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Re: Draft for lenny release announcement


Adeodato Simó schrieb:
> Hey, Alexander, thanks for your work here! Some minor comments follow:

Thanks for the feedback; I applied your changes / added FIXME so I won't
forget them.

>> Hypervisor 3.2.1, OpenJDK 6b11 and more than 23,000 other ready to use
>> software packages.</p>
> I don't know about the 23,000 figure. It is binary package based, and
> I'm not sure if that's really fair, because splitting an upstream into
> different .debs is after all an artifact of the distribution. (FWIW
> there are around 12,500 source packages in Lenny.)
> In any case, I'm happy to leave this issue to your discretion.

Yes the 23'000 are the binary packages for i386.  Oh, I better correct that
to 22'000 to reflect other archs, too.

I took the number of binary packages, because we usually take the number of
binary packages.  It was in the last announcements and it's even on our
front page.  While I think that source packages would be fairer, we should
either leave it or change it on all places.

>> <p>Upgrades to Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 from the previous release, Debian
>> GNU/Linux 4.0 codenamed <q>etch</q>, are automatically handled by the
>> aptitude package management tool for most configurations, and to a
>> certain degree also by the apt-get package management tool.
> This should be consistent with the Release Notes. I haven't been
> tracking the relevant section there very closely, but I thought apt-get
> was preferred now over aptitude. Could you investigate, and swap the
> order if that's the case?

It is consistent with the Release notes (at least the versions from weekend
and today) and the coordinator of the release notes didn't complain, yet ;)

>> <h2>About Debian</h2>
> Was there going to be a brief mention of the dedication to Thiemo in the
> announcement? (I think I saw the idea thrown somewhere, I'm just not
> sure if something came out of it.)

Shame on me for forgeting that; added a "FIXME", if someone comes up with
an actual text proposal I would be glad.  I always felt insecure when
writing these texts in a foreign language the last times :(

Best regards,

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