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Draft for press announcement "Debian 4.0 frozen"


attached a draft for a press announcement which should be sent out soon.
Please note that we can not list every new feature new in Etch. Therefore
linking the wiki.

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 frozen                            press@debian.org
December 11th, 2006            http://www.debian.org/News/2006/20061211

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 frozen

The Debian Project has frozen its upcoming release Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
(Codename 'Etch') today. This means that only critical bug fixes and
more additional documentation will now be accepted for Etch. 

This will be the first official release to include the AMD64
architecture, but will drop the Motorola 680x0 architecture. The
distribution will be released synchronously for 11 architectures in

The upcoming release will ship Linux kernel 2.6.18 as its default
kernel and a new version of the Debian Installer, which will also
include a graphical version for the first time for some architectures.

New features of this release will include:
 + The GNU Compiler Collection 4.1 as default compiler.  
 + X.Org replaces XFree86 as implementation of the X Window System X11.
 + Secure APT adds extra security by easily supporting strong
   cryptography and digital signatures to validate downloaded packages.
 + Full LSB 3.1 compatibility.

For more information also see http://wiki.debian.org/NewInEtch

About Debian

The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely
free operating systems Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<http://www.debian.org/>, send mail to <press@debian.org>, or
contact the stable release team at <debian-release@lists.debian.org>.

[root@debian /root]# man real-life
No manual entry for real-life

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