Debian Weekly News - April 6th, 1999

Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian developer community. It's a day late and a bit short this week due to the editor's vacation.

The logo team has chosen 4 candidates for our new logo. Wichert has made a web page displaying 4 excellent new logos and our current logo. You can also read Wichert's commentary on each logo, which begins the one week discussion period before voting begins. At the same time, Wichert has proposed a vote on whether we should have a single logo or an official and a liberal use logo.

Neal Stephenson, award winning author of Snow Crash and other cyberpunk science fiction turns out to be a user and fan of Debian. He's written an article on operating systems in which he enthuses about Debian and specifically about the bug tracking system. "I use a distribution called Debian [...] what really sold me on it was its phenomenal bug database"

What's the buggiest package in Debian? It's easy to find out using Raphaƫl Hertzog's pages which score packages based on different criteria, including number of bugs, number of lintian errors, and ages of bugs. Also, the pages listing critical bug reports are back online, at a new location.

A 12 page "review of Debian 2.1 as a platform for econometric research" has been written by James MacKinnon, an economics professor.

No new packages were added to Debian this week, though several are waiting in Incoming. There are some important updates to existing packages though:

Corrections to last week's news:

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This issue of Debian Weekly News was edited by Joey Hess.