This is the tenth “Debian XSF News” issue. It is basically meant to be a follow-up to DXN#9.
- I completed the addition of the Sinhala language, and also dealt
with big changes on the
xkeyboard-config) side, as explained by Sergey Udaltsov.
- [KiBi] x11proto-core: the upload to
experimentalwas a bit overcautious, so upload again →
[KiBi] libx11: new upstream release, adding support for Sinhala →
The Graphical Installer started receiving improved portability. There were a few patches floating around adding
udebsfor generic drivers for non-Linux architectures. I cleaned them up a bit (especially on the
vesaside, getting rid of
libdrmentirely), got them test-built on a
kfreebsd-amd64box, while Samuel Thibault was doing the same on a
hurd-i386box. I raised the topic on
debian-hurd@, mentioning the remaining steps.
Drivers (all accepted by ftpmasters after a tiny trip to the
[KiBi] xserver-xorg-input-keyboard →
[KiBi] xserver-xorg-input-mouse →
[KiBi] xserver-xorg-video-vesa →
Here are some other packages which got updated.
x11-xserver-utils: Julien did everything for DSA-2213 →
[Chris,Julien,KiBi] mesa 7.10.1: long-awaited upload, finally checked, built, and uploaded →
Finally, let’s mention migration to
testing(from now on I’ll use
wheezyso that it’s clear it’s about week after week migrations to the
testingdistribution, rather than our final plans for the next stable release). After a while, and thanks to some hand-holding from our nice release managers (hi, Adam!),
xorg-server, and several dozen drivers migrated to
As a consequence, some other packages got updated shortly after the successful britney run (because they were prepared right before, just in case).
[KiBi] libdrm: replace 2.4.23 with 2.4.24 (which was in
[KiBi] mesa: new stable release, 7.10.2 supersedes both 7.10 in
unstableand 7.10.1 in
experimental(see above) →
[KiBi] pixman: new development snapshot, 0.21.6 comes from
experimentaland supersedes 0.21.4 →
[KiBi] xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse: new upstream release, functionally the same as the last release candidate →
[KiBi] xserver-xorg-video-intel: new upstream release, same story as for the