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## TRANSLATORS: please note that it isn't very useful to translate the news items on this page.
## Instead, please subscribe to d-d-a and send translations to the developer mailing list for your language.
~-[[DebianWiki/EditorGuide#translation|Translation(s)]] : English - [[es/DeveloperNews|español]] - [[fr/DeveloperNews|Français]] - [[ja/DeveloperNews|日本語]]-~

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This wiki page collects small news that all developers should know but that are not worth a dedicated mail to debian-devel-announce. Then when we have collected 5 items, we'll send the content of this wiki page to debian-devel-announce. 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 [[Teams/Publicity|publicity team]] or the [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-l10n-english/|Debian English localisation mailing-list]].
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=== Homepage field in debian/control === If you are able to post to debian-devel-announce (all Debian members can) and there are 5 or more items below, you might want to send out the news. To send out a new issue, you can use this [[https://salsa.debian.org/publicity-team/devnews/raw/master/generate-email|helper script]] to generate the email version of this page. After generating the mail, proof-read it, correct any spelling, formatting or grammatical errors and send out the mail. Once the mail is sent and archived, please delete the items that were sent, add a link to the archived mail in the [[#issues|Previous news]] section and mention the mail in ProjectNews.
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For quite some time, we used to put the URL of the upstream project in the description itself. The recommended way is now to put it in the new "Homepage" field in the source stanza of the control file. The field will be propagated in the source package and in the binary packages (and thus will end up in Sources.gz and Packages.gz). It's possible to override the Homepage field for each a specific binary package by putting a second Homepage field in the corresponding binary stanza in the control file. === Example of news ===
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This was implemented in dpkg 1.14.6. This is a sample news. Copy it and edit the title, content and signature... You can use [[https://www.debian.org|links]] like this. Put real news below this sample.
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=== Vcs-* fields in debian/control === -- Your Name
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If your package is managed in a VCS, you should indicate where the repository is located in the {{{Vcs-<Kind>}}} field. If the content of the repository can be browsed on the web, you should indicate the URL in the {{{Vcs-Browser}}} field. === New Debian mailing list ===
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The fields officially supported by dpkg are:
 * Vcs-Arch (arch and baz)
 * Vcs-Bzr (bazaar)
 * Vcs-Cvs
 * Vcs-Darcs
 * Vcs-Git
 * Vcs-Hg (Mercurial)
 * Vcs-Mtn (Monotone)
 * Vcs-Svn (Subversion)
The Debian listmasters have recently created this new mailing list:
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Here are some examples:
{{{
Vcs-Browser: http://ikiwiki.info/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/trunk/?root=ikiwiki
Vcs-Svn: svn://svn.kitenet.net/ikiwiki/trunk
}}}
 * [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-clojure/|debian-clojure]]: for discussions of packaging [[https://clojure.org/|Clojure]] and projects implemented in it. Clojure is a dynamic and functional dialect of the Lisp programming language on the JVM.
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This was implemented in dpkg 1.14.6. -- Paul Wise
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=== Add your news here === === Salsa project for asking autopkgtest questions ===

The Debian CI team would like to encourage and help more maintainers to add autopkgtest support to their packages. To that effect, there is now the [[https://salsa.debian.org/ci-team/autopkgtest-help/|autopkgtest-help repository on salsa]], where maintainers can ask questions related to testing their packages by opening issues.
                                                                                 
-- Antonio Terceiro

=== /sbin/raw dropped from util-linux ===

Linux 5.14 dropped the "raw" block/char device driver, and also broke building the raw(8) utility program. util-linux in bookworm/sid has dropped this binary. Given the very generic name, it is impossible to find any users. If you maintain a package using /sbin/raw, please make the appropriate changes.

-- Chris Hofstaedtler

=== rsync.net offers storage for Debian Developers ===

rsync.net [[https://bits.debian.org/2021/05/donation-from-rsync-net.html|now]] [[https://www.rsync.net/debian.html|offers]] gratis backup storage for all active Debian Developers. Signing up will currently give a 500 GB free-forever account with 7 daily snapshots.

This is one of several [[https://wiki.debian.org/MemberBenefits|benefits]] that are offered to Debian members and contributors.

-- Paul Wise

== Previous news ==

<<Anchor(issues)>>
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2021/04/msg00005.html|55]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2021/02/msg00005.html|54]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/10/msg00003.html|53]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/08/msg00003.html|52]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/04/msg00016.html|51]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/01/msg00001.html|50]]
<<BR>>
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/08/msg00003.html|49]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/05/msg00002.html|48]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/02/msg00001.html|47]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/10/msg00002.html|46]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/02/msg00005.html|45]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2017/08/msg00002.html|44]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/11/msg00008.html|43]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/10/msg00004.html|42]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/06/msg00002.html|41]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/01/msg00000.html|40]]
<<BR>>
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/06/msg00002.html|39]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/03/msg00004.html|38]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/11/msg00015.html|37]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/07/msg00007.html|36]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/05/msg00007.html|35]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/01/msg00007.html|34]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/07/msg00001.html|33]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/04/msg00007.html|32]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/12/msg00002.html|31]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/08/msg00003.html|30]]
<<BR>>
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/03/msg00000.html|29]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/01/msg00005.html|28]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/12/msg00001.html|27]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/03/msg00006.html|26]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/02/msg00000.html|25]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/11/msg00002.html|24]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/08/msg00001.html|23]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/05/msg00006.html|22]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/02/msg00010.html|21]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/01/msg00005.html|20]]
<<BR>>
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/01/msg00001.html|19]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/10/msg00001.html|18]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/08/msg00002.html|17]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/05/msg00011.html|16]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/04/msg00012.html|15]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/03/msg00000.html|14]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/01/msg00007.html|13]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/12/msg00009.html|12]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/12/msg00001.html|11]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/09/msg00003.html|10]]
<<BR>>
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/07/msg00000.html|9]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/05/msg00013.html|8]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/04/msg00013.html|7]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/04/msg00006.html|6]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/03/msg00009.html|5]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/02/msg00000.html|4]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/12/msg00011.html|3]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/12/msg00007.html|2]]
[[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/11/msg00006.html|1]]

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## This page is referenced repeatedly in debian-devel-announce emails (listed above).
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Translation(s) : English - español - Français - 日本語

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.

If you are able to post to debian-devel-announce (all Debian members can) and there are 5 or more items below, you might want to send out the news. To send out a new issue, you can use this helper script to generate the email version of this page. After generating the mail, proof-read it, correct any spelling, formatting or grammatical errors and send out the mail. Once the mail is sent and archived, please delete the items that were sent, add a link to the archived mail in the Previous news section and mention the mail in ProjectNews.

Example of news

This is a sample news. Copy it and edit the title, content and signature... You can use links like this. Put real news below this sample.

-- Your Name

New Debian mailing list

The Debian listmasters have recently created this new mailing list:

  • debian-clojure: for discussions of packaging Clojure and projects implemented in it. Clojure is a dynamic and functional dialect of the Lisp programming language on the JVM.

-- Paul Wise

Salsa project for asking autopkgtest questions

The Debian CI team would like to encourage and help more maintainers to add autopkgtest support to their packages. To that effect, there is now the autopkgtest-help repository on salsa, where maintainers can ask questions related to testing their packages by opening issues.

-- Antonio Terceiro

/sbin/raw dropped from util-linux

Linux 5.14 dropped the "raw" block/char device driver, and also broke building the raw(8) utility program. util-linux in bookworm/sid has dropped this binary. Given the very generic name, it is impossible to find any users. If you maintain a package using /sbin/raw, please make the appropriate changes.

-- Chris Hofstaedtler

rsync.net offers storage for Debian Developers

rsync.net now offers gratis backup storage for all active Debian Developers. Signing up will currently give a 500 GB free-forever account with 7 daily snapshots.

This is one of several benefits that are offered to Debian members and contributors.

-- Paul Wise

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