Debian Weekly News - email
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 08:25:54 +0100 From: Wichert Akkerman <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: slink release is delayed As some of you have probably noticed by now the slink release, which was scheduled for earlier today (or yesterday depending on your timezone). This is not an error: the release for slink has been delayed by 1 week, so the actual release will happen on March 9, 00:00 GMT. There are a couple of reaons for this delay, ranging from some internal struggles to upgrade-failures that were discovered at the last moment. They will be sorted out during this week, so the final release should not have any problems. The slink release has been a learning experience, and I hope we can prevent the problems we had with this release in the future. All predicted major criseses have happened by now, so from here on the road should be smooth.. Wichert.
To: email@example.com Subject: Linux Hardware Solutions to support Debian Project From: "Nils Lohner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 12:51:21 -0500 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian GNU/Linux http://www.debian.org/ Linux Hardware Solutions to support Debian Project February 25, 1999 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> News Linux Hardware Solutions, Inc. a premier supplier of Linux systems and service announce support for the Debian Project of Software in the Public Interest, Inc. The support comes in the form of a Linux Hardware Solution PS350RR-100 RAID rackmount server with 256 MB RAM attached to a dedicated colocation connection at Mindspring Enterprises' data center in Atlanta, Georgia to act as the new ftp.debian.org server. Tony Copeland, Director of Sales and Marketing at LHS, said "As beneficiaries of the hard work and dedication of the Linux community we are glad that we could offer assistance to the Debian team and encourage the further development of Linux as a whole." The server has a retail value of $6100 and has been custom configured to address the specific needs of the Debian team. Linux Hardware Solutions President Kit Cosper said, "When we became aware that the Debian Project was in need of a new server we opened a dialog to determine how LHS could provide the maximum level of service and support to the dedicated people that constitute the Debian team. After discussing the options we assembled a system to serve not only their present needs, but future expansion as well." >> About Linux Hardware Solutions Linux Hardware Solutions, Inc. <http://www.linux-hw.com>, is a privately held company founded in February 1996 by a former member of the Red Hat (TM) development team. LHS is a major provider of Linux workstations and servers to government, universities and Fortune 500 companies. LHS custom configures a line of products ranging from robust workstations to high-availability fault-tolerant servers in its North Carolina facility. The first Linux system vendor to provide toll-free pre- and post- sales support to its clients, LHS is recognized as the leader in customer service among Linux system vendors. >> About Debian The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer their time and effort. Its tasks include maintaining and updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating system. >> Contact Information For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact <email@example.com> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/> -- Nils Lohner E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Debian Press Contact Press: email@example.com -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: slink release delayed From: Guy Maor <email@example.com> Date: 01 Mar 1999 23:56:40 -0800 Why delay? We've underestimated the severity of several bugs. The bugs under consideration are: dpkg-dev crashed on non-English I have a simple workaround which simply shuts off i18n. I will upload an NMU tonight. pcmcia 2.0.34 not usable This is solved by simply removing it. We provide 35 and 36 as well. Hamm only provided 34. Brian Mays, could you confirm this? procmail security error This does not mean that the gates are open for all changes! Each upload should be decided by the metric - Is it by itself important enough to delay? So practically all changes will continue to be rejected. As in other things, we are reaching a state where doing things by the seat of pants is becoming insufficient. I intend to write a document which describes how release management should happen. It will be a combination of implementation and policy, so I will post it here for review. Hopefully we can improve the process for a potato release. Guy -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com
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