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#1 2008-10-07 13:51:45

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Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

http://www.archlinux.org/static/newslet … 8-oct.html

As usual we discuss everything related to the Arch Linux Newsletter here; articles, contributions, and suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

Once again, thanks for your outstanding support.

Thanks,

In the name of the Arch Linux Newsletter Team

Eduardo "kensai" Romero


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#2 2008-10-07 14:01:07

Allan
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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Great job.  I think that if the newsletter is going to be late again, I will need to get access to the git repo so I can read it ahead of time.  It was hard to wait for my monthly fix big_smile

PS.  I have fixed the month in the title of the news item on the front page.

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#3 2008-10-07 15:07:37

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Now that it's been brought to my attention, I totally agree with Snowman that poutine is more worthwhile than tacos.

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#4 2008-10-07 15:09:00

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

peets wrote:

Now that it's been brought to my attention, I totally agree with Snowman that poutine is more worthwhile than tacos.

Blasphemer!

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#5 2008-10-07 15:12:57

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

/arch/dev/newsletter wrote:

Arch Linux Schwag Report

[...]

Other Schwag

[...]

Finally, I've been researching placing an order for some Arch Linux USB keys. The current limitation is the initial investment; I would like to make enough money off existing Arch Schwag offerings to reinvest in new products. At the moment I'm planning on selling 2GB flash drives at $25 each. I don't have a timeline yet, but they should be available by the end of the year.

Idea: since 2GB is small-ish nowadays, this would definitely need to be an option, but why not offer to have Arch preloaded onto the key?

Given that Arch is a rolling release system, you never need to worry about image age ("image" referring to the file run onto all the keys), at least if you assume everyone has an internet connection big_smile


/arch/dev/newsletter wrote:

Contributed Article

[...]

What about Ease of Use? Well, have it as you like as well. You can have a very basic desktop, performing only tasks you deem necessary; browsing the web, reading emails and instant messaging for example. But we also have in the official repositories, complemented with the likesArch Users Repository, all the applications needed to create an Arch Linux system that can automatically mount devices such as USB flash drives, digital cameras, portable music players, and much more. Also the applications necessary for syncing palm pilots, PDAs, cell phones and similar devices as well. And to the surprise of many users, all of these features are available in basic desktop installation. In other words just installing XFCE4, KDE4, GNOME or LXDE will give you all those functionalities we just talked about.

*ahem*


/arch/dev/newsletter wrote:

Featured Interview
Eric Belanger

      1. Why did you choose Arch Linux in the first place?

      Before using Arch Linux, I was using Slackware. It is a nice distro but the number of official packages is rather limited. I did try to install packages that I could find on the net but most of the time they were for older version of Slackware so they were not always working are expected.

/arch/dev/newsletter wrote:

Devland
Arch Linux Development News

[...]

    * François did a great job in bringing texlive 2008 into extra., thereby replacing the old and upstream unmainted tetex.
    * Due to a bug all packages in the repositories were orphaned. Although the bug was fixed quickly, there of packages are still waiting to be adopted again. On a related note, new ways to organize the maintainership of packages are discussed.

I won't use bold to highlight the problematic element in the first line, the fullstop then comma after "extra", since it'd be too hard for you to notice it. tongue
The second line is self explanatory.


/arch/dev/newsletter wrote:

Community Highlights

[...]

    * erm67 wants to install Arch Linux in his Sun Ultra SPARC 2. Hopefully he will succeed and this can lead to a port of Arch Linux to that architecture.

[...]

    * Hugo Doria informs us about the Arch-Sheriff project, "a script to match NetBSD vulnerability database against Arch Linux packages."

Purely my own opinion, but I prefer "on". "in" works fine though big_smile
And in the 2nd line, I think a "the" wouldn't be out of place.

-dav7

Last edited by dav7 (2008-10-07 15:35:40)


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#6 2008-10-07 15:21:19

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Good job on the newsletter. Always a nice read. Missed the "Bounced" section though. Is it dead?

Cool to read there will be a Arch USB stick available. Looking forward to that one.

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#7 2008-10-07 15:51:48

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

peets wrote:

Now that it's been brought to my attention, I totally agree with Snowman that poutine is more worthwhile than tacos.

Agreed!

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#8 2008-10-07 15:52:57

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

dav7 wrote:

Finally, I've been researching placing an order for some Arch Linux USB keys. The current limitation is the initial investment; I would like to make enough money off existing Arch Schwag offerings to reinvest in new products. At the moment I'm planning on selling 2GB flash drives at $25 each. I don't have a timeline yet, but they should be available by the end of the year.

Idea: since 2GB is small-ish nowadays, this would definitely need to be an option, but why not offer to have Arch preloaded onto the key?

Cause its way less work for me if you load it on there yourself?

Dusty

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#9 2008-10-07 16:00:33

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

True... meh. tongue

-dav7


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#10 2008-10-07 18:31:09

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Dusty wrote:
peets wrote:

Now that it's been brought to my attention, I totally agree with Snowman that poutine is more worthwhile than tacos.

Agreed!

All 3 of you have officially become my mortal enemies.
*shakes fist*


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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#11 2008-10-07 18:33:27

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

erm,

newsletter wrote:

pacman -S dcon

should probably be 'pacman -S dcron'.

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#12 2008-10-07 18:35:51

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

cactus wrote:
Dusty wrote:
peets wrote:

Now that it's been brought to my attention, I totally agree with Snowman that poutine is more worthwhile than tacos.

Agreed!

All 3 of you have officially become my mortal enemies.
*shakes fist*

*hugs*

We're all Canadian... just look at it this way: Poutine is the Canadian equivalent of tacos. So technically we're all on the same side, old chap.

The weird thing about this is that the other day Eduardo and I were discussing newsletter issues on jabber and he mentioned being hungry so I suggested poutine... completely independently of Eric, since I hadn't proofread his interview yet.

I think its a sign. Arch was born in Canada after all.

Dusty

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#13 2008-10-07 18:52:36

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Dusty wrote:

We're all Canadian...

And none of you can spell. tongue

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#14 2008-10-07 19:13:28

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Nice read as always, did miss the bounce section tho. Is it comming back at a later time?


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#15 2008-10-07 19:50:27

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Nice as usual big_smile

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#16 2008-10-07 20:15:40

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Thanks for the comments all of you guys.

Hey Dusty or Ronald can you fix the typos pointed out by dav7, I have to study at Univ today so I won't have time, and tomorrow I get so early to work I can't even get to it. Thanks in advance guys.

PS: The instructions on resubmitting the newsletter once is fixed on git is on the wiki, search for newsletter.


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#17 2008-10-07 20:53:24

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

cactus wrote:
Dusty wrote:
peets wrote:

Now that it's been brought to my attention, I totally agree with Snowman that poutine is more worthwhile than tacos.

Agreed!

All 3 of you have officially become my mortal enemies.
*shakes fist*

I am going to side with cactus on this I love tacos smile

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#18 2008-10-07 22:14:00

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

taco milkshake anyone? (Dusty and Peets are excluded)

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#19 2008-10-08 01:24:13

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

I noticed a quote is missing:

Contributed Article

by: Eduardo "kensai Romero

Also, the accent is missing in my name: Bélanger. It's not a big deal as it's also missing from the dev page where you probably got it.
Dusty: Could you fix that too?

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#20 2008-10-08 01:34:30

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Snowman wrote:

I noticed a quote is missing:

Contributed Article

by: Eduardo "kensai Romero

Also, the accent is missing in my name: Bélanger. It's not a big deal as it's also missing from the dev page where you probably got it.
Dusty: Could you fix that too?

I'll try to get to it in the morning, I've been swamped today.

I forgot to tell dav7 thanks for all the extra proofreading, so... thanks dav7. :-) I was really rushed when I did it yesterday and apparently didn't care enough to do it perfectly... ;-)

Dusty

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#21 2008-10-08 02:54:10

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Dusty: No problem. It was fun! big_smile

-dav7

Last edited by dav7 (2008-10-08 02:54:35)


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#22 2008-10-08 03:03:44

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Hey! I got a mention, lol. Shucks, ya shouldn't have guys big_smile tongue

Glad some people liked the wallpaper smile

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#23 2008-10-08 07:01:04

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Just a note: The forum links in the fun section doesn't work sad

Otherwise, a good newspaper! Thanks a lot!


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#24 2008-10-08 09:33:31

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

Dusty wrote:

I'll try to get to it in the morning, I've been swamped today.
Dusty

I have fixed all typos in git already. Somehow Eduardo did not give me write permission to that directory on the server mad so I can't scp it in.

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#25 2008-10-08 09:35:22

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Re: Arch Linux Newsletter for October 2008, Discussion

High|ander wrote:

Just a note: The forum links in the fun section doesn't work sad

works for me. Can someone confirm?

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