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Last month I wrote about the work being done by a small Linux distribution that most users likely have never heard of, SprezzOS, trying to rewrite Debian's APT utilities. Reported last month were significant performance gains out of rewriting the APT utilities, but work hasn't let up. There's more progress to share.
8 April 2013 - SprezzOS
One of the more peculiar Linux distributions to emerge recently has been SprezzOS, which debuted with claims of being the most robust, performant, and beautiful Linux. When it launched it didn't generate much attention, but recently the SprezzOS developers began rewriting Debian's APT software.
25 March 2013 - APT-File - 10 Comments
Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out.
21 March 2013 - Debian Wheezy - 20 Comments
The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) port image of Debian/Ubuntu has surfaced. Debian-based Linux is now ready to play in a 64-bit ARM world, months ahead of any hardware appearing for the general public. Similar to x86_64, Linux is the first operating system ready for the new architecture.
27 February 2013 - AArch64 - 4 Comments
Version 6.0.7 of Debian "Squeeze" was released on Saturday.
24 February 2013 - Debian 6.0.7
With the recent release of Debian 7.0 Installer Release Candidate, the final release of Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" is effectively on approach. For those not up to speed on this major Linux distribution update, here's a list of some of the top features.
19 February 2013 - Wheezy - 11 Comments
The first release candidate of Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" has been released as the official release of the "Squeeze" successor approaches in the coming months.
19 February 2013 - Wheezy RC1 - 36 Comments
Debian developers are still working on making the operating system compiler agnostic so that its packages can be built with LLVM/Clang and other compilers rather than continuing in a monogamist relationship with GCC.
10 February 2013 - Debian - 6 Comments
The port of Debian GNU/Linux for the Motorola 68000 processors has been revived, which now allows for a working Debian OS to run once again on computers like the Amiga 3000/4000 and Atari.
25 December 2012 - Debian m68k - 39 Comments
Debian packages for using the Linux x32 ABI have begun to surface and it's possible to chroot into a Debian x32 environment, but it's not yet part of the official Debian archive.
5 December 2012 - Debian x32 - 6 Comments
Steve Langasek of Canonical has pushed their latest Upstart init daemon into Debian unstable. Debian GNU/Linux can now handle either SysVinit, systemd, and Upstart to handle a head-to-head system booting battle.
27 November 2012 - Woohoo - 70 Comments
Debian will no longer be defaulting to the Xfce desktop but they have returned to using the GNOME desktop as the default.
9 November 2012 - GNOME Users - 41 Comments
In a commit made for Debian's forthcoming 7.0 Wheezy release, Xfce is now the default desktop choice.
8 August 2012 - No GNOME - 62 Comments
Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" will be succeeded by Debian 8.0, which is going to be developed under the codename of "Jessie" as revealed in a mailing list message.
30 July 2012 - Debian 8.0 - 1 Comment
Besides Android as the dominant Linux-based mobile platform, Ubuntu, Tizen, Maemo/MeeGo, webOS, Firefox OS, and various other Linux platforms have aspired to compete in the mobile space. In addition, Debian wants to remain relevant in the mobile space.
14 July 2012 - Debian Mobile? - 5 Comments
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
The latest out of DebConf 12 are future plans from the Debian game team.
13 July 2012 - Debian Gaming - 7 Comments
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
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 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
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