Commit bb4d1303 authored by Holger Wansing's avatar Holger Wansing

Last part of fixes/corrections proposed by Beatrice Torracca (part3), with

the help of Justin, many thanks.
See https://lists.debian.org/debian-doc/2016/06/msg00007.html and follow-ups.
parent ae8dac98
...@@ -120,8 +120,8 @@ Together they build the base for the GNU operating system. ...@@ -120,8 +120,8 @@ Together they build the base for the GNU operating system.
information about the GNU/Hurd in general, and <url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/"> information about the GNU/Hurd in general, and <url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/">
for more information about Debian GNU/Hurd. for more information about Debian GNU/Hurd.
<p>A second effort is the port to a BSD kernel. People are working with both <p>A second effort is the port to a BSD kernel. People are working with
the NetBSD and the FreeBSD kernels. the FreeBSD kernel.
<p>See <url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/#nonlinux"> for more information <p>See <url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/#nonlinux"> for more information
about these non-linux ports. about these non-linux ports.
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...@@ -47,11 +47,12 @@ recent PowerPC/POWER processors. ...@@ -47,11 +47,12 @@ recent PowerPC/POWER processors.
</list> </list>
<p>The development of binary distributions of Debian for <p>The development of binary distributions of Debian for
<em/armhf/ (for ARM boards and devices with a floating-point unit), <em/hurd-i386/ (for GNU Hurd kernel on i386 32-bit PCs),
<em/arv32/ (for Atmel's 32-bit RISC architecture), <em/mipsel64/ (for 64 bit MIPS in little-endian mode),
<em/m32/ (for 32-bit RISC microprocessor of Renesas Technology), <em/powerpcspe/ (port for the "Signal Processing Engine" hardware),
<em/s390x/ (for the 64-bit userland for IBM System z mainframes), and <em/sparc64/ (for 64 bit SPARC processors),
<em/sh/ (for Hitachi SuperH processors) <em/sh/ (for Hitachi SuperH processors), and
<em/x32/ (for amd64/x86_64 CPUs using 32-bit pointers)
is currently underway. is currently underway.
<p>Support for the <em/m68k/ architecture was dropped in the Etch (Debian 4.0) release, because <p>Support for the <em/m68k/ architecture was dropped in the Etch (Debian 4.0) release, because
...@@ -67,6 +68,12 @@ in the Squeeze (Debian 6.0) release for similar reasons. The ...@@ -67,6 +68,12 @@ in the Squeeze (Debian 6.0) release for similar reasons. The
<em/arm/ was dropped too in this release, as it was superseded by <em/arm/ was dropped too in this release, as it was superseded by
the <em/armel/ architecture. the <em/armel/ architecture.
<!-- info from Jessie Release Notes -->
<p>Support for the 32-bit <em/s390/ port (s390) was discontinued and replaced
with s390x in Jessie (Debian 8). In addition, the ports to IA-64 and
Sparc had to be removed from this release due to insufficient developer
support.
<p>For more information on the available ports see the <p>For more information on the available ports see the
<url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/" name="ports pages at the website">. <url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/" name="ports pages at the website">.
...@@ -77,15 +84,15 @@ given in the Installation Manual, which is available from our WWW site at ...@@ -77,15 +84,15 @@ given in the Installation Manual, which is available from our WWW site at
<sect id="kernels">What kernels does &debian; run? <sect id="kernels">What kernels does &debian; run?
<p>Debian provides a complete, binary distribution for the following operating <p>Beside Linux, Debian provides a complete, binary distribution for the
system kernels: following operating system kernels:
<list> <list>
<item>FreeBSD: provided through the <em/kfreebsd-amd64/ and <item>FreeBSD: provided through the <em/kfreebsd-amd64/ and
<em/kfreebsd-i386/ ports, for 64-bit PCs and 32-bit PCs respectively. These <em/kfreebsd-i386/ ports, for 64-bit PCs and 32-bit PCs respectively. These
ports were first released in Debian 6.0 Squeeze as a <em/technology preview/. ports were first released in Debian 6.0 Squeeze as a <em/technology preview/.
However they were not part of the Debian 8 Jessie release.
</list> </list>
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...@@ -9,14 +9,15 @@ and money (to pay for new testbeds as well as hardware for the archives) ...@@ -9,14 +9,15 @@ and money (to pay for new testbeds as well as hardware for the archives)
can help the project. See also can help the project. See also
<url name="How can you help Debian?" id="&debian-help;">. <url name="How can you help Debian?" id="&debian-help;">.
<sect id="contrib">How can I become a Debian software developer? <sect id="contrib">How can I become a Debian member/Debian developer?
<p>The development of Debian is open to all, and new users with the right <p>The development of Debian is open to all, and new users with the right
skills and/or the willingness to learn are needed to maintain existing skills and/or the willingness to learn are needed to maintain existing
packages which have been "orphaned" by their previous maintainers, to packages which have been "orphaned" by their previous maintainers, to
develop new packages, and to provide user support. develop new packages, to write documentation, to do translation work, to
help with the Debian website, to provide user support, etc.
<p>The description of becoming a Debian Developer can be found at the <p>The description of becoming a Debian member can be found at the
<url name="New Member's Corner" id="http://www.debian.org/devel/join/newmaint"> <url name="New Member's Corner" id="http://www.debian.org/devel/join/newmaint">
at the Debian web site. at the Debian web site.
...@@ -71,10 +72,16 @@ Debian project has been an associate project since the organization's creation. ...@@ -71,10 +72,16 @@ Debian project has been an associate project since the organization's creation.
<p>There are a number of organizations created in different countries that hold <p>There are a number of organizations created in different countries that hold
assets in trust for Debian. The <url id="http://www.debian.org/donations" assets in trust for Debian. The <url id="http://www.debian.org/donations"
name="donations page"> lists the trusted organisations individuals can donate name="donations page"> lists the trusted organizations individuals can donate
to. At the time of this writing there are two of them: <url to. At the time of this writing there are three of them: <url
id="http://www.ffis.de/" name="Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen & Software"> (in Germany) and id="http://www.ffis.de/" name="Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen &
the <url id="https://france.debian.net/" name="Debian France Association"> (in France). Software"> (in Germany),
Additional affiliate organisations in other countries are listed in <url id="https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Auditor/Organizations" name="Organizations"> page in the Debian Wiki. the <url id="https://france.debian.net/" name="Debian France Association">
(in France),
and <url id="http://debian.ch/" name="debian.ch"> (Switzerland and the
Principality of Liechtenstein).
Additional affiliate organizations in other countries are listed in
<url id="https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Auditor/Organizations" name="Organizations"> page
in the Debian Wiki.
...@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ ...@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@
<copyright> <copyright>
<copyrightsummary> <copyrightsummary>
Copyright &copy; 1996-2013 by Software in the Public Interest, Copyright &copy; 1996-2016 by Software in the Public Interest,
portions copyright &copy; 2004, 2005, 2006 Kamaraju Kusumanchi portions copyright &copy; 2004, 2005, 2006 Kamaraju Kusumanchi
</copyrightsummary> </copyrightsummary>
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...@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ there is the "oldstable" distribution (that's just the one from before ...@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ there is the "oldstable" distribution (that's just the one from before
<p>Experimental is used for packages which are still being developed, and with <p>Experimental is used for packages which are still being developed, and with
a high risk of breaking your system. It's used by developers who'd like to a high risk of breaking your system. It's used by developers who'd like to
study and test bleeding edge software. Users shouldn't be using packages from study and test bleeding edge software. Users shouldn't be using packages from
here, because they can be dangerous and harmful even for the most experienced there, because they can be dangerous and harmful even for the most experienced
people. people.
<p>See <ref id="choosing"> for help when choosing a Debian distribution. <p>See <ref id="choosing"> for help when choosing a Debian distribution.
...@@ -38,14 +38,15 @@ distribution and <tt>&testingreleasename;</tt> is the current testing distributi ...@@ -38,14 +38,15 @@ distribution and <tt>&testingreleasename;</tt> is the current testing distributi
<sect1 id="oldcodenames">Which other codenames have been used in the past? <sect1 id="oldcodenames">Which other codenames have been used in the past?
<p>Other codenames that have been already used are: <tt>buzz</tt> for <p>Aside <tt>&releasename;</tt> and <tt>&testingreleasename;</tt>,
other codenames that have been already used are: <tt>buzz</tt> for
release 1.1, <tt>rex</tt> for release 1.2, <tt>bo</tt> for releases 1.3.x, release 1.1, <tt>rex</tt> for release 1.2, <tt>bo</tt> for releases 1.3.x,
<tt>hamm</tt> for release 2.0, <tt>slink</tt> for release 2.1, <tt>hamm</tt> for release 2.0, <tt>slink</tt> for release 2.1,
<tt>potato</tt> for release 2.2, <tt>woody</tt> for release 3.0, <tt>potato</tt> for release 2.2, <tt>woody</tt> for release 3.0,
<tt>sarge</tt> for release 3.1, <tt>etch</tt> for release 4.0, and <tt>sarge</tt> for release 3.1, <tt>etch</tt> for release 4.0,
<tt>lenny</tt> for release 5.0, and <tt>lenny</tt> for release 5.0,
<tt>squeeze</tt> for release 6.0, <tt>squeeze</tt> for release 6.0, and
<tt>wheezy</tt> for release 7.0. <tt>wheezy</tt> for release 7.
<sect1 id="sourceforcodenames">Where do these codenames come from? <sect1 id="sourceforcodenames">Where do these codenames come from?
...@@ -232,8 +233,8 @@ consumption throughout the development process). ...@@ -232,8 +233,8 @@ consumption throughout the development process).
undergone some degree of testing in <qref id="unstable">unstable</qref>. undergone some degree of testing in <qref id="unstable">unstable</qref>.
<p>They must be in sync on all architectures where they have been built and <p>They must be in sync on all architectures where they have been built and
mustn't have dependencies that make them uninstallable; they also have to mustn't have dependencies that make them uninstallable; they also need have
have fewer release-critical bugs than the versions currently in testing. fewer release-critical bugs than the versions currently in unstable.
This way, we hope that `testing' is always close to being a release This way, we hope that `testing' is always close to being a release
candidate. candidate.
...@@ -245,7 +246,7 @@ individual packages is available at ...@@ -245,7 +246,7 @@ individual packages is available at
<p>When the "testing" distribution is mature enough, the release manager <p>When the "testing" distribution is mature enough, the release manager
starts `freezing' it. The normal propagation delays are increased to ensure starts `freezing' it. The normal propagation delays are increased to ensure
that as little as possible new bugs from "unstable" enter "testing". that as few new bugs as possible from "unstable" enter "testing".
<p>After a while, the "testing" distribution becomes truly `frozen'. This <p>After a while, the "testing" distribution becomes truly `frozen'. This
means that all new packages that are to propagate to the "testing" are held means that all new packages that are to propagate to the "testing" are held
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...@@ -484,4 +484,4 @@ available in the <package/maint-guide/ package or at ...@@ -484,4 +484,4 @@ available in the <package/maint-guide/ package or at
<url id="http://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#maint-guide">, or the <url id="http://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#maint-guide">, or the
Guide for Debian Maintainers, available in the Guide for Debian Maintainers, available in the
<package>debmake-doc</package> package or at <package>debmake-doc</package> package or at
<url id="https://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals.en.html#debmake-doc">. <url id="https://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#debmake-doc">.
...@@ -404,5 +404,5 @@ dependencies. However, if you use <prgn>apt-get</prgn> ...@@ -404,5 +404,5 @@ dependencies. However, if you use <prgn>apt-get</prgn>
(see <ref id="apt-get">) or <prgn>aptitude</prgn> (see <ref id="aptitude">) (see <ref id="apt-get">) or <prgn>aptitude</prgn> (see <ref id="aptitude">)
as your package management tool, they will as your package management tool, they will
track automatically installed packages and give the possibility to track automatically installed packages and give the possibility to
remove them, when no packages needing them remain in your system. remove them, when no packages making use of them remain in your system.
...@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ ...@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
(mail) and DNS (name servers); relational databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL; (mail) and DNS (name servers); relational databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL;
also provided are web browsers including the various Mozilla products, also provided are web browsers including the various Mozilla products,
<item>a complete set of office applications, including the <item>a complete set of office applications, including the
LibreOffice.org productivity suite, Gnumeric and other spreadsheets, LibreOffice productivity suite, Gnumeric and other spreadsheets,
WYSIWYG editors, calendars. WYSIWYG editors, calendars.
</list> </list>
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...@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ provide a solution to a possible problem. ...@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ provide a solution to a possible problem.
details of specific upgrades. It is details of specific upgrades. It is
available on the Debian website at <url available on the Debian website at <url
id="http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/releasenotes"> and is also id="http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/releasenotes"> and is also
shipped on the Debian CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. shipped on the Debian CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
<sect id="howtocurrent">How can I keep my Debian system current? <sect id="howtocurrent">How can I keep my Debian system current?
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