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Fri, 15 Jul 2011

About Debian, The Hurd and Linux or in short: Yes, we will still have a Linux kernel

A lot of online magazines are currently reporting about Debian, its port to the Hurd kernel and plans for the next release. However, there seem to be quite some misunderstandings. One online magazine took the cake by titling Debian 7.0 Wheezy: Erste Pläne für Hurd statt Linux-Kernel (rough translation: Debian 7.0 Wheezy: First plans for Hurd instead of Linux kernel), and a colleague already asked me, if we are really going to drop the Linux kernel.

So let's clarify one thing: The Debian Project does not plan to drop its port to the Linux kernel (nor its two ports to the FreeBSD kernel for what it's worth).

Apparently it all started with a short status report and if you read it, you'll just read that some people are trying and planing to get Debian 7 (aka wheezy) to be released with an additional port to the Hurd. It is not yet clear if they will achieve their goal, nor did anyone ever mention anything about replacing the Linux or the FreeBSD kernel.

So, calm down, nothing changed, just someone talking about the possibility of adding yet another port to the next release. Please note the adding.

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Thu, 12 May 2011

Debian Theme for LaTeX-Beamer

Just stumbled over Debian beamer themes by Richard Darst. Very cool and exactly what I needed! Thanks!

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Thu, 05 May 2011

Getting to DebConf11 via night train from Germany

By the way: For DebConf attendees from Germany (or passing through Germany) might be interesting, that you can currently book the night train from Munich to Zagreb with a special price (called Spar Night or something like that); quite cheap: It's cheaper for Meike and me in a double cabin of that train, than to fly for one of us. As far as I know it is a limited offer, to book fast while you can!

Apparently you can't book that train via the web interface, but you can buy it in their offices and via phone.

Oh, an it seems that the train on the 22nd of July there and on the 31st back might become a Debian train. Seems there are already five of us taking that one ;)

Update: Fixed a typo: DebConf is taking place in July, not in June.

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I'm going to DebConf11

I'm going to DebConf11

PS: Other nice banners available in the DebConf WIki

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Fri, 01 Apr 2011

The Canterbury Distribution

I'm sure you already heard the news about the new joined Canterbury Distribution, and are eager about details.

While our teams are struggling to integrate all the existing infrastructure, it's my pleasure to announce that the first pieces of the collaboration are already available for our users.

As a first measurement, a common Canterbury Package Manager, called cant will be made available in all distributions. It is already available for the distribution formerly known as Archlinux, and with the next mirror push will also be available for those used to run Debian.

You'll be pleased to know, that the command line syntax isn't much of a change, you can still run cant search, cant install or cant remove, but future version will also introduce all the features known from the other distributions.

Stay tuned for further updates of Canterbury Linux!

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Hildesheim / Germany. He's an official Debian Developer. Beside maintaining various packages, his main task is being spokesman and event organizer of the Debian project.

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