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From: Thierry Laronde <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 22:27:05 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: News about Debian Conference... and have a happy new year! Hello, First, I'd like to wish you all a happy new year! Here are some news about the Debian Conference 1. The web site is finally online : http://lsm.abul.org/ [LSM site] http://lsm.abul.org/program/topic20/ [Debian page, with a link to Arto Teräs' report about the Zeroth Debian Conference] There have been some improvements, but for the Debian part we need now to define the skeleton of the subjects that are going to be dealed with. First of all, the "Speech from the Throne" where we will hear about the past, present and future of Debian : we do need to know where we are going. After this, in the end of the evening we will take the first photographs of Debian as an organization of real men ;) After that the subjects proposed : Debian as a meta-distribution ; the utils : - the Packages pools - Debian automatic installation tools - [with other distributions] a meta-description format allowing semi-automatic generation of .deb or .rpm (or others...) as sketch by Wichert Akkerman - massive installations and cluster built on Debian Debian utils : - bootfloppies Debian and Gnome/KDE The HURD. I still suggest a kind of course for new developers : how to do it the "debian way", and how to use the debian packaging tools. If the opportunity of the Debian Conference can be used to improve the documentation in several areas (the text of the course), let's go ! The conference is yours : I'm here to offer opportunities, perhaps suggest some topics, but _you_ will make the program. The discussions will be held on firstname.lastname@example.org (to subscribe send a message to: email@example.com, with the subject: subscribe debian). My work "in the real life" has just changed --- I work now with Libre and for Libre software. But the struggle against software patents in Europe (we are just about to be defeated) has taken me a lot of time in the past months, and this remains one of my major concerns. So please forgive me if I'm sometimes slow to react. Cu in Bordeaux, -- Thierry LARONDE <firstname.lastname@example.org> 10, rue du Bel Air, 74000 ANNECY - FRANCE/ Tel : 33.(0)220.127.116.11.61 /home du SDF (Site Debian Francophone) : http://www.polynum.com/sdf/
From: Bdale Garbee <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 15:09:34 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: resolution of the tar -I issue I'm satisfied with this solution, and will work with Paul to deliver an implementation for Debian as soon as possible. Bdale ------- Forwarded Message Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 12:49:43 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Eggert <email@example.com> Message-Id: <200101092049.MAA00755@ruby.twinsun.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: can we get rid of -I entirely, please? > From: Bdale Garbee <email@example.com> > Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 09:18:51 -0700 > > After lots of discussion on the Debian developer mailing lists, the > solution that I think makes the most sense is: > > the -I option be removed from the documentation and usage messages > > use of -I becomes an error that communicates that -j is the right > option for bzip2, and -T is the equivalent of -I in Solaris tar > > I think this meets everyone's needs. OK, you talked me into this for the next tar version. This will give people time to switch. We can then reintroduce -I as an alias for -T in a later version of GNU tar. ------- End of Forwarded Message
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