Coming up in this episode
- An NVMe for me
- The Shure Next To You
- Of course, the History of Debian
- Our Thoughts of it over the monthSSSS
0:00 Cold Open
1:04 A Few Good Deals
16:14 The History of Debian | The Beginning
18:00 The History of Debian | 1993 - 1994
22:23 The History of Debian | 1995 - 1998
26:15 The History of Debian | 1999 & Y2k
31:11 The History of Debian | 2001 - 2009
36:40 The History of Debian | 2010 - 2020
42:39 The History of Debian | 2021 - 2027
45:33 A Month of Debian 12 Thoughts
1:13:24 - Next Time | Fedora Silverblue & Topics
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The History of Debian
- Before Debian there was Softlanding Linux.
- August 16, 1993, Ian Murdock's announcement that started it all.
- January 1994, Ian releases the Debian Manifesto.
- April 1, 1994, Ian was struggling to keep up with it all and needed a break.
- March 1996, Ian steps down as Debian Project Leader. Leaving Bruce Perens to take up the job.
- The FSF pulls sponsorship but later the FSF "resumed cordial relations".
- June 17, 1996, Debian 1.1 is released with the first ever codename based on Toy Story characters. It was named Buzz, after Buzz Lightyear. A list of all the Debian releases.
- February 1, 1997, A board of directors had been elected for Software in the Public Interest.
- February 20, 1997, Debian shows its intent to ratify a constitution.
- July 1, 1997, Debian is really launched into space this time to monitor plant growth in microgravity, sending video and other data back home.
- December 2, 1998, Debian ratifies a Constitution.
- At the beginning of 1999, Wichert Akkerman was elected Debian Project Leader and started with giving Debian a permanent identity.
- Logo on debian.org as of April 14, 1997
- January 24, 1999, the logo license for Captain Blue-Eye, expired again.
- February 4, 1999, a Logo contest announcement!
- May 3, 1999, the submissions were in. Captain Blue-Eye was thought to be too Linux-specific.
- June 8, 1999, The iconic swirl that we see today won the vote.
- July 6, 1999, dpkg version 2, which was hinted at by Ben Collins back in May, is now officially a thing and the specifications are out there boasting a more modular design.
- Debian weathered the Y2k storm with no major problems.
- In October 2001, LAN Comp Systems begin mastering Debian 3.0 on DVD ahead of the official release.
- Debian 3.0 was delayed because of broken boot floppies.
- 2002, the first net installation images were available.
- 2007, through a disagreement with Mozilla on backporting security fixes, would be replaced by the free-software version, Iceweasel.
- 2013, the trailing 0 on the major release is dropped. Minor releases will continue adding the point, as in .1, .2, etc.
- Also in 2013, multi-arch support is added.
- 2020, Jonathan Carter was elected Debian Project Leader and has been reaffirmed three more times, and is currently serving as Leader.
- June 10, 2023, Debian 12 is released, codenamed Bookworm.
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