What Struck A Chord With Debian Users In 2015

Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 29 December 2015 at 04:08 PM EST. Add A Comment
With SteamOS being based off Debian, it was another successful year for this Linux distribution but there was also much more to be excited about as Debian users.

This year saw the release of Debian GNU/Linux 8.0, the start of Debian 9.0 Stretch development, continued work on Debian GNU/Hurd, and much more. In continuing with our other year-end articles, here's a look at the most popular Debian news on Phoronix over 2015:

The Current State Of Debian GNU Hurd
DebConf 15 happened last month in Heidelberg where there was many interesting sessions, not just for Debian GNU/Linux but also Debian GNU/Hurd.

Debian 8.0 Jessie Gets A Release Date
There's a concentrated plan now to try to release Debian 8.0 "Jessie" by the end of April.

CrunchBang Is The Latest Linux Distribution Calling It Quits
Philip Newborough, the lead developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution, has tossed in the towel.

Debian 8.2 Released, Debian 7.9 Too
The second point release to Debian 8 "Jessie" is now available.

ZFS & Libdvdcss Should Soon Be In Debian
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.

Debian 9.0 Is Codenamed Stretch
With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" cleared, it's now time for Debian developers to start thinking about Debian 9.0.

Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Ready For Release This Weekend
Steve McIntyre has relayed that the Debian camp is "Ready for Jessie!" and that the debian-cd team is happy with the state of the debian-installer and related packages for the Debian 8.0 Jessie release.

Debian Is Still Working To Tackle ZFS On Linux Support
Last month we heard libdvdcss and ZFS should soon appear in Debian GNU/Linux, but now it doesn't appear that easy... It could end up taking a while longer for the ZFS file-system and the libdvdcss support for DVD playback on Debian to appear within the official repositories.

Debian 8.0 Jessie RC2 Installer Released
Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is still working towards its long-awaited release.

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Installer RC1 Released
The first release candidate for the Debian Jessie Installer in leading up to the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release.
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