Monday, April 9th, 2007

…to Debian on the release of Etch!

16 Responses to “Congrats!”

  1. Ubuntu si congratula con Debian « O.S. Revolution Says:

    […] Tra tutte le congratulazioni per il nuovo rilascio di Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 nome in codice “Etch “ , non potevano mancare quelle di Mark Shuttleworth , e mezzo plannet Ubuntu . […]

  2. Smaran Says:

    I hope you don’t mind me chiming in, Mark. Congratulations to Samuel, Steve and everyone else at Debian!

  3. grumpy Says:

    You could have at least put a link up for the lazy ;)

  4. Dan Says:

    Congratz and best wishes from sweden too.

  5. Amara Emerson Says:

    Congratulations indeed to the Debian community. The solid foundation that Ubuntu was built upon has finally reached version 4. :)

  6. Simone Brunozzi Says:

    Congrats to all the Debian team and developers! This is a big shot!

  7. Seban Says:

    Everytime when Debian is released everybody write about it, I am not exception. This is fenomenon?

  8. Simon Allen Says:

    It’s about time!

    haha, i’m happy that 4.0 is finally released, it’s been so anticipated by everyone in our community, it must impact Ubuntu in some way positively too!

  9. bigg Says:

    Did you see that makes the claim that your short post proves that Debian is irrelevant? Perhaps you have something to say about that, given that sjvn is so influential, if that is not what your post means.

  10. sjs Says:

    Ubunt doesn’t track -stable so to some extent Etch’s release is irrelevant to them. On the other hand Ubuntu is heavily based on Debian and as such the Debian project is certainly very relevant to Ubuntu in general.

  11. wam Says:

    most people don’t understand how important is that release, because they just look at the versions of the softwares. but Debian is much more than this.

    I’m really happy with that release, now, testing repositories aren’t frozen anymore :-)

    Debian is the only distro that makes my laptop able to hibernate.

  12. dracor Says:


    I don’t know how I should interpret your congrats… Isn’t it worth a bit more words? Ubuntu is based on debian… will this release affect the next ubuntu release?

    Well, you mentionned it at all, at least.

    Not that I’m a big debian fan (fedora over here). But I think they deserve more respect than the 8 words you put up here.

    Just my 2 cents however…

  13. alucinor Says:

    In a post-apocalyptic world, one OS that you can surely count on to be chugging away is Debian. Maybe that’s what’s running the Morlock’s subterranean engines?

  14. Gantayet S Says:

    My congratulations too! Any impact on Ubuntu Fiesty??

  15. Sum Yung Gai Says:

    As you once said, “without Debian, Ubuntu couldn’t exist.”

    We just upgraded a fairly-loaded (GNOME, KDE, etc.) Debian Sarge test box to Etch, across a remote SSH session, just to see how it would go. The upgrade went PERFECTLY. Everything–and I mean *everything*–works like a charm, and there was not one single hiccup.

    When the time comes to upgrade to the next Ubuntu LTS version, I hope that our Dapper Drake upgrades go as smoothly as this Debian upgrade did. I’d expect that it would, given the Ubuntu dev team’s attention to detail.

  16. SoftyCraft Says:

    Ubuntu was my first experience with GNU/Linux.
    it was a “good” path to rich the origin … Debian.

    i keep use the live Ubuntu-CD when i have to troubleshoot some customers problems, but i switched to Debian because i wanted a standard distribution with a lot of documentation to learn Linux from the ground.

    i think Ubuntu is “a perfect gate” between windows and Linux words.

    i like Ubuntu a lot, and even if I’m from Africa ( Algeria ) – just like you mark from Africa :p – i do like Debian a little bit more :p

    congratulations to the humanity for etch.