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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Alpha 1 Released For Xenial Xerus Derivatives

    The first alpha release is now available for Ubuntu flavors opting-in to do their first 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" development release.

  • Canonical goes on the attack, claims over a billion people use Ubuntu [Ed: The Microsoft propagandist attacks Ubuntu claims, turns it into Microsoft spin at the end]
  • MATE 1.12 landed in Debian unstable

    Yesterday, I did a bundle upload of all MATE 1.12 related packages to Debian unstable. Packages are currently building for the 22 architectures supported by Debian, build status can be viewed on the DDPO page of the Debian MATE Packaging Team [1]

    Again a big thanks to the packaging team. Martin Wimpress amongst others did a fabulous job in bumping all packages towards the 1.12 release series before the Christmas holidays. Over the holidays, I was able to review his work (99% perfect) and upload all binary packages to a staging repository.

  • Remembering Ian Murdock

    The first time I met Ian Murdock, he was holding a sign with my name on it. He was meeting me at the airport along with three other members of Progeny Linux Systems, and I was in Indianapolis for the final stages of a job interview. We went out to a Greek restaurant, and while I felt myself outclassed by the rest of the team he was putting together, I must have said the right things, because for the next year I handled Progeny's communications and marketing, commuting every few weeks for several marathon days of catching up with everything that couldn't be done by email or phone.

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