Has Squeeze gone stable?

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Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Revenger » 2011-01-08 13:36

I recieved an update for base-files package, which changed distribution name on login terminal from "Debian GNU Linux squeeze/sid" to "Debian GNU/Linux 6.0".

Does this mean squeeze has gone stable?
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby exploder » 2011-01-08 13:56

I was wondering the same thing. In Synaptic it also displays that the repos have changed but the only way to view them is with gedit.
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Telemachus » 2011-01-08 14:27

The main Debian site and the debian-announce mailing list don't seem to have it yet. That's where I would check for official officialness.
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Revenger » 2011-01-08 14:58

I do understand why it is still not official.

I recieved update today morning ~2 hours ago, and it was not available last night. There is some time needed to recreate distribution iso's and other stuff. I hope it will be soon available.
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby exploder » 2011-01-08 15:02

It does appear an announcement will be made in the very near future. :D
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Pick2 » 2011-01-08 15:41

When Squeeze does go stable , I'm going to upgrade my Etch folding@home blades to Lenny ! :lol:
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby rivenathos » 2011-01-08 15:49

My base-files now say 6.0, as well. Looks like the party could start any minute now. :D
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby exploder » 2011-01-08 15:49

Well, I just got a couple more updates. Squeeze must be very close to the final release. Squeeze is running so well, it is worth the wait. :D
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby BioTube » 2011-01-08 16:13

According to http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/, there are still 87 bugs left to squash.
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Sleven » 2011-01-08 16:18

Please forgive my ignorance in this matter. What is the big deal about Squeeze going from testing to 6.0?

If it is in testing today and 6.0 tomorrow, aren't they basically the same OS.

Whats the advantage of 6.0 over testing? Isn't today's Squeeze testing and tomorrow's Squeeze 6.0 just as stable?

If someone wants to point me to an article to read on the subject that would be great as well.
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby dejan034 » 2011-01-08 16:27

8) Superkaramba speaking:

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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Bolle1961 » 2011-01-08 16:46

it seems indeed Debian squeeze has gone stable
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Telemachus » 2011-01-08 16:51

Sleven wrote:Please forgive my ignorance in this matter. What is the big deal about Squeeze going from testing to 6.0?

If it is in testing today and 6.0 tomorrow, aren't they basically the same OS.

Whats the advantage of 6.0 over testing? Isn't today's Squeeze testing and tomorrow's Squeeze 6.0 just as stable?

If someone wants to point me to an article to read on the subject that would be great as well.

In many ways, there's no difference. But there's the excitement of a "new" release, even if irrational. Also, one Squeeze is stable and the freeze is lifted, Sid and Testing get more active again as they begin to change (sometimes in fun and unexpected ways).
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby Soul Singin' » 2011-01-08 22:47

Telemachus wrote:But there's the excitement of a "new" release, even if irrational.

People travel halfway around the world to see a total solar eclipse, which occurs about once every 18 months or so. A Debian release occurs less frequently, so there's more to get excited about.

But for me ... I'll hang onto Lenny for as long as I can. 8)
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Re: Has Squeeze gone stable?

Postby chance2105 » 2011-01-08 23:49

Of course a Debian release is fun. It's the culmination of a lot of work by likeminded people. Selfishly, I'm ready for my testing workstations to be boring. :)

Here's what I see other than base-files:
Sent today.
And..
http://blog.schmehl.info/Debian/rc-stats/2011-01

25 RC bugs left is a big, fast drop from 73 two weeks ago.

According to the Debian RC bug tracker, it appears Squeeze may already have fewer RC bugs in total than Lenny had when it was released.
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