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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

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During the annual Debian Developer Conference ”Debconf10” in New York, the Debian’s release managers have announced the freeze of the upcoming stable release Debian 6.0 Squeeze. Basically this means that no new features will be added and all work will now be concentrated on fixing existing bugs.

The upcoming debian stable release will include:

  • Linux 2.6.32 kernel
  • Apache 2.2.16, PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.1.48, PostgreSQL 8.4.4
  • Python 2.6 and 3.1, Perl 5.10, Ruby 1.8.7.299 and 1.9.2~svn28788, 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.

Hopefully we will see Squeeze going stable in the next 4-6 months, ideally by the end of the year!

Release Announcement: http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100806

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