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Re: Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0

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It is time to stop whining. Resolve the issue and get on with it!

How can we fix it so that is situation doesn't happen again?

As always...have fun :)
Steven Demetrius.

Andreas Barth wrote:
> * 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
> number. 
> 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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> [end of text]
> Cheers,
> Andi

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