Debian 11 "bullseye" has been released!

On Sat 14 August 2021 with tags bullseye
Written by Ana Guerrero Lopez, Laura Arjona Reina and Jean-Pierre Giraud
Artwork by Juliette Taka

Translations: fr pt-BR

Alt Bullseye has been released

We're happy to announce the release of Debian 11, codenamed bullseye!

Want to install it? Choose your favourite installation media and read the installation manual. You can also use an official cloud image directly on your cloud provider, or try Debian prior to installing it using our "live" images.

Already a happy Debian user and you only want to upgrade? You can easily upgrade from your current Debian 10 "buster" installation; please read the release notes.

Do you want to celebrate the release? We provide some bullseye artwork that you can share or use as base for your own creations. Follow the conversation about bullseye in social media via the #ReleasingDebianBullseye and #Debian11Bullseye hashtags or join an in-person or online Release Party!


Debian User Forums changes and updates.

On Wed 11 August 2021 with tags users forums
Written by Donald Norwood

Translations: pt-BR

DebianUserForums

Several issues were brought before the Debian Community team regarding responsiveness, tone, and needed software updates to forums.debian.net. The question was asked, ‘who’s in charge?’

Over the course of the discussion several Debian Developers volunteered to help by providing a presence on the forums from Debian and to assist with the necessary changes to keep the service up and running.

We are happy to announce the following changes to the (NEW!) forums.debian.net, which have and should address most of the prior concerns with accountability, tone, use, and reliability:

Debian Developers: Paulo Henrique de Lima Santana (phls), Felix Lechner (lechner), and Donald Norwood (donald) have been added to the forum's Server and Administration teams.

The server instance is now running directly within Debian's infrastructure.

The forum software and back-end have been updated to the most recent versions where applicable.

DNS resolves for both IPv4 and IPv6.

SSL/HTTPS are enabled. (It’s 2021!)

New Captcha and Anti-spam systems are in place to thwart spammers, bots, and to make it easier for humans to register.

New Administrators and Moderation staff were added to provide additional coverage across the hours and to combine years of experience with forum operation and Debian usage.

New viewing styles are available for users to choose from, some of which are ideal for mobile/tablet viewing.

We inadvertently fixed the time issue that the prior forum had of running 11 minutes fast. :)

We have clarified staff roles and staff visibility.

Responsiveness to users on the forums has increased.

Email addresses for mods/admins have been updated and checked for validity, it has seen direct use and response.

The guidelines for forum use by users and staff have been updated.

The Debian COC has been made into a Global Announcement as an accompanyist to the newly updated guidelines to give the moderators/administrators an additional rule-set for unruly or unbecoming behavior.

Some of the discussion areas have been renamed and refocused, along with the movement of multiple threads to make indexing and searching of the forums easier.

Many (New!) features and extensions have been added to the forum for ease of use and modernization, such as a user thanks system and thread hover previews.

There are some server administrative tasks that were upgraded as well which don't belong on a public list, but we are backing up regularly and secure. :)

We have a few minor details here and there to attend to and the work is ongoing.

Many Thanks and Appreciation to the Debian System Administrators (DSA) and Ganneff who took the time to coordinate and assist with the instance, DNS, and network and server administration minutiae, our helpful DPL Jonathan Carter, many thanks to the current and prior forum moderators and administrators: Mez, sunrat, 4D696B65, arochester, and cds60601 for helping with the modifications and transition, and to the forum users who participated in lots of the tweaking. All in all this was a large community task and everyone did a significant part. Thank you!


New Debian Developers and Maintainers (May and June 2021)

On Fri 23 July 2021 with tags project
Written by Jean-Pierre Giraud

Translations: ca es fr pt sv vi zh-CN

The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:

  • Timo Röhling (roehling)
  • Patrick Franz (deltaone)
  • Christian Ehrhardt (paelzer)
  • Fabio Augusto De Muzio Tobich (ftobich)
  • Taowa (taowa)
  • Félix Sipma (felix)
  • Étienne Mollier (emollier)
  • Daniel Swarbrick (dswarbrick)
  • Hanno Wagner (wagner)

The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:

  • Evangelos Ribeiro Tzaras
  • Hugh McMaster

Congratulations!


Registration for DebConf21 Online is Open

On Tue 08 June 2021 with tags debconf debconf21
Written by Stefano Rivera

Translations: pt-BR

DebConf21 banner

The DebConf team is glad to announce that registration for DebConf21 Online is now open.

The 21st Debian Conference is being held Online, due to COVID-19, from August 22 to August 29, 2021. It will also sport a DebCamp from August 15 to August 21, 2021 (preceeding the DebConf).

To register for DebConf21, please visit the DebConf website at https://debconf21.debconf.org/register

Reminder: Creating an account on the site does not register you for the conference, there's a conference registration form to complete after signing in.

Participation in DebConf21 is conditional on your respect of our Code of Conduct. We require you to read, understand and abide by this code.

A few notes about the registration process:

  • We need to know attendees' locations to better plan the schedule around timezones. Please make sure you fill in the "Country I call home" field in the registration form accordingly. It's especially important to have this data for people who submitted talks, but also for other attendees.

  • We are offering limited amounts of financial support for those who require it in order to attend. Please refer to the corresponding page on the website for more information.

Any questions about registration should be addressed to registration@debconf.org.

See you online!

DebConf would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsors Lenovo and Infomaniak, and our Gold Sponsor Matanel Foundation.


Donation from rsync.net to the Debian Project and benefits for Debian members

On Fri 28 May 2021 with tags donation cloud
Written by Donald Norwood and Laura Arjona Reina

Translations: pt-BR

We are pleased to announce that offsite backup and cloud storage company rsync.net has generously donated several Terabytes of storage space to the Debian Project! This new storage medium will be used to backup our Debian Peertube instance.

In addition to this bountiful offer, rsync.net is also providing a free-forever 500 GB account to every Debian Developer.

rsync.net is a dedicated offsite backup company. Since 2001, they have provided customers with a secure UNIX filesystem accessible with most SSH/SFTP applications. rsync.net’s infrastructure is spread across multiple continents with a core IPv6 network and a ZFS redundant file-system assuring customer data is kept securely with integrity.

The Debian Project thanks rsync.net for their generosity and support.


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