Debian took a giant step forward recently towards releasing the next version of Debian, Lenny, by freezing the codebase.
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The Debian developers are also hard at work cleaning up legacy programming issues. Here, theyre working on replacing debmake, a deprecated helper package for Debian packaging, from Debian. One issue that theyve already completed is adding full support for I18n (Internationalization and localization). With this, any package using Debconf (Debian configuration management) now enables developers to translate of all end-user messages displayed by using a gettext-based system like po-debconf.