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.
There's a concentrated plan now to try to release Debian 8.0 "Jessie" by the end of April.
Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is still working towards its long-awaited release.
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.
It seems at the earliest is a possible release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" in April.
Philip Newborough, the lead developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution, has tossed in the towel.
The first release candidate for the Debian Jessie Installer in leading up to the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release.
While Debian 7.8 was released this weekend, for those living on the bleeding edge the release candidate of the installer for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release is now available.
While Debian 8.0 might stand chances to be released in the weeks ahead, Debian 7.8 was released this weekend as the latest stable update to Debian Wheezy.
WAPT is an open-source package manager for Windows that's based on apt-get functionality and can ease the installation/updating/configuration/removal/management of Windows programs and drivers.
With the upcoming release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie", AArch64/ARM64 will become an official release architecture.
In looking back at Debian in 2014, it was the year of heated systemd discussions and debates with ultimately switching over to it as the default init manager, which led to resignations among the Debian technical committee and other responsibilities.
The Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution that's widely used among Raspberry Pi owners is receiving a bit of a facelift for its LXDE user interface.
The Devuan fork of Debian is progressing as Debian GNU/Linux without systemd present on the system.
Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux.
Users of Debian and its derivatives can soon expect to find systemd 217.
Last month we wrote about a group of administrations planning to fork Debian GNU/Linux over not liking its direction due to adopting systemd over Upstart or SysVInit. The Debian administrators have made good on their word and announced the Devuan fork of Debian.
There's yet another resignation this morning in the Debian camp.
The Debian voting surrounding a general resolution around init system coupling has ended.
There's yet another resignation from the Debian camp. This time, Russ Allbery of the Debian Technical Committee has stepped away from those duties.
Just over one week ago Joey Hess resigned as a Debian developer with unhappy how the Linux distribution has evolved. This Sunday there's another resignation in the Debian camp, but it's just over maintainership of the systemd package.
Lucas Nussbaum, the Debian Project Leader, is pushing to try to have Debian 8.0 "Jessie" ready for release within the next twelve weeks.
Joey Hess is now distancing himself from the Debian project as he resigns from his roles after being involved with Debian since 1996. In his parting remarks, Joey says his biggest regret over the past eighteen years is not speaking out against the Debian constitution.
Jonathan Wiltshire on the behalf of the Debian release team announced this week that Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is frozen.
While init system discussions have dominated the discussions about Debian 8.0 Jessie, on a brighter note, there's many multimedia improvements found in this next release.
Back in September Debian switched back to the GNOME desktop by default in place of Xfce for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release. However, as of today, the non-x86 versions of Debian have flip-flopped once again back to Xfce.
While some are busy debating whether Debian should be forked, the upstream Debian release team is moving forward and has announced the stable release of Debian 7.7.
In light of Debian's outlook for using systemd by default, a group of users/developers/administrators are talking about forking Debian GNU/Linux.
The init system discussion is back on in the Debian camp... A vote will be taking place in two weeks to look at preserving the "freedom of choice of init systems."
Debian's installer is up to its second beta for the 8.0 Jessie release cycle.
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