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Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-20 Out Now with NILFS2 Support, NVMe Device Cloning

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Clonezilla Live and GParted Live developer and maintainer Steven Shiau was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-20.

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Hands on with Debian GNU/Linux 8.3

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The latest point-release update of Debian GNU/Linux (8.3) came out last week, so I decided to take this opportunity to review what distribution media are available, and how/where they can/can't be installed.

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Leftovers: Debian (FOSDEM, Debian Activities, Dedication to Ian Murdock)

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  • Back from FOSDEM

    FOSDEM continues to be huge. There are just so many people, and it overflows everywhere into ULB—even the hallways during the talks are packed! I don't have a good solution for this, but I wish I did. Perhaps some rooms could be used as “overflow rooms”, ie., do a video link/stream to them, so that more people can get to watch the talks in the most popular rooms.

  • My Debian Activities in January 2016

    This month I marked 281 package for accept and rejected 58, so almost back to normal processing. I also sent 19 emails to maintainers asking questions.

  • Free software activities in January 2016

    My work in the Reproducible Builds project was also covered in more depth in Lunar's weekly reports (#35, #36, #37, #38, #39)

  • Linux Lite 2.8 Officially Released, Dedicated to the Memory of Ian Murdock

    Jerry Bezencon was extremely proud to announce today, February 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of his Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 2.8 computer operating system.

    Linux Lite 2.8 is the last point release in the 2.0 series of the distribution, and it has been dedicated to the memory of Ian Murdock, the creator of the well-known Debian Project and the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, who sadly passed away on December 28, 2015. Linux Lite 2.8 is mostly a maintenance build that aims to keep the OS stable and reliable for its dedicated users.

AV Linux 2016 Optimizes Debian Testing for Audio Production, Coming Soon

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Glen McArthur, one of the developers working on the AV Linux project, a GNU/Linux operating system dedicated to audio and video professionals, published a video recently to show the world what's coming in AV Linux 2016.

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New Debian Work

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  • Debian Is Still Working To Land ZFS On Linux Support

    Neil McGovern has written a blog post today explaining that work is still ongoing for landing ZFS support in Debian. This ZFS file-system support will be added to Debian's contrib repository and will be a source-only, DKMS module. In other words, due to licensing issues, they will not be patching their default kernel package or the like, but rather will distribute it as a source package that will then build locally on the user's system against their installed kernel version.

  • On ZFS in Debian

    I’m currently over at FOSDEM, and have been asked by a couple of people about the state of ZFS and Debian. So, I thought I’d give a quick post to explain what Debian’s current plan is (which has come together with a lot of discussion with the FTP Masters and others around what we should do).

  • Progress report on hardened1-linux-amd64, a potential Debian port with PIE, ASAN, UBSAN and more

    Last year I started the bootstrapping during the holidays and I now have the prototype in the form of cross built packages which can be installed next to amd64 packages using multiarch.

$10 Orange Pi One pits quad-core Cortex-A7 against Pi Zero

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Shenzhen Xunlong launched a $10, Linux- and Android-friendly “Orange Pi One” hacker board with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and a Pi-compatible expansion port.

Even with competition from the $9 Chip and $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, 2015’s biggest price/performance breakthrough among open-spec SBCs was arguably the $15 Orange Pi PC. Unlike the single-core Chip and Zero, the Orange Pi PC delivered the performance goods with a quad-core Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 SoC, while offering more ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, quad USB, and Pi-compatible expansion. Now Shenzhen Xunlong has spun a similar, stripped down Orange Pi One variant for only $10 — or $13.77 if you want it shipped to the U.S.

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Tor and Debian

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  • Tor Browser 5.5 Gets an Official Release, Includes Tor 0.2.7.8

    The Tor Project has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first stable Tor Browser 5.5 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • Tor Announces Official Release of Tor Browser 5.5 With New Features

    Tor Browser 5.5 is the first stable release in the 5.5 series of Tor. It is released for all the supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It is now available for download from the Tor Browser Project page along with many new features.

  • The ultra-secure Tails OS beloved by Edward Snowden gets a major upgrade

    Edward Snowden's favorite secure operating system just got a major upgrade. Version 2.0 of the Amnesic Incognito Live System, better known as Tails, rolled out recently. Tails 2.0 brings a new desktop environment, sandboxing for services via the always controversial systemd, and a new build of the Tor Browser.

  • Becoming a Debian contributor

    Over the past two months or so I have become a contributor to the Debian Project. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. Firstly, just because I’ve got so much out of Debian over the last five or six years—both as a day-to-day operating system and a place to learn about computing—and I wanted to contribute something back. And secondly, in following the work of Joey Hess for the past three or four years I’ve come to share various technical and social values with Debian. Of course, I’ve long valued the project of making it possible for people to run their computers entirely on Free Software, but more recently I’ve come to appreciate how Debian’s mature technical and social infrastructure makes it possible for a large number of people to work together to produce and maintain high quality packages. The end result is that the work of making a powerful software package work well with other packages on a Debian system is carried out by one person or a small team, and then as many users who want to make use of that software need only apt-get it. It’s hard to get the systems and processes to make this possible right, especially without a team being paid full-time to set it all up. Debian has managed it on the backs of volunteers. That’s something I want to be a part of.

BOSS - Barath Operating System Solutions

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Our meetings with BOSS developers have been very pleasant. Even those working at the top of cloud or big data stacks - furthest away from our mindset of tightly "locking down" all parts as packages - were patient with us.

Thanks in particular to Prema S and Prathibha B, working on packaging of BOSS for the past 5+ years, and both likely to enter the Debian New Maintainer Queue before long Smile

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Tails 2.0 is out

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We are especially proud to present you Tails 2.0, the first version of Tails based on:

GNOME Shell, with lots of changes in the desktop environment.
Debian 8 (Jessie), which upgrades most included software and improves many things under the hood.

This release fixes many security issues and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

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Q4OS 1.4.7, Orion

Another update of Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available, version 1.4.7. A complete Trinity repository has been added to the system as the main new feature. Access to all the Trinity software were given to users by default, there is no need to add external Trinity repositories anymore. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered as usual. Read more

Slackware Live Edition – on its way to 1.0?

Last week the second Beta of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 was released. My goal was to have a new Beta of my liveslak ready by that time, so that I could provide new ISO images to test the Slackware Beta2 on a live medium. Unfortunately, there was an attack of the flu in my team at work and things got a bit busier than usual. There was a plus side to this: some last moment bug fixes which could be applied to my scripts – the result of having more evenings available to test. Therefore the new release is not labeled “0.5.0” but “0.5.1” Read more

Leftovers: KDE

  • Cantor migrating to Phabricator: which tools our contributors must to use
    Projects and software developed by KDE community are going to migrate for a new tool to manage our code, commits, reviews, tasks, and more. This tool is Phabricator and you can visit the instance for KDE projects in this address. Since November 2015 we are migrating Cantor to Phabricator. After our first successful review code some days ago, I decided to write a post about which tools our contributors must to use while the migration process is not finished.
  • Kdenlive's sprint report
    Last week-end, Vincent and me met in Lausanne for a Kdenlive sprint. One of our goal was to merge Gurjot Singh Bhatti's GSoC work on curves for keyframes. This was more work than expected and we spent many hours trying fix the curves and make keyframes behave correctly. Not much time was left for sleep, but we still managed to get outside to make a group (!) picture in the woods above Lausanne.
  • Jekyll 3.x
    I’ve found three different types of transition issues (it is cool to look at these in a project I do not upgrade on a daily basis like Plasma and the rest of the KDE software).
  • kdev-python on Windows: try it!
    I spent the last two or three days playing around with KDE on Windows, with the aim of getting my Python language plugin for KDevelop to run there. In the end, it wasn’t that hard to get this to work — not as hard as I would have expected it to be, anyways.

Manjaro ARM launched

Hi community, wonderful news in regard of architecture expanding within Manjaro Linux. It all started with a simple post on our developers mailing list. Somebody wants to do Manjaro for ARM … Just after one month of development our first alpha release is now ready. So what is this all about? Manjaro Arm is a project aimed to bring you the simplicity and customability that is Manjaro to ARM devices. These devices are growing in numbers and can be used for any number of applications. Most famous is the Raspberry Pi series and BeagleBoard series. Read more