Re: Draft for lenny release announcement
Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
Before we get to the stage of correcting the style, here are some
issues with the content (from an SVN edition).
> constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which
> supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE,
> GNOME, Xfce, and lxde desktop environments. It also features cryptographic
> software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed
While clearly Debian (like every other distro) includes SSH,
"cryptographic software" looks like a new-in-Etchism.
> <!-- p>Using a now fully integrated installation process, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
This whole paragraph should go - new in Etch, old in Lenny.
<p>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, armel), IBM
S/390 (s390) and AMD64 and Intel EM64T (amd64).</p>
Recount! And don't say "including" before an exhaustive list. Now
that the 64-bit architectures aren't new (and therefore tacked on to
the end), should they be sorted in with the other AMD and Intel
> <p>With the integration of X.org 7.3 the X server autoconfigures itself
> <p>The integration of OpenJDK, a free version of Sun's Java technology,
"Integration" with what? Does this just mean "inclusion"?
> <p>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
Is this trying to be an exhaustive list?
> <p>Debian GNU/Linux can be downloaded right now via bittorrent (the
> recommended way), jigdo or HTTP; see <a href="$(HOME)/CD/">Debian
> GNU/Linux on CDs</a> for further information. It will soon be available
> on DVD and CD-ROM from numerous <a href="$(HOME)/CD/vendors">vendors</a>,
Mention Blu-ray Discs here?
> <p>This release includes a number of updated software packages, such as
(Some of these need fixing.)
> <p>The Debian project's key strengths are
Fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to
the Pope... and nice red uniforms.
Ankh kak! (Ancient Egyptian blessing)