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Debian Jessie Releases this Weekend (and Why You Should Care) #releasingjessie

Debian, the GNU/Linux distribution I’ve been using since about 1998, is releasing a new stable version this weekend:

We now have a target release date of Saturday the 25th of April. We
have checked with core teams, and this seems to be acceptable for
everyone.  This means we are able to begin the final preparations for
a release of Debian 8 – “Jessie”.

The intention is only to lift the date if something really critical
pops up that is not possible to handle as an errata, or if we end up
technically unable to release that weekend.

Please keep in mind that we intend to have a quiet period from
Saturday the 18th of April.  Bug fixes must be *in Jessie* before
then.

A new Debian release is always a milestone. They don’t happen all that often, and they represent a staggering amount of effort by hundreds of people.

It might be worth mentioning some of the reasons Debian matters to the Maker community & the hacker scene:

You can track release progress over on identi.ca or Twitter.

Congratulations to everybody who makes Debian happen!


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