The Debian Project has beenliveblogging today's release of Debian 9 (Stretch)
using the Twitter hashtag #releasingstretch. Some of the announcements:
- The oldstable suite (wheezy) has now been renamed to oldoldstable
- Debian jessie now been renamed to oldstable!
- The Debian stretch suites have now been renamed to stable!
- The draft debian-devel-announce post is ready, archive docs are being cleaned up
- At least 1436 people and 18 teams contributed to Debian in 2017
- Stretch has 25,357 source packages with 9,808,465 source files
- There were 13 different themes proposed to be the official Debian stretch theme
- Debian Stretch ships with the free mathematical software SageMath, you can install it with apt
- During the stretch development, 101 contributors became Debian Developers, and 94 more become Debian Maintainers
- Debian Stretch will ship with the first release of the Debian Astro Pure Blend [for astronomers]
- Debian Popularity Contest gathers anonymous statistics about Debian packages usage from about 195,000 reports
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