Great fonts in Debian 10 (or later)On Tue 09 June 2020 with tags fonts typography artwork
Written by Gürkan Myczko
Artwork by Gürkan Myczko
Debian comes with tons of fonts for all kinds of purposes,
you can easily list them all (almost) with:
apt-cache search ^fonts-
Above you can see a nice composition with examples of several fonts. The composition is published under the MIT (Expat) license and the source SVG (created with Inkscape) can be downloaded here. You will need the fonts to be installed in your system so the SVG is correctly rendered.
If you want to learn more you can have a look at the wiki page about fonts (https://wiki.debian.org/Fonts), and if you want to contribute or maintain fonts in Debian, don't hesitate to join the Fonts Team!
New Debian Developers and Maintainers (March and April 2020)On Thu 28 May 2020 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:
- Paride Legovini (paride)
- Ana Custura (acute)
- Felix Lechner (lechner)
The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:
- Sven Geuer
- Håvard Flaget Aasen
DebConf20 registration is open!On Mon 25 May 2020 with tags debconf debconf20
Written by Tzafrir Cohen, Jean-Pierre Giraud
We are happy to announce that registration for DebConf20 is now open. The event will take place from August 23rd to 29th, 2020 at the University of Haifa, in Israel, and will be preceded by DebCamp, from August 16th to 22nd.
Although the Covid-19 situation is still rather fluid, as of now, Israel seems to be on top of the situation. Days with less than 10 new diagnosed infections are becoming common and businesses and schools are slowly reopening. As such, we are hoping that, at least as far as regulations go, we will be able to hold an in-person conference. There is more (and up to date) information at the conference's FAQ. Which means, barring a second wave, that there is reason to hope that the conference can go forward.
For that, we need your help. We need to know, assuming health regulations permit it, how many people intend to attend. This year probably more than ever before, prompt registration is very important to us. If after months of staying at home you feel that rubbing elbows with fellow Debian Developers is precisely the remedy that will salvage 2020, then we ask that you do register as soon as possible.
Sadly, things are still not clear enough for us to make a final commitment to holding an in-person conference, but knowing how many people intend to attend will be a great help in making that decision. The deadline for deciding on postponing, cancelling or changing the format of the conference is June 8th.
To register for DebConf20, please visit our website and log into the registration system and fill out the form. You can always edit or cancel your registration, but please note that the last day to confirm or cancel is July 26th, 2020 23:59:59 UTC. We cannot guarantee availability of accommodation, food and swag for unconfirmed registrations.
We do suggest that attendees begin making travel arrangements as soon as possible, of course. Please bear in mind that most air carriers allow free cancellations and changes.
Any questions about registrations should be addressed to email@example.com.
Bursary for travel, accomodation and meals
In an effort to widen the diversity of DebConf attendees, the Debian Project allocates a part of the financial resources obtained through sponsorships to pay for bursaries (travel, accommodation, and/or meals) for participants who request this support when they register.
As resources are limited, we will examine the requests and decide who will receive the bursaries. They will be destined:
- Debian funded bursaries are available to active Debian contributors.
- Debian diversity bursaries are available to newcomers to Debian/DebConf. Especially from under-represented communities.
Giving a talk, organizing an event or helping during DebConf20 is taken into account when deciding upon your bursary, so please mention them in your bursary application.
For more information about bursaries, please visit Applying for a Bursary to DebConf
Attention: deadline to apply for bursaries using the registration form before May 31st, 2019 23:59:59 UTC. This deadline is necessary in order to the organisers to have some time to analyze the requests.
To register for the Conference, either with or without a bursary request, please visit: https://debconf20.debconf.org/register
Participation to DebConf20 is conditional to your respect of our Code of Conduct. We require you to read, understand and abide by this code.
DebConf would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor Lenovo and Gold Sponsors deepin and Matanel Foundation. DebConf20 is still accepting sponsors; if you are interested, or think you know of others who would be willing to help, please get in touch!
Debian welcomes the 2020 GSOC internsOn Fri 22 May 2020 with tags gsoc announce
Written by Donald Norwood
Here are the list of the projects, students, and details of the tasks to be performed.
Project: Android SDK Tools in Debian
- Student(s): Manas Kashyap, Raman Sarda, and Samyak-jn
Deliverables of the project: Make the entire Android toolchain, Android Target Platform Framework, and SDK tools available in the Debian archives.
- Student: Nilesh
Deliverables of the project: Quality assurance including bug fixing, continuous integration tests and documentation for all Debian Med applications that are known to be helpful to fight COVID-19
Project: BLAS/LAPACK Ecosystem Enhancement
- Student: Mo Zhou
Deliverables of the project: Better environment, documentation, policy, and lintian checks for BLAS/LAPACK.
- Student: Pranav Ballaney
Deliverables of the project: Continuous integration tests for all Debian Med applications, QA review, and bug fixes.
Project: Systemd unit translator
- Student: K Gopal Krishna
Deliverables of the project: A systemd unit to OpenRC init script translator. Updated OpenRC package into Debian Unstable.
- Student: Kevin Wu
Deliverables of the project: Evaluate, test, and develop tools to evaluate cross-grade checks for system and user configuration.
- Student: utkarsh2102
Deliverables of the project: Create guide for rubygems.org on good practices for upstream maintainers, develop a tool that can detect problems and, if possible fix those errors automatically. Establish good documentation, design the tool to be extensible for other languages.
Congratulations and welcome to all the interns!
The Google Summer of Code program is possible in Debian thanks to the efforts of Debian Developers and Debian Contributors that dedicate part of their free time to mentor interns and outreach tasks.
Join us and help extend Debian! You can follow the interns' weekly reports on the debian-outreach mailing-list, chat with us on our IRC channel or reach out to the individual projects' team mailing lists.
DPL elections 2020, congratulations Jonathan Carter!On Sun 19 April 2020 with tags dpl
Written by Ana Guerrero López
The Debian Project Leader elections just finished and the winner is Jonathan Carter!
His term as project leader starts next Tuesday April 21st and expires on April 20th 2021.
And special thanks to Sam Hartman for his service as DPL during these last twelve months!