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Archlinux Weekly Newsletter

Jason Chu and Ben Mazer

Opening

Welcome to the ArchLinux Newsletter. This attempts to give you an ``at a glance'' look at the world of ArchLinux.

News

No front page news this week

This Week in Dev Land

ArchStats Updates

To participate, visit: http://archstats.coding-zone.com
Number of registered systems: 281
Date first system was registered: 20031017
Most recent update occurred: 20040314
Longest recorded uptime: 175 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes, 55 seconds.
Average uptime: 4 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes, 41 seconds.
Lowest kernel version: 2.4.21
Highest kernel version: 2.6.4
Least packages installed on a system: 44
Average installed packages: 253
Most packages installed on a system: 563

Discussions

Forum Highlights

Mailing List Highlights

TUR Mailing List

The TUR system has been completely redone. The web interface has now been replaced with a SFS/Subversion combination. This system will scale much better and is hosted on the ArchLinux servers now. Because of the downtime, many packages became out of date. Please be patient while the TUs adjust to the new system and update packages. Please note that the mailing list address has changed to this:
tur-users@archlinux.org.

Packages

Package Highlights

New Packages

kde-i18n-xh 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-zu 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-vi 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-zh_tw 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-zh_cn 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-sv 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-th 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-ven 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-ta 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-tr 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-uk 3.2.1-1
kdeaccessibility 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-fr 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-es 3.2.1-1
cvs 1.11.14-1
kde-i18n-ss 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-sk 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-sl 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-sr 3.2.1-1
acpi 0.07-1
acpid 1.0.3-1
postgresql 7.4.2-1
kernel26-scsi 2.6.4-1
gweled 0.4-1
j 0.20.2-1
kde-i18n-ru 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-se 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-ro 3.2.1-1
ices 2.0.0-1
kde-i18n-pl 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-pt 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-pt_br 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-be 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-bn 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-br 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-cy 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-az 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-nso 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-nn 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-nl 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-mk 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-mt 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-hr 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-is 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-ja 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-lt 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-he 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-hu 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-it 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-nb 3.2.1-1
galculator 1.2.0-1
patchutils 0.2.28-1
xfce4-diskperf-plugin 1.4.1-2
wine 20040309-1
mlterm 2.8.0-3
kde-i18n-et 3.2.1-1
dnsmasq 2.3-1
sylpheed-claws 0.9.10-1
kernel26 2.6.4-1
kde-i18n-eu 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-fa 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-fi 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-eo 3.2.1-1
kde-i18n-en_gb 3.2.1-1
quanta 3.2.1-1
xfwm4-themes 4.0.4-1
xffm 4.0.4-1
xffm-icons 4.0.4-1
xfprint 4.0.4-1
xfwm4 4.0.4-1
xfce-mcs-manager 4.0.4-1
xfce-mcs-plugins 4.0.4-1
xfce-utils 4.0.4-1
xfdesktop 4.0.4-1
xfce4-themes 4.0.4-1
xfce4-toys 4.0.4-1
xfce4-trigger-launcher 4.0.4-1
xfcalendar 0.1.6-1
xfce4-iconbox 4.0.4-1
xfce4-mixer 4.0.4-1
xfce4-panel 4.0.4-1
libxfce4util 4.0.4-1
libxfcegui4 4.0.4-1
kdetoys 3.2.1-1
kdeutils 3.2.1-1
kdenetwork 3.2.1-1
kdepim 3.2.1-1
kdesdk 3.2.1-1
kdegraphics 3.2.1-1
kdelibs 3.2.1-1
kdemultimedia 3.2.1-1
kdeedu 3.2.1-1
kdegames 3.2.1-1
kdeartwork 3.2.1-1
kdebase 3.2.1-1
kdebindings 3.2.1-1
arts 1.2.1-1
kdeaddons 3.2.1-1
kdeadmin 3.2.1-1
xfce4-minicmd-plugin 0.2.0-2
xfce4-netload-plugin 0.2.2-2
xfce4-datetime-plugin 0.3.0-2
xfce4-showdesktop-plugin 0.3.0-2
xfce4-battery-plugin 0.2.0-2
xfce4-clipman-plugin 0.4.0-2
xfce4-systemload-plugin 0.3.4-2
xfce4-notes-plugin 0.9.7-2
emboss 2.8.0-1
archstats 3.6-1
tidyhtml 20040308-1
emovix 0.9.0pre1-1
mp3splt 2.0-2
abiword 2.0.5-1
xmms-speex 0.9.1-1
vnc 3.3.7-1
automake 1.8.3-1
mp3wrap 0.5-1
k3b-i18n 0.11-1
xmms-kde 3.1-1
cdrtools-devel 2.01a27-1
audacity 1.2.0-1
squid 2.5.STABLE5-1
sfs 0.7.2-1
gnomemeeting 1.00-1
openh323 1.13.2-1
pwlib 1.6.3-1

STAGING Listing

To get access to this repository and the TURs, go to: http://tur.archlinux.org/
abcm2ps 3.7.3-1
fox 1.0.51-s1
amule 1.2.6-s1
cdw 0.2.2-s1
chromium 0.9.12-1
cups-pdf 1.4.1-s1
fftw3 3.0.1-1
cln 1.1.6-1
giftui 0.3.1-1
gksu 1.0.3-s1
gmencoder 0.1.0-s1
gnome-alsamixer 0.9.6-s1
gnome-cups-manager 0.17-1
gnotime 2.1.7-s1
gossip 0.7.1-s1
gp 0.26-1
gtk-smooth-engine 0.5.6-s1
windowlab 1.23-s1
gtkglext 1.0.5-s1
gtkglextmm 1.0.1-s1
sylpheed-gtk2 0.9.9-s1
hwd 1.6-2
ion-devel 20030814-1
kbarcode 1.6.1-s1
ksambaplugin 0.5b2-1
labplot 1.2.2-1
libchipcard 0.9.1-1
libgnomecups 0.1.6-1
libksba 0.4.7-1
libofx 0.6.4-1
liferea 0.4.6d-s1
logjam 4.3.2-s1
loudmouth 0.15.1-s1
lwm 1.2.0-1
mage 6.30.030607-1
materm 0.1-1
mlview 0.6.2-1
monopd 0.9.0-s1
mp3burn 0.3.1-1
ms-sys 1.1.1-1
panorama-tools 2.6bml12-s1
parse-yapp 1.05-1
pixieplus 0.5.4-1
potrace 1.2-1
potracegui 0.3-s1
prekin 6.30.030607-1
prizm 0.2-s1
pychecker 0.8.13-s1
pygtkglext 1.0.1-s1
scribus-devel 1.1.5-s1
scribus-docs 1.0.1-s1
seahorse 0.7.3-2
shaaft 0.5.0-1
smb4k 0.3.1-1
smclone 0.55-1
source-highlight 1.8-s1
spe 0.4.2c-s1
texmacs 1.0.3.3-s1
tla 1.1-2
tse3 0.2.7-1
ttf-cheapskate 0.1-2
universalkopete 0.1-1
xfce4-fsguard-plugin 0.2.0-s1
xfce4-xmms-plugin 0.1.1-s1
xml-dom 1.43-1
xml-regexp 0.03-1
xml-xql 0.68-1
xpenguins_themes 1.0-1
xtermset 0.5.1-s1
xv 3.10a-1
xymms 0.9.1-s1
sip 3.10.1-s1
qscintilla 1.2-s1

Problems

FAQ of the Week

Q: I'm having a problem. What should I do, where should I turn? Help me!

A: ArchLinux has many places you can turn for help. First, you should try reading the many forms of documentation. Arch has a nicely filled WIKI available at http://wiki.archlinux.org/. There are a set of guides located here: http://www.archlinux.org/docs/.

If your question wasn't answered in the documentation, you can search/post in the forum located at http://bbs.archlinux.org or you can catch people in our IRC room located at irc.freenode.net #archlinux. Lastly, you can join the mailing list, located at: http://www.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/arch/.

So you see, you are not alone with a problem. Although this may not seem like a FAQ, we are receiving lots of questions from distressed newcomers.

Bugs

Bugs Closed This Week

534. K3b crashes due to mime type error.
527. Aide does not compile
529. root autologin or somewhere mention that root has no password
530. Arch Installation/Rescue CD is not capable of mounting vfat and/or ntfs
495. Pacman ignores IgnorePkg field for packages that "replace" other packages
502. Makefile for kernel26
498. Add other codepages to kernel
506. KDE package missing esd
487. kdelibs must be patched for kmail to print (kdebug: 72775)
522. kde html/text printing broken
526. No text in widgets for gqview, xscreensaver, and GIMP
525. XF86config template
524. bluefish needs gnome-common
523. gnome-vfs: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 missing
519. pacman-2.7.5 fails to build

Bugs Opened This Week

538. gettext with c-sharp enable
537. JFS mounted read only after crash
536. gnome terminal missing dependency
535. gnuplot in science or multimedia ?
533. kget (kdenetwork) has threading deadlock (kdebug: 74597)
532. Ideas for the installer
531. kernel updates brake pcmcia_cs
528. kernel pkgs MUST have an echo saying: "WARNING: If you use lilo, do 'lilo -v'

Closing

That's all for this week. Stay tuned for more exciting ArchLinux development.

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