Adeodato Simó, on behalf of the release team, sent a release update
about the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny, which might be released during the weekend of 14 February 2009. With the recent second release candidate
of the debian-installer for lenny, the archive has now gone into deep freeze, which means that only packages fixing release critical bugs will be allowed to enter Lenny. People wanting to help can fix these bugs, test the debian-installer, or help with the release notes.
Finally he mentioned that a Lenny-and-a-half release is also planned, which will add drivers needed for newer hardware.