The successor to ‘etch’, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, codenamed ‘lenny’, is expected to be made generally available this Saturday. Read more here
According to Debian Release Team member Adeodato Simó, only a major cock-up will prevent the release from going ahead. “The intention is only to lift that date if something really critical pops up that is not possible to handle as an errata, or if we end up technically unable to release that weekend (eg., a needed machine crashes). Every other fix that doesn’t make it in time will be r1 material,” he said in a post last week.
Should Debian meet its deadline, lenny will come out almost two years after the release of etch, which made its official debut in April 2007.