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Freeze of Jessie[edit]

According to http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Freeze-fuer-Debian-8-Jessie-2443508.html?wt_mc=rss.ho.beitrag.rdf, Debian 8 "Jessie" was freezed around 2014-11-06. Unfortunately, I can't find any more information about it in the net. But I think it's time to update some timeline information. 195.141.2.242 (talk) 08:49, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Of course, the reference in the article is not clear enough. 84.127.115.190 (talk) 01:41, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Features, policies, variants[edit]

Current hierarchy of the following elements in the article is:

  1. Features
    1. Variants
      1. Distributions
      2. Releases
      3. Blends
    2. Derivatives
  2. Policies

What is meant by "features"? Policies are also a feature of the Debian project. If Policies are outsourced, then why are Derivatives included? I suggest something like:

  1. Software features OR Operating system features
  2. Variants and derivatives
    1. Debian branded variants
      1. Distributions
      2. Releases
      3. Blends
    2. Derivatives
  3. Project policies

91.9.127.47 (talk) 18:07, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

"Policies are also a feature of the Debian project." that is true. However, the very first sentence in the lead says: "Debian is an operating system". If 91.9.127.47 does not understand what this article is about, how can the editor make proper decisions? I am going to let 91.9.127.47 edit the article as much as wanted; I can repair it later. A warning: references that should go away do not need to be fixed. 84.127.115.190 (talk) 02:12, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
"If 91.9.127.47 does not understand what this article is about" - maybe 91.9.127.47 understood that better than 84.127.115.190? In the second sentence it says "Debian is one of the most popular Linux distributions" and under "Features" it says "Distributions". So, is it one or is it several distributions? Then, in the category section it says "Category:Free software culture and documents Category:Debian Project leaders Category:Debian people". Do Wikipedia articles restricted to software reside in the category tree for "culture and documents" or "people"? Are policies part of the OS? Was the "2008 OpenSSL vulnerability" part of the OS? Why is the latter placed under Policies? Why is Ubuntu mentioned under Policies? Can 84.127.115.190 explain the mess? 91.9.103.21 (talk) 06:43, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
If 91.9.103.21 is asking why I have not fixed every issue in this article yet, then the answer should be obvious: I am not a bot (MediaWiki asks me several times) and I have to convince people of my edits. So, one issue at a time, the WikiProject discussion being the priority. 84.127.115.190 (talk) 17:31, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • "Distribution" is Debian lexicon;[1] it is a bit confusing. Let us try the "branch" nomenclature. 84.127.115.190 (talk) 16:23, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

my Announcement on Debian regarding Jessie 8.0[edit]

Debian Jessie is currently frozen right now as i have googled it this week the release date for Debian Jessie is TBA --User:superusergeneric hello (talk) 01:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Buzz Lightyear[edit]

The current image of Buzz Lightyear seems out of place, but I thought I would bring it up here. Is there any reason for its presence, apart from the fact that he has a swirl on his chin? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.17.250.246 (talk) 23:27, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Well, one theory says that Buzz's swirl is shared with the one on Debian's logo, so having the image included should make some sense. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 23:33, 8 December 2014 (UTC)