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Old 08-06-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Squeeze Frozen


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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" frozen press@debian.org
August 6th, 2010 http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100806
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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.

In consequence this means that no more new features will be added and
all work will now be concentrated on polishing Debian "Squeeze" to
achieve the quality Debian stable releases are known for.

The upcoming release will use Linux 2.6.32 as its default kernel
in the installer and on all Linux architectures.

New features of the upcoming release include:
* State of the art desktop environments, based on KDE 4.4.5, Gnome
2.30.0, LXDE 0.5.0, XFCE 4.6.2, X.org 7.5, OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
and many other applications.
* Stable and current versions of common server software such as
Apache 2.2.16, PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.1.48, PostgreSQL 8.4.4 and Samba
3.4.
* Modern interpreters and compilers for all common languages such as
Python 2.6 and 3.1, Perl 5.10, GHC 6.12 and GCC 4.4.
* DKMS, a framework to generate Linux kernel modules whose sources
do not reside in the Linux kernel source tree.
* Dependency-based ordering of init scripts using insserv, allowing
parallel execution to shorten the time needed to boot the system.

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" will also be accompied by variants based on the
FreeBSD kernel for amd64 and i386 machines, together with the GNU
libc and userland as a "technology preview". Users of these versions
however should be warned that the quality of these ports is still
catching up with the outstanding high quality of our Linux ports,
and that some advanced desktop features are not supported yet.
However, the support of common server software is strong and extends
the features of Linux-based Debian versions by the unique features
known from the BSD world. This is the first time a Linux distribution
has been extended to also allow use of a non-Linux kernel.


Further work
------------
A number of bug squashing parties will be organized before the new
distribution is released in order to classify and fix the remaining
known problems in the new distribution. As the set of features has now
been finalized for "Squeeze", developers can now begin to create
documentation such as release notes and the installation guide.
Interested users and developers are invited to join the #debian-bugs IRC
channel on irc.debian.org and help with these efforts or test out
pre-release versions of "Squeeze". To support more users, the Debian
project also asks for help with translating the new documentation to as
many languages as possible.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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hooray
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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Good news. Lenny is getting outdated. There will be a few more months before Squeeze is stable enough to be released.

jlinkels
 
Old 08-07-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Debian Stable is about to become more awesomer than ever in the history of ever!!
 
Old 08-07-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Sorry chaps, but I don't share your enthousiasm. Not all 'updates' are actually better then what we have/had. Think Grub2 for starters... But that's an entirely different discussion...
 
Old 08-07-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
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... or to mention KDE4 for that matter.

Think about it it this way: Linux is developing and moving forward, and no one can afford to stay behind. Some day you'll notice that the gap becomes too large and you loose productivity.

I fiercely despise the ruining of KDE in favor for KDE4, but we have to praise Debian that they waited until Squeeze to integrate it in Stable, and then it might even take another 6 months before release. When were we confronted with Ubuntu + KDE 4.0? Three years ago?

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Old 08-07-2010, 04:37 PM   #7
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If it wasn't for Kde4 I never would have got into Fluxbox!!.
I'm sure Squeeze will continue the tradition of rock-solid Debian Stable releases.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 05:39 PM   #8
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Sorry chaps, but I don't share your enthousiasm. Not all 'updates' are actually better then what we have/had. Think Grub2 for starters... But that's an entirely different discussion...
I've been using squeeze (testing) for several months now. It is very stable now. It also greatly out performs lenny.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 08:30 PM   #9
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Sorry chaps, but I don't share your enthousiasm. Not all 'updates' are actually better then what we have/had. Think Grub2 for starters... But that's an entirely different discussion...
Shiny is better.
sid ftw!

Never really understood why anyone would want to run Stable on a desktop or laptop.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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Well, how about stable desktops, for starters Anyway, I dislike Lenny too, so I'm still on Etch. If Lenny had IceApe in the repo's I'd probably switched over by now, but it hasn't. And ever since the switch from Sarge to Etch I have the major annoyance of monitors switching into 'energy-saving-mode' or 'pseudo-screensaver-mode' if I watch a DVD (or any other footage) not in full screen. The screensaver has been disabled and removed (better: not installed ) but for some reason the 'energy-saving-mode' can't be entirely eliminated... I can't remove the offending lib, because of an inexcusable dependency hell Gnome-core depends on it....
 
Old 08-08-2010, 06:41 AM   #11
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Well, how about stable desktops, for starters Anyway, I dislike Lenny too, so I'm still on Etch. If Lenny had IceApe in the repo's I'd probably switched over by now, but it hasn't. And ever since the switch from Sarge to Etch I have the major annoyance of monitors switching into 'energy-saving-mode' or 'pseudo-screensaver-mode' if I watch a DVD (or any other footage) not in full screen. The screensaver has been disabled and removed (better: not installed ) but for some reason the 'energy-saving-mode' can't be entirely eliminated... I can't remove the offending lib, because of an inexcusable dependency hell Gnome-core depends on it....
depends on what you mean by "stable". I have never had to reinstall nor have I not been able to boot into X.
Granted there might be an annoying bug here and there, but nothing that keeps me from using my system.

You can disable DPMS in your xorg.conf
 
Old 08-08-2010, 08:50 PM   #12
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Shiny is better.
sid ftw!

Never really understood why anyone would want to run Stable on a desktop or laptop.
Past experience is the reason for me. Back when Sarge was stable, I decided to move unto Etch (testing). I stuck with this for a while, but then it broke, and I had to reinstall (in fact, I switched to PCLOS until Etch became stable). So now I use stable, and when I need a newer version of a program, I'll get it from either backports, source (porting it from Debian sources), or I'll create a preferences file and install a program from testing (this is the last resort, though). This has allowed me to have a reasonably up to date system without the worry of using testing (admittedly, the changes of Sarge to Etch were more extreme than the current changes that I imagine are involved with Lenny to Squeeze).
 
  


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