all Debian source are belong to usOn Tue 02 July 2013 with tags mirror announce sources
Written by Ana Guerrero
This is a verbatim repost from Stefano Zacchiroli's post
TL;DR: go to http://sources.debian.net and enjoy.
Debsources is a new toy I've been working on at IRILL together with Matthieu Caneill. In essence, debsources is a simple web application that allows to publish an unpacked Debian source mirror on the Web.
You can deploy Debsources where you please, but there is a main instance at
sources.d.n for short) that you will
probably find interesting.
sources.d.n follows closely the Debian archive in
- it is updated 4 times a day to reflect the content of the Debian archive
- it contains sources coming from official Debian suites: the usual ones
(from oldstable to experimental),
*-backports(from Wheezy on)
sources.d.n you can therefore browse the content of Debian source
packages with usual code viewing features like syntax highlighting. More
interestingly, you can search through the source code (of unstable only,
though) via integration with http://codesearch.debian.net. You can also use
sources.d.n programmatically to
query available versions or
link to specific lines, with the
possibility of adding contextual pop-up messages
In fact, you might have stumbled upon
sources.d.n already in the past few
days, via other popular Debian services where it has already been integrated.
codesearch.d.n now defaults to show results via
and the PTS has grown new "browse source
code" hyperlinks that point to it. If you've ideas of other Debian services
sources.d.n should be integrated, please let me know.
I find Debsources and
sources.d.n already quite useful but, as it often
happens, there is still a lot
Obviously, it is all Free Software (released under GNU AGPLv3). Do not hesitate
to report new bugs and, better, to submit patches for the outstanding ones.
- Matthieu Caneill is the main developer of
Debsources web front-end;
sources.d.nwouldn't exist without him.
- others have already contributed patches to integrate
sources.d.nwith other services, in particular:
- many thanks to Michael Stapelberg (for
- Paul Wise (for PTS integration).
- a full list of contributors is available and eagerly waiting for new additions
- IRILL has kindly provided sponsoring for Matthieu's
initial development work on Debsources, and offered both the server and
hosting facilities that power
PS in case you were wondering: at present
sources.d.n requires ~381
GB of disk space to hold all uncompressed source packages, plus ~83 GB for
the local (compressed) source mirror
Security updates for the X Window System client librariesOn Sat 25 May 2013 with tags security wheezy squeeze
Written by Ana Guerrero
If you see a bunch of X.org packages upgrades pending in your Squeeze or brand new Wheezy system, don't panic!
Ilja van Sprundel, a security researcher from IOActive, has discovered a large number of issues in the various X client libraries and he has worked with X.Org's security team to analyze, confirm, and fix these issues. You can find more information in the security advisory from X.org.
The Debian Security and X.org teams have quickly updated all the affected packages in Squeeze and Wheezy. You can see the full list of updates in the debian-security-announce mailing list archives.
It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2013. This is a snapshot of Debian "sid" at the time of the Debian "wheezy" release (May 2013), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release.
The installation ISO images can be downloaded from Debian Ports in the usual three Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, DVD. Besides the friendly Debian installer, a pre-installed disk image is also available, making it even easier to try Debian GNU/Hurd.
Debian GNU/Hurd is currently available for the i386 architecture with more than 10.000 software packages available (more than 75% of the Debian archive, and more to come!).
Due to the very small number of developers, our progress of the project has not been as fast as other successful operating systems, but we believe to have reached a very decent state, even with our limited resources.
We would like to thank all the people who have worked on GNU/Hurd over the past decades. There were not many people at any given time (and still not many people today, please join!), but in the end a lot of people have contributed one way or another. Thanks everybody!
DPL election is over, congratulations Lucas Nussbaum!On Sun 14 April 2013 with tags dpl
Written by Ana Guerrero
The Debian Project Leader election has concluded and the winner is Lucas Nussbaum. Of a total of 988 developers, 390 developers voted using the Condorcet method.
More information about the result is available in the Debian Project Leader Elections 2013 page.
The new term for the project leader will start on April 17th and expire on April 17th 2014.
Debian joins Free & Open Source Software Outreach Program for WomenOn Mon 08 April 2013 with tags gsoc opw announce
Written by Ana Guerrero
The GNOME Foundation started the Free & Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women, OPW, in 2010. In the January-April 2013 round, many other FOSS organizations joined the program. We are happy to announce that Debian will also join in the next round from June-September and we'll offer one internship.
You can find more details about Debian's participation in the program at Debian OPW page.
Call for mentors and projects
OPW allows applicants to work on any kind of project, including coding, design, marketing, web development... The Debian Google Summer of Code projects will be offered also as possible projects for OPW, but GSoC only allows coding projects. If you have any idea of a non-coding project and you want to mentor it, please contact us in the soc-coordination mailing list adding [OPW] in subject.
OPW works in the same way as GSoC except Google doesn't play a part here. The same advice that is provided for GSoC mentors works for OPW mentors.
Call for participants
The main goal of this program is to increase the number of women in FOSS, so all women who are not yet a Debian Developer or a Debian Maintainer are encouraged to apply. There are no age restrictions and applicants don't need to be a student.
If you want to apply, you must follow three steps:
Choose a project from this list. There are two lists, one for GSoC and another with non-coding tasks that can be only offered by the OPW. Those lists may change and add or remove more projects in the next few weeks.
Make a small contribution to Debian. Projects will add a task the applicant must complete as part of the pre-selection process. If no task is provided, you are welcome to ask the mentors of the project. You can also make a different extra task of the one listed to show your skills and interest.
Create a page in the Debian wiki with your application. You can do so under pseudonym, but in that case, please give us information about yourself privately by email to the coordinators listed in the Debian OPW page!
Page 1 / 2 »