Debian Project News - June 23rd, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.

Some of the topics covered in this issue:

* Call for new New Maintainer Application Managers
* Backports.org keyring package?
* Debian powers Max Planck Institute 32.8 TFlops supercomputer
* ... and much more.

Call for new New Maintainer Application Managers

Marc Brockschmidt, member of the New Maintainer Frontdesk, sent a call for Application Managers taking care of New Maintainers. Application Managers should have a broad experience in sponsoring and mentoring of prospective developers, a firm knowledge of the Debian Policy and Developer's Reference and at least a rough understanding of the current New Maintainer process.

Interested Developers, who have above all that a few hours of time each week, should send mail to new-maintainer@debian.org.

Removing lilo?

William Pitcock asked for opinions about the removal of the boot loader lilo. Since lilo has a grave bug, that is not trivial to fix and grub is pretty stable, he wondered if lilo is still needed at all.

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