"After almost two years of development and quality assurance, we finally did freeze version 1.0 of our custom debian-based distribution yesterday. The system will be internally deployed to the various departments via FAI and GOSa, hopefully everything will work as expected and it’ll be a walk through the park for all sysadmins involved. The distribution is completely oss-based (debian sarge) and consists of core components like kde 3.5, OpenOffice.org 2, kernel 2.6.17."
David Nusinov pondered about setting up a distribution steering committee. Ingo Jürgensmann considered this a good idea in general. David added that the bottom-up structure instead of top-down is a defining feature of Debian. Raphaël Hertzog suggested to replace the project leader with a steering board.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds today signalled his enjoyment of the annual "Talk Like a Pirate Day" festivities, using the nautical lexicon to launch an update to the kernel at the heart of his open source operating system.
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, Greg Boehnlein and Joe Brockmeier give us a preview of the upcoming Ohio LinuxFest, Allan talks about encoding video for his Nokia 770, Linc does a file server install, Pat installs Suse on his laptop.
And much, much more.
Banshee, the music management and playback application for GNOME has just hit a new release. Rip CDs, play and sync your iPod, create playlists, and burn audio and MP3 CDs. See the release notes for a list of new features.
A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.
The initiative, which is being promoted by the Debian project leader Anthony Towns, is called Dunc, "an acronym for 'Development Under Numismatic Control' - which could equally be called 'coin-operated coding'."
More than 200 members of the KDE community, related projects, industry partners, and interested users will be gathering Friday for aKademy 2006 at the Trinity College Dublin to work on the next-generation desktop, KDE 4, and desktop standards. The aKademy conference will run through Saturday, September 23, through Saturday, September 30.
NEC will join IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as an investor and licensee in Open Invention Network (OIN), an intellectual property company formed to further the Linux environment by acquiring patents and ensuring their availability.
NEC plans to boost its Linux business from 310 billion yen ($2.6 bil) in fiscal 2005 to 570 billion yen ($4.9 bil) in fiscal 2008.