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Arch Linux Newsletter for March 20, 2005 posted by Jason
March 22, 2005
New newsletter for this week:

celestia 1.3.2-2 - switching from KDE to GTK2 UI posted by Damir
March 21, 2005
Because of the bug 2422 i had to rebuild the celestia pkg. Considering that i didn't tried 1.3.2 to compile against gtk2 (1.3.1 didn't like our gtk2) i found out that celestia 1.3.2 is working fine with gtk2 now :-).
==> celestia 1.3.2-2 is built against gtk2 and is therefore "less bloated".

KDE 3.4.0 in [extra] UPGRADERS PLEASE READ THIS! posted by Tpowa
March 16, 2005
Greetings to all kde users out there.
kde 3.4.0 packages are now in extra repository.
KDE 3.4.0 will be announced soon, then the abs PKGBUILDS will work again, when official tarballs are made public by kde.
Please have a look at the new KDE wiki(especially the upgraders should read it!) at:
Thanks for your feedback.Enjoy new kde release.Have fun with the new features and please report problems.
Tell me your opinion about KDE 3.4.0

Arch Linux Newsletter for February 27, 2005 posted by Jason
February 27, 2005
New newsletter for this week:

mono 1.2 beta series is in testing posted by Tobias
February 21, 2005
Actually this should go to unstable. But as written on a couple of websites, announcments and the chief developers weblog: users are recommended to switch to the 1.1.x tree, since the testing of it is way more sophisticated. As a bonus and because it doesn't effect the oridinary things, the 2.0 alpha parts have been enabled. Additionally, the new xsp went to testing, since it works nicely together with the 1.1.x series and even doesn't build (without hacks) on mono-1.0.6
State of things: mono-1.0.6 in extra, xsp-1.0.6 and mono-1.1.4 in testing and be prepared, our general switch to the 1.1.x series might come soon.

The inevitable courier-smashing starts in testing posted by Tobias
February 20, 2005
The layout of courier sources has changed. So we have a courier-authlib now, providing authentification to other courier services. Thus courier-imap depends on courier-authlib and the configuration of the authentification layer has moved from /etc/courier-imap to /etc/authlib.

Moreover, the courier family depends on the Berkeley db package, which has undergone an API change recently and thus is in testing. Therefore the new courier packages will be available from testing only until db-4.3.x moves to extra.

Additionally, courier-mta is in testing and will move to extra when time has come. This mailserver provides SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Webmail etc. and authentificates all this against one source, configured in courier-authlib, without the pain of tricky configurations.

All this is new and just roughly tested. If you find some quirks, bugs or have suggestions, go bother him. He'll let me know.

webmin in [testing] posted by Tpowa
February 15, 2005
for all who waited for webmin now it's available. Please use the bugtracker for correction in module configurations, i changed some modules but i can't test everything so, send your corrections to the bugtracker :)
here a forum link for discussion: Forum.

Udev-053 Changes posted by Judd
February 14, 2005
The latest version of udev has some upstream changes in the configuration layout.

Permissions and user/group ownership are no longer defined in separate files -- instead they are specified within the rules file itself. Look at /etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules for examples.

This means that any custom permissions need to be moved into a rules file like /etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules or /etc/udev/rules.d/00-my.rules.

See the udev(8) manpage for more information on writing rules.

Xorg 6.8.2 Released posted by Judd
February 10, 2005
The new xorg package is now available in the Testing repository.

You can enable Testing from your /etc/pacman.conf.

Submit bugs to you-know-where.

testing: fox 1.2.11 -> 1.4.y posted by Damir
February 10, 2005
The fox toolkit released their first 1.4.y versions some days ago. As this is a big step to new things, the fox 1.4.y pkg is now in [testing] and will stay there untill sunday morning (13.02.2005 - GMT+1). Then, if no trouble comes up, i will move it to extra replacing the 1.2.11 pkg there.
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