Debian wheezy: new kernel 2.6.37, evince and audacious fixed
Debian Wheezy is getting in a better shape every day, evince and audacious are installable again. For those of you who use Debian official kernel, probably the biggest news is new 2.6.37 kernel with accompanying modules. I compile my own kernels, so can't really comment on features and stability of the official kernel.
For AMD Radeon users, new version of xserver-xorg-video-radeon 6.14.0-1 could be interesting. Unfortunately, I don't own any Radeon card at the moment, though it might change in the near future.
I also noticed that Jörg Schilling's dvdrecord (dvdrtools package) has been dropped from the repository. The reasoning behind that move: low popcon, orphaned for nine months, dead upstream, last release from 2005, no reverse deps in the archive by existing burning apps. I'll have to agree, I don't remember when I run dvdrecord last time, growisofs worked great for me in the last few years.
If you were waiting to upgrade to wheezy after things in it settle down a bit, now might be a good time. At least if your set of packages is similar to mine, I hope others will report if there's any serious breakage in the wheezy that I don't see because I'm not using those packages.
On the binary blob front, nVidia 270.26 appears to be rock stable. Which can't be said for the new flashplayer-mozilla 10.2.152.27-0.0 which I got from Christian Marillat's debian-multimedia repository. But hey, no major flash application has been hit, and I see crash reports only in place of flash Google Ads, and even that occasionally. And thanks to a better architecture of Firefox 4b11 I'm currently using, not once has happened that a flash crash takes the browser with it. Actually, because my Firefox is beta version, I can't even be sure the flash plugin is to be blamed, it could even be some transient bug in this beta of the browser.