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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 17:33:04 +0100
From: Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE>
To: Debian Announcements <debian-announce@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Code Freeze for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has begun

The Debian Project                                      press@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/                                    Martin Schulze
January 16, 2000

The Code Freeze for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has begun

"The code freeze for the next Debian release, code named "potato", has
begun", says Richard Braakman, current Debian Release Manager.  He
expects the freeze process to take about two months.

Until the new version is released, there will be three distributions
available on our servers: `stable', `frozen', and the new `unstable'.

"The new `unstable' distribution, code named »woody«[1], was created
today", continues Richard.  The `frozen' and `unstable' distributions
start out with the same set of packages.  While `unstable' will be
updated rapidly, `frozen' will have only bugfixes applied in
preparation for its release.

[1] Debian releases are code-named after characters from the movie Toy
Story.  Woody is the main character, the cowboy action figure.

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GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system,
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