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Emdebian Grip: The Smaller, Embedded Debian

For those not aware. Emdebian is a smaller, lighter flavor of Debian Linux intended for use on embedded devices. At DebConf this week they talked a bit about this initiative.
14 July 2012 - Emdebian

Debian Looks To Improve Linux Gaming

The latest out of DebConf 12 are future plans from the Debian game team.
13 July 2012 - Debian Gaming - 7 Comments

Debian Wants To Work With Its Offspring (Ubuntu)

Earlier this week at DebConf there was a discussion about Debian derivatives so that Debian's offspring could share their experiences and also for the Debian developers to share various derivative-related initiatives. Some friction between Debian and distributions based upon it (namely Ubuntu) were exposed.
13 July 2012 - Derivatives - 9 Comments

Decoupling GCC From Debian By Using LLVM/Clang

Back in March it was shared that LLVM's Clang compiler can build much of the Debian archive. This week at DebConf a status update was shared on using LLVM/Clang as an alternative compiler to GCC within Debian.
11 July 2012 - Debian Clang - 15 Comments

Debian Works Towards ARMv8 AArch64 Support

Debian developers are working towards an official armhf image for the Wheezy release and they're also gearing up for official 64-bit ARMv8 / AArch64 support in the "Wheezy + 1" release.
11 July 2012 - Debian On ARM - 1 Comment

Debian Wheezy To Take Up 73 CDs Or 11 DVDs

Aside from bringing up the successor to Debian 7.0 Wheezy and Debian's plans for UEFI SecureBoot support, Debian developers in Managua also discussed on Monday the size of this next Debian release and other release plans.
10 July 2012 - Debian Wheezy - 70 Comments

Debian Developers Discuss UEFI SecureBoot Plans

Debian developers today at DebConf 12, aside from talking about the future Debian codename, discussed what to do about UEFI booting for Debian Linux.
9 July 2012 - UEFI Booting - 29 Comments

Debian Team Still Deciding On Wheezy Successor

Debian developers are still deciding on the name for the successor to "Wheezy + 1", but should be announcing a name within the next month.
9 July 2012 - Wheezy - 11 Comments

MIPS Loongson 3A Benchmarks On Debian

Here are some benchmarks of the MIPS-based ICT Loongson-3A quad-core processor out of China.
28 June 2012 - Loongson - 216 Comments

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" To Be Frozen Soon

Next week the Debian 7.0 release will be frozen.
22 June 2012 - Soon - 3 Comments

LLVM's Clang Is Almost Good Enough For Debian

Clang, the C/C++ front-end compiler for LLVM, is progressing quite quickly and is capable of building the Debian archives quite well, at least for a majority of the packages and on popular architectures.
5 March 2012 - Debian Clang - 4 Comments

A Status Update On GNU Hurd: Java, Debian, Money

Over on the GNU.org Hurd news page is a status update for the GNU Hurd operating system for Q2'2011.
13 July 2011 - Q2'2011 - 23 Comments

Debian 6.0 Was Just Released!

Here's a pleasant Saturday evening surprise: Debian 6.0 was just released! After being in development for more than two years, the Debian developers have found it's now time to release the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" operating system. Not only is it Debian 6.0 GNU/Linux to play with, but as previously reported, Debian 6.0 GNU/kFreeBSD is official too.
5 February 2011 - Yeah! - 41 Comments

Debian 6.0 Is Getting Ready With An RC Installer

It was back in late October that the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" installer had reached beta status and now today its first release candidate has been introduced.
13 January 2011 - Debian Squeeze Installer RC - 13 Comments

Debian 6.0 Kernel Will Be Free Of Closed Firmware

The Debian project has announced with their Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release their default Linux kernel will be free of any non-free firmware/microcode. The Debian developers wish to have their kernel free absolutely of any non-free firmware bits, although Linus Torvalds has allowed such firmware for wireless adapters and other computer components generally into the Linux kernel.
16 December 2010 - No Blobs At All - 69 Comments

Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD Installer Will Support ZFS

While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has supported the ZFS file-system with its FreeBSD-8 kernel, support for installing the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD distribution to a root ZFS file-system will now be possible with the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release.
30 November 2010 - In Debian 6.0 Squeeze - 3 Comments

Debian Installer 6.0 Reaches Beta

With the upcoming release of Debian Squeeze, the Debian Installer team has announced the first beta release of the Debian Installer 6.0. This version of the Debian Installer brings several fixes, package updates, and new features.
31 October 2010 - New Features - 4 Comments

Work Towards The Debian 3.0 Quilt Source Format

For quite a while now there has been work towards bettering the Debian source package format, in particular with more effective handling of Debian packaging files, and this resulted in a new source format coming about: 3.0 Quilt.
21 October 2010 - 3.0 Quilt/Native Packages - 4 Comments

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Becomes More Interesting

Since last year we have been talking about Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, one of the official ports for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" that will bring a 32-bit and 64-bit FreeBSD kernel as an option to using the Linux kernel. Debain GNU/kFreeBSD still has the Debian user-land complete with its massive package repository and apt-get support, but the FreeBSD kernel is running underneath instead of Linux. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has matured a lot over the past year and most recently it has switched to using the FreeBSD 8.1 kernel by default and also now supports ZFS file-systems.
10 September 2010 - Debian With The FreeBSD Kernel - 5 Comments

Debian FreeBSD Kernel Option Ready For Squeeze

Previously it was shared that the Debian team was working on bringing the FreeBSD kernel to this important Linux distribution as an option along side the Linux kernel. Today the Debian release team has announced that the FreeBSD kernel in FreeBSD (kFreeBSD) for x86 and x86_64 systems is ready and will be "handled equal with the other release ports" beginning with Debian Squeeze. Going by the name Squeeze, Debian 6.0 is expected to be released in Q2'2010, and will bring the kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64 ports.
7 October 2009 - Coming Next Year - 15 Comments

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