Linux-Watch: Where the Heck is Etch?
Feb 23, 2007, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's
leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of
Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. So, the Dunc-Tank
group decided to experiment with financially supporting some key
developers to get Debian out the door on time.
"Debian has a reputation for being almost as late as Duke Nukem
Forever, the perpetually never-arriving PC first person shooter
game. Not all developers were pleased at this experiment in
speeding up Debian development..."