Wheezy by Easter?

Now this would be nice to wake up to on Easter Sunday (along with a few colored Easter eggs and maybe a chocolate rabbit or two): According to a The H Open article at the end of last week, Debian 7.0, known to all of us as Wheezy (and, in its CrunchBang manifestation, as Waldorf shortly thereafter), could be ready as early as Easter.

As it stands on Palm Sunday, which is today (yep, 13 years of Catholic school from K-12 are not lost on me), there are 64 outstanding bugs to be wrapped up, so if the cat herding goes as planned, we could have a new version in a week.

So if we get Wheezy sometime during Easter week, it would be great. And with Wheezy, not too much later would come Waldorf; then we’ll all get to start working toward (and waiting for) Jessie, which would be Debian 8.0 (and, of course, following Debian’s lead, CrunchBang’s Muppet Show alter ego would be . . . Janice (and the interesting conversation about this Muppet character on this CrunchBang forum thread here).

This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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