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  • Gunnar Wolf• raspi.debian.net now hosted on Debian infrastructure

    So, since I registered the URL for serving the unofficial Debian images for the Raspberry computers, raspi.debian.net, in April 2020, I had been hosting it in my Dreamhost webspace.

    Over two years ago –yes, before I finished setting it up in Dreamhost– Steve McIntyre approached me and invited me to host the images under the Debian cdimages user group. I told him I’d first just get the setup running, and later I would approach him for finalizing the setup.

  • Raphaël Hertzog: Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, September 2021

    Folks from the LTS team, along with members of the Debian Android Tools team and Phil Morrel, have proposed work on the Java build tool, gradle, which is currently blocked due to the need to build with a plugin not available in Debian. The LTS team reviewed the project submission and it has been approved. After approval we’ve created a Request for Bids which is active now.

    You’ll hear more about this through official Debian channels, but in the meantime, if you feel you can help with this project, please submit a bid. Thanks!

    This September, Freexian set aside 2550 EUR to fund Debian projects.

  • More python3 modules in devx SFS

    In OpenEmbedded, there are some python3 modules used during the build, but not packaged for the target system. I have added these to be built for the target system. So these binary packages will be built for possible inclusion in EasyOS.

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: RVowpalWabbit 0.0.16: One More CRAN Request

    Another maintenance RVowpalWabbit released brings us to version 0.0.16 on CRAN. This is last package for which configure.ac needed an update to current standards (see the updates of corels, RcppGSL, RQuantLib, and littler). The make matters more interesting we also had to address one UBSAN issue we could not reproduce locally (which, it turns out, was our fault because we had not rebuilt one package dependency under UBSAN). But Prof Ripley confirmed the issue as addressed so all is good for now.

New Atari VCS Review: Retro Tech Meets Geek Chic

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Hardware
Reviews
Debian

Among other things, the year 1977 marked the beginning of (in my humble opinion) the two greatest entertainment franchises: Star Wars and Atari. Needless to say, the former is alive and well. And until recently, the latter has lived on through the sheer tenacity of its legendary gaming heritage. Now, three years after its hugely successful Indiegogo campaign, Atari at long last quenched retro gaming fans' thirst by finally releasing its brand-new console. Officially known as the VCS 800, this truly multifunctional hybrid gaming, entertainment and computing device is an amazing time machine to both the past and future.

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10 years of SparkyLinux!

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Linux
Debian

Exactly 10 years ago, in October 2011, we started a work with a new Linux distribution, and on November 4, 2011 the first beta of our system released.

A bit of history:

Initially, our project began to live under the name ue17r as Ubuntu Enlightenment17 Remix and was a modification of Xubuntu Linux, from which the standard desktop was removed and replaced by Enlightenment 17.

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Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0 “Chimaera” Released for Software Freedom Lovers, Based on Debian Bullseye

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News
Debian

Dubbed “Chimaera” and based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 11.1 “Bullseye”, Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0 comes with Linux kernel 5.10 LTS by default and a choice of three init systems, including sysvinit, runit, and OpenRC.

Devuan is the GNU/Linux distribution you must download and use if you want to have a Debian GNU/Linux operating system installation without the systemd init system. Devuan is here for software freedom lovers!

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Sparky Linux 2021.10 Semi-Rolling Comes with Updated Packages

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Linux
Debian

Sparky Linux have just released an update to their rolling release version. Sparky 2021.10 features a new kernel of 5.14 as well as some other changes.

Sparky Linux is a lightweight desktop-based Linux distribution based on Debian. It aims to be easy on system resources and can breathe new life into aging computers.

Sparky is a unique distribution in the sense that it provides both Debian stable and testing editions. In general, Sparky is not targeted to Linux beginners, but rather users with some amount of Linux knowledge.

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Sparky 2021.10

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Linux
Debian

Sparky 2021.10 of the (semi-)rolling line is out; it is based on Debian testing “Bookworm”.

This iso update provides:
– all packages upgraded as of October 12, 2021
– Linux kernel 5.14.9
– Calamares 3.2.44.3
– i386 libs removed from amd64 iso images
– small improvements

No reinstallation is required if you installed Sparky 2021.09, simply keep it up to date.

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Debian: Error Logs, Fatdog64, and EasyOS

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  • Triaging Debian build failure logs with collab-qa-tools - Antonio Terceiro

    The Ruby team is working now on transitioning to ruby 3.0. Even though most packages will work just fine, there is substantial amount of packages that require some work to adapt. We have been doing test rebuilds for a while during transitions, but usually triaged the problems manually.

    This time I decided to try collab-qa-tools, a set of scripts Lucas Nussbaum uses when he does archive-wide rebuilds. I'm really glad that I did, because those tols save a lot of time when processing a large number of build failures. In this post, I will go through how to triage a set of build logs using collab-qa-tools.

    I have some some improvements to the code. Given my last merge request is very new and was not merged yet, a few of the things I mention here may apply only to my own ruby3.0 branch.

    collab-qa-tools also contains a few tools do perform the builds in the cloud, but since we already had the builds done, I will not be mentioning that part and will write exclusively about the triaging tools.

  • Fatdog64 811 works real nice

    Fatdog64 version 811 is the latest in the Fatdog puppy-derivative distribution. Using it, it seems very much like a puppy, UI, menu-structure, heaps of apps, but there are differences -- most notable is the Gslapt package manager instead of PPM in the pups.

  • The mysterious nomodeset kernel option

Debian: TeX Live Work, Thorsten Alteholz's Package Reviews, and EasyOS Additions

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  • TeX Live contrib archive available via CTAN mirrors | There and back again

    The TeX Live contrib repository has been for many years now a valuable source of packages that cannot enter proper TeX Live due to license restrictions etc. I took over maintenance of it in 2017 from Taco, and since then the repository has been available via my server. Since a few weeks, tlcontrib is now available via the CTAN mirror network, the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network.

    [...]

    Thanks to the whole CTAN team, and please switch your repositories to the CTAN mirror to get load of my server, thanks a lot!

  • Thorsten Alteholz: My Debian Activities in September 2021

    This month I accepted 224 and rejected 47 packages. This is almost thrice the rejects of last month. Please, be more careful and check your package twice before uploading. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 233.

  • xrdp, xorgxrdp and freerdp compiled

Karen Sandler, Outreachy & Debian Money in Albania

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Debian

We found the six Albanian/Kosovan women who received GSoC & Outreachy money, tickets to DebConf and many other events following the former leader around Europe.

These are snapshots of their Github activity for the last 12 months. We decided not to write their names.

We don't want to vilify these women. We want to ask who decided to spend over $30,000 on them without any plan?

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Debian-Based Sparky and EasyOS Updates

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  • Sparky: Kotatogram Desktop

    There is a new application available for Sparkers: Kotatogram Desktop

  • EasyOS: Dropbear ssh server and client compiled
  • gtk-vnc compiled for EasyOS
  • x11vnc remote X11 VNC server compiled
  • EasyOS: Google forcing us to use gmail in standard mode

    Right from the early days of gmail, I have used it in "basic html view". However, recently it has been coming up in "standard view", and despite trying to set it back to basic html view, persists in coming up in standard view.

    [....]

    ...it seems, gmail looks at the user-agent string, and does not recognise Brave browser. Feedback at the above link says changing the user-agent string in Brave to Chrome* fixes it.
    There is a fix, if you want to force basic html view, it can be specified in the URL. A couple of sites give this URL, and I even found it recommended at a Google help site:

    https://mail.google.com/?ui=html

    ...works for me, but some people are reporting that it only works "sometimes".

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