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News for Debian developers

This wiki page collects small news that all developers should know but that are not worth a dedicated mail to debian-devel-announce. Follow the template "Example of news" and add your news below it. If there are some other items already, please sort your item in descending order of importance to the Debian development community. See /Help for more information on how to write entries. If you have any questions, please ask the publicity team or the Debian English localisation mailing-list.

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Debian automatically generated QEMU images for many architectures available for development

Project DQIB (Debian Quick Image Baker) aims at providing weekly-generated Debian sid images for QEMU for many architectures. All downloads also contain a README file with a sample QEMU command that will immediately launch your image. You can then login via the emulated terminal or via SSH and install all the packages you need and have root privileges. They can be useful for developers when porterboxes are not appropriate for some reason (you need root privileges, you need to tinker with networking or file system, you need more disk space, you do not have access to porterboxes because you are not a DD, any other reason).

Not all Debian architectures are currently supported. If you can help to fix those that are not, thank you for letting me know!

-- Giovanni Mascellani

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