The pace at which Debian makes releases is quite pathetic. I decided to collect some hard data and compare it with other popular distros and operating systems. At present I'm just comparing to Red Hat.

The graph below the table needs to be updated with new data, and reformed to better represent the information.


Debian release history
versionfreezerelease
1.1?1996-06
1.2?1996-12
1.3?1997-07
2.01998-031998-07
2.11998-101999-03
2.22000-012000-08
3.02001-072002-07
3.12005-05-032005-06-06
4.02006-12-112007-04-08


graph comparing the release history of Red Hat against Debian