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Proposal for public announcement for the next release update


this is an experiment - I'll try to write a public text to be published
together with the next release update, so we get a better matching press
coverage. Please note that there the content is not finally signed off
(neither of the update nor of the public announcement) so it might
change till the update is sent out. Also, none of us wants pre-reports
on any media, so let's try how this works (and if you are a journalist
and happen to read it, please wait till we publish - thanks).

The release update draft is on
http://release.debian.org/release-update-200606 and the draft for the
announcement on http://release.debian.org/release-update-200606-pub (and
put below as well).

Comments, Improvements, Suggestions are welcome.


| Subject: new release update
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------
| The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
| New Release Update published             debian-release@lists.debian.org
| June xxth, 2006                 http://www.debian.org/News/2006/200606xx
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Today, an updated plan for releasing Etch has been published; etch has been
| assigned 4.0 as release number. 
| The release date of December 2006 was confirmed.
| Two architectures (s390, sparc) were added back to the release architectures
| for etch, which contains now 11 architectures (alpha, amd64, arm, hppa,
| i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc). Whether etch can be
| release on m68k is yet not decided.
| Minor information include the transition to the current python version 2.4,
| updates about the kernel selection (likely 2.6.16 for now, there is the
| possibility to update the kernel in October to a newer version, if
| appropriate), and the executed update to gcc 4.1 as default compier.
| The release update also clarified the distinction between Release Blockers
| and Release Goals, and lists all of them.
| The current stable version of Debian (codename Sarge, Version 3.1) was
| published in June 2005, and has been updated since then by point releases.
| Debian has been aiming to release the next major stable version (codename
| Etch, Version 4.0) in December 2006.
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