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Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests. The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has entered the final phase of its development cycle and is nearly in its final form. We now seek the help of our users to find the remaining bugs related to upgrades […]

Release Update – Upgrades, deep freeze info, BSPs

It’s time for another release update as we move, like a glacier, inevitably and unstoppingly towards the release.

Understanding Debian’s release process

Immediately after a stable release, a new distribution is created in the Debian archive. Its initial content is a copy of the (just released) stable distribution. Its codename is decided by the release managers and there’s a tradition of picking a character’s name from the Toy Story movie.

Bit from the Release Team: Status of hppa

Hi, As previously announced[1], hppa is no longer a release architecture for Squeeze.

Debian’s next release frozen

The Debian GNU/Linux Project has announced that its next release, Squeeze, has been frozen. This means that no new features will be added and that work will now commence on ironing out all release-critical bugs so that Squeeze can be officially released.

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” frozen

In this very moment, during the ongoing annual Debian Developer Conference “Debconf10″ in New York, Debian’s release managers have announced a major step in the development cycle of the upcoming stable release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Debian “Squeeze” has now been frozen.

Bits from the (chilly) release team

Hi, As I’m writing this mail, Adam D. Barratt (adsb) is currently giving a presentation at Debconf about “Bits from the Release Team”. This is the mail version for those who can’t make it to New York. It contains some important information, so please read it through to the end!

Debian Live squeeze alpha2

Debian Live Squeeze Alpha2: The Debian Live team is pleased to announce the second alpha of DebianSqueeze’s Live images.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated: The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth 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.

Debian 6.0 Squeeze expected to be released by the end of the year… if all goes well

Squeeze freeze was planed for December 2009, meaning it is already way behind schedule, and it looks that it is not so easy for the Debian project to switch to a fixed 2 year release cycle (or freeze cycle).

De-bashing Debian

A report that a thousand or more Debian packages will no longer build from source would be a cause for concern at any time, but when the project is trying to button up for a release, it is especially unwelcome.

Debian Squeeze Linux – Where Is It?

The next major release of Debian GNU/Linux is taking shape – albeit without the explicit direction of a Release Manager and with some significant hurdles to overcome.

Bits from the Release Team: Scheduling, transitions, how to help

Hi, As promised, here’s an update from the Release Team. After we spoke with several teams recently, we have tried to come up with a plan for the upcoming transitions, freeze and release of Debian Squeeze.

Bits from the Release Team: What should go into squeeze?

Dear fellow developers, we all want to get out squeeze as soon as possible. Currently we are still at 400 bugs concerning the next stable release, with 300 of them not yet fixed in unstable.

Debian Installer 6.0 Alpha1 release

The Debian Installer Team[1] is pleased to announce the Debian Installer 6.0 Alpha1. This first release since Lenny brings a lot of new features and improvements.

Debian 6.0 Squeeze behind schedule

The Debian release team are sounding the alarm: With only one month left before the planned release freeze, the number of critical bugs in Debian 6.0 Squeeze is still far too high to freeze development and create the next stable version of Debian.

Bits from the release team: Release schedule; the RT needs YOU

We hoped to freeze in March, but the current number of RC bugs makes this highly unlikely. From our experiences with previous release cycles, we wish to freeze only after the number of these bugs has dropped below the mark of 300

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth 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 adjustments for serious problems.

Changes for Squeeze in Debian Installer

Normally an overview of changes is given when a new version of Debian Installer is released. However, a release has been in preparation for something like the past six months and it is currently unclear whether one will happen before or after the next ice age.

Debian looking at development freeze by March

The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March next year for its next release, Squeeze, the project leader Steve McIntyre says

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the third 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 adjustments for serious problems.

Many Changes for SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10

MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.10-rel_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.10-rel_64.iso.

Debian vs. Shuttleworth

Which came first? The Debian or the Shuttleworth. Much has been made of Mark Shuttleworth’s efforts to get Debian to ‘release on time’ vs. ‘release when ready’. According to Mark this would make things easier for the derivative folks like Ubuntu and upstream developers.

Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence continues

Given the increasing corporate use of GNU/Linux, there has been pressure on Debian from various quarters to adhere to some kind of time-based release process. This pressure increased no end after the emergence of Ubuntu, based on the unstable branch of Debian, which has tied its releases to the six-monthly release cycle of the GNOME […]

Bits from the release team and request for discussion

Sorry for sending out this mail so late. It should have gone out a bit earlier, but the delay allowed us to update our views on the timeline based on the feedback we received by the community – see below for details.

Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final

The antiX-team is proud to announce that an updated antiX MEPIS 8.2 Final is available at MEPIS mirrors in the testing directory and the released/antix directory.

Announcing BrDesktop for the Brazilian home desktop user

It is a selection of official Debian GNU/Linux packages. A Pure Blend, pre-configured and targeted for Brazilian Debian GNU/Linux home desktop users.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06 Update is Available

The updated components on the SimplyMEPIS ISOs include recent updates from the Debian Lenny pool and also Linux kernel 2.6.27.21, Firefox 3.0.9, jbidwatcher 2.0.1, and gutenprint 5.2.3. In addition some minor tweaks have been applied to the MEPIS Installer and the MEPIS utilities

Debian Lenny Based SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Released

MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0, the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.00-rel_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.00-rel_64.iso.

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Since the lenny freeze began, we’ve been working on incorporating major changes in preparation for squeeze, including (as previously announced) merging the Google Summer of Code work done by Jordà Polo for finer-grained tag classification.

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