Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mozilla.debian.net is back

Now that the transition to the new Alioth server is complete, The Debian Mozilla Team’s http://mozilla.debian.net site is back, as is the repository. I know because I got an Icedove update this morning.

Added to the choices of newer Mozilla appsat http://mozilla.debian.net are versions 5.0, Aurora and Beta of Iceweasel (aka Firefox). So you can get even closer to the bleeding edge of Firefox development on your Squeeze, Wheezy or Sid system.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Why mozilla.debian.net is down

Those Debian users (including myself) who use the Debian Mozilla Team APT archive at http://mozilla.debian.net for newer versions of Iceweasel and Icedove (aka Firefox and Thunderbird) may have noticed that the archive has been down for at least three (if not more) days.

While this is not exactly comforting to users, the reason, via Mike Hommey’s site (originally from the Debian User Forum) and according to the Debian Infrastructure Announce mailing list is a comprehensive upgrade to the Alioth server:

Dear Debian developers, contributors and visitors,

This is a reminder that some of the Alioth admins are gathered this
week-end to work on alioth.debian.org. One of the goals of the sprint
is to upgrade Alioth in every way we can find: kernel, Debian release,
FusionForge software, hardware, and so on. This will very probably
result in temporary downtime of the service, especially during the
move. We should be done by late afternoon (UK time) on Sunday, May

We apologize for the inconvenience, which we hope will be compensated
by a noticeable increase in performance.


Roland Mas

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The 2.6.38 Linux kernel comes to Debian squeeze-backports

The wait is over. There are now new kernels in squeeze-backports. There’s also Liquorix, which is what I’m using now.