Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 Squeeze release goals

July 30th, 2009

Following up on its decision to adopt the policy of timed release freezes beginning with the next release of Debian GNU/Linux, the Debian Release Team has now published their list of release goals for the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, code-named Squeeze.

In the light of these goals and also in consideration of the Debian community's feedback to the release team's initial announcement during the keynote of this year's DebConf in Caceres, Spain, the Release Team has additionally decided to revisit its decision on December 2009 as the proposed freeze date. A new timeline will be announced by the Debian Release Team in early September.

Luk Claes, Debian Release Manager, underlines the team's commitment to quality saying In Debian we always strive to achieve the greatest quality in our releases. The ambitious goals that we have set for ourselves will help to secure this quality in the upcoming release.

The Debian Release Team - in cooperation with the Debian Infrastructure Team - plans to include the following goals in the upcoming release:

The Debian Project looks forward to working with its many upstream projects and the worldwide community of Free Software developers in preparing the next high-quality Debian release.

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