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PROJECTS ON THE MOVE

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The new Debian Sarge version is finally released after months of anticipation and years of effort. You'll learn more about Sarge and also hear about some promising Linux music tools.

Linus Torvalds recently made the first move towards a new, free version control system entitled Git [1]. See last month’s Kernel News for more on Linus’s Git version control initiative. The Git system was developed very soon after the software company BitMover revoked an arrangement that let Linux kernel developers use a scaled-down version of the BitMover's BitKeeper version control tool. Git is designed explicitly for Linux kernel development and is not intended as a generic replacement for other version control systems such as CVS or Subversion. The current Git version is already stable and looks likely to completely replace Bitkeeper in kernel 2.6.12. Sarge Released Good things come to those who wait, assuming you are patient enough. On June 6, 2005, long after many had given up hope, the Debian project finally announced the release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Sarge. Many believe it is high time that Sarge has finally reached the public. Version 3.0 of Debian Linux, alias Woody, is about to celebrate its third birthday and can hardly be called state-of-the-art.

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