The Journal Of A Linux Sysadmin

Next Debian Release, Lenny, by the End of 2008... Maybe

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Yesterday, at the Australian national Linux conference, senior developer Martin Krafft said during a miniconference that the next release of Debian GNU/Linux, Lenny, is expected to take place before the end of 2008… However, with a twinkle in his eye, Krafft indicated that the traditional delays which have generally been a part of Debian could eventuate – “last time we were only four months late so this time if it goes into February 2009, it would be an improvement”.

Krafft also said there would be better security hardening in Lenny with compiler/linker extensions to guard against the most common run-time problems such as buffer overflows.

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