Hello, world!

December 7th, 2006 edited by lucas

I’ve decided to try to resurrect Debian Package a Day. It was originally created by Andrew Sweger, then David Moreno Garza gave it another try, but both blogs stopped after some time. Another blog is still active, but autogenerates its entries using the packages’ descriptions, so it’s less interesting.

So here is a third attempt. To prevent this blog from following its ancestors, here is what changes:

  • I’ll try to make this a collaborative work by having a team of editors. If you can dedicate time on a regular basis to this, please join the team. If you can’t, please send us new entries about the packages you use. Read the Contribute page for more info.
  • The posting frequency will depend on how much entries we have in the queue. We will target a posting frequency of twice a week, so we won’t get kicked out of Planet Debian and Planet Ubuntu :-)

Everything is not totally read yet:

  1. We have to wait until DNS propagates our new name (if you can read this, it’s probably OK now).
  2. We have to get on Planet Debian and Planet Ubuntu.
  3. Someone has to submit an entry we can publish, or we could write one. But it would be so much better to start the collaborative way :-)

Update (08/12/06) : Debian Package of the Day won’t be added on Planet Debian: a recent discussion concluded that non-personal blogs should not be on Planet Debian. So you have to subscribe directly to its feed (if you read Planet Ubuntu, you probably don’t need to, since it was added there).

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4 Responses

  1. El Cerrajero Says:

    Hi there!

    I hope this time works because as we say here in Spain: ‘a la tercera va la vencida’ (meaning something like ‘third try is the right one’).

  2. aketus Says:

    Hey, great idea!
    I help run AptGetAnarchy which targets Linux users interested in social change. We sometimes spotlight certain software particularly focused on Debian so feel free to drag stuff from there or aggregate if you need material..

  3. hfelici Says:

    Great! man, I really hope this time it works. Its really cool getting to know new packages on a steady fashion. salud!

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