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Debian Project News - May 28th

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Linux

Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Bits from the Release Team
Removal of Qt3 from Debian
Report from Debian Utsavam
Interviews
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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