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Freeze shows Debian 6.0 release close

John Ferlito, president of Linux Australia, has said that the latest freeze on Debian 6.0 — known as "Squeeze" — means that users are likely to see a stable release within six months.
Written by Luke Hopewell, Contributor on
Linux Australia president John Ferlito

Linux Australia president John Ferlito says that the freeze on Debian 6.0 indicates a release within the next six months.(John Ferlito image by Alice Boxhall, CC BY-ND 2.0)

John Ferlito, president of Linux Australia, has said that the latest freeze on Debian 6.0 — known as "Squeeze" — means that users are likely to see a stable release within six months.

The Debian Project announced the freeze at its annual developer conference "Debconf10", meaning that no new features will be added to the release.

"All work will now be concentrated on polishing Debian 'Squeeze' to achieve the quality Debian stable releases are known for," the Debian Project said in a statement.

A freeze means that users can't upload new versions of a software package, with development focus moving to fix existing bugs.

"A freeze is a normal part of everyone's release process ... it's sensible software practise," Ferlito said.

Linux Australia represents around 5000 Australian Linux users and developers.

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