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Debian Project News

The newsletter for the Debian community

Published: 2017-11-09T00:00:00Z


Welcome to the Debian Project News!
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The newsletter for the Debian community
Debian's Security Team releases current advisories on a daily basis (Security Advisories 2017). Please read them carefully and subscribe to the security mailing list.

Internal News/Happenings
The second update of the stable distribution Debian 9 "Stretch" was published on 7 October 2017. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

There will be a Debian booth at T-DOSE in Eindhoven, Netherlands, next 18 and 19 November 2017. Everybody is invited to pass by and of course, to help spreading the word about Debian in the booth (visit the wiki page for more details and coordination).

The Debian Cloud team gathered in a Sprint from 16 to 18 October 2017, to resolve some of the open issues that were discussed at the cloud sprint 2016 and the Cloud BoF discussion session at Debconf17.

Help needed
Debian has a "newcomer" bug tag, used to indicate bugs which are suitable for new contributors to use as an entry point to working on specific packages. There are 210 bugs available tagged "newcomer".

More than just code
1799 people and 20 teams are listed on the Debian Contributors page for 2017.

Outside News
The Reproducible Builds Summit 2017 took place between October 31 and November 2 2017. Debian has participated together with other free software distributions and projects in order to continue working in providing a verifiable path from software source code to its compiled binary form.

Quick Links from Debian Social Media
This is an extract from the feed, in which we have removed the topics already commented on in this DPN issue. You can skip this section if you already follow or the @debian profile in a social network (, GNU Social, Mastodon or Twitter). The items are given unformatted, and in descending order by date (recent news at the top).