Re: Conflicting information on current Debian release
Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 05:10:47PM -0500, Bob Kline wrote:
> > The Debian home page (http://www.debian.org/) notes the announcement of
> > the "Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0," and the page linked by
> > that note says "The Debian project confirms December 2006 as the date
> > for the next release of its distribution which will be named Debian
> > GNU/Linux 4.0 alias 'etch'." However, elsewhere on the Debian home page
> > I see: "The latest stable release of Debian is 3.1." Why doesn't it say
> > 4.0?
> Because the statement "The Debian project confirms December 2006 as the date
> for the next release of its distribution" was made without the consent of
> the release team. and misrepresents the realities of the release process.
> 3.1 is still the latest stable release of Debian.
For what it's worth the date is from the release team that wanted
to issue a press release containing the status of the release.
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