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Etch was the code name for a former DebianStable distribution. It was released on Apr 8th 2007 as Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. It was superseded by Debian/Lenny on Feb 15th 2009. It has been archived and no longer receives security updates.

Security updates are not provided anymore. - Debian/Etch Release Information

Debian/Etch Life cycle

See Etch point-releases ChangeLog.


New Features

see NewInEtch (Deutsch - Русский (Russkij) - Español) and also DebianDesktopInEtch

Packages & versions


Q) What were the release goals for Etch ?

see Etch 4.0, Blockers and Goals, Arch status, kernel 2.4, etc. A summary of the initially planned features, as discussed on debian-devel, went to EtchTODOList.

See also :

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