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Bits from the Release Team

In this update: – New Blood – The Freeze – Relase Goals – Documentation – Changes in Testing – Semi-automated removal from testing – Help wanted/Bug Squashing Parties

Third Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” update arrives

The Debian project has announced the release of the third update to version 6.0, “Squeeze”, of its Debian Linux distribution. The update to the current stable release focuses on addressing security vulnerabilities and bugs found in the previous versions, as well as updating a number of included packages.

Debian 6.0.3 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “Squeeze”).

Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.9 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Upcoming point releases and call for test

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the upcoming point releases for Debian 5 “Lenny” and Debian 6 “Squeeze” are scheduled for October 1st and October 8th respectively.

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Buried in the late-June “Bits from the Release Team” minutes is the news that the Debian Project will aim for a time-based freeze for the next stable release, Wheezy. At the moment that date is June 2012:

Release Update: Goals, Arches, Rolling, Removals

In this update: * Release Goals * Arch (re)qualification * 0-day NMU policy <0DNMU> * CUT/Rolling * Improving experimental * Package removal process * What’s due in the next update!

Bits from the Release Team – minutes (pt 1), retrospective, time based freezes and more!

In this update: * Release Team sprint minutes * Squeeze wrap up/retrospective * Release team membership/workload * Time based freezes * Migrations from unstable to testing * Misc, and what’s in the next update

Debian May Begin Rolling Release Branch

Here is my attempt at a summary of the rolling discussion currently happening on debian-devel@. It might not be complete, it’s probably a bit biased, but I hope that it’s still better than nothing. It was also posted on debian-devel@.

Fixed ISO images for Debian 6.0.1 released

Fixed ISO images for Debian 6.0.1 released. Post-release testing showed up a variety of bugs in the images produced for the 6.0.1 update release [1]:

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “Squeeze”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Debian 6.0 Breaks Free of Restrictive Licenses

The new Debian release is notable in many ways, not least of which is that it is the first version ever to incorporate an entirely free Linux kernel, using only software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL) or other free licenses compliant with the official Open Source Definition.

The new Debian Linux: Irrelevant?

Once upon a time, a new Debian Linux release was a big deal in Linux circles. It still is, but its child, Ubuntu Linux, is the Linux distribution that gets all the headlines. There’s a reason for that. Over the years, Debian has become more and more a Linux just for Linux fanatics while the […]

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” released

After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name “Squeeze”). Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a “technology preview”.

New look for Debian’s websites

On the occasion of the release of Debian 6.0 “Squeez” [1], the Debian website team is pleased to publish a new design for Debian’s web presence.

squeeezy – wheezy ready for development

As you may already know, Squeeze has now become the domain of the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released! This was the first Debian release which was accompanied by a live commentary on identi.ca[IC].

Debian 6.0 release is happening now

As predicted – the release is starting this weekend 5/6 February 2011. IRC channels are starting to buzz — irc.debian.org #debian-release – and there’s also a live commentary session at http://identi.ca/debian

Two days till Debian Squeeze goes Stable

A lot of Debian users prefer running Unstable/Sid or Testing on the desktop. I may very well take that route myself. There’s also talk of a Constantly Usable Testing branch of Debian.

bits from the DPL: collab., comm., debconf, … & Squeeze party!

Dear Developers, let’s see if I can intrude in the Squeeze release countdown (to expire during the upcoming week-end [1]!) with some DPL bits.

Debian Project News – January 31st, 2011

Welcome to this year’s second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Debian’s next release likely this weekend

The next release of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution is likely to take place this weekend. The last release, Lenny, was made on February 14, 2009. However, given that Debian only makes a release when it is ready, and not according to some artificial timetable, the date could slip.

Host a Debian release party at $your_city

Hi! As you might already know, Debian is about to release Debian GNU/{Linux|kFreeBSD} 6.0 “Squeeze” very soon, on the weekend of the 5th and 6th February!

Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 2 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second release candidate of the installer for Debian Squeeze.

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Comments to the release update

Debian Squeeze on the horizon – and of all the systems that could like my hardware so well, I’m extremely glad it’s this one

Release Update: timings, status and awesomeness

We now have a target date of the weekend of 5th and 6th February for the release. We have checked with core teams, and this seems to be acceptable for everyone.

Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 published

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”. Changes since the second beta of the installer include:

Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first release candidate release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze.

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” to be released with complete free Linux kernel

The Debian project has been working in removing non-free firmware from the Linux kernel shipped with Debian for the past two release cycles. At the time of the releases of Debian 4.0 “Etch” [1] and 5.0 “Lenny” [2], however, it was not yet possible to ship Linux kernels stripped of all non-free firmware bits. Back […]

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

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