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Debian project leader Steve McIntyre has dismissed claims that the next stable version of Debian – codename Lenny – could be delayed until June 2009. Based on the number of outstanding release-critical bugs and the time it has taken to fix them on previous releases, Debian developer Bastian Venthur estimated it will take a …

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end of the month...

Is that end of the month 2008 or 2009 ?

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Stop

Software project behind schedule! News at 11!

Especially Debian.

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Place your bets

I say early November.

THIS year.

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Why worry?

I don't care when it comes out as long as it's good.

Debian - good things come to those who wait...

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Using Lenny at the moment

It's fantastic already - a few minor bugs (nmbd doesn't like starting on boot, but starts fine afterwards) but it's a big improvement over Etch.

Lets hope that pushing back the release means we get Lenny-and-a-half from the moment Lenny was supposed to hit stable.

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so what?

Premature OS releases usually are embarrassments for the groups that release them. Remember Vista? It isn't just MS. I actually tried OpenSUSE/KDE4 just after it escaped. Luckily, a guest VM is easy to blow away.

Props to the Debian dev team for having sense enough to wait until they get it right.

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