Upcoming point releases and call for test

September 18th, 2011

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the upcoming point releases for Debian 5 Lenny and Debian 6 Squeeze are scheduled for October 1 and October 8 respectively. Debian Squeeze 6.0.3 will ship updated Linux kernel packages, including bug fixes from the Linux longterm series up to 2.6.32.46, plus updated drivers supporting new gigabit Ethernet chips from Broadcom, Intel and Realtek. New packages for 32-bit PC, 64-bit PC and PowerPC are already available for installation from the stable-proposed-updates suite. The Debian Project invites interested users to test these packages before their release, especially on systems that use the updated drivers.

The drivers being updated are:

Any problems found in the course of these tests should be reported to the Debian bug tracking system using the reportbug tool. Reports should preferably be sent before September 24, but later reports of serious issues will still be taken into consideration. In case of regressions in the updated drivers, please follow up to the bug numbers listed above.

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