Tuesday, April 19. 2011
Event: Grml at Linuxwochen Wien 2011 Posted by Christian Hofstaedtler in events at 19:38
The Grml project will be present with a booth at Linuxwochen Wien 2011 during May 5th to 7th.
If you're in Vienna and using Grml make sure to drop by!
Thursday, April 7. 2011
Event: Grml at Linuxdays Graz 2011 Posted by Ulrich Dangel in events at 10:32
Several Grml team members will be present at Linuxdays in Graz on Saturday, April 9th 2011. If you ever had any questions - this is the time to contact us in real life! :-)
Grml developer Christian Hofstaedtler will give a talk about Bare-metal deployment with Grml, as deployment is nowadays still an issue even in virtualized environments. Michael Prokop, project leader and founder of Grml, will give a talk about Opensource project management with some insights and hands on-stories about Open-source development and how to make a good Open-source project. Gerfried Fuchs, also a Grml developer, will talk about the Resources of Debian and provides an overview about several services for users of Debian as well as for users of other Distributions. Grml developer Ulrich Dangel will talk about DevOps, the DevOps movement, tools for DevOps and how Developer and Admins fit together .
Make sure to visit us, grab special Grml USB pens and Grml cups, and share your experience with Grml. We would really like to get in contact with you.
If you ever wanted to to get in contact with team members and users of Grml, learn something about console tools, simply meet interesting people or just listen to informative talks visit us and the other projects at Linuxdays in Graz and have a good time.
Saturday, April 2. 2011
Grml kernels can't be installed with ... Posted by Christian Hofstaedtler in kernel at 20:26
dpkg 1.16.0 has entered Debian/unstable yesterday, and contains a change which currently prevents installation of Grml kernel packages. Quoting the changelog from dpkg version 1.16.0:
Do not allow versions starting with non-digit when doing strict parsing, warn otherwise.
We have opened a bug against dpkg (#620566) as we believe that the new behavior in dpkg is more strict than the current Debian policy.
Also, we are currently working on updated Grml kernel 2.6.38 packages providing a version number that won't cause problems with dpkg 1.16.0 in the meanwhile.
Update: Updated kernel packages which work around the dpkg bug have been uploaded to the grml-testing repository.
Friday, April 1. 2011
We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common goal instead of creating more diversity.
Canterbury will be as technologically simple as Arch, as stable as Debian, malleable as Gentoo, have a solid Live framework as Grml, and be as open minded as openSUSE.
Joining the the Canterbury Project Arch Linux developer Pierre Schmitz explained: "Arch Linux has always been about keeping its technology as simple as possible. Combining efforts into one single distribution will dramatically reduce complexity for developers, users and of course upstream projects. Canterbury will be the next evolutionary step of Linux distributions."
Gerfried Fuchs, who gave a talk about Debian at last year's openSUSE conference, said "While DEX (Debian Derivatives Exchange) might have been a good idea in principle, its point of view is too limited. We need to reach out further for true success."
Robin H. Johnson, lead of the Gentoo Infrastructure team, in a panel of core Gentoo developers at SCALE9x: "I really hate compiling-induced downtime. I've been looking forward to installing packages with just a couple of keystrokes. By building on the efforts of other successful distributions, we can take the drudgery out of system maintenance."
Michael Prokop, founder of the Grml live CD, can be quoted on the effort that "we managed to create a universal live build framework with grml-live. Our vision was always that it will be universally usable to further the spreading of Free Software."
Last year's openSUSE conference had the topic of "Collaboration Across Borders". Klaas Freitag, a respected member of the community, mentioned that "the conference motto was set intentional and actually this is what I had in mind as a positive outcome for the conference."
Please be notified that this announce is just the starting point, the necessary changes will happen in the upcoming days. You can use the #cbproject hashtag to give us your feedback on twitter or identi.ca.
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