This Saturday, April 25, the Debian Project will release Debian 8 (codename “Jessie”). In celebration of this milestone, we’re having a “birthday party,” including cake, with the LinuxFest Northwest participants, hosted by Jose Miguel Parrella, a Debian Developer and member of Microsoft’s Open Source Strategy team.
In the sugar-fueled session, Welcome Debian 8: Aptly Cloud Aptitude, Jose Miguel will discuss what’s new with Debian 8 and how the Microsoft Azure cloud can help bring Debian projects to hyperscale.
Participants will walk through how Azure transforms the Debian system administrator and package maintainer work, including provisioning build servers, using PaaS for APT repositories, bootstrap-vz, and other interesting scenarios.
Beginners are welcome—the session is designed for those with little to no experience with Debian packaging, so participants can come and learn the basics. The discussion will cover the packaging workflow for people interested in using packages as hooks, as well as for prospective Debian maintainers.
Debian is one of the most popular Linux distributions, and we’re very happy to see the community traction around it on VM Depot. Microsoft also supports Debian 5, 6, and 7 in Hyper-V and many products in the System Center suite.
If you’re attending LinuxFest Northwest, please join us for cake and celebration of the latest Debian release on Sunday at 3 pm (Haskell 104). Hope to see you there!