The Debian Project has announced the release (finally) of version 4.0 (codenamed Etch):
The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB.
It’s finally out, and not a moment too soon. With Ian Murlock calling the project a “process run amok” and Ubuntu gaining momentum everywhere but in the kitchen sink, things were getting a bit hectic.
UPDATE@10:35: Seems Debian also has a new leader as well. iTWire is reporting that Sam Hocevar, a French developer, who has been with the project since 2000, was elected as leader for 2007-08 on Sunday.