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Re: Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0

* Anthony Towns (aj@azure.humbug.org.au) [060724 17:08]:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 03:13:19PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> > I cannot say I stand behind the recent announcement, which is
> > a shame as it was published as being official by the Debian project,
> > of which I am a member.
> Andi posted his proposed text to -publicity a month ago, with the
> only response afaics being from Martin Zobel-Helas. That release went
> nowhere until Joey picked up the ball a couple of days ago drafting his
> own announcement.

That is not true. An updated text was sent to debian-news and
debian-news-german, but not approved. The text was shown around and
improved on the debian-release channel, as the normal release update as
well.  For reference, I'll include the english version here:

From: Marc Brockschmidt <he@debian.org>
Subject: New Release Update
To: debian-news@lists.debian.org

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
New Release Update published             debian-release@lists.debian.org
July 17th, 2006

Today, an updated plan for the release of the next stable version of Debian,
codenamed "Etch", has been published. Etch has been assigned 4.0 as version
The planned release date of December 2006 still looks realistic.
Two architectures (s390, sparc) were added back to the release architectures
for etch, which now contains 11 architectures (alpha, amd64, arm, hppa,
i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc). Etch will be shipped
without 2.4 kernels and support for 2.4 has been deprecated.

Minor items in the release update include the transition to the current
python version 2.4, updates about the kernel selection (likely 2.6.17 for now,
there is the possibility to update the kernel in October to a newer version, if
appropriate), and the completed update to gcc 4.1 as default compiler.
The release update also clarified the distinction between Release Blockers
and Release Goals, and lists all of them. The full release update is available
online at http://release.debian.org/20060717

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.

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