As had been suggested two months ago and finally was announced during conference in New York DebConf10 administrators of Debian project releases decided to freeze development cycle of next version 6.0 "Squeeze" from his hugely popular GNU/Linux.
This means that from now on no new features will be added and that all work will focus on correcting errors and refine current state of "Squeeze" to reach quality that is recognized in every release of stable version of Debian.
Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" will use default Kernel 2.6.32 all supported architectures and will also include new features such as:
- GNOME 2.30, KDE 4.4.5, LXDE 0.5.0, XFCE 4.6.2, and X.org 7.5
- Apache 2.2.16, PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.1.48 and PostgreSQL 8.4.4
- Python 2.6 and Python 3.1, Perl 5.10, GHC 6.12 and GCC 4
"Squeeze" will also come with a first variant, considered a "Technology Preview", based on FreeBSD kernel for i386 and AMD64, and including an important selection of huge archive of software packages for Debian project.
Fulfilled, as expected, freezing Debian 6.0 this August, following prediction of release of its final version by end of this year, now becomes a bit more likely ...