I'm pleased to mention that the current version of the COW
client is now in the Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

In Debian, we're in the unstable (a.k.a. Sid) distribution.
When the current testing version, Lenny, is promoted from
testing to stable, we can move into the new testing distribution.

In Ubuntu, we're in the Jaunty version, which is due to 
officially release in April. 

The package name is netrek-client-cow

My thanks to James for support on the upstream end, 
and to Barry DeFreese from the Debian Games team for being our
downstream maintainer.