 - APT - 11 Comments

Trying Out The Debian 8.0 Jessie Installer Alpha 1

With the first alpha release yesterday of the Debian 8.0 installer back when I was briefly in the office, I decided to try out the updated installer and packages for this next Debian release that's under the Jessie codename.
20 March 2014 - Debian 8.0 - 4 Comments

Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 Released

Today's been a very exciting open-source Linux news day and there's still a lot more to share. The latest surprising news today is the availability of the first alpha installer release for Debian 8.0 Jessie.
19 March 2014 - Debian 8.0 - 16 Comments

Debian TC Won't Pass Resolution Over Init System Coupling

Since the Debian technical committee decided they will use systemd over Upstart, the latest vote on their agenda was over init system coupling and how Debian developers maintaining packages should deal with different init systems or what guidance the technical committee should send to these package maintainers.
28 February 2014 - Systemd - 16 Comments

Debian Ported To OpenRISC Architecture

A Debian port is now available for OpenRISC.
27 February 2014 - OpenRISC - 4 Comments

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

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