100 Paper cuts kick-off

On Thu 13 June 2019 with tags papercuts qa
Written by Jonathan Carter

Introduction

Is there a thorny bug in Debian that ruins your user experience? Something just annoying enough to bother you but not serious enough to constitute an RC bug? Are grey panels and slightly broken icon themes making you depressed?

Then join the 100 papercuts project! A project to identify and fix the 100 most annoying bugs in Debian over the next stable release cycle. That also includes figuring out how to identify and categorize those bugs and make sure that they are actually fixable in Debian (or ideally upstream).

The idea of a papercuts project isn't new, Ubuntu did this some years ago which added a good amount of polish to the system.

Kick-off Meeting and DebConf BoF

On the 17th of June at 19:00 UTC we're kicking off an initial brainstorming session on IRC to gather some initial ideas.

We'll use that to seed discussion at DebConf19 in Brazil during a BoF session where we'll solidify those plans into something actionable.

Meeting details

When: 2019-06-17, 19:00 UTC Where: #debian-meeting channel on the OFTC IRC network

Your IRC nick needs to be registered in order to join the channel. Refer to the Register your account section on the OFTC website for more information on how to register your nick.

You can always refer to the debian-meeting wiki page for the latest information and up to date schedule.

Hope to see you there!


Ask anything you ever wanted to know about Debian Edu!

On Wed 29 May 2019 with tags debian edu debian-meeting
Written by Jonathan Carter
Artwork by Christoph Muetze

Debian Edu

You have heard about Debian Edu or Skolelinux, but do you know exactly what we are doing?

Join us on the #debian-meeting channel on the OFTC IRC network on 03 June 2019 at 12:00 UTC for an introduction to Debian Edu, a Debian pure blend created to fit the requirements of schools and similar institutions.

You will meet Holger Levsen, contributing to Debian Edu since 2005 and member of development team. Ask him anything you ever wanted to know about Debian Edu!

Your IRC nick needs to be registered in order to join the channel. Refer to the Register your account section on the oftc website for more information on how to register your nick.

You can always refer to the debian-meeting wiki page for the latest information and up to date schedule.


Introduction to the new DPL, ask him anything!

On Fri 26 April 2019 with tags dpl debian-meeting
Written by Jonathan Carter

Translations: fr zh-CN

We have a new DPL! On 21 April 2019 Sam Hartman started his term as Debian Project Leader.

Join us on the #debian-meeting channel on the OFTC IRC network on 10 May 2019 at 10:00 UTC for an introduction to our new DPL, and also to have the chance to ask him any questions that you may have.

Your IRC nick needs to be registered in order to join the channel. Refer to the Register your account section on the oftc website for more information on how to register your nick.

We plan to have many more project-wide IRC sessions in the future.

You can always refer to the debian-meeting wiki page for the latest information and up to date schedule.


This is the official call for artwork proposals for the Buster cycle.

For the most up to date details, please refer to the wiki.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Juliette Taka Belin for doing the Softwaves theme for stretch.

The deadlines for submissions is: 2018-09-05

The artwork is usually picked based on which themes look the most:

  • ''Debian'': admittedly not the most defined concept, since everyone has their own take on what Debian means to them.
  • ''plausible to integrate without patching core software'': as much as we love some of the insanely hot looking themes, some would require heavy GTK+ theming and patching GDM/GNOME.
  • ''clean / well designed'': without becoming something that gets annoying to look at a year down the road. Examples of good themes include Joy, Lines and Softwaves.

If you'd like more information, please use the Debian Desktop mailing list.


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