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Debian Weekly News - April 21st, 2008

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Welcome to the first issue of the Debian Project News, the newsletter for the Debian community! From now on we'll keep you informed about recent events and interesting developments in and around the Debian Community on a biweekly basis. But we could still use some help, so feel free.

New Debian Project Leader elected
After 12 years of working on Debian as a developer Steve McIntyre was elected as the new Debian project leader. Within short hours of taking the job Steve had his first interview with iTWire where he plans to focus his energy during his term. The interview highlights Steve's hopes to improve communication between the core teams, get Lenny out in the second half of 2008 and encourage greater participation in the project.

Release Update
Martin Zobel-Helas, member of the release team, send an update about the next Debian release. While there are still to many release critical bugs open there has been great progress during the last bug squashing parties (BSP). So the current BSP marathon will go on.

Martin also added some bits from different package teams and reports, that GNOME 2.22 is on its way to the next stable release codenamed "Lenny" while the KDE team stopped efforts on KDE 4.0x and is instead focusing on KDE 4.1 to be part to be ready for Lenny.

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