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Linux-Watch: Where the Heck is Etch?

Feb 23, 2007, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)


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"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..."

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