Open-source software developers have only a few more days to package any applications that they want to be included in the next release of Debian and Ubuntu.
The Debian project's maintainer, Luk Claes, said July 21 that he will freeze "testing" the "Lenny" tree "next week" as he prepares for the stable release of Debian Linux in September.
When the freeze begins next week, the 2,000-plus Debian maintainers will no longer accept new packages; they will instead turn their attention to about 360 release-critical bugs.
Like all Debian releases, Lenny is named for a character in Pixar Animation's seminal movie "Toy Story." You may recall Lenny as a pair of wind-up binoculars that are usually among the last toys to scuttle safely back to their "right place" prior to Andy's arrival.