Re: Please review content squeeze release announement
On 2011-02-02 04:43, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
[ m-f-t set to the publicity list; please respect that ]
In the past days, we drafted an announcement text for the upcoming
squeeze release. I think it is now matured enough, to get the _content_
reviewed by the involved teams.
The current timelime to work on the draft is as follows:
* today: Review content, last modifications / additions of the content
* tommorow: review by -l10n-english
* also tommorow: call for translations
* Rest of week:
* fix en_DE
* Get it translated into as many languages as possible
Currently I expect, that the announcement will be released on Sunday
tht 6th; it would be great, if it it could be translated by then.
Good work, that makes me realize the progress made. Here are my comments:
"technical/technology preview" is not clear to me. Is the meaning
explained anywhere? I don't find it in the release notes.
Debian 6.0<q>Squeeze</q> introduces technical previews of two new
ports to the FreeBSD kernel using the known Debian/GNU userland: Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD for the 32-bit PC (<code>kfreebsd-i386</code>) and the
64-bit PC (<code>kfreebsd-amd64</code>). These ports are the first ones
ever to be included in a Debian release which are not based on the
Linux kernel. The support of common server software is strong and
extends the features of Linux-based Debian versions by the unique
features known from the BSD world. However, these ports
being technology previews, some advanced desktop features are not
The "the" at the end doesn't fit with all items in the list, it should
probably me moved to the beginning of the first item.
This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as the
The phrasing suggests lenny already had GNOME 2.30 and it will just get
a minor update. A comma could fix that.
an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.30
Either "*the* Linux kernel", just "Linux version 2.6.32", or really just
<li>Linux kernel version 2.6.32</li>
Wow, lots of stuff I never heard about here. I'm wondering about the
notability of corosync, lxc and Icinga. Icinga doesn't even have an
article on the English Wikipedia.
Debian 6.0 includes over 10,000 new packages like the browser Chromium,
the monitoring solution Icinga, the package management frontend Software
Center, the network manager wicd, the Linux container tools lxc or the
cluster framework corosync.
There also seems to be a math problem. The lenny release announcement
This release includes [... ] and more than 23,000 other ready-to-use
software packages (built from over 12,000 source packages).
If I add over 10 000 new binary packages to over 23000, that means over
33 000 in squeeze (excluding removals). Yet I don't even have 29 000
available binary packages (updated or not) on my i386 squeeze. I suspect
there is a large number of removals due to library upgrades, which
should also be mentioned to be fair. Or, I suggest just talking about
the number of source packages.
At the same time, additional
quality assurance efforts, like automatic installation and upgrade
tests for all packages in Debian's archive, ensure that Debian 6.0
fullfills the high expectations, users have of a stable Debian release:
to be rock solid and rigorously tested.
The last comma breaks the sentence flow.
I think "BraZilian" is the only correct spelling. I believe the "just"
is a typo, unnecessary.
just existing Blends<em>Debian Edu</em> for Debian in education,
<em>Debian Med</em> for medical practice and bio-medical research,
<em>Debian Science</em> for scientists in general,<em>Debian Jr.</em>
for children from 1 to 99 and<em>BrDesktop</em> - a desktop localised
for Brasilian users Squeeze is featuring the following new Blends: