Today Lenny was finally released. According to this page with roughly 120 open release critical bugs. That's quite a big number according to our standards, but still a good and necessary compromise. Thanks for everyone involved, good work everyone!
I'm very happy that the release didn't take quite as long as I predicted. Three or four more months of Sid being frozen would probably have meant more people playing with semi-supported mixtures of unstable and experimental packages and more migration towards other distributions with more current software packages. So I'm very happy to see over a hundred new packages uploaded to unstable already and roughly 700 new release critical bugs opened :)