Re: release update: security problems force "etch" delay of 4-6 weeks
On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, Debian release team wrote:
That was the good news. Unfortunately, there is also the bad side:
due to several grave security problems in some of the core packages,
we cannot release "etch" as originally planned on 2 Apr 2007. By
rough calculation, we are looking at another 4-6 weeks of work to
get our archive into a releasable state.
Haha nice one but I think we can let them in on the truth now guys.
Hello Debian developers,
You probably thought the message quoted above was the traditional Debian
April Fools joke but in fact it was the last stage in an elaborate
deception designed to lull you into overlooking the fact that Debian 4.0
"Etch" was actually released on March 22, 2006, three days after I was
voted DPL by the CEOs of Canonical, Linspire, and Xandros.
Keeping you in the dark about this was a fun but arduous task. I would
not have succeeded without the support of a very special team.
Horst Teppert in the double role of Sven "red" Luther and Frans "blue"
Pop. Herr Teppert, I know computing was an unfamiliar area for you but
you really dove into the part with gusto. You went even further beyond
the call of duty when you took over the role of Anthony "aj" Towns after
Kims freak jetski accident at OLS.
Kimberly Davies, we love you baby. Remember stem cell research is
advancing every day!
Joerg "Ganneff" Jaspert, Steve "vorlon" Langasek and the rest of the
webmin maintenance team for your convincing release manager
impersonations. You even almost had me fooled for a minute!
Junta de Extramadura. The use of your private jet really eased the
coordination process. Gracias!
...and a cast of literally thousands.
Only Jonathan "Ted" Walther came close to discovering the truth and
therefore had to be...eliminated. But I'm sure he is in Aryan Heaven
laughing along with us and each of his widows will be receiving an
autographed copy of "Debian 3.1 Bible" and my sincere regrets.
Well that's it for now. In my next email I'll tell you about the
indemnity agreement we signed last week with Microso...well I've said too
much. Bye bye now!
Jaldhar "jaldhar" H. Vyas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/