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Ubuntu & Debian Moving Along With Plans For Removing Python 2 Packages

With Debian 10 "Buster" out the door and Python 2 hitting end-of-life at the end of the year, Debian is working on their process of removing Python 2 packages that don't get ported to Python 3 and Ubuntu is working on similar action for their Python 2 packages not found in upstream Debian.

26 August 2019 - Dropping Python 2 Packages - 37 Comments
Debian Guts Support For Old MIPS CPUs

As a change that will affect Debian 11 "Bullseye" but not the current Debian 10 "Buster" or older is the distribution's decision to remove the old MIPS architecture.

21 August 2019 - 32-bit MIPS BE - 49 Comments
Debian Installer Buster RC2 Released

With Debian 10 "Buster" aiming to be released in early July, a second release candidate of the Debian Installer has been made available.

26 June 2019 - Debian Installer Buster RC2 - 6 Comments
A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9 Performance

With Debian 10 "Buster" due to be releasing in early July, I've begun testing the near-final Buster images on various systems. Here is a look at a common Intel Core i7 system comparing the current performance of Debian 10.0 to the current stable 9.9 release.

17 June 2019 - Debian 10.0 Benchmarks - 4 Comments
Debian 9.9 Released With Many Security Updates

While we are eager for the release of Debian 10 this summer, Debian 9.9 is out this weekend as the latest stable release update to "Stretch" and primarily delivering security fixes.

27 April 2019 - Debian GNU Linux 9.9 - 2 Comments
Debian Sticking With Merged /usr Plan

For years Debian developers have been planning for a merged /usr concept where the /{bin,sbin,lib}/ directories becoming symbolic links to /usr/{bin,sbin,lib}/. With the upcoming Debian 10 Buster is the initial step of their plan after it was postponed from Debian Stretch.

5 March 2019 - Merged /usr - 202 Comments
Debian Could See Expanded Android SDK Support & Better PHP Packaging Via GSoC 2019

The open-source projects that regularly participate in Google's annual Summer of Code initiative for helping student developers start out their career in free software development are already thinking about GSoC 2019. Debian is among the projects working out their Google Summer of Code 2019 plans and have some interesting project possibilities should they find enough interested students.

9 February 2019 - Google Summer of Code - Add A Comment

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