Debian “Lenny” freeze coming up

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Debian GNU/Linux has published a new release update outlining the current status and upcoming goals of the project before the expected September release of version 5.0 “Lenny”.

Among the more interesting release goals:

GCC 4.3 as the default compiler on all architectures
Switch /bin/sh to dash
Prepare init.d-Scripts for dependency-based init systems
Support for python2.5
Transition to Perl 5.10

GNOME 2.22 while the status of KDE has not been decided yet.

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