Re: *Please* release R6.
On Thu, 19 Oct 1995 19:04:07 -0500, "William S. Gribble" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> I've been using debian for a long time and I tell everyone I can
> about it. I've installed the curent release on several machines and
> I'm very happy with it.
Me too. I've been an alpha tester since Debian began.
> The constant delays in releasing the thing have to stop. I know
> that Ian M. had hard drive problems. That's unfortunate, and
> certainly cause for some difficulty in getting the release out the
This is how it has always been. This is probably how it will always
be. The Debian Project has no full-time members. People contribute
as their own (usually hectic) schedules allow. This makes it nearly
impossible to make and/or keep a Debian release schedule.
> However, the Debian project did post to a double handful of
> newsgroups and mailing lists a ``press release'' which firmly
> announced a release date. Doesn't that mean anything to anyone? I
> think it's a little shameful to make an announcement like that in
> public and then, almost a month after the announced date, still not
> to have even acknowledged publically that the date has come and
Pretty embarassing, isn't it? It's unfortunate that this happened but
don't give up hope. The project has quite a bit of momentum right
now, even if the "official release" has not been made.