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[treacy@debian.org: Re: release info]

James, you said bring it up :) My reply is down below.

----- Forwarded message from "James A. Treacy" <treacy@debian.org> -----

Envelope-to: joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr
Delivery-date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 15:54:23 +0100
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 09:51:10 -0500
From: "James A. Treacy" <treacy@debian.org>
To: Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr>
Cc: webmaster@debian.org
Subject: Re: release info

On Sat, Feb 13, 1999 at 02:21:04PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> Yesterday while I was translating some devel/ pages (to Croatian,
> with consent of the translation coordinator) I noticed that
> release_info.wml says:
> <P><STRONG>Debian version 2.2</STRONG> (Nickname: potato)
>    <UL>
>    <LI>estimated release - Late Spring or Summer 1999
>    <LI>Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
>    <LI>PAM integration
>    <LI>Apt (part 3), the new front end to the package management system (dpkg)
>    <LI>first public release for powerpc architecture
>    <LI>perl 5.005 and ncurses
>    <LI>other goals to be decided
>    </UL>
> A lot of these seem vague to me. Don't we already abide by some version
> of that filesystem standard? PAM integration exists in some packages, you
> should insert words 'much better'. Apt frontend is not exactly a frontend
> only to dpkg, but to backend apt-* apps, isn't it? Perl may come to 5.006
> by that time, and the ncurses entry is rather opaque to me :)
> Also you should add 'the great X reorganization' to slink's list, and
> X to this, potato's, list.

Please bring such things up on debian-www. We have been looking for someone
to maintain this page, but haven't had much luck. Wanna volunteer?
One addition should be listing the kernel that is distributed with each
release, except for future ones. :)

If that page is better maintained, it would be linked from the main page.

Jay Treacy

----- End forwarded message -----

I'll be willing to do some investigation on what exactly was
in some of these releases. I only don't know where to find info about
packages in buzz and rex - can someone point me to some archive of it,
or at least send me a status/available/Packages file from these?
I follow other lists, so I could fill in some newer stuff too.

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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