Debian Wheezy is coming!

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

Ten months ago I posted this in

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!

About larjona

My name is Laura Arjona Reina, 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 in the social network. --- Me llamo Laura Arjona Reina, 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, de la red social
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1 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:
    Your feedback may be useful, either there or in the Debian list thread.

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