Debian Weekly News - April 26th, 2000
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- The boot floppies are up to version 2.2.12, and are progressing nicely. This version has the distinction of being the first "really fully functional powerpc installer" for Debian, a very important milestone for the powerpc port.
- The number of release critical bugs continues to hover around 125.
The First European Debian Meeting is planned to be held starting July 5th in France as part of the Libre Software Meeting. This has generated some enthusiasm among the French developers, but it may have some scheduling conflicts with other events in Europe. It's yet to be seen how big this gathering will be.
Some impressive graphs have been made of the relations (dependencies, conflicts, etc) between various packages. These graphs can give some idea of the complexities apt has to deal with. The graph of all the packages in the base system is especially interesting.
Perl folks will be happy to know that experimental perl 5.6 debs are available for woody. Hopefully fully integrating this new version won't be as complex as the last perl upgrade since a lot of groundwork was laid last time to support future upgrades.
New packages in Debian this week include a long list of 2.2.15pre19 kernel-image packages, the following and many more:
- aide: Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment
- cscope: Interactively examine a C program source
- distmp3: Client/daemon for distributed MP3 compression over TCP/IP
- iptables: IP packet filter administration for 2.4.X kernels
- verilog: Icarus verilog compiler
- xscorch: Clone of Scorched Earth
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This issue of Debian Weekly News was edited by Joey Hess.