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Re: Draft for lenny release announcement

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 11:15:23AM +0100, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 includes the ARM EABI port, armel. The new port is provides more efficient usage of modern and future ARM
>processors. The old ARM port (arm) is now depreceated.
>Now someone with better english skills please rewrite that ;)

s/The new port is provides/This new port provides/

Otherwise I think it sounds fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi>
Sent: Mon, 09 February 2009 11:46:55
To: debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
Cc: debian-release@lists.debian.org, Neil McGovern <neilm@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Draft for lenny release announcement

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 11:15:23AM +0100, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Debian GNU/Linux runs on computers ranging from palmtops and handheld
> systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between.  A total
> of eleven architectures are supported including:  Sun SPARC (sparc), HP
> Alpha (alpha), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Intel IA-32 (i386) and
> IA-64 (ia64), HP PA-RISC (hppa), MIPS (mips, mipsel), ARM (arm), IBM
                                                             ^^^ armel
> S/390 (s390) and AMD64 and Intel EM64T (amd64).

 Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 includes the ARM EABI port, armel. The
new port is provides more efficient usage of modern and future ARM
processors. The old ARM port (arm) is now depreceated.

Now someone with better english skills please rewrite that ;)

> This includes support for Marvell's Orion platform or devices based on
> the Orion platform, like QNAP Turbo Station, HP mv2120, and Buffalo
> Kurobox Pro.

> With the integration of X.org 7.3 the X server autoconfigures itself
> with most hardware. Newly introduced packages allow the full support of
> NTFS filesystems or the usage of most multimedia keys out of the box.
> Support for Macromedias Flash format is available via the swfdec plugin.
> Overall improvements for notebooks have been introduced, like out of the
> box support of CPU frequency scaling.
> The integration of OpenJDK, a free version of Sun's Java technology,
> into Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 made it possible to ship Java based
> applications in Debians "main" repository.
> Further improvement regarding the security of the system include the
> installation of available security updates before the first reboot by the
> installation system, the reduction of setuid root binaries and open ports
> in the standard installation as well as building several
> security-critical packages with GCC Hardening features. Various
> applications have specific improvements, too. PHP for example is now
> built with the Suhosin hardening patch.
> Debian GNU/Linux can be installed from various installation media such
> as DVDs, CDs, USB sticks and floppies, or from the network.  GNOME is the
> default desktop environment and is contained on the first CD.  The K
> Desktop Environment (KDE), the Xfce or the lxde desktop can be installed
> through two new alternative CD images.  Again available with Debian
> GNU/Linux 5.0 are multi-arch CDs and DVDs supporting installation of
> multiple architectures from a single disc as well as Blue Ray Discs
> allowing the archive for an entire architecture to be shipped on a single
> installation medium.
> Debian GNU/Linux can be downloaded right now via bittorrent (the
> recommended way), jigdo or HTTP;  see Debian
> GNU/Linux on CDs for further information.  It will soon be available
> on DVD and CD-ROM from numerous vendors,
> too.
> This release includes a number of updated software packages, such as
> the K Desktop Environment 3.5.9 (KDE), an updated version of the GNOME
> desktop environment 2.22.2, the Xfce 4.4.2 desktop environment, lxde
>, the GNUstep desktop 7.3, X.Org 7.3, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, GIMP
> 2.4.7, Iceweasel (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5), Icedove
> (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird, Iceape (an
> unbranded version of Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.14), PostgreSQL 8.3.5, MySQL
> 5.1.30 and 5.0.51a, GNU Compiler Collection 4.3.2, Linux kernel version
> 2.6.26, Apache 2.2.9, Samba 3.2.5, Python 2.5.2 and 2.4.6, Perl 5.10.0,
> PHP 5.2.6, Asterisk, Emacs 22, Inkscapoe 0.46, Nagios 3.06, Xen
> Hypervisor 3.2.1, OpenJDK 6b11 and more than 23,000 other ready to use
> software packages.
> Upgrades to Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 from the previous release, Debian
> GNU/Linux 4.0 codenamed etch, 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.  As always,
> Debian GNU/Linux systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without
> any forced downtime, but it is strongly recommended to read the release
> notes for possible issues.  For detailed instructions about installing
> and upgrading Debian GNU/Linux, please see the  href="$(HOME)/releases/lenny/releasenotes">release notes.  Please
> note that the release notes will be further improved and translated to
> additional languages in the coming weeks.
> About Debian
> Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than a
> thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the
> Internet.  Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature,
> and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux
> distributions.
> The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its
> dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide
> the best operating system possible.  Debian 5.0 is another important step
> in that direction.
> Contact Information
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"rm -rf" only sounds scary if you don't have backups

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