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Today is Debian 8 release day

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Release standards (RC bugs)

What they are for packages
What they are for architectures
Which of them aren’t being met
Architecture status
Release goals
Freeze policy

Recent release updates

Next point releases

  • stable (7.9) Not yet planned; likely late March
  • oldstable None; end-of-life

Useful links

Suite update policy

stable
Fast response for security updates. Minor updates include
security and other important fixes only. Major updates are sourced
from testing, and are infrequent, but large.
testing
Security updates are irregular and unreliable. Release standards
are almost continually met. Updates are automatically sourced from
unstable, happen twice daily and are usually small.
unstable
Security updates are made by the maintainer; they may not be
effective on all architectures, and may be delayed. Packages uploaded
may not meet release standards, but any breakage is expected to be fixed
promptly. Updates are made by maintainers.
experimental
Packages that are not suitable for widespread use yet. They may
or may not meet release standards, as it is commonly used as a staging area
for uploads to unstable. Updates are made by maintainers.


 

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