The Debian Project has announced the launch of a new artwork contest for version 7.0 of its Linux distribution, code-named “Wheezy“. The project’s developers are seeking proposals from contributors for a variety of graphics and other artwork that will make up the look and feel of the next Debian operating system release.


Suggested ideas for theme submissions include “Blue Debian” & “Debian Universal”, as well as “Night” & “Space”. Graphics necessary for these include Boot Screen Images, artwork for the Debian Installer as well as a Desktop Wallpaper. However, users are not necessary to have all of these parts to make their submission â�� ought to an incomplete submission be selected, the submitter will be asked to add any missing parts. Existing proposals are available online on the DebianArt/Themes page.

The Debian Project has announced the launch of a used artwork contest for version 7.0 of its Linux distribution, code-named “Wheezy”. The project’s developers are seeking proposals from contributors for a variety of graphics & other artwork that will make up the look & feel of the next Debian operating technique release.

Further information about the contest, including a list of requirements, can be found on the Artwork for Wheezy wiki page. Those with questions are asked to post them to the debian-desktop mailing list. The current stable release is Debian 6.0.4.

Francesca Ciceri reminded Debian users that version 5.0 of the multipurpose operating technique has reach the finish of its supported life-cycle. year after the release of Debian 6.0, the plug has finally been pulled on Lenny. Users are urged to upgrade their installs to the fully supported Squeeze.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny was released years ago on February 14, 2009 with Linux two.6.26, X.Org 7.3, GCC four.3.2, two.4.1, & desktops such as KDE three.5.10 & Xfce four.4.2. The server stack included Apache two.2.9, MySQL five.0.51a, & PHP five.2.6. This release was well received & served the community well. On February 6, 2012 security support has been terminated.

In the same Debian Announce posting Ciceri reassures nervous Site owners that “Debian GNU/Linux systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime” when using Aptitude Package Management. A detailed guide for upgrading from Lenny is located on

Today 6.0 Squeeze, or the latest incremental update, is recommended. 6.0 was released on February 6, 2011 featuring Linux two.6.32, GCC four.4.5, Apache two.2.16, KDE four.4.5, & three.2.1. Version 6.04 was released on January 28 with lots of bugfixes & security updates.

Debian developer Ben Hutchings has announced that Debian 7.0 (Wheezy), due for release in around a year’s time, will use a version of the Linux kernel 3.2 that was released in early January.

Debian 7.0 is due to be moved from the unstable to the testing repository soon. Hutchings also noted that the development team was open to backporting selected new features from later kernel versions in to the Debian three.2. kernel to improve the latter’s hardware support.

According to current designs, Debian developers are not intending to build any multi-architecture specific kernel versions, and OpenVZ and VServer specific versions will be dropped unless someone steps in to rescue them. There will, at least for the AMD64 architecture, be a kernel offering enhanced real-time characteristics based on kernel extensions from the RT tree.

Together with Ubuntu developers, who are deploying the three.2 kernel in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Debian development team intends to maintain Linux version three.2 as a long-term kernel. Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman recently elevated Linux kernel three.0 to long-term kernel status, meaning that it will continue to be patched for a year period. The developers behind the RT patch are also planning to maintain the patch for Linux three.0 for a similar period. RT patches for Linux 3.2 are still at the experimental stage.

Debian 6.0.4 released

Valic —  January 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Debian project is delighted to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze”).

This update chiefly adds corrections for security issues to the stable release, along with a few adjustments to serious issues. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where obtainable.

Note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 6.0 but only updates a number of the packages included. There is no require to throw away 6.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update by an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any obsolete packages to be updated.

Those who often install updates from won’t must update plenty of packages and most updates from are included in this update.

New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be obtainable soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package device (see the sources.list(five) manual page) to of Debian’s plenty of FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is obtainable at:


ownCloud 3.0  has been released recently with some chilled new features, such as:

- Built-in cloud text editor;

- Integrated PDF viewer;

– Application Store;

- Photo gallery application;

- PIM Improvements;

- Other changes in ownCloud three:
Application Store: support for installing third party applications and addons through a central repository, directly from the ownCloud interface
new calendar interface
various calendar and contacts improvements
A brand spanking new “external” application that lets you integrate outside applications (like an outside webmail interface for example) in to the ownCloud interface.

How to upgrade to ownCloud 3.0:

First thing that you need to know is:  ownCloud 3.0 will automatically migrate the database to the newest version when you upgrade.

Then upgrading from ownCloud 2 to ownCloud 3 is really simple:

Just replace all your files in you ownCloud 2 installation with the new ownCloud 3 files.

Make sure that you keep the config and the data directory. The rest of the migration will happen automatically when you login the first time again.

That’s it. Enjoy.

- Built-in cloud text editor:

ownCloud Version three gives users the unique ability to access & edit
documents in multiple ways. Users can access files directly if ownCloud
is mounted by WebDAV, access them offline if the file is synced locally with
the upcoming syncing client, or access & edit files directly from within
a browser with the new text editor.

The browser based text editor supports 35 programming languages for syntax
highlighting, drag & drop text, automatic indent &
outdent, unstructured / user code folding & live syntax checker (for
JavaScript, Coffee & CSS). The editor is based on the ACE
JavaScript Editor. The editor supports basic text fles. Editing more
advanced formats like doc(x) & ODT is planned for future releases.

- Integrated PDF viewer:

ownCloud Version three ships with an integrated PDF viewer for convenient viewing & printing of PDFs, even with browsers that don´t have a PDF plugin installed. The viewer is based on the pdf.js library.

– Application Store:

ownCloud three supports installation of new third party applications and addons
directly from a central repository of ownCloud applications. Developers who
need to offer new features can upload new ownCloud applications at ownCloud users can browse and install the new
applications directly from within the ownCloud Admin interface. Both users and developers can create and use this new application store!

- Photo gallery application:

ownCloud 3.0 adds a picture gallery application to help view &
organize photographs of different file types. Picture albums are automatically
created for uploaded photographs.


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