Debian Weekly News - email
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 12:03:42 -0700 From: Darren Benham <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Debian Development <email@example.com> Subject: Debian BTS Well, we did it. The software used by Debian for it's bug tracking, debbugs, was packaged for distribution several months ago and resides in Potato. Last weekend, Debian upgraded it's bug server (bugs.debian.org) to the save version that's packaged. Now, development continues. For anyone interested in tracking or being a part of the advance of the BTS, there is a mail list set up: http://benham.net/mailman/listinfo/debbugs And a home page: http://benham.net/debbugs/
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Boot-Floppies: task packages Date: 14 Sep 1999 22:39:56 +0200 From: "Martin Bialasinski" <email@example.com> Hi, we redesign the boot floppy's package selection system (preselections of packages). The current list will be transfered to ordinary packages, thous making the whole thing easier to manage. Also this allows to select a packageset after the initial installation. See the task-sgml and task-sgml-dev packages in unstable for an example. Now I need some help on defining the task packages (and ideally people to take them). I already mailed some of you, where I thought you were the natural choice on commenting on a package. Still there are many left. The complete set is available at https://www.debian.org/~martinb/tasks (and in the CVS). Specifically, for the following tasks, I could not mail anyone specific, so I need your helping hand and comments. task-admin.ctl task-backup-net.ctl task-games.ctl task-plot.ctl task-backup.ctl task-basic.ctl task-graphics.ctl task-prod.ctl task-gui-dev.ctl task-high-rel.ctl task-scheme.ctl task-lisp-dev.ctl task-science.ctl task-debian-dev.ctl task-mailinglist.ctl task-sound.ctl task-dialup.ctl task-net-complete.ctl task-tcl-dev.ctl task-net-selected.ctl task-netadmin.ctl task-webcache.ctl task-newbie-help.ctl task-doc.ctl These are not written in stone (I don't know how to deal with net-selected and net-complete - they are from the old setup), so if you want to see some other, don't hesitate to provide one. Some notes before you make your suggestions: The task shall give some good starting point, they should not fill the disk by providing every CD player in unstable. Choose one popular. If someone wants a specific one, he can install it later. KISS. The tasks should contain only semantically fitting packages (no more games in the admin task). Only the Depends line can be used (this is what apt reads). This is your chance to help releasing potato this year. This also implies that I or whoever takes a task package has authority what goes in these. No editor or windowmanager wars, we do not have time for this. Reply-to is set to debian-boot, no reason to add more traffic to -devel. Let's finish the boot floppies. Ciao, Martin
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