Dopiero co obchodziliśmy dziesięciolecie powstania Linuksa, niedługo później świętowaliśmy okrągłą rocznicę podłączenia pierwszych komputerów w naszym kraju do internetu, a już za progiem czeka kolejna rocznica. Dokładnie 10 lat temu, 16 sierpnia 1993 roku na grupie comp.os.linux.development pojawił się post Iana Murdocka obwieszczający powstanie dystrybucji Debian.

Twórcom i developerom dystrybucji, których i w Polsce jest niemało, gratuluję i mam nadzieję, że nigdy nie znudzi im się praca przy jednej z najlepszych dystrybucji świata.

Z okazji okrągłej rocznicy powstania GNU/Debiana, w kilku krajach odbywają się okolicznościowe imprezy. Najbliższe nam w Brnie (Czechy) i Wallenrod (Niemcy). DebianPlanet informuje, że w Polsce też świętują: w Grzybowie (okolice Kołobrzega) do 18.08 trwa spotkanie kanału Więcej informacji u Radka Antoniuka.

     From: Ian A Murdock (                                 Subject: New release under development; suggestions requested                   Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development                                           Date: 1993-08-16 06:09:59 PST                                                   Fellow Linuxers,     This is just to announce the imminent completion of a brand-new Linux release,   which I'm calling the Debian Linux Release.  This is a release that I have put   together basically from scratch; in other words, I didn't simply make some   changes to SLS and call it a new release.  I was inspired to put together this   release after running SLS and generally being dissatisfied with much of it,   and after much altering of SLS I decided that it would be easier to start   from scratch.  The base system is now virtually complete (though I'm still   looking around to make sure that I grabbed the most recent sources for   everything), and I'd like to get some feedback before I add the "fancy" stuff.     Please note that this release is not yet completed and may not be for several   more weeks; however, I thought I'd post now to perhaps draw a few people out   of the woodwork.  Specifically, I'm looking for:      1) someone who will eventually be willing to allow me to upload the     release to their anonymous ftp-site.  Please contact me.     Be warned that it will be rather large :)      2) comments, suggestions, advice, etc. from the Linux community.  This     is your chance to suggest specific packages, series, or     anything you'd like to see part of the final release.     Don't assume that because a package is in SLS that it will necessarily be   included in the Debian release!  Things like ls and cat are a given, but if   there's anything that's in SLS that you couldn't live without please let me   know!     I'd also like suggestions for specific features for the release.  For example,   a friend of mine here suggested that undesired packages should be selected   BEFORE the installation procedure begins so the installer doesn't have to   babysit the installation.  Suggestions along that line are also welcomed.     What will make this release better than SLS?  This:      1) Debian will be sleeker and slimmer.  No more multiple binaries and     manpages.    2) Debian will contain the most up-to-date of everything.  The system     will be easy to keep up-to-date with a 'upgrading' script in     the base system which will allow complete integration of     upgrade packages.    3) Debian will contain a installation procedure that doesn't need to     be babysat; simply install the basedisk, copy the distribution     disks to the harddrive, answer some question about what     packages you want or don't want installed, and let the machine     install the release while you do more interesting things.    4) Debian will contain a system setup procedure that will attempt to     setup and configure everything from fstab to Xconfig.    5) Debian will contain a menu system that WORKS... menu-driven     package installation and upgrading utility, menu-driven     system setup, menu-driven help system, and menu-driven     system administration.    6) Debian will make Linux easier for users who don't have access to the     Internet.  Currently, users are stuck with whatever comes with     SLS.  Non-Internet users will have the option of receiving     periodic upgrade packages to apply to their system.  They will     also have the option of selecting from a huge library of     additional packages that will not be included in the base     system.  This library will contain packages like the S3     X-server, nethack and Seyon; basically packages that you and I     can ftp but non-netters cannot access.    7) Debian will be extensively documented (more than just a few     READMEs).    8) As I put together Debian, I am keeping a meticulous record of     where I got everything.  This will allow the end-user to     not only know where to get the source, but whether or not     the most recent version is a part of Debian.  This record     will help to keep the Debian release as up-to-date as possible.    9) Lots more, but I'll detail later...     Anyway, I'll provide more specifics in a week or so after I receive enough   replies.     Please, all replies by mail.  I'll post a followup.  If you wish to discuss   this in the newsgroup, please don't turn it into a flamewar. :)     Until later,     Ian   --   Ian Murdock    Internet:   The Linux Warehouse     Please mail me for more information on the status of the Debian Linux Release.    

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