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Debian Project News

The newsletter for the Debian community

Published: 2018-02-28T00:00:00Z


Welcome to the Debian Project News!
For other news, please read the official Debian blog Bits from Debian, and follow which RSS-feeds the @debian profile in several social networks too.

The newsletter for the Debian community
Debian's Security Team releases current advisories on a daily basis (Security Advisories 2017 and Security Advisories 2018). Please read them carefully and subscribe to the security mailing list.

Internal News/Happenings
The Debian project announced the third update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename "Stretch") on 9 December 2017 to point release 9.3.

Events: Upcoming and Reports
There will be a Bug Squashing Party on 3 and 4 March 2018, held in Tirana, Albania, hosted by the Open Labs Hackerspace.

Freexian issues monthly reports about the work of paid contributors to Debian Long Term Support.

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 226 bugs available tagged "newcomer".

More than just code
941 people and 16 teams are listed on the Debian Contributors page for 2018.

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).