Re: Upcoming etch point release
On Fri, May 14, 2010 09:34, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> The next point release for the "etch" oldstable distribution, 4.0r9, is
>> scheduled for Saturday, 22nd May.
> I guess this is rather a plain "formality" than an endorsement by the
> project that this release is an up-to-date version of "etch" (say as far
> as security is concerned). Maybe this should be pointed out more clearly
> in order to avoid misunderstandings.
Depending on your definition of "up-to-date", it's arguably both.
There hasn't been a point release for oldstable for some time. This update
includes the security updates for which DSAs were issued in the several
months prior to security support ceasing in February, together with a
number of other updates to packages; see
http://release.debian.org/proposed-updates/oldstable.html for a complete