Debian Project News – July 30th, 2012
Welcome to this year’s fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
* Debian Med team report from LSM
* DebConf13 Logo Contest: final round voting
* Rapsberry Pi + Debian = Raspbian!
* Other news
* Upcoming events
* New Debian Contributors
* Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
* Important Debian Security Advisories
* New and noteworthy packages
* Work-needing packages
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Debian Med team report from LSM
Andreas Tille wrote a report from the Libre Software Meeting 2012 
recently held in Geneva, where he was representing the Debian Med team.
Andreas organised a Debian Med packaging workshop during the meeting,
which resulted in the creation of initial packaging, almost ready for
the Debian archive, of Creatools. Andreas also delivered a talk about
the integration of VistA into Debian , explaining the need to
“include hospital information systems straight into Debian and by doing
so open the doors of hospitals for large scale Debian installations”.
1 : http://debianmed.blogspot.de/2012/07/debian-med-bits-report-from-lsm-geneva.html
2 : http://video.rmll.info/videos/integration-of-vista-into-debian/
DebConf13 Logo Contest: final round voting
Luca Capello announced a final round of voting for the DebConf13 logo
contest . The voting period will end on 1 August at 23:59 (UTC+2h).
You can vote directly on the relevant DebConf wiki page . DebConf is
the annual Debian conference which in 2013 will be held in Vaumarcus,
3 : https://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2012/07/msg00021.html
4 : http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf13/LogoIdeas#Second_Round
Rapsberry Pi + Debian = Raspbian!
Mike Thompson announced that Raspbian, his port of Debian armhf, focused
on better support for the Raspberry Pi , has just become the official
recommended Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi . Raspbian is a
“complete rebuild of Debian Wheezy armhf for the armv6+vfp CPU on the
Raspberry Pi”, explained Mike. Raspbian is available from the download
page  of the Raspberry Pi website.
5 : https://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2012/07/msg00041.html
6 : http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1605
7 : http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
FLOSS For Science published an interview with Sylvestre Ledru  about
his work on Debian and Scilab.
8 : http://www.floss4science.com/scilab-an-interview-with-sylvestre-ledru/
Adam Barratt sent some bits from the Release Team , including an
announcement that the codename for Debian 8.0 will be “Jessie”.
9 : https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/07/msg00004.html
There are several upcoming Debian-related events:
* July 31, Costinești, Romania — Debian talk at Forum IT Summer Academy  by Victor Nițu
* August 3-4, San Antonio, USA — Debian booth at Texas Linux Fest 
10 : http://www.debian.org/events/2012/0726-forumit
11 : http://www.debian.org/events/2012/0803-texas-linuxfest
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks on
the events section  of the Debian web site, or subscribe to one of
our events mailing lists for different regions: Europe ,
Netherlands , Hispanic America , North America .
12 : http://www.debian.org/events
13 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu
14 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl
15 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-ha
16 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na
Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party? Are
you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events? Have you delivered a
Debian talk that you want to link on our talks page ? Send an email
to the Debian Events Team .
17 : http://www.debian.org/events/talks
18 : email@example.com
New Debian Contributors
Seven applicants have been accepted  as Debian Developers, nine
applicants have been accepted  as Debian Maintainers, and six people
have started to maintain packages  since the previous issue of the
Debian Project News. Please welcome Tristan Seligmann, Thomas
Preud’homme, Felix Geyer, Josue Abarca, Julián Moreno Patiño, Thadeu
Cascardo, Paul Mathijs Gevers, Vincent Cheng, Tomasz Rybak, Daniel
Pocock, Ole Streicher, Ivo De Decker, Mehdi Abaakouk, Thomas Bechtold,
Tomasz Buchert, Andrea Colangelo, Sorina Sandu, Stefan van der Walt,
Patrick Uiterwijk, Alberto Á. Fuentes, Christophe Siraut, and Marcus
Osdoba into our project!
19 : https://nm.debian.org/public/nmlist#done
20 : http://lists.debian.org/E1Sta5X-0005lb-Ap@franck.debian.org
21 : http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi
Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
According to the Bugs Search interface of the Ultimate Debian
Database , the upcoming release, Debian “Wheezy”, is currently
affected by 569 Release-Critical bugs. Ignoring bugs which are easily
solved or on the way to being solved, roughly speaking, about 375
Release-Critical bugs remain to be solved for the release to happen.
22 : http://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi
There are also more detailed statistics  as well as some hints on
how to interpret  these numbers.
23 : http://www.schmehl.info/2012/06/29#2012-26
24 : http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/RC-Stats
Important Debian Security Advisories
Debian’s Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): extplorer , puppet , mono , iceape ,
iceweasel , nsd3 , kfreebsd-8  and isc-dhcp . Please
read them carefully and take the proper measures.
25 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2510
26 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2511
27 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2512
28 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2513
29 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2514
30 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2515
31 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2508
32 : http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2516
Debian’s Backports Team released advisories for: strongswan  and
libreoffice . Please read them carefully and take the proper
33 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2012/07/msg00000.html
34 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2012/07/msg00001.html
Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list  (and the separate backports
list , and stable updates list ) for announcements.
35 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/
36 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/
37 : http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/
New and noteworthy packages
34 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently.
Currently  460 packages are orphaned  and 145 packages are up
for adoption : please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help .
38 : https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/07/msg00800.html
39 : http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
40 : http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
41 : http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested
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This issue of Debian Project News was edited by Moray Allan, Francesca
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