Debian Wheezy is coming!

Debian Wheezy is coming stable on May 4th/5th.

Ten months ago I posted this in identi.ca:

Contributing to DebianToday I can say that I’ve become a tiny but regular contributor to Debian, YAY! As I planned for new year, I’ve been updating/translating 3-4 files every week for the Debian website, so I think I can say that I becomed a member of the Debian Spanish team.I have been cleaning spam in some Debian mailing lists too.

On the other side, last weeks have been exciting when thinking about Debian: I have built my first Debian package, Octave-UPM for Debian Wheezy amd64. Thanks @herraiz for the guidance! I hope this week I find time to build the package for i386 and try to create a repository in our libre software server at job, so people can just add the repo to their sources.list and go. I plan to regularly provide Debian packages along with the Ubuntu and Arch packages provided by Israel Herraiz, the project leader. Maybe in the future I find a sponsor so we get the Octave-UPM packages included in the official repositories of Debian, who knows!

In addition to this, we are giving a second life to some old computers at job, and will try to open a old-hardware/new-software computer lab with some PCs (Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM) with Debian Wheezy and XFCE. If we finish all the preparations in time (installations are the quickest part, I want to prepare some posters, a quick talk to explain how those PC works, and talk with the students delegates to prepare the event), maybe we can celebrate a Wheezy release party at job :)

The last thing I would like to do is to finally document the installation of the Spanish ID card DNIe and its free software package, OpenDNIe, in Debian Wheezy. I will also try to build packages for i386 and amd64 and contribute them to the OpenDNIe forge.

Let’s enjoy these exciting days around the release!

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My name is Laura Arjona, I am a libre software user and fan of the free culture. If you want to contact me you can write an email to larjona [at] larjona [dot] net I am @larjona at identi.ca in the Pump.io social network. --- Me llamo Laura Arjona, soy usuaria de software libre y fan de la cultura libre. Si quieres contactar conmigo puedes escribir a larjona [en] larjona [punto] net Soy @larjona en el servidor identi.ca, de la red social Pump.io.
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One Response to Debian Wheezy is coming!

  1. Javier Serrano Polo says:

    That OpenDNIe stuff has caught my eye. I would like to bring your attention to this thread:

    https://forja.cenatic.es/forum/forum.php?thread_id=343874&forum_id=497&group_id=160

    Your feedback may be useful, either there or in the Debian list thread.

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