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Squeeze Frozen

Postby craigevil » 2010-08-06 17:10

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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
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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.
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby jollysnowman » 2010-08-06 18:01

The BSD variant's gonna be pretty cool.

About how long does it take to go from freeze to release?
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby craigevil » 2010-08-06 18:46

Lenny took around six months to release once it was frozen, hopefully Squeeze will be released by the end of the year.
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby BenB » 2010-12-13 09:56

"* Dependency-based ordering of init scripts using insserv, allowing
parallel execution to shorten the time needed to boot the system."

"They ate the minstrels ... "

"Lenny took around six months to release once it was frozen, hopefully Squeeze will be released by the end of the year."

"... and there was much rejoicing. Yay!!!"

I don't normally have to reboot too often. But I think bringing the init scripts into a more central system will be helpful, as long as we don't go the route of Windows' registry. From what little I'm learning these init and .rc type files are similar in a way to Windows' .ini files. I know they are technically 'not the same thing', but to one whom became accustomed to using .ini files in Windows 3.11 to tweak programs, they do bear resemblance. Well, back to working and studying part time for LPI 1. I'm just glad Squeeze may finally, soon, be released. Ah, minor question. Are we moving up to Gnome 3? It looks kind of messy yet but I'm sure better minds would hammer on it prior to release. Still it's something of concern.
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby TobiSGD » 2010-12-13 10:45

BenB wrote:But I think bringing the init scripts into a more central system will be helpful, as long as we don't go the route of Windows' registry.
AFAIK the scripts will remain unchanged, only the way they get started are different.
BenB wrote:From what little I'm learning these init and .rc type files are similar in a way to Windows' .ini files.
You may be soewhat right, but not really. The init-scripts are exactly that, scripts, not configuration files. And the rc-files can be anything, from the Windows .ini-style to complex scripts in any language.
BenB wrote:Are we moving up to Gnome 3?
Not with Squeeze, I think this will be done in Wheezy.
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby lbm » 2010-12-13 20:33

If squeeze is frozen, how come can it be that there are so many updates after all?
Everyday there is at updates I can install.
Is this just bugfixes ?
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby BioTube » 2010-12-13 22:09

Yes, it's just bugfixes.
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Re: Squeeze Frozen

Postby BenB » 2010-12-13 22:33

TobiSGD wrote:
AFAIK the scripts will remain unchanged, only the way they get started are different.

Okay. I'll check that once actually upgraded. More fun stuff to learn. :)

You may be soewhat right, but not really. The init-scripts are exactly that, scripts, not configuration files. And the rc-files can be anything, from the Windows .ini-style to complex scripts in any language.

Alright, that's something of where I am in learning so far. Good to know I'm at least about half on track. Did notice that rc files use various types of scripting, or just plain text. After running Debian/Ubuntu/Debian for about a two years now, it's gradually sinking in. Ubuntu is nice I suppose but prefer Debian. Ubuntu 'borked' on me too many times and it seemed they tried hiding everything, or just not having it there. Debian's got a cleaner structure and is more 'user' friendly to my needs.

Not with Squeeze, I think this will be done in Wheezy.

Good. I'm still half learning C, a quarter tinkering, a quarter just living. From what I gather the new Gnome would use a lot more python. That's good and well, but some of us are slow old gassy clouds when it comes to learning programming. :)

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